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Thanks for helping student rafters

Many thanks to Rainbow Glacier Adventures for the generous donation of a rafting trip to our students as a wonderful culmination of a year of studies...

 

Roaming dogs a danger to pets

Around 1 a.m. on June 15, our beloved cat Tigger was attacked by two dogs roaming loose on Small Tracts Road. He did not survive. Our family would...

 

Borough shouldn't take over business

A few points about the landfill debate: 1. Government should not be forcing a private business out of business and people out of their livelihoods. Go...

 

Who has our best interest in mind?

As a professional woodworker, I realize that trees have to be cut down and metals need to be mined for me to do my job. But I don’t support cutting...

 

Seduction Point graffiti is abhorrent

Rarely do I become enraged. Even if warped, there is some logic behind most acts committed by the human species. Whether it’s stupidity, ignorance...

 

Get engaged: stream public meetings

Have you ever heard the news from a public meeting and wondered what happened? There is no need to wonder anymore because Haines Borough Assembly and...

 

Quiet-to-crazy recycling day

Whew! Electronic Recycling this year resulted in 15,725.5 pounds recycled with 141 customers. 41 of the customers came in the last totally crazy...

 

Vandalism ruins scenic rocks

A “crime” is defined as a breach of a rule for which a punishment may be prescribed by a governing authority. This notice goes out to the person,...

 

Running water back in action

A big thank you to Dennis Durr, Scott Bradford, Jack Smith, Lee Heinmiller and Brad Ryan for getting our water running at the Dojo and Old Field...

 

Loewen family heads for the border

As the Loewen family prepares to leave Haines, I realize there is neither time nor ink enough for all the thank yous I want to say. Thank you to the...

 

Thanks to Lumber Genius, Mastermind

A big gregarious thank you to Heidi Robichaud - Mastermind, Sylvia Heinz – Mud Bay Lumber Genius, Sheldon Museum Community Coordinator Regi...

 

In the end, it's not worth the risk

I grew up in New Jersey and have lived in Haines for five years. I bought my home in Haines 10 years ago after my first visit to this beautiful and...

 

We're at a crossraods

The mining and logging proposals being talked about seem to be nothing more than corporate welfare. Non-local corporations come to rural areas for a...

 

Let's elect our committees

The manager’s letter in last week’s CVN attempting to exonerate the police chief from complicity in an unfounded, brazen, and unsuccessful politic...

 

Memorial is all about the love

I was taken aback when I read and felt my own negative tone in part of my quote from last week’s Duly Noted. I hope you’ll cut me some slack, know...

 

Mosquito Lake market had the goods

Thank you to all of the vendors who provided wonderful food, plant starts, homemade soaps and second-hand goods that made FMLSCC’s first Second...

 

Thanks for connecting with our cops

Building and nurturing the relationship between the community, its children, and the Police Department is imperative in any thriving community....

 

Words matter

Words are important. Your headline “Assembly snubs law enforcement reality tv proposal” of May 10 speaks volumes and seems inappropriate and...

 

Successful sale thanks to rummage volunteers

The 21st Annual Hospice of Haines Rummage Sale was once again the ultimate collaborative effort of volunteers, generous donors and shoppers. This...

 

Thanks for supporting our youth

I am grateful to live in a community that is so supportive of its young people. Thanks to everyone who has bought raffle tickets and popcorn in...

 

It has been adequately explained

It is my duty to correct the assertion by Assembly member Tom Morphet in his paid commentary (April 26, page 6) that the story of a citizens’...

 

Clarifying my chinook comment

In last week’s CVN article, “Board asks Klukwan to pull nets during king salmon peak,” I was shocked to read my quote from the April 26 Upper...

 

Symposium was safe and successful

The week that began on April 16, marked Haines as the safest place to be in SE Alaska when Southeast Region EMS Council (SEREMS) of Sitka conducted...

 

Let's conserve what we have left

Born in Wrangell, I’ve spent 58 of my 67 years in Haines. Our valley has changed and it’ll never be like it “used to be.” But we can keep it t...

 

Ballers played for a playground

Klukwan School would like to thank the many community members who joined us to “play for a playground” at our three on three basketball...

 

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