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Olive branches are real

Alright, hermits, families, and folklore fans: we're in for a change of scenery. Let's switch out folklore for something new this autumn. How about...

 

Thanks to the CVN staff, community

I am sad to say that this week is my last as the Advertising Manager for the Chilkat Valley News. I am heading to Juneau to give birth to our baby in...

 

Let's get back to hand-counting ballots

I have a question: Why are we still using voting machines when there is so much distrust in them? I know by writing this letter I might get a visit...

 

"Mamma Mia," what a performance

WOW!  A huge thank you to all who played a part onstage or behind the scenes and set of “Mamma Mia.”  I grew up outside New York City and as a...

 

Grateful for this community

Dear community of Haines, Words cannot express the overwhelming gratitude that I have for this community.  Three weeks ago, I suffered a significant...

 

Big question left unanswered

A big thank you to all who supported my candidacy for borough assembly. The candidate forums and interviews showed much common ground among...

 

Congrats to candidates

Congratulations to Gabe Thomas, Ben Aultman-Moore, and Jerry Lapp on their election to the Assembly. I enjoyed running against them and meeting so...

 

Your support means a lot

I would like to give a big shout out of Thank You to everyone who got out and voted in our local election. Your support means a lot to me and makes...

 

Tax pop, exempt whole foods

Sales taxation is a clear benefit to Haines and adjusting sales tax rates and goals makes perfect sense.  This useful revenue-generating instrument...

 

HEDC needs more funding

Now that we know the Lutak Dock can be an ore dock under any configuration except neglect, let’s have honest, data and fact-based discussions about...

 

Thank you to Glacier Bears girls

A big thank you to the Glacier Bears girl’s basketball team who moved a big pile of lumber up a steep hill to my building site with strength,...

 

Alaskattrition part 3

Now comes the gut punch: Yahoo Finance and WalletHub rank Alaska at the bottom of the list for 2022 state economies (#49). Only West Virginia had a...

 

Thank you for saving our equipment

Thank you, to Dustin Hurt, his mine crew, and the White Water Gold TV film crew for their recent assistance when Nugget Creek overflowed its banks...

 

Community must have a say in our future

The 6:30 PM meeting in the Assembly Chambers on Thursday being billed as a “Town Hall” meeting is anything but a Town Hall meeting. It would be be...

 

Lutak Dock article made me more confused

I’m quite black and white about some things, like I know in my whole being that glyphosate, vaccines, etc. are poison, there’s no question for...

 

Jones is fair-minded, level-headed

I am very happy to see that Margarette Jones is running for Haines Borough Assembly. I have known Margarette her entire life. She has also worked for... Full story

 

Thanks for supporting our family

To the community of Haines, we extend our gratitude for your support and condolences during this difficult time. Currently we do not intend to have...

 

Canadian border absurdity

I’ll begin this letter that explains the absurdity of what happened at the Canadian Border (Pleasant Camp), with some of the pertinent background fa...

 

Eric Holle, a conservative voice

This year our slate of candidates for Haines Borough Assembly reflects one of our most valuable resources--diversity. For over 35 years, Eric Holle...

 

Thanks for supporting the arts

Just want to give a big thank you to the Haines Arts Council for the two recent fantastic performances that you brought to town, and a second huge...

 

Vote for a more balanced assembly

Haines registered voters, please be sure to get out to vote in our local election on Oct. 4. Let’s get some fresh perspectives and aim for more...

 

Donations made a splash

Haines, you really came through.  The official total of donations to the Haines Dolphins Swim Team from last Saturday’s bake sale was $1,305.28....

 

The dock's a strategic asset

That we have candidates running for assembly who do not support the Lutak Dock repair, I find appalling. Are we to tell Lisa Murkowski that we...

 

Holle has my vote

Eric Holle is a stellar choice for assembly. He obviously cares about the health and welfare of our community. As a long time resident of Haines he...

 

Raise hell on ferry issue

I urge your newspaper to raise hell about the fact that the new Alaska Marine Highway winter ferry schedule provides no service between Juneau and...

 

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