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To all those who helped me

I thank everybody (and there were many) who helped me in my recent bout with Covid. From our great SEARHC Clinic to the Coast Guard crew who flew me...

 

It's getting dark, but Haines is full of light

It was a dark and stormy night in the middle of a pandemic...and did that stop this town from coming out, calling in, whatever it took to support...

 

Can someone translate?

Hi. Can anyone tell me the literal meaning for the Tlingit name for Moose Valley or Mosquito Lake? In the Alaska Place Names database it is listed as...

 

Voter turnout is likely more than rolls project

Considering the high interest in the voter turnout, I think it would be wise to make sure you are reporting a complete picture. You report that 41%...

 

Understanding the Doctrine of Deification

Deification concerns the basic economy of GOD in Christ through the spirit, Eastern and Western. Traditions. “Theosis?” A. Saint Dominic. B....

 

Vaccination is the smart thing to do

I recently returned from a trip to the lower 48 where I contracted the coronavirus. Naturally I was vaccinated before I left, so my symptoms...

 

Haines should focus on the moon

Okay folks, we’re  going to have a chat about history. Which might seem like a strange subject for a folklorist, but we dabble. Folklorists...

 

Experience counts, Josephson has it

I have lived in Haines for more than 55 years and I am voting for Brenda Josephson. Haines needs someone with experience and an understanding of our...

 

Schnabel is the most qualified candidate

We support and are voting for Debra Schnabel.  We have found she is honest and forthright. We can talk to her.  She has a degree in public...

 

Neil's Facebook ads appreciated

Elections, COVID, not enough firewood in the woodshed, and snow already creeping down Ripinski. These last few weeks, as the pressures of the season...

 

Chief Scott made the right call

Concerning the recent termination of the potentially dangerous bear by Haines police chief, it’s a tempest in a teapot if ever there was one. The...

 

Don't believe the attacks, vote Josephson

We have known Brenda Josephson longer than her husband has. We met her very shortly after she moved here. If she was as mean as some have said, we...

 

Working people need Clement, Josephson

I first came here over fifty years ago when everyone worked, and I know this. The working men and women of this valley need Richard Clement and...

 

Schnabel is a dedicated public servant

It is heartening that Debra Schnabel continues to offer her multitude of talents and vast experience to our town as she seeks a seat on the assembly...

 

Josephson is a responsible leader

Elections were meant to be about our desire and responsibility to find leadership that is best suited for the common good as a whole, not to serve...

 

Vote Josephson for experience, integrity

Once more it is time to select individuals that will plan and decide our community’s future. Our individual votes will collectively decide...

 

Josephson is knowledgable, considerate

I’ve had nothing but positive experiences working with Brenda Josephson as a member of the parks and recreation board, when she was our assembly...

 

Get out and vote for Josephson, Clement

Come on people. You need to get out and vote. This election is very important because it will determine the course of our future. Voting is now open....

 

Huling has heart

Thank you for your service, Tyler Huling, as a former Peace Corps volunteer. Your heart is in the right place. You have my vote for the borough...

 

Josephson, Clement will work for us

It is time to practice our right and duty to cast votes for local representation on our borough assembly. I am voting for Brenda Josephson and...

 

Huling brings a fresh perspective

Wow, a month ago I didn’t know Tyler Huling from the woman in the moon. Learning more about her during these profiles, debates and ads, I am very...

 

Brenda Josephson for assembly

I want to say what a great asset Brenda would be back on our assembly. She has awesome knowledge of our borough laws. She stepped up to the plate...

 

Vote Josephson for important issues

After I was elected to the Haines Borough Assembly, the mayor of Bethel, Alaska, told me, “When you run for office, you have all kinds of plans to...

 

Vote for Clay, Wald, write-in Baumgartner

I’m casting my votes in the Haines School Board election for members Brian Clay and Michael Wald, and write-in candidate Keely Baumgartner. These...

 

Before you order fruit trees

The website of the Chilkat Valley Orchard Project hosts numerous, pre-recorded workshops specific to growing fruit trees in our area. Free to anyone,...

 

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