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Big Brothers Big Sisters raises big bucks

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haines wants to thank the Haines Community for showing up and helping out with the annual Dream Big Dinner to support...

 

Listen to those who speak softly

When Chilkat Valley residents make decisions on resource issues, to include fishing and mining and other industries that will have lasting impacts, I...

 

Halloween rocks at Mosquito Lake

Thank you to caller Gene Kennedy and musicians Tom Heywood, Eric Holle and Burl Sheldon for setting a festive tone for the 10/28 Halloween Hootenanny...

 

Burn bad habits, not your trash

Burning trash is harmful to human health. When household garbage containing non-combustibles like plastics is burned on one resident’s private...

 

Easy to mine for help in Haines

On behalf of the 12-member Mining Forum Steering Committee, I would like to thank the following people for helping to make last weekend’s event a...

 

We shouldn't pay for borough booze

Should the borough use taxpayer money to purchase alcohol to sell and/or serve at events? When I first moved to Haines in 2001 and worked for the...

 

Thanks to school staff, town

The Haines School District would like to thank everyone who donated, contributed to and attended the fundraiser for Denise Sherman. It was a huge...

 

Haines humbles thankful local

It has been a pleasure and honor to be a part of this community for the past ten years. The actions of the people that live here are mighty and...

 

Museum opening draws 188 guests

Thank you to everyone who helped us finish the Haines Sheldon Museum’s new exhibit: “Everything From Afar Drifts Ashore.” We had 188 people...

 

Forget Tobacco, Tax Refined Sugar

If Haines Borough seeks to raise new funds from vice taxes why not “go big.” The assembly set a low bar—taxing marijuana, an industry that...

 

Cultural Values Shine During Potlatch

On Saturday the 14th of October, I was honored to be at a party (Potlatch) for our people (Raven and Eagle clans). The Eagles were honoring the...

 

Recycled nets save environment, cats

Haines Friends of Recycling recently held its 2nd fish net recycling event this year, on September 29-30. Thank you to everyone who brought in their o...

 

Handmade lures catch kids and coho

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haines wants to thank Alaska Department of Fish and Game and in particular, Rich Chapell and Lyndsey Hura, for partnering...

 

Scenic walkway includes trip to ER?

The current concept for the scenic walkway around the sports boat parking lot is mixed. The walkway leaves Front Street accessing a waterside park...

 

Town celebrates Chilkat salmon

The board and staff of Lynn Canal Conservation thank all those who helped to make the 2nd Chilkat Chef salmon dinner and cooking competition a great...

 

Grant funds help secure Becky's

Becky’s Place would like to thank Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their gift of $1,500. The funds were used to purchase security cameras...

 

Glaciers obey gravity, not investors

Regarding Joe Poor’s pro-mining letter: The difference between glaciers and mining companies is intention. Glaciers have none; they simply obey...

 

Donations drive a great program

What a great community we live in! Thank you for your generous contributions toward our required matching funds to purchase a new Care-A-Van for the...

 

Warm welcome for new leadership

On behalf of Echo Ranch Bible Camp Haines, I would like to thank the community of Haines for the warm welcome they extended to us as we transitioned...

 

Divisive mayor hurts civil discourse

In Haines the mayor’s job is to run meetings with fairness and civility, ensuring that things go smoothly and with everyone having a voice....

 

Out with the old, in with the new

Politics, politics. Another year, another election. I’ve decided to endorse Joanie Wagner for mayor, and the new candidates that have not run or...

 

Embrace the spirit of cooperation

I’m voting Joanie Wagner for mayor and I hope you will, too. I know making comparisons can be counterproductive - the apples to oranges thing -...

 

Thanks for prayers, support

Crystal was recently medevaced to Juneau with abdominal pain and subsequent surgery. So many people made this journey go smoothly, from the medical...

 

Time for a reality check

Jan Hill remains the Haines Borough’s best chance for a long-term, diversified economy. I have known Jan for almost 48 years and have total...

 

Fresh leadership needed

I am putting my full support for mayor to Joanie Wagner. As an assembly member the past three years, I really believe it is important to have a fresh...

 

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