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Traut family appreciates the support

The family of Alan Traut wishes to thank you for supporting the Alan Traut Estate Sales. So many of his personal items not only found loving homes,...

 

Thanks to HEDC's David Simmons

I would like a shout out to David Simmons at HEDC. I was unaware that he was here to help me and I contacted the wrong person about my question on...

 

Ore terminals have risks

At the Sept. 22 Haines Borough Assembly meeting, Lynn Canal Conservation was accused of using ‘scare tactics’ in our Sept. 14 member alert.  Risk...

 

Facebook feeds are revealing

Had I not read her Facebook page, I would have voted for Cheryl Stickler for the Haines Borough Assembly because she is an advocate for children....

 

Josephson won't represent all of us

Earlier in my career I spent eight years working in the U.S. Senate and the Alaska House of Representatives. I know a little bit about constituent...

 

Let's get some help for the bear problems

This is an unusual bear year; more bears, more cubs, more destruction to personal and commercial property. We’re afraid. Walking in town is risky...

 

Thanks for the new dump station

We would like to thank the Haines Borough for installing a public dump station at the Sewer & Water Department on Fair Drive. A dump station is...

 

Appreciation for Brenda Josephson's service

I have owned property at Porcupine for over 45 years and have been following Haines borough politics since then.  Although I’ve never met her,...

 

'Masking equals caring' is misguided

Fifty-one years ago, I was introduced to a holistic philosophy/cosmology/way of living on the earth that became a foundation for my life as...

 

Helen Alten for Assembly

Good to see courageous people who are interested in the arts, culture, history, economic and social well-being of our community running for the...

 

Too many dead bears, too few tickets

At last count 10 bears have been shot by police this year, and only two citations issued. If police, directed by the assembly/manager, do not hold...

 

Shop local where you can

I completely agree with Burl Sheldon that supporting our local businesses is essential, more now than ever.  We’ll have a huge problem when we get...

 

Remove the tin foil

Take off your foil-lined MAGA hat for a minute, put on your flag-emblazoned mask, and tell my why any fiscal conservative would want to spend $20...

 

Community keeps students in school

For the last five months, the Haines Borough School District has been trying to figure out how to safely hold in-person classes for students. Students...

 

Love thy neighbor

There’s a John McCutcheon song lyric that has haunted me for years.  The chorus goes like this: “We’re taking a giant step into the future,...

 

More pressing needs than a morgue

For 12 years I was on “morgue” duty. Granted the present situation for taking care of deceased is inadequate. But realistically in 12 years no...

 

The museum board won't divest

Thanks Dan Henry. You couldn’t have stated the importance of the Haines Sheldon Museum more beautifully. It contains the very essence and fabric of...

 

Dignity requires decency

Buildings don’t provide dignity. People do. Assembly woman Brenda Josephson wants to build a $200,000 morgue with Covid money to allow the deceased...

 

Stop paving paradise

A few years ago, in a CVN letter, one of Haines’ long-standing tour operators raised the question: Why do we as a community full of creative,...

 

Consider Chilkat Center for alternative space

To the CARES Act funding ad hoc committee members: The Chilkat Center for the Arts is a large building with enough comfortable indoor space to hold...

 

The industrialization of Portage Cove

A town’s waterfront reflects planning and zoning and how well a community preserves the qualities that make it special.     In Haines,...

 

Landscape architects extraordinaire

This is a big thank-you from the Library to our volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make your Library beautiful.  We have many volunteers who...

 

The museum is our memory

The board of the Haines Sheldon Museum wants to dissolve the museum’s relationship with the borough and turn it into a membership-driven nonprofit o...

 

Masking is about contrived compliance

For decades I have been immersed in health documentaries that have been seen by millions of people. My wife is an M.D.  The backstory of COVID-19...

 

Thanks for supporting local economy

The Haines Borough Public Library is so extremely thankful to Heather Lende and JoAnn Ross-Cunningham for their generous donations to “Together...

 

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