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Thanks to Santa and his elf

The Haines Sheldon Museum would like to thank Santa and his Elf (Niall and Tami Hackett) for entertaining Haines families at the museum this Holiday...

 

Thanks for cheering on the polar dip

Many thanks to Alaska Marine Lines, Haines Homes Building and Howsers for donations that made the 17th Haines Polar Bear Dip a success. Also, thanks...

 

Thank you, Eric Holle

Thank you, Eric Holle, for three decades of care and advocacy on behalf of Southeast Alaska’s wild and priceless environment: fisheries habitat,...

 

Let's stay community-minded

Seriously? “… what am I going to do for myself? What am I going to do for me to keep me safe?” This quote from the new Borough manager in a...

 

Will Dunleavy be liable for COVID impacts?

Can Governor Dunleavy be held personally liable for COVID illnesses or deaths of Alaska’s National Guard members by halting their federally...

 

Thanks for digging us out

There have been many heroes in the last month as Haines got clobbered with more snow and wind.   Thank you to Nishan Weerasinghe for plowing around...

 

Omicron schmomicron

I’ve bought a second book (from The Bookstore : 0 ) that our library has agreed to accept as a gift, both are on the New Shelf. The first was The...

 

Thank you all

Thank you, Sun, for shining on Laura and me as we walked to Picture Point. Thank you, Oleruds, for all your flour I use to make bread for our...

 

Help Us, Help Haines this Christmas

I would like to personally thank all those in the Haines community who have been so generous this Christmas season. We have had so many in this great...

 

Cancel my subscription

After reading your editorial, Kyle, I am very disappointed and feel that you could have used this issue in your editorial that would have been so...

 

Take time to think

The only people who should be cancelled are the perpetually aggrieved.  Much of our public (and private) discourse is so over-analyzed that people...

 

Let's check our double standards

I appreciated last week’s editorial that sought to be a voice of reason and moderation and that discouraged further angry social media reaction to E...

 

Can I have my sled back?

To whomever helped themselves to the sled at the end of the trail at 6.5 mile, I would like it back. It was taken on Dec. 9. Oh, and I hope you were...

 

Lily Lake doesn't need a motorized trail

How does our community get lost down these rabbit holes of upside thinking that yurts will lower property values and motorized recreational trails in...

 

Thanks for help with Lighting of the Library

Thank you to all the decorators, snow shovelers, musicians, little tree makers, donors and bidders who made the first Lighting of the Library in two...

 

Walk fast and carry sissors

In Kung Fu folklore, villagers encounter animals as a verification rite. Bears. Giant snakes. Particularly aggressive swans. It’s a motif. So...

 

Thank you for keeping roads safe

A big shoutout to Matt Boron and the DOT crew for doing a great job keeping the roads clear and safe. It is greatly appreciated. Gershon...

 

Speakers address trauma, recovery at December storm anniversary memorial

The anniversary memorial of the Dec. 2 storm drew more than 150 residents to the small boat harbor...

 

Apology for comment at a COW meeting

I sincerely apologize for the comment I made at the Nov. 29th COW meeting. It doesn’t matter that I believed I was speaking in private. What I said...

 

Takeaways from Larry Benda's Bear Crisis

1. Biologist Carl Koch and Anthony Crupi are “cooking the books” to prevent me and my kind from killing more bears for profit. It must be a...

 

Don't allow motorized vehicles on Lily Lake Road

On snow shoeing into Lily Lake this week I noticed a public notice on the gate.  It is at a gate about 50-100 ft through fairly deep snow not on the...

 

Thank you for being a loving community

Words cannot adequately express the outpouring of compassion our community has for those young treasures that have passed, and there have been...

 

Use of oil and minerals is a personal choice

I am an environmentalist and believe in conservation. I have been rewarded with walking and bicycling for 25 years. I believe lowering our use of oil...

 

Can the mine operate without damage?

Constantine President Garfield McVeigh recently admitted, as reported in the CVN, that the Canadian stock exchange requested revisions in information...

 

CMR hasn't been 'abundantly clear'

Constantine Metal Resources (CMR) president Garfield MacVeigh’s Nov. 18 letter wraps a kernel of truth in significant untruths and ignores...

 

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