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Thank you to emergency medical workers

I recently needed emergency medical assistance from the HVFD and SEARHC. I would like to thank everyone for their professional service during what...

 

Sorry for the noise

A quick note: apologies to my Rutzebeck/Mud Bay neighbors.  I have purchased a snow machine and it turned out to be the loudest, stupidest thing...

 

Time to oust legacy politicians

As the election campaign season begins to raise its insidious head yet again, we are once again faced with the usual suspects promising to get it...

 

Don't make emotion-based decisions

I realize the heliski conversation is an emotional topic but I’m encouraged to see folks moving past their opinions and starting to realize some...

 

Public Safety Building is a yurt

Yurts are clearly a great danger to the value of properties in town and must be banned along with many other things. We currently define yurts as...

 

Compassion should trump property values

I read in the paper that the reason for banning yurts in the townsite is because it might affect property values. I ask you to think about all the imp...

 

Socrates and "the Mine"

Elephant in the room time, folks. (How to reference George Orwell’s classic essay with a single word 101: Bang! Look it up yourself—I have a 250...

 

Thanks for advancing dock discussion

The Haines Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Haines Borough staff and assembly, grant administrator Carolann Wooton, Haines Borough Ports...

 

Accidental purchases at ANB hall

If anyone attended the recent benefit at the A&B Hall last Saturday Nov. 6 for Carol Mitchell, thank you for coming. Unfortunately, there were a...

 

Occasional party is not a commercial venue

I’d like to offer a few thoughts about last week’s letter concerning commercial event venues in the Mud Bay Rural Residential Zone. The writer...

 

Save money, save resources

Starting this week, the CVN is going to carry a series of Waste Reduction Tips from Haines Friends of Recycling.  The tips come mostly from our...

 

Do historical plots really ever end?

I’ve recently noticed several genuine attempts at conspiracy theory literature in the letters section. Thank you for sharing! I find these...

 

More unnecessary ursine killings

I was deeply saddened to learn that a adolescent bear was killed on the beach at Chilkat State Park in mid-October.  The headless carcass was found...

 

The Mud Bay petition is hypocritical

In regards to the proposal limiting commercial events, even “cultural events” in Mud Bay, the sponsors claim they went door to door. No one asked...

 

You've got a nice town

My friends and I just spent 10 days in Haines. How could everyone we met, drove by, or just plain saw, be so nice? My friend Rick and I already knew...

 

Free enterprise has consequences

After the Mayor at the last Borough Assembly Meeting on Oct. 26 introduced Ordinance 21-10-598 to remove the limit on the number of heliski permits,...

 

Vaccine skepticism is warranted

My point of view about Covid is in-synch with Keri Eggleston’s letter (CVN Oct. 28). I felt all right about Kyle Clayton’s disclaimer from the...

 

Republicans got Trumped

Does anyone else remember when the GOP referred to themselves as “The family values party?” How about “The law and order party?” Or even...

 

Thank you to highway construction workers

We’d like to give a shout out to the women and men working the Haines Highway reconstruction project. As highway people, we’ve traversed the path...

 

Goodbye old fishnets!

After a full summer of work at the Haines Recycling Center, HFR’s backlog of fish nets is now recycling-compliant, baled, and ready to ship. This...

 

Thank you for warm welcome to Haines

Time to turn away from the computer and to say thank you for such a warm welcome to Haines.  Many people have offered advice, questioned me about my...

 

Dear fellow parents

Given the recent emergency use authorization of the COVID-19 injections for 5-11 year-old children, here are some things to consider: -According to...

 

To all those who helped me

I thank everybody (and there were many) who helped me in my recent bout with Covid. From our great SEARHC Clinic to the Coast Guard crew who flew me...

 

It's getting dark, but Haines is full of light

It was a dark and stormy night in the middle of a pandemic...and did that stop this town from coming out, calling in, whatever it took to support...

 

Can someone translate?

Hi. Can anyone tell me the literal meaning for the Tlingit name for Moose Valley or Mosquito Lake? In the Alaska Place Names database it is listed as...

 

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