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Drain the aqueous storage ordinance

The draft ‘aqueous storage’ ordinance article quote “There’s no industries currently in the borough that this would affect right now” is...

 

Thanks for assisting with grief training

This past year Hospice of Haines has had the opportunity to send our grief facilitator to train with Dr. Alan Wolfelt, an international leader in the...

 

Aqueous storage ban is short sighted

The proposed ordinance by Will Prisciandaro and his draconian approach to settling ponds and tailing dams is wrong on so many levels, this letter...

 

Why wouldn't we accept a police dog?

When I moved from Haines nine years ago, we had a horrible drug problem here that had affected many of our preteens and teenagers. You know, adults...

 

Big Air was a big success

The 2019 Olen Nash Memorial Big Air Contest was a great success!  Thanks to the crowd, of about 40, for hiking up to egg us on, the judges-Luck...

 

Hats off to "Noises Off" cast and crew

During my stay I have been fortunate enough to attend several events in the Chilkat Center, but the most recent visit provided entertainment that was...

 

Your government will be responsive

To the people of Haines:  The borough empathizes with the authors of the paid commentary (April 4, p. 4) attempting to document drug issues in our...

 

Should the pool close seasonally?

The Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will be meeting Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in assembly chambers to consider a...

 

Is it a party?

Thank you to all who supported the Chilkat Center and the LCC Players by attending the play “Noises Off.” I had the honor and privilege of...

 

Our mayor was in the right

I was disgusted but not surprised by the attacks by liberal members of the Borough Assembly against Mayor Jan Hill. She owes no one an apology or...

 

HARK fundraiser was a record breaker

Thank you to everybody who supported HARK during our second annual Spay-ghetti dinner. This was, by far, the biggest crowd and most successful...

 

Let's work together

Painting a picture of good versus evil does not truly help us understand one another. Asking questions are good when it comes to understanding a...

 

Thanks for "Rock, Paper, Fish" success

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council would like to thank our partners and volunteers and the communities of Klukwan and Haines for the...

 

Questionable if mine will undergo EIS

An operating mine in the Chilkat Valley is unlikely to undergo a complete Environmental Impact Study. Any analysis will be splintered over various age...

 

Peratrovich Day events inspired

The Sisters of the ANS Camp 5 would like to thank all those involved in helping make the Annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Assembly an inspiring and...

 

Thanks for a successful Health Fair

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered in some way to make the health fair a success. Our Alaska Health Fair partners were impressed with...

 

Honor Dave and smile

I didn’t know David Dzenawagis very well but I played hockey with him this winter. He was a good player, he skated fast with a bit of recklessness b...

 

Take your misplaced values elsewhere

I see a lot of letters in the Chilkat Valley News that seem to be opposed to everything from local natural resource development to increased tourism...

 

Clean water and Constantine don't mix

I recently dug a well at my 26-mile residence and called the Haines Borough and DEC about well testing. I was told that tests should be done annually...

 

No more dogs need to die for a race

Another dog has died for the Iditarod. 155 dogs have died to date. We know this through the media since the race first started, but no official count...

 

Thank you Legion Hall

I would like to thank the American Legion Hall staff and volunteers for letting us be part of a great community event. Many of you have had a good...

 

Beware of "The Blob"

The Feb. 1, 2019 journal “Science” contained very disturbing pertinent findings regarding our fisheries and whales. In 2017, 100 million Pacific...

 

Thanks for the presentation turn-out

Thanks to all those that came out Monday night to hear Gregg Erickson’s presentation on Industrial Mines in Small Communities. As our community...

 

There's no such thing as a small drug issue

I applaud Sue Folletti for speaking out about the drug problem in Haines in last week’s issue. She couldn’t have said it better. Sharon Resnick...

 

Erickson provided much needed balance

Thank you Takshanuk Watershed Council for bringing Gregg K. Erickson to Haines so that the community could hear about the potential economic impacts...

 

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