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Recall effort is self-serving, divisive

There was a time when I thought the recall process was all about ridding the political system of really bad people. Thieves, crooks, you name it. But...

 

With recall, who would run for assembly?

It is painful to be the subject of a recall, especially when I believe I’m doing a good job on the assembly. Harder still is that all I have in...

 

To judge mining, consider Greens Creek

In response to “Don’t Judge Mines on Actions from Past” (CVN, April 13), unfortunately, we only have past and present mines to base our...

 

Schnabel highly qualified to be manager

In a letter last week, Joe Poor said, without mentioning names, that the borough manager candidate who is not Brad Ryan “has been deemed unqualified...

 

Community foundation is a treasure

“This class expands your taste buds.” “It’s a confidence builder.” “Fabulous food.” “It’s good for the belly and the soul!” These...

 

Recall frivolous, expensive distraction

I regret that a recall is planned. It is unfortunate that our small community cannot resolve problems by discussing our different opinions and ideas....

 

Schnabel most qualified candidate ever

  There are two good candidates for the Haines Borough manager position. I would like to highlight the qualifications and experience of one. Debra...

 

Don't judge mines on actions from past

The recent Haines mining economic impact report was a real eye-opener. Can you imagine what just a few more mine-related jobs could do for Haines?...

 

Highway job will improve fish conditions

In the 2002 Haines Highway improvement project from 25 Mile to the border, Alaska DOT created 22.6 acres of wetlands, 3,945 lineal feet of relocated...

 

Follow the golden rule, recall leaders

I would ask that Don Turner Jr., Ryan Cook, Terry Pardee, J. Dwight Downer, Michael Binkie, Ronald Malone, Marty Smith, Shane Horton, Robert Adams,...

 

Do we need another reason for recall

I hoped assembly members would stop development of our neighborhood “rock quarry,” but like a committee of six that sets out to design a sleek,...

 

Tongass is fastest regenerating forest

Eric Holle must not know that the Tongass National Forest is the fastest naturally regenerating conifer forest in the world. It’s because of its...

 

Werner's letter was correct on all counts

I agree with Mike Binkie that Dave Werner’s letter last week was correct on all counts. I worked in the logging industry for more than 40 years...

 

Writer didn't testify against bike-friendly

A point of clarification to the April 6, 2017 CVN article on the bike-friendly meeting: The discussion that happened outside the meeting between Thom...

 

Sales tax was meant to cover ambulance

Budget woes are a constant concern. Many years ago, Haines implemented a 0.5 percent sales tax for medical emergency services. At that time, I was a...

 

Werner's timber history on the mark

Mr. Werner was spot on with his March 30 letter to the editor. Government agencies are not in the business to make money. Government is funded by taxi...

 

Vigorous second-growth is a myth

I can only address some of Dave Werner’s assertions (CVN 3/30/17) in the space allowed. As Dave says, evergreens shade out competitors. Studies by...

 

Motorist thankful for roadside help

Thanks to Dennis Durr, who stopped to change my flat tire at the end of Young Road, and to the patrolman who parked behind the car to add safety and...

 

Thanks for helping with Uglys clubhouse

As some of you may have heard, The Uglys have a new piece of property and are in the process of setting up a new “clubhouse.” This property was...

 

Thanks for opportunity to help shelter

The “Rusty Compass, Dusty Rose” musical event was quite a success in a number of ways. From the production, actors, singers, costumes, scenery...

 

Without mills, no market for timber sale

Boy, is Eric Holle out of touch with reality. The picture in Lynn Canal Conservation’s March 16 ad of a log ship loaded with unprocessed logs for...

 

Respect existing land-use designations

Mr. Ordonez asked a keenly astute land-use question, “How can the rights of the various user groups be respected so that all of us can enjoy the...

 

Keep common-sense development alive

Thank you to everyone who wrote letters and spoke in support of the Skyline Subdivision conditional use permit. It was powerful to see so many...

 

Timber sales cost more than return

In your article regarding restored funding for the local forestry office, you quote my letter to state Reps. Parish and Ortiz, in which I state that...

 

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