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 Letters    June 23, 2016 

Thanks, Ice, for your display of courage

I was particularly taken with a photograph in a past CVN issue depicting “Ice” Wangyot running in a track meet. This stunning photo captured a...

 
 Letters    June 23, 2016 

Lighten up on crosswalks, T-shirt

Here we are, living in one of the most beautiful places on earth, a place where we walk the streets any time of day or night (watching for the...

 
 Letters    June 23, 2016 

Community supports school activities

A long overdue “thank you” to the entire Haines Borough. This community will step up and support extracurricular school activities faster than a...

 
 Letters    June 23, 2016 

Thanks for mountainside rescue

On Saturday, June 18, one of our first-year guides was exploring Chilkoot Lake on a personal trip. She was hiking up one of the creeks on the east...

 
 Letters    June 23, 2016 

Dock was also paid by grants, head tax

In response to last week’s article, specifically to J.R. Churchill and the petition to repeal the 1 percent sales tax that funds the tourism...

 
 Letters    June 23, 2016 

Town, fleet came through with picnic

Thanks to the more than 2,000 residents, visitors, and KCIBR participants who attended the Community King Salmon Barbecue June 18 at the Southeast...

 
 Letters    June 16, 2016

Intolerance wrapped in pseudo-science

Regarding the letter from Wayne Lela (CVN, June 9), a Downers Grove, Ill., male who identifies as a morally superior heterosexual human being:...

 
 Letters    June 16, 2016

Don't let hate group influence actions

The Westboro Baptist Church protests funerals of our troops with the banner “Thank God for 9/11,” and celebrated Sunday’s mass shooting with...

 
 Letters    June 16, 2016

The bullies have taken over Haines

Don Turner III, while sitting at the Planning Commission table last week, wore a T-shirt that said, “I like the sound you make when you shut up.”...

 
 Letters    June 16, 2016

More misbehavior by cops will come

The return of Mr. Long to the police force shows he can manipulate the city any time he wants. And for someone to say he’s a good cop, forbid, I...

 
 Letters    June 16, 2016

Saddened by the content of letter

I was deeply saddened by the content of Wayne Lela’s letter to the editor. I would like the community member who was the target of that letter to...

 
 Letters    June 16, 2016

Businesses supported hoops camp

I want to thank Alaska Sport Shop, Howsers IGA and the Chilkat Indian Village for their support of the AKtive Summer Skills Basketball Camp. Your...

 
 Letters    June 9, 2016

Breakwater's appearance blown out of proportion

I spend a lot of time in the harbor, and often I see tourists hanging around looking at the boats. Usually there are more tourists around the harbor...

 
 Letters    June 9, 2016

Park would help revitalize downtown

In Tom Morphet’s editorial panning the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee suggestion of a permanent green space or commons on Main Street, he d...

 
 Letters    June 9, 2016

Don't normalize transgender disorder

Regarding a physiologically male Alaskan high school student who identifies as a female and who recently won all-state honors in girls’ track and...

 
 Letters    June 9, 2016

Hammer Museum appreciates support

Staff, board members and volunteers of the Hammer Museum would like to thank the Haines community for supporting us at Beer Fest. The High Striker...

 
 Letters    June 9, 2016

Recyclers netted 8 tons of electronicss

A giant thank you to the 27 volunteers who helped with the Haines Friends of Recycling electronic recycling over the weekend. We couldn’t have done...

 
 Letters    June 9, 2016

Tour firm helped train two EMTs

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Alaska Mountain Guides for helping train two of our responders to the EMT 1 level at no...

 
 Letters    June 2, 2016

Grateful for VanSpronsen's assistance

Quite some time ago, Ken VanSpronsen was a tremendous help to us in an emergency and we want to thank him for his expertise and rock solid...

 
 Letters    June 2, 2016

Borough should subsidize taxi service

It’s ironic that Haines has a beer festival and no taxi business. I think the borough should offer a $4,000 grant annually to a taxi company so we...

 
 Letters    June 2, 2016

Humbled by outpouring of support

I was grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support and well wishes I received from my Haines friends and neighbors at the Uglys’ Haines...

 
 Letters    June 2, 2016

Where is the leadership on harbor issue?

The Chilkat Valley has a long tradition of coupling the functional and the aesthetic. I saw a Tlingit spoon in the museum, with a beautifully carved...

 
 Letters    June 2, 2016

The days of good cops are gone

The days of good cops are gone, as we’ve seen here in Haines these past few years, but yet we still seem to choose poorly. It’s my thought that a...

 
 Letters    June 2, 2016

Two observances honored fallen soldiers

I want to thank everyone who attended the memorial services Monday at Jones Point and Klukwan. A special thanks to our speaker Bill Thomas, Tom...

 
 Letters    May 26, 2016

George Mark Park looks like hay farm

A few years ago, the Chamber of Commerce thought it would be a good idea to have a flower bed in front of the parking lot at Third Avenue and Main...

 

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