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Forget Tobacco, Tax Refined Sugar

If Haines Borough seeks to raise new funds from vice taxes why not “go big.” The assembly set a low bar—taxing marijuana, an industry that...

 

Cultural Values Shine During Potlatch

On Saturday the 14th of October, I was honored to be at a party (Potlatch) for our people (Raven and Eagle clans). The Eagles were honoring the...

 

Recycled nets save environment, cats

Haines Friends of Recycling recently held its 2nd fish net recycling event this year, on September 29-30. Thank you to everyone who brought in their o...

 

Handmade lures catch kids and coho

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haines wants to thank Alaska Department of Fish and Game and in particular, Rich Chapell and Lyndsey Hura, for partnering...

 

Scenic walkway includes trip to ER?

The current concept for the scenic walkway around the sports boat parking lot is mixed. The walkway leaves Front Street accessing a waterside park...

 

Town celebrates Chilkat salmon

The board and staff of Lynn Canal Conservation thank all those who helped to make the 2nd Chilkat Chef salmon dinner and cooking competition a great...

 

Grant funds help secure Becky's

Becky’s Place would like to thank Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their gift of $1,500. The funds were used to purchase security cameras...

 

Glaciers obey gravity, not investors

Regarding Joe Poor’s pro-mining letter: The difference between glaciers and mining companies is intention. Glaciers have none; they simply obey...

 

Donations drive a great program

What a great community we live in! Thank you for your generous contributions toward our required matching funds to purchase a new Care-A-Van for the...

 

Warm welcome for new leadership

On behalf of Echo Ranch Bible Camp Haines, I would like to thank the community of Haines for the warm welcome they extended to us as we transitioned...

 

Divisive mayor hurts civil discourse

In Haines the mayor’s job is to run meetings with fairness and civility, ensuring that things go smoothly and with everyone having a voice....

 

Out with the old, in with the new

Politics, politics. Another year, another election. I’ve decided to endorse Joanie Wagner for mayor, and the new candidates that have not run or...

 

Embrace the spirit of cooperation

I’m voting Joanie Wagner for mayor and I hope you will, too. I know making comparisons can be counterproductive - the apples to oranges thing -...

 

Thanks for prayers, support

Crystal was recently medevaced to Juneau with abdominal pain and subsequent surgery. So many people made this journey go smoothly, from the medical...

 

Time for a reality check

Jan Hill remains the Haines Borough’s best chance for a long-term, diversified economy. I have known Jan for almost 48 years and have total...

 

Fresh leadership needed

I am putting my full support for mayor to Joanie Wagner. As an assembly member the past three years, I really believe it is important to have a fresh...

 

Re-elect experience

I would like to express my support for our current mayor, Jan Hill. Jan has tirelessly served the community of Haines for many years. I will not go in...

 

Peace lasts all week

Haines People for Peace would like to thank all those who helped make our community’s celebration of International Day of Peace a rich and...

 

Josephson brings expertise

I was highly impressed with Brenda Josephson at the recent KHNS/CVN candidate forum. Ever since her arrival in Haines I’ve seen Brenda step up and...

 

Volunteers rock!

With less than a week before our local election, I would like to thank all of our volunteers that go onboard the Princess Ships and drive the...

 

Less hate, more respect

During the past three years, Jan Hill has called the community “hateful.” She has called assembly members “axe-hurlers.” She has – without...

 

Tier 3 is terminal

I am not a glaciologist but I do know in late fall or early spring our river waters are beautiful and clear. Spring “thaw” happens and they...

 

Wagner obstructs business

In the late 1990s Joanie Wagner bought a house on Allen Road. Later she tried to get a Turner Construction pit shut down because she did not like...

 

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...

 

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