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'Masking equals caring' is misguided

Fifty-one years ago, I was introduced to a holistic philosophy/cosmology/way of living on the earth that became a foundation for my life as...

 

Helen Alten for Assembly

Good to see courageous people who are interested in the arts, culture, history, economic and social well-being of our community running for the...

 

Too many dead bears, too few tickets

At last count 10 bears have been shot by police this year, and only two citations issued. If police, directed by the assembly/manager, do not hold...

 

Shop local where you can

I completely agree with Burl Sheldon that supporting our local businesses is essential, more now than ever.  We’ll have a huge problem when we get...

 

Remove the tin foil

Take off your foil-lined MAGA hat for a minute, put on your flag-emblazoned mask, and tell my why any fiscal conservative would want to spend $20...

 

Community keeps students in school

For the last five months, the Haines Borough School District has been trying to figure out how to safely hold in-person classes for students. Students...

 

Love thy neighbor

There’s a John McCutcheon song lyric that has haunted me for years.  The chorus goes like this: “We’re taking a giant step into the future,...

 

More pressing needs than a morgue

For 12 years I was on “morgue” duty. Granted the present situation for taking care of deceased is inadequate. But realistically in 12 years no...

 

The museum board won't divest

Thanks Dan Henry. You couldn’t have stated the importance of the Haines Sheldon Museum more beautifully. It contains the very essence and fabric of...

 

Dignity requires decency

Buildings don’t provide dignity. People do. Assembly woman Brenda Josephson wants to build a $200,000 morgue with Covid money to allow the deceased...

 

Stop paving paradise

A few years ago, in a CVN letter, one of Haines’ long-standing tour operators raised the question: Why do we as a community full of creative,...

 

Consider Chilkat Center for alternative space

To the CARES Act funding ad hoc committee members: The Chilkat Center for the Arts is a large building with enough comfortable indoor space to hold...

 

The industrialization of Portage Cove

A town’s waterfront reflects planning and zoning and how well a community preserves the qualities that make it special.     In Haines,...

 

Landscape architects extraordinaire

This is a big thank-you from the Library to our volunteers who have worked tirelessly to make your Library beautiful.  We have many volunteers who...

 

The museum is our memory

The board of the Haines Sheldon Museum wants to dissolve the museum’s relationship with the borough and turn it into a membership-driven nonprofit o...

 

Masking is about contrived compliance

For decades I have been immersed in health documentaries that have been seen by millions of people. My wife is an M.D.  The backstory of COVID-19...

 

Thanks for supporting local economy

The Haines Borough Public Library is so extremely thankful to Heather Lende and JoAnn Ross-Cunningham for their generous donations to “Together...

 

See the magic in the mess

Not all creatures can adapt so easily to our world. However, we humans can do something to help. We have the ability to appreciate what some animals...

 

Don't confuse selfishness for personal freedom

Would you smoke a cigarette on an airplane to assert your right to do as you choose? The need to limit a citizen’s “right” to do whatever they...

 

Thanks for Lucy Harrell tribute

Thank you, Sue Waterhouse, for organizing the lovely, heartfelt tribute to Lucy Harrell on the Sheldon Museum Facebook page. Thank you to those who...

 

Back the Blue

A few rotten apples doesn’t mean the whole barrel is bad. Isn’t this what people have told their children for generations? People are so ready to...

 

Locally sourced lunches a success

Thank you Haines Borough School District for allowing us to participate in the summer lunch program. Through our partnership we were able to feed...

 

Thanks for supporting the Uglies

The local Cancer Fund Golf Tournament, managed by the Uglies was a great success. A special thanks to the players and people stopping by with...

 

Try governing responsibly for a change

First, it was Debra Schnabel, who was not only fired by Mayor Hill and assembly people Josephson, Rogers and Thomas. But—as if that were not...

 

Sea Wolf Gallery to be renovated

Many thanks to the first responders and everyone who helped clean out the Seawolf Gallery after the fire, and everyone who expressed their...

 

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