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What have the 'greenies' produced?

Great commentary by Joe Poor. He is right on the mark with his comments. What bothers me the most about these utopian dreamers “...

 

Debris disposal raises questions

Considering the contentious issues and sensitive conversations regarding the Chilkat River and the valley, as a whole, it would seem a discerning choi...

 

Mill at home, keep logs local

If the University of Alaska is going to cut its timber here in Haines, those trees should be milled here in Haines. If the logs leave on ships, we...

 

Rummagers and generosity filled the hall

Thank you to everyone who donated items to the Hospice Rummage Sale. We know many worked hard to collect things to donate and to filter out the less...

 

Fishing ripples through the economy

The commercial fishing fleet is gearing up for another season of production, as we have been doing in Haines for more than 100 years. According to...

 

Tier 3 is a political tool

I think it’s obvious by now that Tier 3 is not about saving salmon, it’s about stopping the resource development of a mine and timber sale in the...

 

We can't store all our thanks

Chilkat Valley Preschool would like to thank all the volunteers who helped put up our storage shed. Thanks to Kris Miller for the shed delivery from...

 

Thanks for the spring cleaning, Haines

Haines Borough Maintenance Crew and Residents—A HUGE thank you to all who cleaned our streets, sidewalks and ditches. Haines looks AWESOME. Spring...

 

New hospice volunteers appreciated

On April 14th, nine individuals completed the 18-hour Hospice of Haines volunteer training. Thank you, Shannon Caton, Albert Giddings, Joy Graves,...

 

Find common ground over coffee

The recent letter by Joe Poor intrigued me. Joe tried to ascertain the identity of Eric Holle. Both Joe and Eric have lived here for a long time and...

 

Kudos to youth for compassion

The Uglys of Haines would like to give a great big thank you to the Haines girls’ basketball team for donating the proceeds ($650) from their Pink...

 

Shooting Club gives rounds of thanks

The Haines Gals Shooting Club hosted the NRA Basic Pistol Class on April 21. The Gals learned about the basics of handguns and then applied their new...

 

Support healthy forests

Most locals, myself included, support small-scale logging that supports local loggers for local supplies of rough-cut lumber, firewood and...

 

There are degrees of 'abuse'

I would like to make a comment on the mentioning of my name in your follow-up story on April 12 regarding the Karl Ward abuse story. I did not come...

 

A reporter's response

I am writing in response to Herb Gulliford’s letter to the editor. Gulliford has two main problems with the way I reported his encounter with Karl...

 

Gunalch'eesh for memorial support

When the Lord lays it on your heart what he wants you to do with His guidance, everything falls into place. It’s awesome! Gunalch’eesh (Thank...

 

A ton of thanks for equipment day

Heavy Equipment Day, sponsored by Alaska Miners Association Haines Chapter, was a resounding success. We owe thanks to the many local volunteers who...

 

Thanks for easing our bumps in the road

I wish to express my thanks to all the compassionate, caring people in Haines and Klukwan. In the past nine months when my wife Denise was diagnosed...

 

Resources out, degradation in

I have witnessed first-hand the result of the University of Alaska’s timber removal operations at Icy Bay, north and west of Yakutat: A once...

 

Salvation Army appreciates support

We here at The Salvation Army would like to thank those in the Haines community who continue to support us, as we continue “Doing The Most Good.”...

 

Drug-sniffing dog is business as usual

Suddenly the Haines Police Department has abandoned its claim to urge for a compassionate paradigm shift. At the April 12 meeting of the Public...

 

Stand by for a substantial response

In response to Eric Holle’s Letter to Editor published in last Thursday’s issue, it is difficult to respond adequately in the Chilkat Valley...

 

Remember that kindness matters

On behalf of the family of Rick Martin, we would like to thank the officers of the Haines Police Department, the dock crew from the borough, the Nash...

 

Thanks for supporting HARK

HARK’s 1st annual Spay-ghetti Dinner was a big hit! Thank you to everyone who came for dinner, bid on auction items, renewed memberships and gave...

 

Support timber for the local market

I stood in the back during the recent meeting listening to the pros/cons of the proposed University of Alaska timber sale. I have lived in logging...

 

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