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 Letters    September 11, 2014 

Senior barbecue a wonderful surprise

Wow. Haines is a fantastic place to be. I love how people are willing to help and chip in. The Senior Center had a barbecue fundraiser on Aug. 27...

 
 Letters    September 11, 2014 

Looking forward to tax break

I have lived in the Haines Borough for 40 years and worked to buy land and build a home and paid taxes every year on time. One thing to look forward...

 
 Letters    September 11, 2014 

Disc golf played on glacier

On behalf of all of the participants of the Raven’s Bowl disc golf tournament, we would like to thank Robert Murphy and Alaska Excursions for...

 
 Letters    September 11, 2014 

Two leaders show true colors

The two departing members of the Borough Assembly included in last week’s issue of the Chilkat Valley News provide a striking contrast toward...

 
 Letters    September 11, 2014 

Waste systems working well

The current system of waste management is working well. It is affordable and provides incentives for people to reduce their waste consumption and...

 
 Letters    September 11, 2014 

Sourdough Slim show was a hit

Oh, what a time we had!  The Foundation for the Chilkat Center fundraiser, featuring Sourdough Slim, was a huge success! It could not have been...

 
 Letters    September 4, 2014

Don't be taken for fool in local election

Whether it is upgrading our roads and bridges, securing reliable, low-cost hydropower, skiing, jet-boat tours or a responsible mining and timber...

 
 Letters    September 4, 2014

Thanks for sharing at Edwards' memorial

I would sincerely like to thank everyone for attending George Edwards’ memorial service last Wednesday. Thank you to those who shared stories,...

 
 Letters    September 4, 2014

Please keep food scraps out of landfill

I would like to start by thanking all Haines residents who self-haul their municipal solid waste to the landfill, making sure the food-contaminated...

 
 Letters    September 4, 2014

Alcohol the killer, not marijuana

And there you have it, folks: The resolution to oppose ballot measure 2, legalizing recreational use of marijuana, was passed by the Haines Borough...

 
 Letters    September 4, 2014

Killed brown bears were doing no harm

I couldn’t believe that anybody should be so crass as shooting a brown bear and her two cubs. They were doing no harm. I had a visitation from mama...

 
 Letters    September 4, 2014

Is replacement of school roof necessary?

Regarding the bond for $1.8 million to replace the high school roof, I am wondering if I am missing something here. I looked online for information...

 
 Letters    September 4, 2014

Dolphins thank foundation for support

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its generous grant support. The grant assisted the team...

 
 Letters    September 4, 2014

Thanks for effort that created mural

Last year, Debra Schnabel of Lynn Canal Corporation approached the Haines Borough School District with a wonderful idea for creating a colorful...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

No good argument for senior exemption

I have yet to hear a good argument for why we should continue to have senior property tax exemptions. I’m a member of the painfully small 30-40-yea...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Assembly rolls for corporate interest

It’s not unusual for the Haines Borough Assembly to balk when outside “big government” folks try to tell our community what to do. But...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Edwards exemplified what matters

George Edwards was my dearest friend, brother and gentle soul whose happiness rested in helping people in need. While filling people’s hearts he...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Hard work boosted bear festival

We would like to thank the following people and organizations for contributing to the success of our first Celebration of Bears Fair: the Jilkaat...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Prayers, thoughts appreciated

Saying “thank you” does not seem like enough to those near and far who have been so kind during Ron Sloper’s recent hospitalization and...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Thanks, AMG, for Skagway trip

Thank you, Alaska Mountain Guides, for taking me to Skagway. I had such a great time. It was so much fun. Megan Whitermore...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Assembly's action not myopic

In response to candidate Mario Benassi’s representation of the assembly as myopic, I looked it up on Dictionary.com: 1. unable or unwilling to act...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Totem Trot met financial goal

Thank you to the Haines community for the wonderful support you gave the Sheldon Museum for our first Totem Trot. Over 100 individuals participated...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Tie exemption to residency term

Snowbirds have been referred to as the older group of folks who lived out the rough times before Alaska became a state. Well now, concerning the...

 
 Letters    August 28, 2014

Friends brighten public library

Patrons of the library have responded favorably to the new glass door in the reading room, which has replaced the solid one leading to the patio. It...

 
 Letters    August 21, 2014

Borough's spending a hurdle for support

I understand why the Haines Borough would like to phase out the senior property tax exemption and I might support it if the borough spent its money...

 

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