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 Letters    January 22, 2015 

Why no town observance of MLK Day?

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a state and national holiday. I am confused why our town does not recognize this holiday. Haines Borough offices and...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015 

Missing the point of church, library

Perhaps you miss the point of the Salvation Army, maybe even the public library. By breaking in and stealing from what appears to be innocuous,...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015 

Volunteers give dance studio a facelift

Big thanks are due to the Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts member Kerry Cohen and crew for recent volunteer work at the dance studio at...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015 

Camp's classes were outstanding

Thanks to everyone who attended the Haines Music and Dance Camp. About 75 people turned out on Sunday to take advantage of classes in everything from...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015 

Join effort to save highway school

Thank you to all who have supported Mosquito Lake School. This is an exciting time for everyone who is interested in the future of the school...

 
 Letters    January 22, 2015 

Medical crews, friends saved the day

On behalf of my family and me, I would like to send out many thanks for the people who took great care of me during my recent medical event. I would...

 
 Letters    January 15, 2015

Mosquito Lake School a valuable asset

As a longtime resident, I am amazed and concerned that the borough is trying to dispose of the Mosquito Lake School, for three reasons: The school...

 
 Letters    January 15, 2015

Thanks for help after furnace fire

Jason Rettinger, police officer on duty, responded to my 10:30 p.m. 911 call Jan. 5 with a fire extinguisher and had a furnace fire under control...

 
 Letters    January 15, 2015

Pillowcases added special touch to bags

Hospice of Haines graciously thanks the Ripinsky Rippers! Ladies, your beautiful, handmade pillowcases are a most appreciated addition to our Hope...

 
 Letters    January 8, 2015

Letters to the Editor

Explanation of wooden cut-outs I wanted to set the record straight on why there have been wooden, cut-out animals in front of the borough office. A...

 
 By Barb Mulford    Letters    December 18, 2014

Thanks for making the parade happen

On behalf of the Haines Chamber of Commerce board of directors, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the Christmas...

 
 By Tiana Taylor    Letters    December 18, 2014

Haines hosts made volleyball tourney

Haines High School would like to thank the students, teams, parents, staff and community for their part in hosting the Region V 2A Volleyball...

 
 By Carol Waldo    Letters    December 18, 2014

What does wooden animal sign mean?

All that money in the bank and the town looks like we can’t or won’t celebrate Christmas. You know that holiday the borough workers get paid...

 
 By Vince Hansen    Letters    December 18, 2014

Volunteers sweeten life at senior home

The residents of Haines Assisted Living have benefited greatly from the gifts of beautiful seafood from Bill Thomas, J.R. Churchill, Sabine Olsson...

 
 By Bill Kurz    Letters    December 11, 2014

Government must listen to citizens

Government 101: Officials elected or hired must remember they work for the citizens. Once an official gets the idea they are smarter or don’t need...

 
 By Dick and Carol Flegel    Letters    December 11, 2014

Flegels thankful for kind prayers

Wow! Carol has been dealing with health issues since March, and many of you, our friends, have kept her in your prayers. Carol is now better, and...

 
 By Phillip Jackson    Letters    December 11, 2014

Keep culture alive and teach respect

It’s sad to see a culture die slowly as it has here in Haines. There was once a man who knew he must do all he could to make sure it never happens....

 
 By Georgia Sampson    Letters    December 11, 2014

Woman's Club bolstered by support

I would like to express my late thanks to all the vendors, Christmas shoppers and the Haines Woman’s Club for the successful bazaar. We did not...

 
 Letters    December 4, 2014

Friends grateful for help at library lighting

The Friends of the Library would like to thank all those who made our 12th annual Holiday Open House a rousing success. Special thanks to Howsers IGA...

 
 Letters    December 4, 2014

Family thankful for help during illness

We deeply appreciate all your kind thoughts and prayers. For those who have offered their help and resources, we are stunned by the depth of...

 
 Letters    December 4, 2014

Behind-doors decisions appear underhanded

Assembly members voted for a rate increase without the rationale for that vote being made public. Deals made behind closed doors always give the...

 
 Letters    December 4, 2014

Patrol elated by traditional decorations

I was elated to walk into the Haines Library and finally see some evidence of Christianity in the decorations which, in previous years, only touted...

 
 Letters    December 4, 2014

State parks a true partner on trail-making effort

The Haines Ski and Hike Club would like to thank Alaska State Parks for the generous support for the second year with the use of two, state-owned...

 
 Letters    November 27, 2014

Tribe in turmoil; needs new rules

It seems the Chilkoot Indian Association is always in turmoil. For the record, most of us could care less anymore. We never know what they’re up...

 
 Letters    November 27, 2014

Foundation boosted heritage center

I am writing to express my appreciation to all the people who have donated to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation. I attended the CVCF gathering...

 

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