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Make committee more well-rounded

In the borough code, conflict of interest is defined as someone who would gain financially or have a special interest in a particular topic. In...

 

Grateful for reporter's neutrality

I wanted to publicly thank Suzanne Ashe for her reporting in, “Crowd rallies against recreation map plan” on last week’s front page. She accurat...

 

Beware of false equivalency among uses

Using the analogy of a racially segregated bus during the civil rights movement to argue that there should be no limitations on use of public lands...

 

'Fake news' makes finding truth difficult

This phenomenon of “fake news” or purposeful misinformation has me concerned. When I was young, a CBS news journalist named Walter Cronkite would...

 

Grateful for borough grant for center

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center and the special people we serve, I would like to extend our heart-felt appreciation to the Haines Borough for...

 

Hoops torrney reinforces town's ideals

On behalf of the Hooptime coaches, I want to thank the community of Haines for hosting another fantastic Triple Threat basketball tournament. Lori...

 

Nation continues move toward fascism

The United States has moved closer to fascism under every president since Nixon, regardless of party affiliation. Political scientist Lawrence Britt...

 

U.S. betrays Syria with Muslim ban

Recent political events in our nation, particularly the Trump order banning immigrants from seven Muslim nations, has me writing this letter. I...

 

Alcan champ grateful for event's helpers

I would like to thank all those involved in making the 48th Alcan 200 happen this year. It is always incredible to be a part of such a grand...

 

Thanks for keeping sled race alive

We want to thank Jack Smith Sr. and Jack Smith Jr. for the use of their snowmachine in the Alcan 200. Also, thank you to the Chilkat SnowBurners,...

 

Town pitched in to put on swim meet

The Haines Dolphin Swim Team would like to thank the many volunteers and businesses that made this year’s home swim meet a success. One hundred...

 

Manager vote violated borough charter

At the Jan. 10 meeting, the mayor broke a 3 to 3 assembly tie to select an interim manager from two available applicants. This decision violated the...

 

Put yourself in your dog's place

We’ve had some really cold, nasty weather this winter. Would you believe I’m still seeing animals tied outside without protection from the...

 

Generosity supplied 100 food boxes

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who went above and beyond during the Christmas season to help those who needed a “hand...

 

March is about maintaining respect

You might wonder why a presidential inauguration requires marching in the street. In a word, respect. The president sets the tone for national...

 

Seward led meeting to its conclusion

I have the audio of the borough manager’s evaluation on a thumb drive. You can call to borrow it. I’ve listened three times, a really tough...

 

Manager System broken;time for change

I have the audio of the borough manager’s evaluation on a thumb drive. You can call to borrow it. I’ve listened three times, a really tough...

 

Seward's dismissal was warranted

I believe that the incident in which manager Bill Seward advised a company to fire an individual (Gershon Cohen) or risk not receiving a borough...

 

Grant will help senior center buy van

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center and the special people we serve, I would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its grant of...

 

Manager should be non-partisan, neutral

The borough manager works for the entire community of Haines. His actions should be non-partisan and neutral. His act of threatening an employer of...

 

Manager position is worth getting right

I feel very sorry for the new borough manager. Moving across the country to serve Haines is admirable. Serving our country is admirable. However, his...

 

KHNS did receive cut to state grant

The CVN’s Dec. 22 wrap-up of 2016 was interesting to read but I’d like to point out that KHNS, in fact, did not dodge state budget cuts – we...

 

Civility is as important as open criticism

During the Jan. 10 assembly meeting, we voted on a resolution to designate funds for “upland development” of the harbor project. I supported the...

 

Salvation Army donations down this year

I would like to personally thank all those in the Haines community who have been so generous this Christmas season. We have had so many in this great...

 

Missing reading the old police report

Years ago, I read the “Police Report” in the Chilkat Valley News and immediately became intrigued by a quirky little town I had barely heard...

 

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