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Thanks for rezoning efforts

Dear Friends of Chilkat Inlet Retreat, borough assembly, planning commission, planner Dave Long and mayor Olerud, Thank you for your efforts...

 

Thanks for a great fair

Amanda Randles and her team deserve a big thank you for organizing and putting on a great Southeast State Fair. I think everyone had a good time...

 

Need help with my garbage math skills

I have a math problem that I need help with, a story problem, if you remember those from your school days: Recently I visited family in the Lower 48...

 

Public deserves a say in wastewater plan

Thank you for covering the lack of public notice on the construction approval for the Palmer Project’s wastewater discharge system. Six...

 

Skeptical that covid numbers will help

Responding to Tom Morphet (a fave of mine in this town) and his July 28 letter to the editor. Maybe you’re correct, Tom. Maybe covid case numbers...

 

Tax disposable beverages to promote health

We can address two extreme societal problems locally. Both require changing behavior and a pile of new money: 1) Reduce waste management costs and...

 

Some seniors have paid full property tax

Thank you for your informative article last week on the senior property tax exemption. I would like to bring up an omission in your story. A Haines...

 

SAIL work program went smoothly

Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) would like to recognize the businesses that helped make the organization’s summer work program a...

 

A daily covid tally could prove helpful

In light of the recent surge in local covid cases, I’m wondering if the Haines Borough couldn’t post a daily count of active covid cases, using...

 

I Love Lucy Harrell Day, Aug. 1

Aug. 1 will mark the third anniversary of “I Love Lucy Harrell Day,” and I am calling on you — all residents of Haines — to honor the...

 

Wolf dog law based on sad experiences

When I was a boy my folks taught school in rural Alaska. In 1949-51 we were in a village in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, where wolfdogs were...

 

Thanks for helping honor David Simmons

Our David Simmons weekend has come to a close, and we are left with our greening landslide, a monumental tombstone, for two beloved young community...

 

Hospice not to open dessert booth at the fair

To our Hospice of Haines friends, pie bakers, cake makers and fair booth supporters: It is out of an abundance of caution that we have regretfully...

 

Thanks for making golf scramble a success

Thank you to everyone who made the Uglys Cancer Fund Golf Scramble so successful. We had 56 rounds played this year and made $2,743.22. Thank you...

 

Story on child vaccines was one-sided

It was disappointing to see such a one-sided article in the June 29 CVN as “Covid vaccinations available for youngest children next week.” The...

 

Thanks for a successful golf fundraiser

The Uglys of Haines would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Valley of the Eagles Golf Course, Stan and Kathy Jones and to Clayton and...

 

Thanks for help with July 4th pie sale

In typical Haines style, many people came together to help us make our Fourth of July old-fashioned pie and root beer float sale a success! Howsers...

 

Mosquito Lake center going strong

The Mosquito Lake Community Center, aka Four Winds Resource Center, has been going strong this summer. The wonderful kids summertime fun program is...

 

Borough can do more to limit dumping

The patient and hard-working president of Haines Friends of Recycling recently summarized that illegal trash dumping in the Chilkat Valley cannot be...

 

What's happening at Fort Seward is obvious

Hey Port Chilkoot Company, I don’t get it. Five years ago the hospital/Alaska Indian Arts building in Fort Seward was a functioning building, and...

 

Thanks for a great July 4th picnic

It was wonderful to be back in Tlingit Park for the annual Friends of the Library Fourth of July picnic. Thanks to your generosity the Friends raised...

 

Thank you for successful Fourth of July

The Haines Chamber of Commerce would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came together to make this year’s Independence Day a success. That...

 

KHNS fundraising drive was a success

Thanks to the generosity of our Upper Lynn Canal communities, KHNS raised more than $70,000 during our Summer Fund Drive. Our gratitude goes out to...

 

Thanks for protesting with counter-message

To Courtney Kelly and all the kids, I want to say thank you for coming out in support of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v....

 

What is 'responsible development?'

Constantine /Dowa claim “responsible resource development,” but what does that really mean? A public relations attempt to anesthetize the public...

 

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