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 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 17, 2017 

Haines votes 'No' to recall three assembly members

Assembly members Heather Lende, Tresham Gregg and Tom Morphet retained their seats on the assembly,...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 17, 2017 

Uber driver ditches app, plans new taxi business

A Haines Uber driver is starting her own cab company after experiencing the difficulties of the mobile transportation app in a rural community. Suzann...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 17, 2017 

Passengers, pilot uninjured after emergency water landing

No one aboard an Alaska Seaplanes flight was injured Monday during an emergency water landing three miles outside of Juneau after the 207 Cessna’s e...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 17, 2017 

Vacation rental gets pass

The Haines Borough Planning Commission found no violation of a vacation rental conditional use permit issued to Kim and William Chetney despite a...

 By Natalie Helms    News    August 17, 2017 

New teachers both hail from small town Alaska

The Haines Borough School District has hired two new teachers for the 2017-2018 school year, and...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 17, 2017 

Staff to reexamine pot tax

A proposed tobacco and marijuana excise tax ordinance will be divided and head back to the Haines Borough Assembly as two separate ordinances. The ass...

 By Natalie Helms    News    August 17, 2017 

Missing hunter found

An overdue hunter was located on Sullivan Island Tuesday after spending a night outside without gear. A Nixle notification was sent at 8 a.m. Tuesday...

 By CVN Staff    Weather    August 17, 2017 


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 By CVN Staff    Church    August 17, 2017 

Church Services Directory

Church services for Haines: (directory of advertisers) Haines Baptist Sixth and Main Phone: 907-314-0387 Pastor Royce L. McCoy Sunday: 10:30 a.m.... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Recall proponents absent from public forum

In a public forum Wednesday, Aug. 9, the three Haines Borough assembly members targeted for recall answered questions regarding the allegations...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Lutak crowds sandwich bears

A tumultuous several days in the Lutak area ended with a veteran Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Woman loses everything in fire, community steps up

After a woman and her godson escaped a fire last week that burned her cabin to the ground, many Haines residents are helping to get her back on her fe...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Union attempts to influence recall with attack ad

A statewide public employee union’s “Recall Tom Morphet” Facebook post is encouraging Haines voters to recall the assembly member for a reason...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Expanded police service goes back to committee

The question of extending police service borough-wide won’t go before voters this October after the Haines Borough Assembly referred the issue back...

 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

Ryan finalist for manager

Haines Borough Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan is among three finalists for a city manager position in Dillingham. Ryan has served as the...

 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

Commission weighs resource extraction needs

The Haines Borough Planning Commission’s Resource Extraction Committee last week fleshed out how to better define resource extraction in code to acc...

 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

Forest Service says campfire started wildfire

Last week’s fire at Seduction Point was started from a campfire, said United States Forest Service manager Tristan Fluharty. Haines Volunteer Fire...

 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

August begins in record heat

Haines was hot this weekend, crushing heat records Aug. 5 and 6. According to the National Weather Service, the Haines airport reached 88 degrees...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Alaska recall law middle of spectrum

Alaska’s recall process falls into the “middle ground,” according to the Alaska Supreme Court. In a 2004 legal review written for the Alaska Div...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Puppeteer to begin three week European residency in France

A local puppeteer will head to France in October to complete a three-week residency that will help him finish a documentary exploring the art of...

 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

Fourth Totem Trot Saturday

The Haines Sheldon Museum will host its 4th annual Totem Trot fundraiser Saturday, taking runners on a tour of the town’s totem poles. Participants...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Thoughts from Homer as recall dust settles

While a Homer recall organizer and targeted council members both said their local recall was difficult on the community, it also made its citizens...


Duly Noted

Nicole and David Lorentz welcomed baby girl Isla Faith at 7:26 p.m. Aug. 7 at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. She was 19 inches long and weighed...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 3, 2017

Borough-wide police protection, a guide

At the Haines Borough Assembly's direction, borough staff have drafted an ordinance that creates...

 By Natalie Helms    News    August 3, 2017

Forest Service delays Haines firefighters at Seduction Point fire

A forest fire at Seduction Point was “waiting to be a perfect storm” as winds pushed it toward Haines Wednesday. Tim Holm of the Haines Volunteer...


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