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Exercise your right to vote

Voter turnout in last week’s Haines Municipal Election was only 38.8 percent. The top vote getter received votes from only 20 percent of the...

 

Alaska Class ferries need crew quarters

The Marine Highway System was going to build a new mainline ferry, but Governor Parnell cancelled it and put the money into the two new Alaska Class...

 

Know your facts before writing letters

Editor: It sure would be nice if people would do a little research of the facts before writing to the editor. The Mount Polley Mine is a good...

 

Tourism volunteers rock

A big thank you to our tourism volunteers. You guys rock! Our 2018 volunteers were: Tom Jenkins, Carol Duis, Michael Marks, Jan Hill, Deborah Gravel,...

 

Palmer project helps student pay for school

I would like to thank the Constantine Palmer Project for the incredible opportunities they have given me over the last six years. This year, they...

 

You are the wind in our SAILs

I would like to thank this amazing community for your support of Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) and some our community’s most...

 

Thanks for the fresh summer produce

Thank you Four Winds Farm for providing beautiful fresh produce to Haines residents all summer. Without fail, we could rely that every Saturday you...

 

Appoint, don't elect board members

Vote NO on Proposition #1 I have served on the Haines Borough Planning Commission for sixteen years. The commission has always been a diverse group th...

 

The B.C. Mine accident didn't hurt fish

Tier III was predicated on the assumption that the 2014 mine accident in eastern B.C. was a disaster on their local salmon run. Now that we know that...

 

Mining has a place, but not on a fish stream

Dale Kelley, Executive Director of the Alaska Trollers Association, expressed her concern about mines being developed upstream of the Stikine River....

 

Our police response issue is a political decision

I have been following the ongoing discussion concerning police services outside the townsite and would like to offer my sense of the problem and it's...

 

Letters to the Editor

The bear foundation is volunteer driven I would like to clarify some misinformation about the Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation found in Mr. Lari’s...

 

Volunteers help keep bears in Chilkoot

I’m sorry Mr. Motes felt “embearassed.” Years ago, there were not bears to be seen along the Chilkoot River because bears were shot on sight....

 

First ice cream social a sweet success

We here at The Salvation Army would like to thank those in the Haines community who continue to support us, as we continue “Doing The Most Good....

 

Troopers must accept jurisdiction

In your article “Residents Critique ‘On-Call’ Police Service, my position was misrepresented as saying the borough should lobby for the trooper...

 

Tourism profits at expense of residents

This is to applaud Nathaniel Motes for exposing the actions of the Chilkoot Bear Foundation and its employees. I live with these bears and also have...

 

Family overwhelmed by love, support

The Lawrence family is overwhelmed at the outpouring of love honoring our husband, father, and friend, Roy Lawrence. Thank you to the American Legion...

 

Proud parents thank Haines family

We would like to thank all of our Haines “family” for a lovely summer. Your support of our loved ones, Ryan, Danina and Raevyn Parker, especially...

 

Starvin' Marvin full of thanks

Thank you Haines community for supporting the Starvin’ Marvin Garden. On behalf of Takshanuk Watershed Council, I want to thank the dozens of local...

 

Valley support keeps preschool successful

As we look forward to the school year at Chilkat Valley Preschool we looked back on the success of our program with the help of Chilkat Valley...

 

Promote police, hire an additional editor

The many mistakes and errors and corrections to be made are inexcusable and must be fixed. I request you fix this and get another editor to check it...

 

Trash police service area, push for trooper

RE: police service areas I ask that we cancel the police service areas considered to come to a vote process and replace that effort with an all-out...

 

'Embearrassing' incident at Chilkoot

For the last four years, I have lived here and I have had frequent visitors to this beautiful area we call home. One of our favorite spots to visit...

 

Senior center stocks up on sockeye

The Haines Senior Center would like to thank the Chilkoot Indian Association for their generous grant to purchase Sockeye Salmon from local fishermen...

 

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