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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...

 

Tier 3 support was born in Haines

Joe Poor’s commentary claims support for Tier 3 Chilkat River designation is funded by “‘outside’ groups whom (sic) have no vested interest...

 

Nothing is 'back to normal'

I would like to address important inaccuracies in a recent letter by Dave Werner, regarding the Mount Polley Mine disaster that happened in British...

 

Museum raises funds from rentals

Apparently, rumors are swirling around town about a recent Haines Sheldon Museum rental. The museum has always been available for respectful event...

 

Goldberg was more than a bad article

As a fairly new resident in the community, it was very disheartening to read the recent article in the Chilkat Valley News about Phil Goldberg’s pas...

 

Let landowners use their land

While serving on the Haines Assembly, I pushed hard for economic development and property owners’ rights. The University of Alaska timber sale will...

 

I'm proud of you, Morgan Cloke

One of the challenges of being a parent, or in my case a grandparent, is to watch your children take their first steps toward being an adult....

 

Seeing is believing, check your facts

Since the B.C. Mount Polley mine accident is being used as the basis to stop all mining, here and in Canada, here are the facts. Gold and copper were...

 

Backdoor tax attack unsurprising

I wasn’t surprised by Tom Morphet’s proposal for more of his back door taxes. If we need more tax income because the assembly refuses to cut...

 

Scholarships available for students

Haines Woman’s Club is offering three $1,000 scholarships this year. All three are open to students who have been a resident of Haines Borough for...

 

Thanks for supporting Skipping Stone

A great big thank you to all of you who supported Skipping Stone Studios over the years I was in business. I have sold the business to Amelia Nash...

 

Hotel appreciates hospitality

The Aspen Hotel would like to send a shout out to White Rock Nursery LLC for your integrity, hard work and compassion for my hotel guests and my...

 

Thanks to thoughtful snow plowers

Many thanks to DOT snow plowers for not berming in the new parking areas at Mud Bay, and for clearing a few parking areas for skiers along Lutak...

 

Winter rescue a community effort

Just five minutes after my call, police officers Chris Brown and Adam Patterson showed up to light the way to safety for a young lady and her three...

 

Balance ecology with tourism

For many residents of the upper Lynn Canal there is a seminal belief that we live in a sacred landscape; a home which deserves our utmost respect....

 

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