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 Letters    August 14, 2014 

Do research before voting on Proposition 1

I see lots of yard signs saying, “It is our oil,” and that is correct. The question is, do we want to sell it or do we want to keep it? It is the...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014 

Sentence not severe enough in run for border

Recently someone tried to get across the border with an underage teenager; not state lines, but out of the country. Whether this was consensual or...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014 

Thanks to pie bakers, float makers

As usual, I’m tardy with my thanks, but they are no less heartfelt! I would like to thank all our Haines Woman’s Club members, their friends and...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014 

Reunion attendees had a great time

Thank you to Judy and Lee Heinmiller for a well-run reunion. They did a fine job. A great time was had by all. Myrna Kornelis...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014 

Repeal sweetheart deal for oil companies

I am voting “yes” on Proposition 1 next week to repeal the Alaska Legislature’s $2 billion Senate Bill 21 (SB 21) giveaway to the oil industry....

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014 

Chilkat River float trip was lots of fun

Thank you to Alaska Mountain Guides for the river float trip last Saturday. My brother and I have never done it before and it was lots of fun! We are...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014 

Hospice dessert booth netted $4,300

On behalf of our board, volunteers and those we serve, thank you to the 65 sweet hearts who baked prize-winning desserts for the Hospice of Haines...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Writer apologizes for use of word

I would like to apologize to Mayor Stephanie Scott for using the word “appalled” in my letter to the editor. Though alarmed at Scott’s...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Volunteers helped beach volleyball event

I would like to thank everyone who helped make the beach volleyball tournament great: Jim Schnabel, Tammy Jobbins, Tyler Scovill and Judy Ewald....

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Report senior volunteerism

I read with impassioned interest Karen Garcia’s July 31 story on senior tax exemptions to cost Haines Borough $300,000 by 2015. Perhaps, in...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Headline incredibly offensive

Your July 31 edition has a front page story with the headline, “Senior tax break costing borough $300K.” That is incredibly offensive. Since when...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Logging show a success

Once again the logging show at the Southeast Alaska State Fair went off without a hitch because of all the volunteers who helped make it a success. A...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Thanks for anniversary party

Sincere thanks to family and friends who made our 50th wedding anniversary such a special day. Dave and Char Olerud...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Highlights of Haines trip

Last week, my daughters and I had a brief trip to Haines. We had all visited before but never did we have such a grand tour as we received from Bill...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Catapult effort say thanks

The Haines Borough Public Library would like to thank everyone who helped with the catapult competition. Teens were able to learn about propulsion,...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Fair tallies 200 helpers

More than 200 individuals and businesses contributed time, talent and money to ensure the success of the 46th Southeast Alaska State Fair. A...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

Oil tax ad's fine print says it all

I was interested to see on the back of your July 24 edition the half-page color ad that “Alaskans are speaking out to oppose Ballot Measure 1.” I...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

'Safe house' closer to becoming reality

Becky’s Place Haven of Hope sale/fundraiser was a wonderful success. We were able to raise around $3,500 and still counting! This money will go...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

Pleased with landfill's pet cemetery

I’d like the public to know that I’m very pleased with the way I was treated by Mike Dorris and Sally Garton at the landfill. They went above and...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

Volunteers key to scrap metal collection

Thank you to the 30-plus volunteers that helped with the Haines Friends of Recycling scrap metal collection on July 25-26.  The delicious coffee and...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

BBBS enjoyed Kroshel Wildlife Center

Thank you, Steve Kroschel and Mario Benassi, for your generous support of Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters and for your life’s work promoting...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

Students excelled in "Puss in Boots"

The play production of “Puss in Boots” by the Summer Youth Theater Conservatory was great fun, colorful and action-packed, and we could hear...

 
 Letters    July 24, 2014

Scott's call to sell school appalling

We are appalled at Mayor Scott’s opinion in the July 17, 2014 edition of the CVN, concerning Mosquito Lake School that we should “get rid of...

 
 Letters    July 24, 2014

Ambulance crews are well-trained, caring

I’d like to express my sincere thanks for the rapid, kind and professional manner in which the ambulance crew responded to my wife’s emergency at...

 
 Letters    July 24, 2014

Becky's Place helps women in need

The community of Haines continues to be an inspiration. There are many organizations that work to uplift and support others. Most recently, Becky’s...

 

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