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 Letters    February 26, 2015 

Noise study makes us look stupid

There’s a reason pilots wear ear protection. Please don’t spend $42,000 – or even $9.99 – to determine if helicopters make noise. It would...

 
 Letters    February 26, 2015 

Harbor needs more parking area

In response to planning commissioner Heather Lende’s comments in the Feb. 19 issue of the CVN concerning additional boat harbor parking and the...

 
 Letters    February 26, 2015 

Benner was great asset to the borough

I wish Phil Benner well. It is unknown to me what Phil’s medical dilemma is, but I wish that he finds excellent care, makes a great recovery and...

 
 Letters    February 26, 2015 

Fish tax should pay for seine, troll floats

I read with interest your Dec. 16, 2014 article on the raw fish tax the Haines Borough receives, mostly from the purse seine catches. I...

 
 Letters    February 19, 2015

Must be something in Haines water

I think there needs to be a study on Haines spring water because there is something toxic in it. What are people thinking? Spending $22,000 on a...

 
 Letters    February 19, 2015

Town should start 'Absurd' parade

Since we are in between a winter with too little snow and too much rain, I suggest an “Absurd” parade as a diversion. Suggested categories for...

 
 Letters    February 19, 2015

Pot comments do not represent Chamber

The CVN article “Chamber talks pot economics” is very misleading and contrary to the Haines Chamber of Commerce board decision. At the Feb. 6...

 
 Letters    February 19, 2015

School gym is still not open on Sundays

I see where the school has said they can’t open the gym on Sunday because historically it was not attended. See what I mean, it is so unbelievably...

 
 Letters    February 19, 2015

Thanks for thoughtful cards and prayers

I want to thank with all my heart all the people who prayed for me and sent me cards while I was in Seattle for rehab after my broken leg and hip...

 
 Letters    February 19, 2015

Hooray for singular gender identity

Sometimes stories on the front page of the newspaper don’t reflect the truly significant developments in a community. I wonder, for example, how man...

 
 Letters    February 19, 2015

Artist, school offer 'open' art studio

On Mondays, starting March 2, Haines Community Education and I will host an open studio in the high school art room from 5-9 p.m. This is an opportuni...

 
 Letters    February 19, 2015

Run businesses from moral standpoint

I was reading the paper from Feb. 12, and it strikes me that having the Chamber of Commerce downplay the morality of the issue of marijuana use in...

 
 By John Norton    Letters    February 12, 2015

Kemp knew challenges of Southeast

Thank you, Matt Boron, for your letter commending the years of service by DOT Commissioner Pat Kemp. He is a true Southeast Alaskan, born in...

 
 By Joanie Wagner    Letters    February 12, 2015

Residents brave blizzard for store opening

People of Haines rock. The worst blizzard of the winter couldn’t stop dozens of hearty folks from coming out for the grand opening of Skipping...

 
 Letters    February 5, 2015

DOT's Pat Kemp did good for Southeast

Since I know former commissioner Pat Kemp on a professional level, I’ve been disappointed to see him getting so much negative press, including in...

 
 Letters    February 5, 2015

Strong touched many lives, will be missed

The Strong family would like to express their deep appreciation to all the people of Klukwan and Haines for all the kindness and support that was...

 
 Letters    February 5, 2015

New program focuses on purposeful play

The Children’s Reading Foundation of Haines brings to you a fun new program, “Play With Purpose.” This gathering will bring together parents...

 
 Letters    February 5, 2015

Support of Venturer Scouts appreciated

Thanks to all the folks in Haines who purchased Christmas wreaths and Christmas trees, and to all those who dropped off used tires last fall. We sold...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015

School produces surplus for district

Mosquito Lake School is a gem of a school. I hope to see it re-open its doors in fall 2015. This small school model is a valuable, alternative choice...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015

Noise study isn't wanted or needed

Something is wrong with our borough administration. They want to spend $52,000 for a helicopter noise study that no one wants or needs, the results...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015

Helicopters an annoyance; ditch study

Most humans find certain sounds to be extremely annoying, some to the point of causing rage. These sounds include fingernails on a chalkboard, the...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015

Justice system is based on plea bargains

In response to a letter you printed in your Jan. 8 issue, written by Haines resident John Orr (“Plea was lie, defendant says”), I am submitting...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015

BBBS provides an exciting, vital program

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been helping Haines kids and families for over 10 years. During this period, the undersigned have personally...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015

Family grateful for support during crisis

From the family members of Marilyn Morris (Marlene Wilson, Kelley Wilson, Scott Lippy, Mariah Morris, Dave and Viva Landry, and myself), we would...

 
 Letters    January 29, 2015

Foundation gave funds for center tables

The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts is thankful for a grant we received from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation to help purchase...

 

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