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 By Chuck Duncan    Letters    February 25, 2021 

Time to vote out hypocrisy

Despite one’s affiliations with one party or another we all have expectations of those who are elected to represent us. I and everybody else who is...

 
 By Dave Werner    Letters    February 25, 2021 

Our Republic is in trouble

After our national elections, we now know our constitutional Republic is in trouble. Apathetic voters threw our country and our constitution under...

 
 By Kari Johnson    Letters    February 25, 2021 

Thanks for Winter Games success

Thanks to all who participated in the 2021 Winter Games at the Fairgrounds on Saturday. Thanks to Tom Morphet for the Olympic Cauldron, the banner,...

 

How we treat our vets is shameful

I am ashamed of my country’s government and many of our elected representatives.  They ordered many of our young men and women in the armed...

 

Valentine's dinner profits to help garden

Thank you to everyone in the community that donated to our Valentine’s Day Dinner Fundraiser and ordered our East Indian dinner for two cooked by...

 

Time to move on

The Hammer Museum Board is relieved that this sad chapter in our history has come to a close. Our sense of betrayal can now turn to one of compassion...

 

Thanks for helping Haines skate

This cold weather makes for good skating at the Raven Arena in the fairgrounds. Thanks to the Southeast Alaska State Fair for providing a portion of...

 

Trauma should not be ignored

The role of CVN obituaries has long been confusing. As an editor, I would struggle with how to handle the obituary for Doris Ward. The final version...

 

Bear Creek Cabins are not open for winter

If I have offended anyone by not offering to open up the cabins at Bear Creek to disaster victims or others in need, then I apologize. Bear Creek...

 

Grateful to those who helped

I am grateful the Haines Borough Assembly approved construction of temporary road access for Beach Road residents. I am grateful that Roger Schnabel...

 

Please let us make our decisions

We wish to thank the many Haines community members who helped us so much recovering personal property during the recent temporary opening of Beach...

 

SEARHC's vaccine efforts are appreciated

We would like to thank the SEARHC clinic and the entire native community for providing the COVID-19 virus vaccine for the entire community of Haines....

 

Closer to whole

I sincerely thank Mr. Roger Schnabel for taking action, and providing us safe access.  We moved more than 30 vehicles out. Thank you to the assembly...

 

Seek a solid foundation

As we see in the news another slide up on the Beach Road slope and wonder how to manage it all, it becomes apparent that we will not rest until we...

 

Put healing ahead of divisiveness

I would like to respond to Sharon Resnick’s letter from last week. Since I also worked in Emergency Logistics under Sylvia Heinz and Brenda...

 

Get away from 'Big Tech'

Looks as if Big Tech is wishing that America would be the next USSR and that they will be the next Pravda. Look it up if you don’t understand. Some...

 

A road is less risky than crossing the slide

Many displaced residents from the Beach Road landslide in Haines are trying to get a controlled access road built across the slide so that they can...

 

Thanks for keeping Trump out of office

I am aware that this letter will probably not make it much further than the Haines area, but hopefully it will find its way into the hands of even a...

 

We need help

I’m a displaced resident on Beach Road.  We’re trying to cope with the landslide’s aftermath.  We realize there are different perspectives on...

 

Sentiments from a Beach Road evacuee family

Words seem immeasurable to the gratitude we feel for this town. The support, love, compassionate empathy and listening ear that was gifted during...

 

Degree of landslide certainty is concerning

The most important point defined by the event on Beach Road is “we live in an area where landslides happen.” The situation causing the slide had...

 

We need people we can trust on the EOC

Brenda Josephson lost her seat on the borough assembly because many of us who voted for her the first time around were appalled by her misuse of...

 

Set ski tracks at 25 mile appreciated

Thank you Jim Stanford and Travis Russell for setting ski tracks at 25 Mile.  Besides volunteering time and gas to set track, Jim also clears a path...

 

Thanks for spreading Christmas magic

The Haines Senior Center would like to thank a few people that helped make the holidays extra special for the seniors of Haines. We were lucky to...

 

Wow, what a community we live in!

There are definitely people in our town in need of financial help during these times.  There are also those of us fortunate enough to have very...

 

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