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Probable reasons for exclusion in ANCSA

In response to your story of June 3: U.S. Senators renew push for landless tribe settlement where it is written: “There are a variety of theories...

 

Remember Flag Day on June 14th

The Sons of the American Legion would like to thank everyone for proudly flying the American Flag throughout the year. We would like to remind you to...

 

The museum houses our collective memory

Researching some Haines history from the early 1970s last week, I stopped at the Haines Sheldon Museum and was led to the town’s archives where I fo...

 

DOWA operates in the shadows

The writing is on the wall as clearly as the slick PR piece in last week’s CV News by the anonymous Japanese corporation DOWA and the Canadian...

 

Public should benefit from resource extraction

I’m a commercial fisherman, and my industry pays a 3% severance tax, called the landing tax. I’ve never worried about it too much. I’m taking a...

 

Thanks for making a splash

Thanks to Howsers, Mountain Market and Joanie Wagner for helping sponsor Saturday’s Pool Palooza. We fed more than 80 swimmers and raised more than...

 

Gun resolution is vanity project

As a part-time visitor to Haines since I bought property in the early 1980’s, I’ve kept an interested eye on all the evolutions through the...

 

Thanks for caring about our brother

We recently had the unfortunate pleasure of visiting Haines to settle my dear brother’s estate. We would like to thank all of those who expressed...

 

Assembly: take a swim

So, we’re talking about another pool closure. Sad that other things, like the Second Amendment sanctuary and lobbyists, take priority over the...

 

Sculpture Garden auction a success

The Alaska Arts Confluence board members would like to thank our many supporters of the Fort Seward Sculpture Garden. Specifically, we want to thank...

 

Community service takes many forms

There are businesses all over town looking for workers.  I am a retired teacher, but choose to work part-time. I work at Haines Assisted Living and...

 

Raised beds will bear fruit!

Takshanuk Watershed Council’s raised-bed gardening demonstration at the Marvin Garden was a success. Thanks to Mardell Gunn for sharing your...

 

Sorry for the missteps

I would like to offer a sincere apology to the community. I was assigned the task of coordinating community cleanup this year and through a...

 

You belong here

Thanks to everyone who attended the Mosquito Lake Community Center’s Open House. Our aim was to showcase our programs, encourage involvement and...

 

Haines' double standard

In the past couple weeks, I’ve noticed lots of locals telling everyone how bad DOWA, and the possibility of the Palmer project turning into a mine...

 

May want to look at eating fish differently

I have eaten my share of fish. But I’m now realizing our fish stocks are declining rapidly worldwide. The main reason for the decline of worldwide...

 

I appreciate Andriesen's wisdom

I am writing to comment on Lydia Andriesen’s essay printed in the May 6, 2021 issue of the CVN. My purpose in this letter to the editor is not to...

 

Awed and humbled

When Hospice of Haines realized that COVID-19 restrictions would make our annual spring rummage extravaganza at the fairgrounds impossible for the...

 

Second Amendment Resolution is fear based

At the most recent borough assembly meeting, the assembly interpreted the second amendment in their own way. The whole proceeding reminded me of...

 

We should be a sanctuary from political toxicity

Assemblyman Paul Rogers recently submitted a resolution to declare Haines a sanctuary city. I unequivocally agree and want the record to show that I,...

 

Sanctuary- a place that provides protection

I wish for this place we call Haines to have sanctuary from exploitative logging operations that specialize in hauling our forests away to Asia;...

 

The sky isn't falling

No, Chicken Little, the sky is NOT falling. I agree with previous naysayers Aronson and Figdor who deplore Mr. Paul Rogers’ wrongheaded resolution...

 

Health freedom is important

Twice recently, in Haines, I was restricted, because of social pressure, from activities because I’m not vaccinated. These experiences gave me...

 

Thanks for the trim

The Haines Community Garden is deeply grateful to Burl Sheldon for pruning our cherry trees. Burl generously gave his time and expertise, and now...

 

Thanks for supporting our gallery opening

We would like to thank all the fine folks that ventured forth and attended the revival of our traditional spring gallery opening. It was good to see...

 

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