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 Letters    February 4, 2016 

Brotherhood was built with Native blood

In the year 1912, 12 men and one woman formed the Alaska Native Brotherhood in Sitka. Many people attribute the continued survival of the ANB and ANS...

 
 Letters    February 4, 2016 

Cuts threaten vital service

I’m writing to express my concern for something very important to me. I’m hoping that in the long run, it will move our governor and other...

 
 Letters    February 4, 2016 

Leaders should pursue Tier 3

The Haines that created the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in 1982 is different from today’s Haines. Back then, Haines was a mill town and it...

 
 Letters    February 4, 2016 

Check body language, leaders

The harsh tone and aggressive body language of several elected officials was justifiably called out by members of the public during a recent borough a...

 
 Letters    February 4, 2016 

Thanks to tournament's helpers

A very huge and sincere thank you to all the volunteers who helped pull off the Triple Threat Basketball Tournament last weekend. There were four...

 
 Letters    February 4, 2016 

Motorist grateful for response

I would like to thank the entire Haines fire, police and ambulance crews. Thanks also to Sam Cargill, Jack Smith, Jack Smith Jr., and my stepdad...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Leaders shouldn't have to 'suck it up'

It saddens me that because people choose to serve their community as a public figure that they should have to “buck up,” “develop a thick...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Mayoral power decision questionable

As reported in last week’s CVN, “local government specialists” see no issue with our mayor attending assembly meetings by teleconference and...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Look to Norway as a model, Alaska

I work a lot with models. A model will either work for a given situation or it won’t. So, when I learned that Alaska’s oil-based fiscal woes are s...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Legion Auxiliary members sought

The executive committee of American Legion Post #12 is encouraging all members of the American Legion Auxiliary who are interested in reactivating...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Marijuana is legal but skiing isn't?

It is amazing that we have reached the point in Alaskan history where cannabis is legalized and we have to work on decriminalizing skiing! Fred...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Support funding of public broadcasting

I add my voice to those who support funding for public broadcasting in Alaska. In these days of hard decisions about cutting funding, community radio...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Push for Tier 3 river rank is disturbing

I find the continued efforts to give the Chilkat River a Tier 3 designation disturbing on many levels. This idea has been brought to various boards...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Public should discuss Lookout Park

You reported that Lucy Harrell gave $5,000 to the Haines Borough for “moving Lookout Park.” I asked Lucy Harrell what her intentions were in...

 
 Letters    January 21, 2016

Committee acted without knowledge

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee passed a resolution of support for Outstanding Natural Resource Water status for the Chilkat...

 
 Letters    January 21, 2016

Museum name change ideas sought

As acting president of the board of trustees for the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, I was pleased to see the idea of a name change for the...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

Saddened by mayor's comments

I was saddened by Mayor Jan Hill’s recent comments at the Dec. 15 assembly meeting describing our community as “hateful and vindictive.” It...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

More heliport permits is irresponsible

The 35 Mile heliport conditional use permit application has landed back in the planning commission’s lap despite the applicant’s efforts to...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

Operate canal ferries on 12-hour schedule

Last week I described how Haines got short-changed with the Essential Air Service Act in the 1970s as well as biased Juneau northbound ferry...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

Innocence project is on right track

I must say it’s good to know Alaska Innocence Project is good to go and on the right track for the innocent. Many have suffered in prison and yet...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

Involvement is not compliance

At the Dec. 15 Haines Borough Assembly session, the always impeccably coiffed mayor Jan Hill redefined “bad hair day” with her invective against...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

Important to honor mentors

At the Haines Borough Assembly meeting on Jan. 12, mayor Jan Hill joined Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama in proc...

 
 Letters    January 7, 2016

Decision erodes support for Freeride

Over the objections of Chilkat Indian Village, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, professional hunting guides, Chilkoot Bear Foundation, Lynn Canal...

 
 Letters    January 7, 2016

Strike drug laws for ultimate Freeride

I would like to propose a lifting of drug offense ordinances for a new celebration I am calling Freeride for Your Brain. It will most certainly...

 

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