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Thanks for helping Haines recycle

Thank you so much to our amazing volunteers for helping Haines Friends of Recycling reduce waste, compost, and recycle in the Chilkat Valley with our...

 

Well done to the checkpoint 5 crew

A big “Well Done” needs to go out to the crew at Checkpoint 5 of the bike race. They endured a day of wind and rain to do a fine job keeping the...

 

Thanks to vendors at the Summer Market

Thanks to Erika Merklin and John Terenzi for fabulous pork burritos and to all of the other vendors who provided wonderful options for nearly 50...

 

Thoughts on mine trasportation

One under-discussed detail of Constantine’s Palmer Prospect has been transportation—and it’s a huge deal. If you think traffic is bad now, just...

 

Volunteers saved my property

Many thanks are due to the volunteer fire department, the ambulance, the state foresters and the Forest Service for putting out the fire at 8.5 Mile....

 

Coaches help student cross the finish line

As we congratulate the Haines track and field athletes on a great job this season, let’s not forget who helped get them there. The Haines coaches...

 

All who helped with the fire, thank you

We here at the Salvation Army would like to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to those who gave of their time, treasures, and talents to “Help Us,...

 

It's past time to pass a responsible budget

*The following letter written by Brenda Josephson was printed last week without her name due to an error during layout. We’re reprinting it this...

 

Thanks for Brewer's Dinner help

I just wanted to thank everyone who helped make the Gourmet Brewer’s Dinner happen along with those who helped with the Beer Fest. The staff at the...

 

It's past time to pass a responsible budget

For almost a decade we have known that the State of Alaska’s revenues have been in decline.  Former Governor Bill Walker referred to the current...

 

Thanks for keeping Haines clean

A belated yet heartfelt thank you for all who helped our school’s Earth Day celebration be a huge success: Howsers IGA, Oleruds, Alaska Outdoor...

 

Myriad role models helped our graduate

Our youngest “child” is now graduating from Haines High School in Haines.  We want to thank all the teachers and school staff that have helped...

 

Thanks for the 'best tacos' and turnout

About 50 people attended Mosquito Lake School Community Center’s first Summer Market of the season last Sunday, May 19th.  Some enjoyed the...

 

The Uglys thank you for your support

The Uglys of Haines thanks everyone who participated in our Community Cancer Connection, especially The American Legion for the use of their facility...

 

Life is full of blessings

Each day I wake up and have a difficult time believing how wonderful things are each day. Then, as days go by, I look around and wonder, “How is it...

 

Our assembly represents themselves

During my career I have written and implemented economic development plans. I have had councils that were supportive and some not so supportive, but,...

 

Kudos to the Haines School music program

No words—even well-chosen words—could do justice to the impressive school concert performed May 1 at the Chilkat Center.  The musicians...

 

Pride of ownership isn't clear cut

In 2010 as a first-time homebuyer with a foreclosure house on Deishu, I wanted to work with the local insurance agent, but couldn’t for a very...

 

Mining advances civilization

How important is mining for civilization? Thousands of years ago copper ore was work hardened to form crude tools. Much later copper was alloyed with...

 

Thanks for making Haines cleaner

The Earth Day Ad Hoc Committee would like to thank the many who helped our community Earth Day events to succeed! The community cleanups, the...

 

Thanks to our woodworking students

Community-Built continues to build community! Haines Woman’s Club would like to recognize HBSD Shop teacher Darwin Feakes and his students for...

 

Look to tides to generate energy

Haines will soon be on diesel power again because of an equipment failure, burning more oil and costing us all more money.  Last time it was low wat...

 

Ferry service is crippled

Have you looked at the summer ferry schedule? At first glance, it looks like Haines has ferry service every day.  We don’t.  The State of Alaska...

 

Thanks for supporting equipment day

The 2nd Annual Heavy Equipment Day was a resounding success. We owe thanks to the many volunteers and businesses who gave time and displayed...

 

Turner's resignation highlights policy issue

The resignation of Don Turner III from the borough planning commission is unfortunate but not surprising. Turner joins the ranks of a dozen or more...

 

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