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We must protect existing businesses

The recent public process and decision making around the Mud Bay zoning issue has been extremely challenging and stressful for everyone involved....

 

Thanks to out-of-town vets for clinic

HARK would like to thank Dr. Morris and Dr. Meyer of Wasilla for traveling to Haines last week and holding a five day long spay, neuter, and rabies...

 

Thanks for another generous donation

A special thank you to Chip Lende and Lutak Lumber for your generous donation and support of the Victory Garden, again this year.  The “pea...

 

My Fort

I am front yard rhubarb / From that house on the hill / Which beams upon the rocky beach / I am weathered stairs that lead to the porch / The secrets...

 

Pool benefits worth preserving

For the love of our elders and littles / And athletes and us in the middle / Keep the pool open! / The people have spoken: / Health and safety are...

 

The pool deserves to be a year-round service

People are creatures of habit.  In fact, the people of Haines are somewhat captive prisoners of our life here, as travel out is tricky....

 
 By Larry Persily    Letters    May 12, 2022

Legislature moves closer to suspending motor fuel tax for one year

The state House has passed legislation that would suspend Alaska’s 8-cents-a-gallon motor fuel tax for a year to help consumers pinched by high pric...

 

Let's develop sustainable pool schedule

As both a lifeguard for The Haines Pool, the head swim coach of the Haines Dolphins and an avid swimmer myself, I have a unique understanding of the...

 

Honor our right to participate in decisions

Last month, the Constantine-DOWA partnership submitted a permit application for the Palmer Project’s newly designed waste management system. The...

 

Marine cleanup a success

What an amazing three days of marine debris cleanups with incredible crews and weather this past week! We stashed a full super sack of yellow litter...

 

Giant thanks from Hospice of Haines

Hospice of Haines has some giant thanks to give to so many people who supported us this last month. -To all those who held rummage sales and who went...

 

Dolphins, lilies and poignards

Wanna know the funny thing about piracy? Me. I am the funny thing about privacy. No—wait’ll I tell you this. You won’t believe it, but will...

 

Thirty-two years and a day

Thank you Haines. It’s been my pleasure to be employed by the Postal Service and to serve my community for all those years (and especially that one...

 

Pool access keeps me competitive

As a competitive swimmer in Haines, it’s important for me to have year-round pool access. It allows me to train as much as my competitors from all...

 

Let's not turn into the "Dog Turd Capital"

I walk the cruise ship dock most every morning. It’s a lovely way to embrace the day observing the changing atmospheric scapes backdropping our...

 

Living with bears

Takshanuk Watershed Council greatly appreciates the individuals who took time out of their busy weekend schedules to attend this year’s Living with...

 

Let people make a living

Let people make a clean living. I completely agree with Jan Hill’s response to the Mud Bay Events Petition now in the hands of the Assembly. “Why...

 

Thanks for keeping town clean

A great thing about Haines is a lot of people make a habit of picking up litter when on walks or just crossing a parking lot in town. Then springtime...

 

We need many perspectives

When it comes to resolving conflict, from family members and neighbors to negotiations between nations, our attempts are rarely adequate. We’re all...

 

Women's Club keeps town clean

A huge thank you to Judy Ewald and the Haines Women’s Club for organizing the community cleanup this year. And a big thank you to everyone who got...

 

Pool is reason I stay in Haines

I have lived in Haines for 35 years. The fact that Haines had a swimming pool convinced me to move here to take a teaching job at the Haines School,...

 

Give us context, not case counts

On April 19th KHNS told us there were three local cases, on the 25th, six cases, on the 27th seven. “Cases” started being counted when the...

 

Dangers of "D.C." propaganda

I thoroughly agree with the publisher’s editorial on the dangers of Russian propaganda, but I think we should be equally concerned...

 

The borough should rethink

Unrestricted public access to dump qualified yard waste at the stump dump is a great example of good government.  It’s a great benefit to...

 

Earth Day event a success

Thank you Haines for participating in this year’s Earth Day event!  Thank you to the Earth Day planning committee: Melissa Aronson, Kate Saunders,...

 

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