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Ski race thank you

After heavy snows and dangerous roads cancelled the Miles Klehini Ski Classic in February, our second try in 40 degrees Fahrenheit and full sunshine...

 

We are here for you!

We here at The Salvation Army would like to make sure that everyone in the community knows that yes, we are still open. Although our group meetings as...

 

Mining forum a success

The organizers of the Mining Forum held March 7th and 8th at the ANB/ANS Hall would like to thank CVN for the lengthy coverage in the 3/16/20...

 

Bike Relay postponed until further notice

Registration for the 2020 event is postponed so the board can assess impacts of the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. This is a fluid situation, and we...

 

Kat to Kat 2020 event a great success

I want to send huge thanks and respect to all the Kat to Kat 2020 participants who made the fourth annual event a great success. Thank you to the 59...

 

Library books and information should be free

I understand the need for cutbacks and I accept that our library should not physically expand in these dire economic times. But, I am completely...

 

Steel Magnolias: a dream come true

The Chilkat Center shone again with six beautiful stars of our local stage. Thank you Annette Smith, Cheryl Mullins, Margaret Sebens, Carolyn...

 

Support Haines Dolphins for 'Swimboree'

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team is pleased to announce that their annual fundraiser has kicked off. Formerly known as the “Swim-a-thon”, the event...

 

With regard to the mining forum last week

PR spectacles displaying glossy certainties are paramount to professing the gospel of wealth. In order to create the kinds of over-confident...

 

Recall failure potentially devastating

A prediction. If the recall efforts fail, a year from now we won’t have a “marine highway” left to talk about. A year ago the governor backed aw...

 

Flash free verse poem 'Transportation'

I am speaking up for transportation, specifically the ferry which has been the life blood and circulation for the Southeast congregation. The ferries...

 

Community is not mining company's priority

If you plan to attend this weekend’s mining forum, please be cautious of outsiders being paid big bucks to influence our community. I’ll start by...

 

Thank you for genuine care and concern

Tim Maust and family would like to thank Lutak Lumber and the whole Haines community for the outpouring of support and love we’ve received these...

 

Pahl's medical fundraiser a huge success

The Uglys of Haines would like to thank everyone for helping to make the fundraiser for Woody Pahl a huge success. As most of you know he severely...

 

Winterfest events a huge success

The Haines Avalanche Center would like to thank all of its volunteers, sponsors, and supporters who helped make this weekend’s events a huge...

 

Quality of life keeps people in town

The Haines Borough Assembly is talking about contraction, user fees, and shuttering quality of life components. In 1730 when a young New England...

 

Public hearings for tour permits are helpful

It’s unfortunate that the borough’s Tourism Advisory Board, a government-sponsored industry group, is considering removing the requirement for a p...

 

Thank you for support after crash

We would like to say thank you so much to all of our amazing friends and the community members who have helped our family after Woody’s snow...

 

Tournament of the Readers a success

Congratulations to the winners in the 2020 Haines School Library Tournament of the Readers. This year we had two divisions with 17 teams in grades...

 

Your giving makes a difference

We would like to thank AP&T for their recent financial support of $5,000.00 to Becky’s Place, a local “safe house” in Haines. Your generosity...

 

Note Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

February is the month to celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich day, honoring a pioneer in Alaska civil rights. Haines schools will have a 9 a.m. assembly...

 

Thank you for the Sauna!

As I sit in the sauna at the Haines pool, I am filled with gratitude to the people who gave their time, energy, and expertise to make it happen. It...

 

State's poor fiscal decision a factor with ferries

Among Sean Parnell’s various bad decisions as Alaska’s Governor—made with the Republican-led legislature—was building ferries outside the comp...

 

Lapp appointment conflicts with voters

Jerry Lapp? I can think of few people who represent the antithesis of Mr. Sean Maidy’s views and politics more than Jerry. The voters chose Maidy,...

 

Thanks for neighborly snow removal

Thank you to everyone who has been moving snow. I appreciate the neighbors with shovels. The private contractors diligently keeping driveways and...

 

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