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Thanks for helping Haines skate

This cold weather makes for good skating at the Raven Arena in the fairgrounds. Thanks to the Southeast Alaska State Fair for providing a portion of...

 

Trauma should not be ignored

The role of CVN obituaries has long been confusing. As an editor, I would struggle with how to handle the obituary for Doris Ward. The final version...

 

Bear Creek Cabins are not open for winter

If I have offended anyone by not offering to open up the cabins at Bear Creek to disaster victims or others in need, then I apologize. Bear Creek...

 

Grateful to those who helped

I am grateful the Haines Borough Assembly approved construction of temporary road access for Beach Road residents. I am grateful that Roger Schnabel...

 

Please let us make our decisions

We wish to thank the many Haines community members who helped us so much recovering personal property during the recent temporary opening of Beach...

 

SEARHC's vaccine efforts are appreciated

We would like to thank the SEARHC clinic and the entire native community for providing the COVID-19 virus vaccine for the entire community of Haines....

 

Closer to whole

I sincerely thank Mr. Roger Schnabel for taking action, and providing us safe access.  We moved more than 30 vehicles out. Thank you to the assembly...

 

Seek a solid foundation

As we see in the news another slide up on the Beach Road slope and wonder how to manage it all, it becomes apparent that we will not rest until we...

 

Put healing ahead of divisiveness

I would like to respond to Sharon Resnick’s letter from last week. Since I also worked in Emergency Logistics under Sylvia Heinz and Brenda...

 

Get away from 'Big Tech'

Looks as if Big Tech is wishing that America would be the next USSR and that they will be the next Pravda. Look it up if you don’t understand. Some...

 

A road is less risky than crossing the slide

Many displaced residents from the Beach Road landslide in Haines are trying to get a controlled access road built across the slide so that they can...

 

Thanks for keeping Trump out of office

I am aware that this letter will probably not make it much further than the Haines area, but hopefully it will find its way into the hands of even a...

 

We need help

I’m a displaced resident on Beach Road.  We’re trying to cope with the landslide’s aftermath.  We realize there are different perspectives on...

 

Sentiments from a Beach Road evacuee family

Words seem immeasurable to the gratitude we feel for this town. The support, love, compassionate empathy and listening ear that was gifted during...

 

Degree of landslide certainty is concerning

The most important point defined by the event on Beach Road is “we live in an area where landslides happen.” The situation causing the slide had...

 

We need people we can trust on the EOC

Brenda Josephson lost her seat on the borough assembly because many of us who voted for her the first time around were appalled by her misuse of...

 

Set ski tracks at 25 mile appreciated

Thank you Jim Stanford and Travis Russell for setting ski tracks at 25 Mile.  Besides volunteering time and gas to set track, Jim also clears a path...

 

Thanks for spreading Christmas magic

The Haines Senior Center would like to thank a few people that helped make the holidays extra special for the seniors of Haines. We were lucky to...

 

Wow, what a community we live in!

There are definitely people in our town in need of financial help during these times.  There are also those of us fortunate enough to have very...

 

Senator Dan Sullivan is complicit

So now you see what four years of denial have brought. You supported this demagogue, you enabled this demagogue, you embolden this demagogue, you...

 

Collaboration leads to positive hiring process

My compliments to the Haines Borough Assembly, the Personnel Committee, and the mayor for doing a thorough job in finding the best borough manager...

 

Potential AIDEA funding needs much scrutiny

Before our local government commits our community to jumping into bed with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) to build a...

 

Cake and eating it too

You know? I’m kicking back by the fire having a few thoughts about folk literature that I suspect might be worth sharing with CVN readers. A...

 

What's the governor smoking?

I understand that our dim-witted governor has proposed closing the DMV office in Haines, which incidentally, is only open part-time. He proposes we...

 

Peace on earth and goodwill toward men

Christmas: the very thought connotes giving, loving thoughts, family togetherness, sharing and joyous celebration. From whence does it come? Let us...

 

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