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Mining standards have evolved

Dear Jessica Plachta: I do not know the details of your grandfather’s mine that became a Superfund site. Thanks to efforts of folks like you,...

 

Help us help Haines have a Merry Christmas

We here at The Salvation Army would like to thank all those in this great community who have been so supportive throughout this last year. This...

 

Thanks for making Veterans Day special

On behalf of my fellow veterans I would like to thank the Sons of the Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary for the dinner this past Veterans Day...

 

Alaska Bald Eagle Festival a success!

The American Bald Eagle Foundation would like to thank you all for supporting the 25th annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival. Our participants this year...

 

Mine waste has health costs

My grandfather worked in one of many big mines upstream of the lake where I swam as a kid. He dreamed about the riches we’d have if his mine got...

 

Thanks for working in the wind

I’d like to give a shout out to the Alaska Power and Telephone Crew who were on the job day and night to keep the lights on through last weekend’s...

 

Ferry system declining, SE not important?

When an earthquake tore up the roads in Anchorage, the state DOT didn’t say “We don’t have money for repairs.” The roads were fixed. Now that...

 

Thanks for being a valuable organization

I am writing on behalf of the Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts. Members of our board recently attended the Chilkat Valley Community...

 

Thanks to participants of Silver Salmon Derby

The Haines Sportsman’s Association expresses its appreciation to all who entered 2019 Silver Salmon Derby. Fisher-folk from Haines, Juneau, Canada,...

 

Thanks to doctors for speaking up

I want to thank our local doctors for bringing up the potential health-related effects of a large-scale mine on our community. The question is not...

 

Thanks from proud parents, grandparents

Denny and Lora Parker, Ryno’s parents, would like to thank so many people in Haines, that we can’t name them! We are thankful for the friends who...

 

Fall festival a success thanks to supporters

Nearly 50 people attended 10/27’s Fall Festival hosted by the Friends of Mosquito Lake School Community Center. The board appreciates the...

 

Thanks to all who contributed to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The Takshanuk Watershed Council would like to give a hearty “Thanks!” to everyone who helped make the Wild and Scenic Film Festival a great succes...

 

Give bears undisturbed access

Haines has had more bear activity in residential areas this fall than ever before. Biologists suggest that a low return of fish in the Chilkat River...

 

Haines is loved and missed

We are so blessed to have been able to live in Haines, America. We miss our home and all of you our friends and family... we are humbled by your love...

 

Reducing bear attractants as a community

With Community Waste Solutions’ new manager getting their act together, with hainescompost.com in this town, with the bear news stories not being...

 

Thanks from one non-profit to another

On behalf of the Chilkat Community Foundation, I would like to thank the board of Haines Assisted Living for donating a conference table and chairs...

 

NRA Annual Banquet a success

Thank you Haines for the fantastic support on October 26 at the Friends of NRA Annual Banquet! Without the many sponsors, underwriters, supporters...

 

Thanks from Haines Gals Shooting Club

The Haines Gals Shooting Club sincerely appreciates the contributions of The NRA Foundation and the Haines Friends of the NRA for their generous...

 

Two issues related to police response

There are two issues on the table. They are different but they are also related. There is a police power issue. That means who comes when you call...

 

Thanks for supporting the Garden Program

In behalf of the Takshanuk Watershed Council, I sincerely thank the generous community of Haines for supporting the Starvin’ Marvin School Garden...

 

"Buttoning up" barracks a success

The Port Chilkoot Company would like to extend its gratitude to those individuals who assisted with our summer project of “buttoning up” the...

 

All enjoyed the Literary Haunted House

The Haines Library would like to thank all those who made its second Literary Haunted House a huge success. Darcee Messano altered reality with her...

 

Haines residents made the sauna possible

The Haines pool sauna project is nearing completion! A plan for extending a deck above the sauna will accommodate the Haines Dolphins’ timing...

 

End the tourism fund restrictions

With each retail dollar spent in Haines, a penny goes into a special Haines Borough fund for “tourism promotion and economic development” (TPED)....

 

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