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Forum drew largest attendance yet

The Chilkat Valley Mining Forum Committee would like to extend our appreciation to the speakers and the audience which attended the forum last...

 

Prompt thanks for our Instant Pot

The Haines Senior Center would like to thank the Ripinksy Rippers for their very generous donation of an Instant Pot! We’ve already made some...

 

We have no intent to operate a gravel pit

Rest assured my family has no interest in establishing an active gravel pit on our Mud Bay property. We would like to continue utilizing the gravel...

 

Museum exhibits stand out

Kudos to the Haines Sheldon Museum. Two outstanding current exhibits you won’t want to miss. One commemorating 75 years since Japan invaded Attu on...

 

Thanks for installing our dish washer

Dishes at the Haines Senior Center are looking shiny, and getting cleaned more efficiently, thanks to the brand new dishwasher! Thank you to the...

 

Maydole did not invent the adze-eye

I wish to point out a gross misconception perpetuated in your article of Nov. 1, 2018 entitled “Hammer Museum receives hammer boon.” Specifically,...

 

Erickson provided quality information

Juneau economist Gregg Erickson’s presentation was a valuable discussion of changes Haines and Klukwan will face if a large industrial mine goes...

 

Congratulations to the readers

Congratulations to the winners in the 2019 Haines School Library Tournament of the Readers. This year we had two divisions of teams in grades 2-6...

 

A police dog will help fight our drug problem

There is doubt in Haines about our drug problem and the need for a “drug canine” presence. I hope sharing my personal feelings will be...

 

Disturbed by River Talk story

I went to the River Talk on Feb. 21, and while many of the stories were fine, there was one that I thought crossed the line. He was the last speaker,...

 

Take the long-term view

It is a gamble. Constantine Resources would not tell us there is a 100 percent certainty that whoever they sell the rights to develop their claims on...

 

Participation soars in Kat to Koot race

A trifecta of sun, powder snow and fun-loving outdoor community made the third annual Kat to Koot alpine adventure race an unequivocal success, and...

 

Thanks for another great ski race

Sunday’s annual Miles Klehini Ski Classic was a huge success with 21 racers attending, plus friends and family. Participants enjoyed a barbecue...

 

Police and dogs are a bad combination

I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and watched police sic dogs on blacks merely because they wanted to sit wherever they wanted on the bus and to eat...

 

Who's in charge of Haines?

We live in an age of catastrophic corporate control that threatens our democracy. Large corporations buy elections, lobby politicians, evade taxes,...

 

A volatile industry is not worth the risk

Large-scale industrial development is fundamentally incompatible with the subsistence lifestyle enjoyed by inhabitants of the Chilkat Valley for...

 

Follow the money

Haines is being asked to consider the biggest question we have faced in a generation. Is a large-scale industrial mine operated by two foreign...

 

Support our town, support a police dog

I have talked with the dog breeder/trainers, police chiefs, city managers and/or the K9 officers themselves in Wasilla, Yakutat, and Juneau...

 

Pies and planes help Lady Bears

Haines Girls Basketball would like to give a big thanks to Alaska Seaplanes for making their pizza fundraiser a huge success. Because of everyone’s...

 

Thanks for frybread fundraiser support

Klukwan School students would like to say thank you to everyone who helped us with our frybread fundraiser. Haines ANB Camp 5 and the Haines School...

 

Thanks for the lift

Thank you Haines friends. I would like to send a huge thank you to the Haines ambulance crew and the Haines SEARHC Clinic for all the great help...

 

Dispense with tour permit code

Our tour companies don’t want to pay an increased permit fee to the Borough. Our borough set the permit fee to pay for the ‘administration’ of...

 

Face it, mining is a big risk to our valley

Another large metal mine tailings dam (MMTD) has failed, this one in Brazil—discharging 13 million cubic meters of pollution into the Paropeba River...

 

Let's get some straight answers

I’m concerned as to what can happen as a result of the new mine. What are the possible environmental impacts? Could the PR geologist(s) give us...

 

Gratitude for support and kindness

We would like to express our gratitude to Father Perry of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, The American Legion & Auxiliary, for assisting with...

 

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