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There's only one Chilkat River

There are many locations where mines can be developed.  There is only one Chilkat River, with its abundance of salmon, cultural importance, the...

 

Dunleavy's unannounced visit is appalling

Haines’ residents learned after-the-fact about Gov. Dunleavy’s recent visit to the Palmer Project with his chief of staff, Ben Stevens,...

 

Wilderness memorial a success

Many thanks to all the organizations and individuals who provided help on the Chilkat Valley Wilderness Memorial. Without their help this project...

 

Sincerny will advocate for a sustainable Haines

I would like to commend Zephyr Sincerey for offering to serve our community as an assembly member. I have known Zephyr for many years and have always...

 

Constantine has shown its hand

How sleazy can you get, Constantine? Calling in the governor for a private meeting in Haines to pull the strings on your screwed up wastewater...

 

Thanks to AML for free playground shipping

The staff, students and families of Klukwan School would like to send out a very heartfelt thank you to Alaska Marine Lines for the donation of...

 

Sally McGuire is a team player

I have known Sally McGuire for nearly two decades. Over the years we have shared countless cups of tea while exploring issues important to the...

 

Residents come out for Senior Center

The Haines Senior Center Fundraiser was a success! There are many wonderful people that made this happen. Specifically, a big shout out to Christy...

 

Gaffney is a proven voice of reason

I want to take this opportunity to say I support Sean Gaffney for the assembly.  Sean has been a real voice of reason at assembly meetings and as...

 

Thanks for not posting plastic signs

I am appreciative of the assembly candidates choosing to not use plastic signs. This is an example of choices we all need to be willing to make. The...

 

Cellular interference affects public safety

The Chilkat Valley News quotes Fire Department Chief Al Giddings saying that there has been an annual increase of 7 to 9 percent in emergency calls...

 

Training doesn't require a commitment

Hospice of Haines would like to thank CVN for the thoughtful story about hospice’s volunteer situation and our upcoming volunteer training. We want...

 

McGuire is the right choice for the assembly

Sally McGuire has been an active member of our community ever since she moved here in 1985. She is now seeking a seat on the Borough Assembly. She is...

 

Thanks for a great summer season

The Friends of Mosquito Lake School Community Center has completed another successful Sunday Summer Market season. Many thanks to the vendors and...

 

Thank you for Farmers Market Funding

The Haines Farmers Market’s mission is to provide a venue for local farmers, horticulturists, artisans, and crafters to sell their goods in the...

 

Addition to beer article, want to say thanks

Thank you for telling our story about the struggle of brewing beer in Haines during drought conditions. But as often happens after interviews, there...

 

Thank you for supporting Alaskan farms

Foundroot is a new farm in Haines who was recently awarded a marketing grant from the Alaska Farmer’s Market Association. The goal of this funding...

 

Grateful for support during medical emergency

Kindness of people should always be rewarded and passed forward. My name is Anni Peters. My husband, Lee Peters, and I arrived in Haines August 29th....

 

Friends thank AML for storage van donation

Haines Friends of Recycling thanks Alaska Marine Lines for generously donating a storage van to benefit our growing fish net recycling program....

 

Donations will help increase growing space

On behalf of the Takshanuk Watershed Council, I send so much thanks and gratitude to the Haines community. Your generosity and support towards the Sta...

 

Good work costs money

The reason for leaving the recycling center is because the board said they would pay no more than 30 hours a week. I countered that increased volume...

 

Instead of owning up, they placed blame

I was happy to see that Coeur agreed to pay fines for the litany of violations from their environmental mismanagement at the Kensington mine. I had...

 

It's time to reconsider our water source

First, I would like to commend Dennis Durr and the Haines Borough water folks for keeping the townsite supplied with clean drinking water during...

 
 By Rob Miller    Letters    August 22, 2019

We need to fix cruise impacts to communications

Am I the only person in Haines that feels resentment about the huge increase in cruise ship visits without a corresponding increase in...

 

This is no Carnival for Southeast Alaskans

Carnival Corporation has been systematically acquiring all the towns in Alaska and Yukon over the past few decades. Carnival now owns several cruise...

 

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