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Glad Planning Commission is involved

“Planning Commission dips toe into harbor issue”; I love this headline, hallelujah! While one would have thought the planning commission would...

 

Nature doesn't create mine tailings

In a recent letter, John Hirsh compares sediment from “pulverizing glaciers” and landslide debris to potential impacts of a mine at Glacier...

 

Senior Services thanks CIA

Southeast Senior Services (SESS), a division of Catholic Community Service (CCS), would like to thank the Chilkoot Indian Association for their...

 

Acid-mine drainage is legitimate

To equate natural processes with a short-term targeted extraction and transport of acid-containing ore bodies and to suggest that this will not have...

 

The straight poop on the park

Another really nasty aspect of the harbor project is that where they are going to dig up the ocean floor (dredge) is where the sewer outfall pipe has...

 

Commission chair commended

Thanks to Rob Goldberg for his valuable service as chair of the planning commission. At the recent forum concerning harbor expansion, Mr. Goldberg...

 

Thanks for Skits-o-Frenia help

Many thanks to Dan and Charlie Henry, as well as the cast and crew of Skits-o-Frenia, The Historical, Hysterical Skits Festival, for all their...

 

Building revitalization a group effort

Lots of elbow grease, laughter, long hours, sweat and camaraderie! We would like to thank all American Legion members and community members who have...

 

Cop's conduct questioned

You are certainly right, Mr. Morphet, about our police’s corruptible, incompetent and criminal behavior. I was a victim of all of these and have...

 

Raffle ticket sales a success

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haines would like to thank everyone in Haines who bought (and sold) raffle tickets this summer.  Together, we raised...

 

Thanks for another great market

Friends of Mosquito Lake School Community Center hosted another successful market on Sunday, 9/18. Many thanks to vendors and attendees alike, and to...

 

Candidate has financial experience

Please join me in voting to elect Judy Erekson to the Borough Assembly. Judy brings years of financial and budget management experience in public and...

 

Candidate contradicts himself

I read with interest that Tom Morphet’s first campaign “plank” is “fewer studies.” Meanwhile, at the Mosquito Lake forum, Tom stated that...

 

Thanks for interesting cannery tour

We would like to thank Harry Rietze and David Lorentz at Haines Packing for giving us an interesting and informative tour of the cannery and for...

 

Water quality not a disclaimer for mines

Glacier Creek, the tributary facing the potential Palmer Mine, is fed from a glacier. The Chilkat River’s tributaries are surrounded and primarily...

 

Call for storytellers for River Talk

This call is open to anyone who ever lived here, passed through and has a local-type or related story, or just plain loves small-town Alaska and has...

 

Thanks to volunteers for Hospice training

The Hospice of Haines (HOH) Volunteer Training just keeps getting better and better. Our licensure with the Alaska Department of Health and Social...

 

Code Review Commission needs members

Our community is in need of seven individuals to step up to serve on the Code Review Commission. The Minor Offenses Ordinance brought to light the...

 

Harbor expansion project is a scam

Dear Editor (whoever you are these days): I went to the harbor this past Friday and Saturday, Labor Day weekend. Beautiful weather. Holiday weekend....

 

Thank you to trustworthy mechanic

Thank you Bill Wilson of Chilkat Auto for your excellent service. I appreciate having a trustworthy mechanic. And I’m sorry that I’m leaving town...

 

Assemblyman clarifies nonprofit motion

Your interpretation of my borough assembly motion to lay discussion of nonprofit funding on the table was incorrect. On the other hand, my motion...

 

Other newspapers are run by politicians

Who ruled that newspaper publishers can’t hold public office and continue to operate their newspapers? Lew Williams, Jr. was mayor of Petersburg...

 

Is it really too late for harbor plan changes?

Walking along Beach Road between the dock and the boat harbor, I keep hearing Joni Mitchell’s “they paved paradise and put up a parking...

 

Thanks for library landscaping donations

A big thanks to Northern Construction for the donation of top soil to help fill in the library’s rock wall garden nooks and crannies.  The plants...

 

Make assembly budget like a nonprofit

I wonder if the borough assembly is drinking the state Kool-Aid? The state of Alaska does not have the money to fund adequate ferry service through So...

 

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