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 Letters    April 17, 2014 

Forget concrete at Picture Point

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. This is the song I sing to myself every time I think of what might happen to Picture Point. They are pla...

 
 Letters    April 17, 2014 

Thanks for staging Big Air contest

A huge thank you to the dozens of people that made the Olen Nash Memorial Big Air contest a great event. Special thanks to Luck Dunbar for...

 
 Letters    April 17, 2014 

Thanks SEABA, for Big Air's big grins

I think everyone who attended the Big Air competition on Sunday would agree that Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures deserves a hearty thank...

 
 Letters    April 17, 2014 

Options, including homeschool, are best

Thankfully, what Elisabetta LoGuidice described in her letter last week is not the picture of homeschooling in Haines. For a picture, look no further...

 
 Letters    April 10, 2014

Committee's concern was lost income

After reading the CVN article on the Haines Borough Assembly’s vote to request state Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins to remove a bill rescinding the Yukon...

 
 Letters    April 10, 2014

Are homeschooled students learning?

Back in Baltimore in the 1940s, if a child didn’t show up for school, a truant officer would make a visit to the home to establish the reason for...

 
 Letters    April 10, 2014

Incredible support for Venturer Scouts

The Haines Venturer Scouts would like to thank the community of Haines for the incredible support for the Outback Dinner and Auction at Harriett...

 
 Letters    April 3, 2014

Canadian fishermen support town

Haines proponents of rescinding the reciprocal fishing license agreement with the Yukon Territory should be careful. Your community doesn’t live on...

 
 Letters    April 3, 2014

Jess inspired, made time for others

I’m saddened by the passing of Art Jess, but even more inspired by his legacy. He was a model for me – a keen listener, broad thinker, patient...

 
 Letters    April 3, 2014

Jess had a passion for peacemaking

Haines People for Peace is greatly saddened by the news of Art Jess’ death on Saturday, March 22. Art was a pillar in the community in so many...

 
 Letters    April 3, 2014

Thanks to SEABA for offering class

During the winter months, eighth grade students at the middle school, led by Jon Gellings of Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, dug their way...

 
 Letters    April 3, 2014

Pioneer loves its Canadian visitors

In reference to the titillating article about an occurrence at the Pioneer Bar, we love and welcome our Canadian visitors. We’ve had plenty of...

 
 Letters    April 3, 2014

Thanks for help with pet fashion show

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel would like to thank all the community members, local dogs and volunteers who participated in our recent pet fashion...

 
 Letters    April 3, 2014

Friends made sea burial possible

The family of Art Jess wishes to express our heartfelt gratitude to all the wonderful people who helped make his memorial and sea burial possible. It...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Donate air bags for heli-ski industry?

Tread lightly when you call for the borough to impose more regulatory requirements. Every industry has regulating organizations. Typically in the ski...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Air bags should be required for guides

So sorry to read about the death of another Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures guide, the second death of a guide while working for SEABA in two...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Frustrating to wait for heli-ski changes

Tom Morphet’s editorial reflects the same frustration we experienced dealing with this industry. Its leaders, owners, land and government agencies,...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Art Jess will be missed

Art Jess was a kind, thoughtful, generous man. His presence in the community will be missed. Gershon Cohen...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Pacific Pile boosts Big Brothers

Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters appreciates the generous gift from Pacific Pile and Marine to support a more vigorous effort to recruit new...

 
 Letters    March 20, 2014

Thanks for help in Dennis Miles Ski Race

Many thanks to the community for teaming up for a successful Dennis Miles Memorial Ski Race. It came as no surprise to find people and businesses...

 
 Letters    March 20, 2014

Turn your frowns upside down, please

Week after week, I have been reading the paper hoping for some good news only to read about the collective “shooting ourselves in the foot” news....

 
 Letters    March 20, 2014

Heli-skiers, grow up and quit whining

As a user-group, what makes heli-skiers special? All other user-groups will be affected by this winter’s low snowfall. The fishermen, commercial,...

 
 Letters    March 13, 2014

Fund-raiser was a blessing to witness

The Marquardt family and New Hope Fellowship would like to sincerely thank everybody who donated and purchased items for the Marquardt family fund...

 
 Letters    March 13, 2014

Bigs grateful for financial gifts

Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters is grateful for the community’s financial gifts, and the time given by fundraisers and helpers, that made the 2014...

 
 Letters    March 13, 2014

Businesses came together for summit

The Haines Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the economic development summit this...

 

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