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Constantine's finances tell us a lot

Kyle Clayton’s article on Constantine Metals and the Palmer Project last week raised important questions about the project and the company’s...

 

Train your dog with love, not pain

The training of a dog or puppy shouldn’t be taken lightly and must come from love. Seek help, ask questions, read books, but only from people and...

 

Protests are relevant to Alaska's past

If you think that the protests aren’t relevant, that it doesn’t affect or apply to us in our small faraway Alaska town: The knee on the neck of...

 

Citations needed to keep bears safe

It is common knowledge that feeding bears is dangerous for both people and bears, like drunk driving. Is it not HBPDs job to help keep our community...

 

I've never had issues with bears

In over 50 years of living in Haines and operating a garbage company for 17 years in Haines, I have never had a bear damage property or return to my...

 

Secure bear attractants or get cited

Every year Haines bears are rewarded by unsecured attractants and every year few if any citations are issued by the police, ADFG, or the wildlife...

 

There is truly no place like home

I would like to express my gratitude for this community. On behalf of my family, we’d like to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. The...

 

Draw your own conclusions

I’ve noticed a lot of letters from people I never heard of (and I’ve lived here for more than 50 years), protesting the firing of the most recent...

 

Pink Panther

Haines has an opportunity to take a leadership role throughout our region, and possibly even our country, during the current crisis roiling law...

 

Set an example for others to live by

As a child I was taught to be respectful to all people even when I didn’t like them. I assumed since adults taught it so frequently they practiced...

 

Public union need to be reevaluated

Dear Fellow Americans, I believe that the case could be made that had we listened to FDR who opposed public sector unions, George Floyd would be...

 

Beware of cruel training devices

Puppies are here and here is some training advice about the companies selling the absurd “Halti, Soft halti or Gentle Leader.” These are cruel...

 

Public officials should put their egos aside

I was very disappointed when Mr. Rogers, Assembly members Thomas, Josephson and Mayor Hill fired the borough manager without cause. The decision,...

 

Submit comments to support public-use cabins

If you’re interested in the state developing a public-use cabin in Haines, you have until June 25 to send comments to help move such a project forwa...

 

The public deserves answers

Constantine spokesperson Liz Cornejo refused to respond to questions in last week’s paper raised by an evaluation of the Palmer Project Preliminary...

 

Rumors and monsters live in the dark

I hope that ours is a community where a person with COVID- 19 would feel comfortable saying it. I hope that we would give that person nothing but...

 

Ad hominem attacks don't cut it

In Jim Kuiper’s independent analysis of Constantine Metal’s preliminary economic assessment, the possibility of a profitable mine is judged “hig...

 

What is history?

Whether it happened an hour ago or three thousand years ago, it is history. Scholars and others who seek wisdom study history. Those who do not will...

 

I know who I'm not voting for

It is shameful that Debra Schnabel would be terminated. She stands head and shoulders above the three Assembly members and the mayor. She has worked...

 

Let's lead by example

Wow! Wow! Wow! I have always thought our community was one of the best there is and now I am even more convinced! We spent the day putting in a...

 

One step closer to food security

The Friends of Mosquito Lake School Community Center would like to thank all of the volunteers and gardeners who donated time, plant starts,...

 

Time to end the electoral college

Recent events have taken me back to four years ago when I believed the most serious issue facing our country was eliminating the electoral college....

 

Confront prejudice in daily encounters

If you hear someone casually using derogatory or devising language toward a gender, race, sexual orientation or religion just do the hard thing, tell...

 

Schnabel, citizens deserve better

Debra deserved better. So did the people of Haines. I look forward to the day when petty people who misuse their political power are no longer elected...

 

Thanks to businesses using caution

I would like to express my appreciation to local businesses who have adopted a cautious approach to operating or opening, especially Lutak Lumber and...

 

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