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See the magic in the mess

Not all creatures can adapt so easily to our world. However, we humans can do something to help. We have the ability to appreciate what some animals...

 

Don't confuse selfishness for personal freedom

Would you smoke a cigarette on an airplane to assert your right to do as you choose? The need to limit a citizen’s “right” to do whatever they...

 

Thanks for Lucy Harrell tribute

Thank you, Sue Waterhouse, for organizing the lovely, heartfelt tribute to Lucy Harrell on the Sheldon Museum Facebook page. Thank you to those who...

 

Back the Blue

A few rotten apples doesn’t mean the whole barrel is bad. Isn’t this what people have told their children for generations? People are so ready to...

 

Locally sourced lunches a success

Thank you Haines Borough School District for allowing us to participate in the summer lunch program. Through our partnership we were able to feed...

 

Thanks for supporting the Uglies

The local Cancer Fund Golf Tournament, managed by the Uglies was a great success. A special thanks to the players and people stopping by with...

 

Try governing responsibly for a change

First, it was Debra Schnabel, who was not only fired by Mayor Hill and assembly people Josephson, Rogers and Thomas. But—as if that were not...

 

Sea Wolf Gallery to be renovated

Many thanks to the first responders and everyone who helped clean out the Seawolf Gallery after the fire, and everyone who expressed their...

 

Alten's firing was brash, cruel

I met Helen and her family when they first came to Haines and was impressed with her expertise and experience. I wonder what the museum board would...

 

Keeping animals caged is cruel

Do you know that keeping an animal caged is actually abuse, even cruelty? I’ve recently acquired a rabbit that had been raised in a cage. I’ve...

 

Story walk a success thanks to volunteers

The Haines Borough Public Library is so very grateful to the many different businesses, individuals and teams that helped create our Story Walk....

 

Look at CARES Act money to help museum

I’m confused on how we, the Haines Borough, are interpreting allowable uses for CARES Act funds. I see some creativity in their use for lunches for...

 

Don't leave statewide library consortium

One of the founders of the Alaska Library Consortium (ALC) informed us that “the Haines Public Library officially notified my office that because...

 

Museum board should reconsider its decision

Employment levels are key indicators of community health, and the coronavirus requires us all to think more creatively about how to maintain...

 

Hospice ready to cope with COVID stress

Hospice of Haines is thankful for our more than 30 volunteers who give of their hearts and time to provide care and support to clients through our...

 

Mid-August roadwork would impact bears

The July 2 CVN had an article about the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation possibly moving up...

 

We will miss Alan Traut and Daphne Ormerod

My heart and condolences go out to the families of Alan Traut and Daphne Ormerod. Alan and Daphne both spent many years volunteering for the Haines...

 

No market demand for more barite

In the July 2 CVN, Dave Werner wrote a letter to the editor asserting that mine industry expert Jim Kuipers’ analysis of Constantine Metal Resources...

 

Thanks to all for Fourth of July

The Fourth of July at Fort Seward continued this year with many thanks to Jim Shook, for blasting the cannon with the fundraising panties a record of...

 

People should speak up on manager firing

Many people, including myself, were taken aback by the firing of Debra Schnabel as borough manager. We (I) thought she was doing a great job. I would...

 

Museum board made a costly mistake

Really? No manager? That’s one story. Now, no museum director? Are we trying to save money or resign the museum to a slow decline? I don’t think...

 

Museum board should rethink its decision

It is regrettable that the museum board of directors has decided to let go director Helen Alten. She is highly professional and has brought the...

 

The latest attack doesn't hold up

The extreme environmentalists will do or say anything to stop mining in Alaska. Their latest scam is barite. A valuable and versatile mineral used...

 

Our heroes deserve thanks

At this time when our nation is in such turmoil, we would like to take a moment and share our extreme appreciation for our local police department....

 

Better ways to use CARES Act money

So Haines is receiving $4 million from the federal CARES Act for COVID-19 relief program. Per my understanding, this money is to be used exclusively...

 

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