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Great turnout for hoops summer camp

We had a great turnout for the AKtive Summer Skills basketball camp. Thank you to AP&T and Chilkat Indian Village for your support. Also thanks to...

 

No conflict-of-interest for Schnabel

It is my opinion that Debra Schnabel does not have a conflict of interest with Southeast Road Builders (SERB), here are the reasons why: Everybody...

 

Rasmuson gives $11K to Hospice

The Rasmuson Foundation has done it again! Hospice of Haines received a generous $11,459 gift to furnish our new office and bereavement room in the...

 

Sunday swim a positive development

It’s good to see positive things happening in Haines, like the Sunday swim. Some are claiming it costs $17,000. But you can relax. Ask yourself who...

 

Perplexed by recall, suspicious of chief

I am dumbfounded that anyone in Haines would want to recall assembly members because they asked that the police blotter be reinstated in the Chilkat...

 

Moosehorn comes through in clutch

The bad news: my washing machine broke. The good news: Moosehorn Laundry is excellent. Thank you, Jan Dubber, for running such a clean,...

 

Foundation boosts Friends of Library

Once again, the Friends of the Haines Borough Public Library (FHBPL) is grateful to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) for their help in b...

 

Choose caring instead of conflict

Spending weeks with a dying son gives one much time for contemplation. Coming home to this most beautiful place is a welcome relief. Except that...

 

Seventh-graders rose to Wackypalooza

On May 25, the Haines School held its 2nd annual Wackypalooza. Students from grades three through seven enthusiastically participated in the 23...

 

E-waste cleanup ran like clockwork

Thank you to our amazing group of electronic recycling volunteers! Watching all of you was like watching a well-organized beehive. A person drove...

 

Government workers have speech rights

Addressing a borough employee in last week’s CVN, Leigh Horner wrote, “As an employee, it’s not your place to publicly criticize how your...

 

Court protects speech of employees

In last week’s CVN, a commentator chided a borough employee for her paid commentary regarding the manager appointment. The quote: “as an employee...

 

Playground rules diminish us all

Government service takes courage. It entails long hours and low pay and requires making difficult decisions that lead to little recognition and often...

 

Schnabel is now manager; get over it

Wow, Krista Kielsmeier is clearly disappointed with the hiring of Debra Schnabel. However, unless you are self-employed, you don’t get to choose...

 

Museum thankful for hammering drinkers

The Hammer Museum is grateful to all those who helped make our fundraising Hammer Striker competition at Beer Fest a big success. Winners took away...

 

God bless Ewing on new adventure

Keri Ewing, who has worked at the Chamber of Commerce and coached high school track, cross country and volleyball for the last year has been called...

 

Musicians, speakers key to observance

I want to thank everyone who attended the memorial services at Jones Point and Klukwan on Memorial Day. A special thanks to our speaker Jan Hill; Jay...

 

Legion grateful for gift of beer tap

The American Legion Post now has a beer tap thanks to Chris Thorgesen for donating it and Roger Bergstrand for building the bar around it. Thank you,...

 

Forest provides enough; don't deplete it

In regard to the timber sale in Porcupine, have you thought about why a state like Oregon (home of the timber wolves) needs to buy timber and ship it...

 

Musicians, grocer boosted square dance

Thanks to Sweet Sunny North for the great music and Olerud’s Market Center for helping with the food for another successful square dance Saturday,...

 

Uglys meal will help cancer patients

Once again, the Uglys of Haines would like to thank the community for supporting our fundraiser for the Cancer Connection. We served a few over 200...

 

Reporter brought opportunity to light

Thank you to Natalie Helms for the well-written article about the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation’s new Fitness and Wellness Fund. The...

 

Thanks for trip to magnificent speciments

On behalf of the Haines High School marine biology class, I would like to thank Captain Glenn Jacobson of Alaska Fjordlines, Inc. for taking us out...

 

Ocean not a toilet; don't put waste in it

Thank you to the fabulous group of 17 people who helped with the two-day marine debris beach cleanup at Battery/Kelgaya bays on May...

 

Brown, Stickler deserve recognition

I would like to thank both Patty Brown and Cheryl Stickler for their years of service to the children of the Chilkat Valley. Since retiring, I’ve...

 

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