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2020 COVID Christmas

First of all I would like to thank those who have already stepped up to help us with our biggest fundraiser of the year, The Christmas Campaign. The S...

 

Take steps to reduce probability of exposure

To increase chances of succeeding, it helps to reduce both the probability and impact of known risks. This also applies to the risks with COVID-19. To...

 

Our system relies on socialism

Thank you, Greg Goodman.  He reminds us of the value of pooled public resources.  He observed how CARES-Act disbursements are an example of...

 

An outsider's perspective is refreshing

I appreciate the CVN story about how the Japanese community of Takikawa approached a solution to a bear “problem” similar to ours.  It’s not...

 

Sullivan should do more for SE Veterans

In 2010 I was granted an 80% disability rating from the VA, which caused me to retire from flying. In July of this year I traveled to Anchorage to...

 

Reject hysteria

The rogue’s gallery behind this Corona lab horror makes even the cat petting villains from James Bond look mild. Creeps like Gates, Fauci, Klaus...

 

Don't buy the straw man arguments

A show of hands please; Who has received or has applied for Cares Act money? Okay now who among you believes socialism is bad? Socialism: A political...

 

Don't parrot Trump's fraud claims

I want to thank Jeanette Heinrich for many years of service as our top local election official whose integrity is without question.  She keeps our...

 

Vapid, Godless dimwits

A handful of Elites want to reduce the world population down to 500 million. The Georgia Guidestones bear witness to that in a cryptic way using...

 

Gratitude to those who served

I thank all of the veteran military, Peace Corps, VISTA, and medical personnel who have served their community and their country. James Axel...

 

Thanks for doing the right thing

I would like to share my appreciation with both the Martin and Carter families for sharing their stories of testing positive for COVID. I especially...

 

We have yet to be tested by the virus

In response to Mr. Ponsford’s comments about fear of Covid: I am 70 years old, have had a successful and interesting life, and when people started...

 

Please stay vigilant

The Washington Post just published an article by Zachariah Hughes.It concerned the alarming rate of Covid transmission in Alaska’s more remote...

 

More understanding is always a good thing

Some months ago, when I was trying to figure out what happened with that assembly action/manager termination which eventually became two paid...

 

Thanks for making the third annual coho derby the best yet

The Haines Sportsmen’s Association would like to thank every single participant in our derby this year for making the 2020 Coho derby a huge...

 

CARES Act money was misspent

The CARES Act money was not sent pay to the order of the Haines assembly. I also believe it was not sent pay to the order of Brenda Josephson. The...

 

Keep kindness in mind

Friends and neighbors, I find it very appropriate that World Kindness Day will fall ten days after our Election Day. I’m sure you will agree that...

 

Thanks to the Haines Fire Department

Late Saturday night my family’s garage caught on fire and we watched in horror as it very quickly started to burn down a huge part of our...

 

Stop being afraid

COVID-19 has been with us for one year come December and we have an excellent proving ground in Haines, being significantly isolated from the rest of...

 

Did the bear shooting conform to the law?

As an ardent hunter born in Alaska, I sat up straight in reading the headline in last week’s paper about the police chief trying to take out a...

 

Freedom requires responsibility toward others

Freedom does not include the freedom to get someone else sick. It does not include the freedom to refuse to wear a mask in the grocery store, sneeze...

 

KHNS celebrates 40 years of community radio

Lynn Canal Broadcasting and KHNS celebrated 40 years of serving the Upper Lynn Canal last week with our annual membership meeting. On behalf of the...

 

Vote yes on 1 and 2

The trauma of politics statewide and nationally has both sides and the middle fearing that every time somebody else is elected, the winners will take...

 

Thanks for your confidence

I would like to thank everyone who got out and voted in our local election. Thank you for your confidence in me. I will work hard to make our...

 

Thanks for running a great program

On behalf of the Haines High School Cross Country Team and myself, We would like to thank the following people:  Liam Cassidy, Rayshal Spalding,...

 

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