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 Letters    July 17, 2014 

Neighbors should get to know Nelson

If you have been following the news articles in the Chilkat Valley News, you would have noticed an ongoing dispute concerning Paul Nelson, local busin...

 
 Letters    July 17, 2014 

Canine companions are true friends

When you decide to get a companion (dog), you’re in for a great friend, a friend who will always be at your side and obey your commands. You do...

 
 Letters    July 17, 2014 

Hospice grateful for $10,400 donation

This week, Hospice of Haines received a most generous donation from James and Barbara Puckett in memory of their dear friend Janet Harrington:...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Bell tower raising was a group effort

Thanks to the folks at the Chilkat Valley News for the article on the Klukwan Assembly of God Church’s bell tower. However, some added facts are...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Picnic honored people improving town

Thanks to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the picnic honoring donors, and to Stan and Kathy Jones for the beautiful setting at the Valley...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Donated watermelons were mighty good

Thank you, American Legion and Bill Rostad, for your donation of all the tasty watermelons. Mighty good. Thank you. Wayne Walter for staff and...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Fairgrounds a great venue for big events

A big thanks to the Southeast Alaska State Fair and especially Jessica Edwards. The fair is a great venue for many big events: Lots of space, great...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Businesses helped hammering contest

The Hammer Museum would like thank Haislers, Olerud’s, Haines Home Building Supply, Lutak Lumber and museum volunteers for their continued,...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Fourth events boosted scientists

On behalf of the Young Eagle Scientists, I want to express my gratitude for the wonderful support we received from this community on the Fourth of...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Native games a success, again

The second annual Native Youth Olympic Games Fourth of July competition hosted by the Haines Borough Public Library was another great success. The...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Clinic triage system works

Not all holidays are cause for celebration. Some bring medical emergencies at the worst possible time when providers are absent and the “system”...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Taco feed a great start for school

Chilkat Valley Preschool would like to thank our community for such a great show of support at our taco feed fundraiser. It’s a great start for the...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Volunteers made celebration

On behalf of the Haines Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank everyone who volunteered to make Fourth of July 2014 a huge success! Thanks to Lee...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Bake, book sale persevered

I would like to thank all of you who helped make our annual book, bake and food sale a success. In spite of the rain and puddles, we still sold...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Firemen served 665 meals

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank the community for supporting our barbecue. We served 590 adults and 75 kid plates. Thanks to...

 
 Letters    July 10, 2014

Derby humbled by generosity

First of all, apologies for the lateness of this thank-you letter! As always I am so humbled by the generosity of the Haines and Juneau...

 
 Letters    July 3, 2014

Proud to see Haines boat at Celebration

I was very proud of the Haines/Klukwan canoe, when they came into the 2014 Celebration. I am just old enough to remember the last of the old-time dug...

 
 Letters    July 3, 2014

Garcia's story a service to community

Kudos to Karen Garcia for her stories on the police investigation of Haines’ year-old vehicle break-ins. The diligence of her research and clarity...

 
 Letters    July 3, 2014

What exactly defines a 'local,' anyway?

I write in response to the frequently aired notion that hiring a Haines resident into a borough job is preferable to hiring someone from “out of...

 
 Letters    July 3, 2014

Ski club grateful for fundraiser cruise

The Haines Ski and Hike Club would like to thank Alison and Glen Jacobson for donating the fascinating Whale Watch Dinner Cruise as a club...

 
 Letters    July 3, 2014

Thanks for the team effort, riders

Team Gato Gordo’s Revenge – Alison Maksymchak, Adam Anderson, Noble Anderson, Alixanne Goodman, Brittany Price, Tyler Ehrlich, Walter Clayton,...

 
 Letters    June 26, 2014

Lowe and Joel situations not comparable

When my friend Gary Lowe was “let go” a year or so ago, I sat by and said nothing.  He was getting a financial settlement he seemed satisfied...

 
 Letters    June 26, 2014

Retirement not an easy decision for Feldman

It has been my privilege to care for the good people of Haines for over 30 years. I have learned much, and I have made many dear friends. It is with...

 
 Letters    June 26, 2014

Woman's Club seeking pie donations

In answer to the ladies that asked if the Woman’s Club would accept a homemade pie at their pie booth on the Fourth of July at Tlingit Park: Yes,...

 
 Letters    June 26, 2014

Heli-ski audits would benefit clients

External and internal pressures on heli-ski guides and operators to sell the “steep” experience may play a significant factor in the increase of...

 

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