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Our future is fish

The Palmer Project is now owned by DOWA Holdings, Japan, Ltd.—a massive multi-billion-dollar corporation headquartered in Tokyo.  Their shiny, whit...

 

I say NO to exploitative industry

I agree with Richard Clement of the Alaska Miners Association, except that he has my NO’s incorrect. As a resident who cares about the environment...

 

Assembly doesn't understand manager's role

My offer to serve as manager or interim was made to the mayor following the 2020 election. The unfolding story of filling the manager vacancy has...

 

Happy Spring from the Haines LRTG

Spring, and May in particular, bring a chance for fresh starts and renewal. May is nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, and this...

 

Extremism is bad for Haines

For several years, I’ve been researching the topic of guns in America: sport, defense, food, profit, civilian, military, rural, city, law...

 

AIDEA financing will be costly

A town hall meeting was scheduled for February 22 to learn about and discuss AIDEA’s proposal for an ore terminal on Lutak Inlet. As I understand...

 

Enough of NO

I’ve been listening to the minority environmentalists. A couple of years ago, SEACC’s Shannon Donahue stated in the CVN that we have a balanced...

 

Swimming through rough waters

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team has had to tread some rough waters this past year due to pool closures and then Covid-19. But we have persevered! And...

 

Lutak Lumber's generosity is abundant

A special thank you to Chip Lende and Lutak Lumber for your generous donation and support of the Victory Garden, again this year.  The “pea...

 

Bear safety education continues

Takshanuk Watershed Council thanks Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Carl Koch and Wildlife Education Specialist Abby McAllister...

 

Visit Haines and get shot!

Haines has two exciting new opportunities to promote Chilkat Valley tourism, thanks to the ingenuity of Governor Dunleavy and our own Paul Rogers. As...

 

Recipe for community division

Step 1: Submit one highly contentious and needless resolution, 21-04-911, into the assembly agenda. Step 2: Do not adequately provide timely notice...

 

Temporary power is better than none at all

I would really like to thank all the people who took the extra time and effort at Tuesday’s assembly meeting to address the ongoing questions about...

 

A decision for we the people

The Second Amendment Sanctuary City resolution proposed by Paul Rogers begs the question of whether the assembly is elected to adopt rules and...

 

Demand a severance tax

Where’s the money? With imminent round log export from the Haines Borough and potential mineral export in the future, it is all going overseas to...

 

Tell me your stories

The human/bear relationship is deeply interesting to me. I have lived and worked in many communities across the state that have a very high level of...

 

DOWA has no interest in our community

My name is Ryland Bell and the Chilkat Valley is my home. This valley, this perfect cleft in the world, means nearly everything to me and to hundreds...

 

It's past time to improve our ferry service

Did you know that for 47 years, twice daily jet service has been available throughout Southeast except in Haines? For 50 years, Juneau folks could...

 

We have a qualified manager in town

After all the time and money spent on a new manager hire, I humbly ask that our elected leaders take a fresh look at what to me seems obvious.  Of...

 

Fix the damn road

We own a home past the Beach Road landslide. We have closely followed the decision-making affecting the ongoing closure of the road. This started...

 

Thank you for keeping Hot Shots shooting

The Haines Hot Shots would like to thank the American Legion Post 12 for their recent donation to our club. We also want to thank them for housing...

 

Those who fail to learn from history

The April 8 CVN “This Week in History” section included a story from 1996, when Coeur Alaska withdrew its state-of-the-art treatment plan for...

 

A fix for Southeast transportation

Prior to statehood, Southeast was serviced by single engine float planes then by twin-engine WWII surplus seaplanes. In the 60s, the ferry system...

 

'Don't it always seem to go?'

“Son this ain’t a game no more, it’s the real thing.” - Bob Dylan. Former President Trump referred to poor undeveloped nations as “shithole...

 

DOWA's running the show now

Last week, Japanese smelter company, DOWA Metals and Mining took over the majority stake in the Palmer Project joint venture. While locating a mine...

 

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