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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...

 

Offer our police department your support

I would like to state appreciation and support for the current Haines Borough police presence. Haines has a host of volunteers who give a piece of the...

 

Police blotter is valuable for community

I have been a subscriber to the Chilkat Valley News for 15 years or so since visiting my Navy shipmate, Erwin Hertz, a couple of times. The police...

 

Community support keeps arts alive

Thank you to Haines Community and Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for sharing the resources that support nonprofits in Haines to do good work...

 

Please consider hiring manager locally

Here we go again, four of our assembly decided to fire the borough manager. Democratic government is supposed to move slow and deliberate. We have so...

 

Museum clarifies detail from article

I want to thank everyone again who has contributed to the “White Fang” exhibit at the museum. It’s been exciting to watch visitors relive this...

 

Library thankful for community support

As the saying goes, it takes a village - and what a village we have. The Friends of the Library recently hosted two fundraising events at the library...

 

Winter square dance a big success

Friends of Mosquito Lake School Community Center welcomed over 40 people to our Winter Square Dance and dinner on Dec. 10. Thanks to all of the...

 

Volunteers keep recycling happening

Haines Friends of Recycling would like to recognize the extraordinary volunteers who sustain downtown recycling pickup to benefit the public. Year in...

 

Fiscal officer clarifies recent comment

Thank you for your Dec. 1 article “Assembly Members Brace for Big Budget Battle.” I would like to clarify one point. Your article said that I...

 

Smith family appreciates community concern

The family of Leo Smith would like to thank the community of Haines for your prayers, cards, flowers and loving support during the recent loss of our...

 

Please recycle those holiday lights

If you have old holiday lights that no longer work, you can recycle them at Haines Friends of Recycling, 2.5 Mile Small Tracts Road, when we do our...

 

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