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Don't boondoggle our valley

Constantine has yet to hold a community meeting in either Haines or Klukwan showing the ultimate buildout plans for the Palmer Project. Therefore...

 

Reliable ferry service shouldn't be a problem

Why did the planners and dreamers at Alaska DOT-PF spend millions to construct and pave an additional football field-sized parking lot at the Haines...

 

Beach Road evacuees still in limbo

There’s been a gross lack of communication between the borough, state and Beach Road land owners. I don’t know who decided that we could not go...

 

It was wrong to charge norton

John Norton was recently required to make a public apology and do public service because he moved a barrier and walked up beside the Beach Road slide...

 

Lunch delivering heroes

The senior lunch crew are my heroes. They bring me a healthy lunch with a dessert, fresh fruit and milk every day through high winds, rain and three...

 

Don't respond to fear

I came to Haines to enjoy personal freedoms and the beautiful but dangerous world around it. Geologists will tell you that over time, precipitation...

 

Pool offers refreshing change of pace

Since getting vaxxed I have returned to the pool and I cannot express how wonderful it feels to be swimming again (especially for my creaky joints)...

 

Thanks for helping dolphins swim again

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team celebrated spring this week with our first time-trial in over a year. A time trial is essentially a swim meet for the...

 

Miles Klehini Classic was a success

The 13th annual Miles Klehini Ski Classic was held on Sunday. Forty friends and families gathered around the fire ring at the 25 Mile Wilderness...

 

Assembly should help us restore power

I am writing this letter in hopes of getting power back to the homes on Beach Road. AP&T has been quite clear that to do this, they need the Borough...

 

Thanks to our essential grocery workers

Our heartfelt thanks to all of the grocery stores here in Haines (Mountain Market, Oleruds and Howsers) for their generous service of curbside...

 

We already have spaces for the assembly

Haines Borough and the former City of Haines consolidated as one government in the early 2000’s. Before combining, our Haines assembly was also the...

 

What we have is priceless

It’s no surprise that AIDEA and the Canadian miners want to “just hand Skagway the keys” and walk away from their aging ore facility. Industry...

 

Thank you for making benefit dinner possible

We would like to send out a huge thank you to the Ugly’s for the time and effort it takes to put together a benefit dinner and auction. Thank you...

 

We're behind the curve with heliski regulation

As we welcome our first visitors to Haines for the heliski season, the Borough is taking steps to safeguard our community with Covid mitigation...

 

Thanks for supporting my efforts

My opportunity to serve as Borough Manager was closed with the Assembly’s decision to overlook my application. I was honored to serve as Manager...

 

Misleading headline confuses readers

Last week’s front-page headline “Study suggests borough to owe $500,000 if museum separates” is unfortunately somewhat misleading. As correctly...

 

Put country over party, ditch Don Young

I agree with the gist of the letters by Mr. Duncan and Mr. Warner. We need politicians who will put country before party and these politicians need...

 

Haines Huts location will impact goats

I was very surprised and disappointed to see in the Chilkat Valley News the location selected by the Haines Huts group for their Tukga-Hut. It would...

 

Time to vote out hypocrisy

Despite one’s affiliations with one party or another we all have expectations of those who are elected to represent us. I and everybody else who is...

 

Our Republic is in trouble

After our national elections, we now know our constitutional Republic is in trouble. Apathetic voters threw our country and our constitution under...

 

Thanks for Winter Games success

Thanks to all who participated in the 2021 Winter Games at the Fairgrounds on Saturday. Thanks to Tom Morphet for the Olympic Cauldron, the banner,...

 

How we treat our vets is shameful

I am ashamed of my country’s government and many of our elected representatives.  They ordered many of our young men and women in the armed...

 

Valentine's dinner profits to help garden

Thank you to everyone in the community that donated to our Valentine’s Day Dinner Fundraiser and ordered our East Indian dinner for two cooked by...

 

Time to move on

The Hammer Museum Board is relieved that this sad chapter in our history has come to a close. Our sense of betrayal can now turn to one of compassion...

 

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