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Divisiveness and vitriol behind us?

It’s difficult to sit through candidate forums and hear some say the recent political divisiveness is “behind us.” It’s not. To casually...

 

Dolphins off to a swimming start

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team’s 2017-2018 season is off to a great start. We are very excited to have Jackie St. Clair, a former Dolphins swimmer...

 

Chilkat foundation supports seniors

We want to express the heartfelt thanks of the residents of the Haines Senior Village for the grant award from the Chilkat Valley Community...

 

Tier 3 would counter natural cycles

Is the purpose of Tier 3 protection to preserve the water quality of the river in order to save the fish, or preserve our town (keep mining out)?...

 

2017 Totem Trot a step up from 2016

Thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the fourth annual Totem Trot a success. This annual fundraiser for the Haines Sheldon...

 

Mosquito Lake buzzes

Thank you to the nearly 40 people in attendance at each recent event held at Mosquito Lake School Community Center (MLSCC): the Sept. 10 Community...

 

Wagner displays leadership

As a leader, Joanie Wagner has many personal qualities that are important for our community now. We need someone who can bridge our differing...

 

Wagner offers fresh outlook

Joanie Wagner is offering her talents, skills, and love of community to all in her run for the office of Mayor of Haines. Positivity, creativity,...

 

New tone needed for Haines

Our leaders set the tone for public discourse, and by the power we give them, their actions and words hold us to their standards of respect, trust,...

 

Headstone honors partner

Diana Kelm was my anchoring guide and community ambassador, in addition to being an accomplished artist, wordsmith, birder, and gardener. She...

 

Mark your box for Wagner

Kudos to Joanie Wagner for throwing her hat in the ring for mayor of Haines! A fresh face, with new energy is always a welcome harbinger for new...

 

Chilkat foundation scores

The Haines Hot Shots and Glacier Bears Clay Busters wish to sincerely thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the generous grant given to...

 

Thanks to cross-country supporters

Thank you to everyone who helped make the home cross-country meet a success. Many of the athletes, coaches and fans from other communities commented...

 

Local support helps recycling for all

Haines Friends of Recycling thanks the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the grant we received in 2016 for repairs and upgrades to our...

 

Haines needs Hill's experience

I was glad to learn that two people, Joanie Wagner and Jan Hill, are running for mayor in the forthcoming election. If applicable experience was not...

 

First responders honor 9/11 fallen

The Patriot’s Day Dinner this last Monday night was a gathering to remember the lives lost in the attack on Sept. 11, 2001 and to show our support...

 

Wagner embodies new beginnings

Joanie Wagner will be a refreshing change for our borough government. These past few months have been shrouded with a dark heavy cloud; not the way...

 

Thanks for the birthday bash

Thanks to those who shared in my 90th birthday celebration Sept. 2, especially Shannon McPhetres’ loving heart and hands - the reception at HAL,...

 

Slow down cowboy, let us all vote

I have been listening, with some interest, to the most recent local borough controversy of expanded police service (and I assume patrols) outside of...

 

Thanks for a great 19 years

A big thank you to everyone who turned out at First Friday to help us welcome the new owner of the bookstore, Darcee Messano. We’d like to give a...

 

Bad waver says it's not personal

It’s come to my attention that I don’t return waves while walking the streets of Haines. I’ve heard a-shockingly-lot about my poor waving...

 

Proud grandmother values honesty

I would like to tell you about an extraordinary man, my godson, Ben Cherry. When my house was on fire he woke me up and got me out with seconds to...

 

Golf tournament raises $2,250

The local Cancer Fund Golf Tournament, managed by the Uglys, was a great success! A special thanks to the 25 players who showed up for this great...

 

E. coli needs attention, not apathy

I am dismayed and disappointed at the cavalier response of the borough manager to the discovery of coliform bacteria in the Mud Bay “spring.”...

 

Fire victim gives thanks for heroes

I want to tell you a story. A story of heroes and good neighbors, of people who are one in the same. I have always known that I live in the most...

 

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