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 Letters    May 21, 2015 

ANB should have more Native membership

In my time I’ve seen many changes, especially in our Native people; for better or worse, I don’t know. I’m a lifelong member of the Alaska...

 
 Letters    May 21, 2015 

Summer residents care about harbor, too

Please don’t use “those summer resident” signatures as an excuse. Every signature should count when it’s on a petition. My husband and I...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Seek win-win on waterfront projects

I’m noticing that a lot of us don’t like cars right next to our waters – Viking Cove, the Chilkoot River Bridge, the Small Boat Harbor. I also...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Use cruise ship dock fees to build events

Here’s another option to consider as an alternative to waiving fees for cruise ships. Instead of the Haines Borough giving up around $10,000 in...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Honored by outpouring of support

On Saturday, May 9, my loving wife Anneliese Stacy passed away after a brief illness. Anneliese made the sacred journey from this life the way she...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Haddocks grateful for town's prayers

We would like to thank the community of Haines for the continuous support and prayers for our family.     Gates and Susan Haddock and...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Town, harbor have great potential

We the residents of Haines often lose sight of what we have and can have. Often people or groups come up with an idea to make Haines a better place....

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Friends gave patient comfort

Cancer affects an individual, family and a whole community. I would like to say thank you for all thoughts and prayers for my husband, Tyler Scovill....

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Would you scoop poop in your own yard?

Listen, townspeople. Annette Smith’s letter to the editor last week is correct. I live on the other side of town in the veterans’ apartments and...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Volunteers boosted Girl Scouts

The Junior Girl Scouts of Haines have had a great year of scouting over the 2014-15 school year. I would like to thank those who helped make it...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Foundation donated 316 books

We need to say a special thanks to the Reading Foundation for the 316 new children’s books they have donated to the Summer Reading Program this...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Thanks for help with climbing wall

To all the climbing helpers out there, a big thank you from grades 3-12. Over the last couple of weeks we had the opportunity to climb on the wall at...

 
 Letters    May 7, 2015

Borough lucky to have Sosa on the job

I was delighted to see the article regarding David Sosa in the April 16 edition of the Chilkat Valley News. It was certainly no surprise having had...

 
 Letters    May 7, 2015

Response to shop fire renewed appreciation

In March, a fire destroyed our beautiful woodworking shop. The huge black hole of devastation, loss and sense of hopelessness we felt was...

 
 Letters    May 7, 2015

Score mascot Lulu will be remembered

Our beloved guard beagle at King’s Store, Lulu, went to heaven on Saturday, May 2. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. We would like...

 
 Letters    May 7, 2015

Thanks to inns for opening doors

A big thanks to the properties that opened their doors for the Accommodations Open House on April 29-30. Response to the evenings has been incredibly...

 
 Letters    May 7, 2015

Build on local beauty, not marijuana

Regarding the letter from Mr. McCord: Very convoluted, but I did pick up on moral police. Is it just me or is it hypocritical to express one’s own...

 
 Letters    May 7, 2015

Keep World History a required class

A proposed change to school district policy would eliminate world history as a graduation requirement. I oppose this surprising change to the studies...

 
 Letters    May 7, 2015

Please scoop up after your pooch

To those who enjoy defrosting their dogs and exercising them in the Fort Seward Parade Grounds: Remember we all enjoy playing in the Parade Grounds,...

 
 Letters    May 7, 2015

Prom organizers grateful for donations

The Haines High junior class would like to express its gratitude to all of Haines for supporting this year’s prom and making it a memorable one....

 
 Letters    April 30, 2015

Town's waterfront is an asset; don't mar it

Every business in town is struggling to survive as more and more tourists with less money to spend are purchasing discounted cruise ship tickets due...

 
 Letters    April 30, 2015

SEABA rigged results of noise study

The Haines Borough has received multiple complaints regarding commercial helicopters using the temporary heliport at 26 Mile. Complaints and borough r...

 
 Letters    April 30, 2015

Harbor project promises no facilities

Is this the best we can do for our community – build a huge parking lot/boat storage on our fabulous shoreline drive? Enhancing our community as a...

 
 Letters    April 30, 2015

Family grateful, humbled by support

Recently our dad, Bob Henderson, passed away after a two-month illness. During this time, my brother Tom Henderson, sister Barb Cave and I were in...

 
 Letters    April 30, 2015

Scrutiny needed on borough's budget

On April 28, the assembly introduced the manager’s proposed budget for 2016. This budget will set the borough’s direction for its activities...

 

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