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 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    December 11, 2014 

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Haines Borough taxpayers should think twice before accepting the notion that they’re on the hook for rebuilding the Lutak Dock. What public service...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    December 4, 2014

Editorial

Thanks to Wayne Cowart and other church leaders who organized the community Thanksgiving celebration at Haines School. A communitywide get-together...

 
 Opinion    November 20, 2014

Editorials

Christmas lights already strung around town are a welcome sight. It’s been gray around here since June and the weatherman says we’re in for more....

 
 Opinion    October 30, 2014

Editorial

If you think voting doesn’t change anything, consider the money spent in the past few months to influence how you mark your ballot. Between the Augu...

 
 Opinion    October 16, 2014

Editorial

The Haines Borough should scrap hiring an economic development director and hire a grant writer instead. There’s been no public outcry for another d...

 
 Opinion    October 9, 2014

Editorial

Congratulations to the winners of Tuesday’s election and thanks to all the candidates who ran. A campaign is a great opportunity to hear ideas from...

 
 Opinion    October 2, 2014

Editorial

It’s not this newspaper’s practice to tell residents how to vote, but because the Haines Borough has made only marginal efforts to promote passage...

 
 Opinion    September 25, 2014

Editorial

Turnout at Saturday night’s Chilkat Valley Preschool fundraiser suggests there’s broad support for a new preschool building in Haines. So why not...

 
 Opinion    September 18, 2014

Editorial

A person learns early in life that the only real independence is financial – having your own money. That’s as true for towns as it is for people....

 
 Opinion    September 11, 2014

Editorial

There may have been a real need for an community and economic development director in Haines before Darsie Culbeck proposed the job last fall;Culbeck...

 
 Opinion    September 4, 2014

Editorial

There was a dust-up over the orange arrows spray-painted around town for the Sheldon Museum’s Totem Trot fundraiser. The arrows were drawn with...

 
 Opinion    August 28, 2014

Editorial

Joe Parnell’s column this week is a paid advertisement because Parnell is now a candidate for local office. During a political campaign, the...

 
 Opinion    August 21, 2014

Editorial

The Haines Borough Assembly reversal last week of its tour moratorium at Chilkoot Lake reflects that the town hasn’t yet figured out its...

 
 Opinion    August 7, 2014

Editorial

At a workshop Tuesday, Haines Borough Assembly members pondered $21 million they need to raise to replace the sewage treatment plant, expand the boat...

 
 Opinion    July 24, 2014

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Back when it hosted the statewide community theater festival ACTFest, Haines billed itself as “Alaska’s Theater Town.” That may have been an...

 
 Opinion    July 17, 2014

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The Downtown Revitalization Committee should untether itself from the Haines Borough. Downtown revitalization – at its core – is about rebuilding...

 
 Opinion    July 10, 2014

Editorial

Funny how things work out. On the Fourth of July with no official fireworks display, the unofficial fireworks were glorious – and everywhere....

 
 Opinion    July 3, 2014

Editorial

Independence Day is the better name for the holiday we celebrate this week. It marks the day in 1776 that 13 colonies declared themselves free from...

 
 Opinion    June 19, 2014

Editorial

Recent revelations about the behavior of former Haines Borough Police Sgt. Jason Joel should lead the municipality to create new policies to follow...

 
 Opinion    June 12, 2014

Editorial

Dave Ricke’s crew made the raising of the Fort Seward fire hall hose tower look easy Tuesday. The tower is an impressive addition to Fort Seward...

 
 Opinion    May 29, 2014

Editorial

If you’ve seen us out covering stories or taking photos that haven’t appeared in these pages, please bear with us. The end of the school year,...

 
 Opinion    May 15, 2014

Editorial

An old friend remarked to me the other day she’d lived here long enough to remember when greenies supported tourism and rednecks were against it....

 
 Opinion    April 17, 2014

Editorial

If you don’t think it pays to shop at home, consider that local sales taxes raised $2.74 million last year, or nearly one-quarter of the...

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014

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The Chilkat Valley News extends a welcome to new Haines Borough Manager David Sosa and his family. Sosa arrives at a critical juncture in our...

 
 Opinion    March 20, 2014

Editorial

Four heli-skiing deaths in Haines since 2012 are an unacceptable toll. They’re also a black eye for our town, an unnecessary public expense and a...

 

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