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Beware the false choice

There is no “Community Dock” vs “Industrial Dock” that Haines residents need to “converse” about. The Haines freight dock is old, failing...

 
 By Sheri Loomis    Letters    November 23, 2022 

Community Foundation hits a homerun

The Haines Little League was recently awarded a $3,000 grant from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation to help facilitate the purchase and...

 

First bazaar since covid a huge success

The Haines Woman’s Club is humbled and grateful for the wonderful turnout this past weekend for their first post-Covid Holiday Bazaar. While there...

 

Thanks for supporting the library

The Friends of the Library are grateful to live in such a generous community with such a great library. We wish to thank all those who donated a...

 

Thanks for the warm memories

Thank you Haines friends for welcoming me 15 years ago and for letting me share the wonderful Alaska wilderness, your friendship and camaraderie. My...

 

Tesse helped us heal

Welcome Tesse Maciejko, DPT, who joined Haines Mountainside Physical Therapy earlier this year. Tesse excels as a physical therapist. She’s...

 

Keep speed-limit low on Lutak Road

We've lived at Lutak since 1985. In those 35 years or so the area has gone from rural with a dirt road to a densely populated residential neighborhood...

 
 By Pam Long    Letters    November 17, 2022

Thank you AP&T for travel support

The Haines Hot Shots trap shooting team received a generous donation from Alaska Power & Telephone to cover registration fees for our athletes to...

 

Never look a gift horse in the mouth

At the Nov. 3 Ports and Harbors Committee meeting I asked the first four questions below. Chair Diana Lapham suggested I submit the questions to the...

 

Examine your assumptions

Recent worldwide events have shaken my confidence in my ability to see things as they are. I had maintained assumptions that now seem to have been...

 

The election merry-go-round is tiresome

I’ve been on this planet for a while and have voted in the last 13 presidential elections and countless state and local elections. The one constant... Full story

 

Volunteers keep community center going

The first big snowstorm announced that winter has arrived! Big shout out to Paul Rogers, not only for his dedicated service on the assembly, but also...

 

Thank you to Sean Gaffney

On behalf of the American Bald Eagle Foundation, I extend our gratitude to Sean Gaffney for the years of service he has given to the ABEF before...

 

Help us help the community

This week is the last of the “Waste Reduction Tips of the Week” that Haines Friends of Recycling is publishing in the Chilkat Valley News. We...

 

Play-Dough

Haines is lucky to have such erudite individuals that publish their works extensively across such scholarly journals as Reddit and Tumblr. Between...

 

Support public use cabins in the valley

State parks officials say the caretaker’s cabin at Chilkat State Park will be available for use as a nightly rental in the coming weeks. Joe...

 

Please close 'Pandora's Box'

As a member of the Planning Commission when this Heliport idea surfaced all those years ago, the overwhelming recommendation of the Commission was...

 

Olive branches are real

Alright, hermits, families, and folklore fans: we're in for a change of scenery. Let's switch out folklore for something new this autumn. How about...

 

Thanks to the CVN staff, community

I am sad to say that this week is my last as the Advertising Manager for the Chilkat Valley News. I am heading to Juneau to give birth to our baby in...

 

Let's get back to hand-counting ballots

I have a question: Why are we still using voting machines when there is so much distrust in them? I know by writing this letter I might get a visit...

 

"Mamma Mia," what a performance

WOW!  A huge thank you to all who played a part onstage or behind the scenes and set of “Mamma Mia.”  I grew up outside New York City and as a...

 

Grateful for this community

Dear community of Haines, Words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude that I have for this community.  Three weeks ago, I suffered a significant...

 

Big question left unanswered

A big thank you to all who supported my candidacy for borough assembly. The candidate forums and interviews showed much common ground among...

 

Congrats to candidates

Congratulations to Gabe Thomas, Ben Aultman-Moore, and Jerry Lapp on their election to the Assembly. I enjoyed running against them and meeting so...

 

Your support means a lot

I would like to give a big shout out of Thank You to everyone who got out and voted in our local election. Your support means a lot to me and makes...

 

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