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To go green, we need mining

It is tragically ironic that the anti-mining Lynn Canal Conservation organization has chosen to raffle an electric bicycle rather than a...

 

It takes a community to grow a garden

The Takshanuk Watershed Council’s Marvin Garden has been a hustle and bustle of activity this summer. Students have been busy taking care of the...

 

It's time to fix dilapidated Fort Seward

If you want an interesting story about local stuff, you should have a reporter look into what is happening, or should I say, not happening in Fort...

 

"I Love Lucy Day" is this Sunday

in appreciation for the late Lucy Harrell who generously donated millions of dollars to our community over several decades. There isn’t one single...

 

Let's avoid a North Garbage Point

When I first moved to Haines in 1987, the area we now call “Picture Point” was called “Garbage Point.” All kinds of garbage and appliances...

 

Ask before taking someone's property

To whom it may concern, And you know who you are. Just because something on a person’s property is visible from the road, it is not an invitation...

 

Learn about the safety of radio frequencies

“The Invisible Rainbow, A History of Electricity and Life,” by Arthur Firstenberg, is a book I am interested in reading and it’s coming soon to...

 

Better ways to spend public money

After dispensing “The First Big Fish Award” — when someone recommended landing the Malaspina — it occurred to me: “I wonder if it’s...

 

Thank you to CIA for new walking trail

Without any fanfare, the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) built and opened for public use an accessible walking trail connecting East and West Fair...

 

Marching band fundraiser was the best

We’re proud to announce the Fort Seward cannon blasted the donated pair of panties a record-setting distance of 87 feet, 1 inch. This 50/50 raffle...

 

Thanks for a successful Friends of Library event

The Friends of the Library’s July 4th BBQ, Bake & Book sales were a huge success this year — and we could not have done it without the more than...

 

Fort hospital building should be preserved

I’m so sad to see the hospital building in Fort Seward go the way of the barracks building. Most people know the hospital building as Alaska Indian...

 

Lutak Dock not a municipal obligation

Haines Borough taxpayers might consider whether the Lutak Dock is truly a municipal obligation or a piece of freight industry infrastructure the...

 

Thanks to all for barracks fundraiser

The recent Barracks Treasure Auction was a wonderful community event. We would like to thank the 150-plus people who came by to tour this historic...

 

2021 virtual bike relay a success

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 KCIBR Virtual Event this month. It was nice to see cyclists get out to enjoy a few rides in all kinds...

 

Thank you for supporting Harold Beck

Our friend of over 40 years died recently at Chilkat Lake. Doing all that needed to be done from over 2,000 miles away would have been a wholly...

 

Haines businesses need updated online info

To all of our businesses in the Chilkat Valley: Please update your Internet presence. Tonight, I attempted to go to a restaurant. I found that either...

 

Mining isn't the answer for the Chilkat Valley

The decision this community faces humbles and awes me. I am new here. I want to build a life here. I can envision a thriving, abundant Chilkat Valley...

 

Chilkoot Lake Road is abysmal

It is difficult for me to comprehend the incredible level of stupidity or outright incompetence that accompanied the planning and design of our new...

 

Dear Abby says 'following regs=happy neighbors'

I am not the neighbor Ms. Chetney refers to in her inappropriate and nasty letter. I offer another point of view. This isn’t the first time someone...

 

Complaints about permit violations are okay

There is nothing wrong with people filing complaints about zoning and conditional use permit violations. Viking Cove—“a unique and breathtaking...

 

Abby says to follow borough code

I am not the neighbor Ms. Chetney wrote about, but I could have been. As a neighbor of the Chetneys, I have been publicly shamed by them for...

 

Don't ban yurts

Banning alternative housing options in the wake of the landslides, during a continuing pandemic, lumber shortage, economic crisis and inflation is...

 

Big Fish Award goes to...

Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve written. Sorry, folks. But we folklorists, you see, have to take something called an ‘annual Newspeak...

 

Why is the Chamber leading a town hall?

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night supporting phases 1-2 of the new, phased plan for the Lutak dock. This was two days before the Lutak...

 

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