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Thanks for helping in time of need

There simply are not enough kind words to express my thanks to the many people involved in mine and Bill Kurz’s life yesterday and today. I would...

 

Hut group appreciated racers, volunteers

Haines Huts would like to thank everyone who helped make the first annual Koot to Kat alpine adventure race a great success. Leslie Ross at the...

 

Glacier Bards proud of community

The Haines Glacier Bards Drama, Debate and Forensics team would like to thank everyone in our community for supporting us through another successful...

 

Police chief extorting community

Nothing like blatant extortion by the police chief to create good faith in the public servants at Haines Borough. Is extortion what they call best...

 

Who has the hidden agenda?

I wanted to share some thoughts on last week’s letter by Mike Denker and the commentary by Ryan Cook. Our First Amendment right to free speech is a...

 

Hark served chilly dogs, chili dogs

Many thanks to all who helped make Haines Animal Rescue Kennel’s “Paws for Celebration” a rewarding occasion. HARK’s annual meeting and...

 

Planners throw out rock-haul permit

Roger Schnabel’s planning commission rock quarry permit needs to be thrown out by the assembly! The permit has serious flaws, planning commission...

 

Mother Nature is largest contractor

Regarding Gershon Cohen’s comments in the Feb. 23 CVN story, I ask, “Are we looking at the same river?” I’ve been looking at it for 77 years....

 

Two stories conflict with each other

I find it to be very ironic that on page seven of the March 2 edition, the articles really are in conflict with each other. While I think the Haines...

 

Ranting is free speech, has value

Last week’s CVN contained a letter titled “Run the town, don’t stir the pot.” The commenter stated that “stirring the pot” with rants and...

 

Thanks for making ski race a success

New snow and sunshine made last Saturday’s Miles Klehini Classic 10K ski event a huge success. The Haines Ski and Hike Club would like to...

 

Haines has no music scene

Responding to Diana Kelm’s March 2 letter, realize that Haines is a town with many visual artists. It is not a town with a music scene. Except for...

 

Dolphins need your support

You may have noticed kids around town trying to raise money for the Dolphins Swim Team via the annual swim-a-thon event. Our swim team currently has...

 

Run the town, don't stir the pot

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Committee’s job is to address issues concerning lands and activities then make recommendations to the...

 

Unsure how rock-haul numbers add up

This letter is in regards to a question I have about the proposed Southeast Roadbuilders rock-hauling issue. A few weeks back it was quoted in the...

 

School music part of town's arts legacy

In recent years, we have watched as Haines has been successfully promoted (at least so far) as an artists’ community. What kind of artists’...

 

Sixth-graders grateful for job-shadowing

Haines sixth-graders recently participated in a job shadowing experience with several businesses and organizations in the community. We appreciate...

 

Food production holds potential for town

The Haines Chamber of Commerce publicly recognizes the many people in the valley that are actively pursuing sustainable, commercial and/or organic...

 

Town rallied after family's house burned

On Feb. 2, four weeks ago, a fire destroyed our home. In just a few hours, we lost almost everything. Since that evening, we have received so much...

 

LCC doesn't take up recreation issues

Scott Sundberg’s letter on Feb. 16 strongly implies Lynn Canal Conservation involvement in the Parks and Recreation meeting involving winter...

 

Dissatisfied? Serve on a committee

Several years ago, a cherished elder asked me to consider serving on a borough committee, “any committee.” I applied and was appointed to the...

 

School principal grateful for presenters

It is incredibly wonderful to be a part of a school and community that work together to benefit our students. The schoolwide celebration of Elizabeth...

 

Don't buy the hysteria of wars on drugs

“Drug-related property crimes” emerge as the latest scare call from Capitol operants. An array of poorly correlated data and distorted...

 

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...

 

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