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Bulleted small town advice

• Direct your assembly vote towards individuals that make choices based on what is best for our entire community, not special interest...

 

Debra Schnabel cares about the community

I am pleased that Debra Schnabel is running for assembly and hope she wins. I admire her courage, intellect, humility, the depth of her knowledge...

 

Chief of Police should comply with state law

Alaska Administrative Code 5AAC 92.410 and 92.420 permits the taking of wildlife in defense of life or property.  In Haines we have Chief Scott,...

 

Assembly needs balanced dialogue

Soon we will have a chance to shape the Borough Assembly in such a way that meaningful conversations will occur, common ground will be sought, and an...

 

Thank you for help with disaster recovery

A big THANK YOU to Orion Construction and crew Andy, Matt, Owen, and Devon for assistance in disaster recovery. After the end of a long season...

 

The Lutak Dock

It seems that everyone running for assembly is in support of refurbishing the Lutak Dock. But why? This is the new white elephant, the new sacred cow....

 

Huling and Schnabel for assembly

Dear Editor, There are so many smart, capable, and caring people living in the Chilkat Valley. I honestly believe that we here are blessed with an...

 

Red and green thumbs rejoice!

May the newly invigorated salmon runs be complemented by a bountiful community garden harvest. Keep green-thumbing, Haines gardeners!! Bill...

 

The conspiracy has been revealed

Thank you for pointing out the Illuminati symbolism around Haines. I too am concerned about the proliferation of these symbols. Cruise ship lines,...

 

Try a conversation before public shaming

I was saddened to see a community member start a confrontation around my dad’s creative mailbox/lighthouse that he built at our beautiful homestead...

 

Huling will bring balance

People in Haines talk about the local economy quite a bit. After 19 years of smokejumping, I make $25 an hour. A fire jump takes two minutes to get to...

 

Josephson puts the community first

Dear Haines, very soon we will be voting for two new assembly members. While all the candidates bring something special, Brenda Josephson has always...

 

Science over fiction

It is unfortunate that Mayor Bronson of Anchorage does not know what more can be done to stem the spread of Covid in his town. One wonders if he...

 

The black bear killing was another disgrace

The unwarranted killing of the museum apple-eating black bear recently by two local officials was a disgrace.  Our chief of police, currently under...

 

The tower

Life is, in part, an art gallery. You go in, “uhs and ahs” for likes and a “grunt” for dislike. Jeff Bochart’s functional and artistic...

 

Saddened, angered by theft

It’s with mixed sadness, disgust, and a dose of p.o. that I write about a theft from Haines Friends of Recycling’s fishnet recycling work area...

 

More than grateful

We owe a big thank you to so many in Haines who have been involved in helping us clean up our property after the December flooding. Haines Long Term...

 

CVCF is a bounty all its own

We, the board of the Mosquito Lake School Community Center, would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their generous Special...

 

Don't tear down, build up

Dear Helen, Your letter in last week’s paper did not break my spirit, but I felt compelled to offer a rebuttal. For two years it has been trying...

 

Could we show a bit more consideration?

A big thank you to Mountain Market and all other essential businesses in Haines that support wearing a mask when in the presence of customers. I...

 

Josephson is transparent, direct

I encourage you to vote in the next election.  I support Brenda Josephson to be on the Haines Borough Assembly.  It’s a really simple decision...

 

Does Josephson really support agriculture?

Brenda Josephson is running for Haines Borough Assembly. This time she's promoting local agriculture. As a previous Assembly-person, she had an...

 

Do we care about basic safety concerns?

So last spring I’m driving down Young Road when I notice that the stop sign at Oslund and Young Road is lying in the ditch. Fast forward a month and...

 

Powerless

I’m not into reading much the last week or so; although I do check in on some stuff. I’ve recognized I’m powerless and that exerting my own...

 

Josephson created a toxic environment

Your vote will shape the future of Haines. In her last term on the assembly, Brenda Josephson created turmoil, stress and pain to working families,...

 

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