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Writer clarifies point about equipment

To those of you who read my paid commentary several weeks ago regarding the conditional use permit issued to Roger Schnabel for a project in Skyline...

 

Stop timber sale; allow forest to recover

I heard this winter on KHNS that Haines is getting ready to log 800 acres in the Porcupine area. I understand the price of these trees is $250,000....

 

Bike to School Day a community event

Thank you to everyone who helped with the “Ride Your Bike to School Day” at Haines School. We especially appreciate those who came early to help...

 

Thanks for help getting cat to move

I’d like to thank the following people for helping me get my cat “Boo-Boo” to his new home. I moved to a new address and my cat would not come...

 

Household votes 'no' to more police

At the Mosquito Lake School meeting to determine, if any, the degree of police service wanted by the Haines Highway community, a show of hands...

 

Highway school will hold three events

Shoppers and vendors alike crowded into the Mosquito Lake School Community Center (MLSCC) for our first Upper Valley Market of the season last...

 

Appalled at prospect of marijuana store

I would like to encourage everyone who is as appalled as I am at the prospect of a marijuana retail store across the street from our children’s...

 

Recall leaders need to shut up, step up

To the borough assembly: As a member of a somewhat infamous fraternity, I have an idea how you feel right now. You’ve made a hard decision for the...

 

Time for borough staff to mend fences

How do I thwart thee (the thoughtful, positive intentions of legitimately elected assembly members)? Let me count the ways. I’m repeating myself to...

 

Volunteers, school made health fair

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered in some way to make the health fair such a success, especially the ambulance crew and nurses who...

 

Nonprofit Summit drew 50 attendees

The Nonprofit Summit held April 27 in Harriett Hall was an enormous success. Over 50 attendees from 25 different organizations joined the six-hour...

 

Hospice rummage sale raised $10,704

Last weekend the compassionate spirit of our community overflowed. The Hospice of Haines annual rummage sale grossed $10,704.01! We have several hund...

 

Recall Morphet, Gregg and Lende

Recall is a minimum with these individuals: Tresham Gregg, Heather Lende and Tom Morphet! They do not listen. They have and will coerce. They have...

 

Let's shine from the inside as well

Haines is freshly swept and picked up. Our community is looking nice! So many toted yellow bags and filled them with trash. To all who participated...

 

Fears manager hire will bring division

In 43 years of observing local politics I cannot recall a more misguided decision as the one the current assembly made in choosing not to hire Brad...

 

Man distances himself from pot operation

I, Wayne Alex, have been subjected to some derisive remarks by the Haines Rant and Ravers, which don’t really matter, because that is what they do,...

 

Town provided great place to grow up

Lately I’ve been thinking how lucky I am that I was raised in Haines.  At times it felt too small and seemed like there was no privacy. Only...

 

Volunteers made Legion event a success

American Legion State Department 98th Convention was a huge success thanks to the support of our business community and the members of the Post 12...

 

Highway work will improve fish passage

The final plans of the first phase of the Haines Highway improvement project (3.9 Mile to 12 Mile) has 38 environmental mitigation sites, and 17...

 

Ambulance crew grateful for police

Three members of our family volunteer on the Haines ambulance crew. When they respond to a call, especially in the middle of the night, it’s...

 

Would 50 mph highway be better?

It is a time-honored tactic to claim a project that disrupts a river will only improve fish habitat and not jeopardize it. Current conditions of...

 

Use civil conversation instead of recall

I’ve enjoyed my share of politics. Voted every election since I first could at age 18 at a special election at college. I very seldom agree with...

 

Volunteers make Earth Day a big success

Thank you to all the volunteers who made our 2017 Earth Day event a success: the presenters both locally and from Southeast; the display providers;...

 

Recall is costly and of questionable merit

An election costs thousands of dollars. Haines taxpayers could nix this unnecessary expense by choosing not to sign recall petitions of questionable...

 

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