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Do you want new assembly chambers?

The Haines Borough Assembly is being asked right now to commit to adding new assembly chambers to the public library building. The initial cost...

 

Salmon is our most important resource

I love Haines. There aren’t many days that go by that in some way that I am touched by the people and our surroundings in just how beautiful this...

 

Thanks for Fall Festival help

Many thanks to Edie Granger, Natalie Benassi, Vija Pelekis, and Julie Korsmeyer for their help with our Children’s Fall Festival on October 20 at...

 

The Chilkoot River is not Disneyland

Encounters with bears on the Chilkoot River are not to be taken lightly. People in the area still don’t comprehend this is not Disney. The bears...

 

We don't want to destroy anything

An opportunity to work together We explore our world we fish in boats on the waters we hike the hills to look for fortune we bike float to find...

 

Vote for fish, Stand for Salmon

Vote for the fish on November 6 because they can’t vote for themselves. The foundation of our ecosystem and our economy is salmon. The seafood...

 

Walker supports Begich, so should we

Governor Walker, compelled last week to bow out of the race to run Alaska for another term, was a life-long Republican until his party went so far...

 

Marching band closer to Sousaphone

Thanks so much to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its generous grant to our campaign to buy a sousaphone for the Haines Community...

 

Thanks for supporting the Bards

The Haines DDF team would like to thank all the tireless volunteers who jumped in to help make the Oct. 13 tournament a success. The assistance with...

 

Exercise your right to vote

Voter turnout in last week’s Haines Municipal Election was only 38.8 percent. The top vote getter received votes from only 20 percent of the...

 

Alaska Class ferries need crew quarters

The Marine Highway System was going to build a new mainline ferry, but Governor Parnell cancelled it and put the money into the two new Alaska Class...

 

Know your facts before writing letters

Editor: It sure would be nice if people would do a little research of the facts before writing to the editor. The Mount Polley Mine is a good...

 

Tourism volunteers rock

A big thank you to our tourism volunteers. You guys rock! Our 2018 volunteers were: Tom Jenkins, Carol Duis, Michael Marks, Jan Hill, Deborah Gravel,...

 

Palmer project helps student pay for school

I would like to thank the Constantine Palmer Project for the incredible opportunities they have given me over the last six years. This year, they...

 

You are the wind in our SAILs

I would like to thank this amazing community for your support of Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) and some our community’s most...

 

Thanks for the fresh summer produce

Thank you Four Winds Farm for providing beautiful fresh produce to Haines residents all summer. Without fail, we could rely that every Saturday you...

 

Appoint, don't elect board members

Vote NO on Proposition #1 I have served on the Haines Borough Planning Commission for sixteen years. The commission has always been a diverse group th...

 

The B.C. Mine accident didn't hurt fish

Tier III was predicated on the assumption that the 2014 mine accident in eastern B.C. was a disaster on their local salmon run. Now that we know that...

 

Mining has a place, but not on a fish stream

Dale Kelley, Executive Director of the Alaska Trollers Association, expressed her concern about mines being developed upstream of the Stikine River....

 

Our police response issue is a political decision

I have been following the ongoing discussion concerning police services outside the townsite and would like to offer my sense of the problem and it's...

 

Letters to the Editor

The bear foundation is volunteer driven I would like to clarify some misinformation about the Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation found in Mr. Lari’s...

 

Volunteers help keep bears in Chilkoot

I’m sorry Mr. Motes felt “embearassed.” Years ago, there were not bears to be seen along the Chilkoot River because bears were shot on sight....

 

First ice cream social a sweet success

We here at The Salvation Army would like to thank those in the Haines community who continue to support us, as we continue “Doing The Most Good....

 

Troopers must accept jurisdiction

In your article “Residents Critique ‘On-Call’ Police Service, my position was misrepresented as saying the borough should lobby for the trooper...

 

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