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 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017 

Hall wants buyout or town contract

Community Waste Solutions owner Tom Hall proposed two options to the Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group for future management of Haines’...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Unicyclists make Kluane history

A track left in the snow by a single tire on the unplowed Haines Highway early Saturday testified to the odyssey of UniQuest Yukon, a unicycle team...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Thorgesen: 'I don't like 'For Sale' signs going up unchecked'

Chris Thorgesen has heard a lot about himself lately. “I’ve heard I’ve got mafia ties, or that I’m a member of religious cult that’s taking...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Fish tales win praise for hometown author

Rosemary McGuire, 40, is considering returning to school to study biology. “Forty is probably old enough to get a useful degree,” she joked this...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Marksmen win medals

The Haines Hot Shots and Haines Glacier Bears shooting teams traveled to Birchwood for a state shooting competition this month. Dawson Holm, Jackson...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017 

Are there deer here?

Resident Alexis Dombrock said she was more than surprised to see a deer bound along Lutak Road near the ferry terminal on May 28. “I was in such a...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017 

Charging sow a concern at Chilkoot

Visitors take caution. A brown bear sow accompanied by three yearling cubs has lunged at cars and people along the Chilkoot Corridor and Lutak Spur Ro...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017 

Assembly seeks advice on conflict code change

The Haines Borough Assembly directed the manager and borough attorney June 13 to consider revision of code that bars the borough from contracting with...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Waterfront planning grant: $86K

The Alaska Arts Confluence in partnership with the Haines Borough has been awarded an $86,000 grant for supporting a community design of an...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017 

Assembly tilts toward Hart for assembly seat

The Haines Borough committee of the whole supported James Hart for the open assembly seat Monday, contingent on his availability to attend meetings...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Kings dribbling in

Recent tracking efforts show low numbers of king salmon returning to Chilkat River, but definitive numbers won’t be known until about the Fourth of...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

Gillnet season starts out strong

A healthy plug of chum salmon and an improved price over last season bolstered the opening week of the Lynn Canal drift gillnet season. Preliminary...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017 

2017: A blank page in the history of the KCIBR

On the eve of Saturday’s scheduled Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay, race officials had a contingency in place in the event of snow accumulat...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017 

Ham radio event set for weekend

A group of Haines and California residents are learning to set up and operate ham radios this weekend to connect to the outside world in case of an...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017 

Bald eagle shot near Mud Bay, treated in Sitka

An injured bald eagle brought to the American Bald Eagle Foundation last week had been shot. Raptor curator Leia Minch said the adult eagle arrived...

 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    June 22, 2017 

Duly Noted

Jerrie Clarke has made trips to Mexico, New Orleans, and Branson, Mo. since retiring in January from the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nev. The former...

 By CVN Staff    Weather    June 22, 2017 


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 By CVN Staff    Church    June 22, 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 Tom Morphet    News    June 15, 2017

Singer tracing roots finds opera

Mimi Gregg, the daughter of a famous soprano and a lifelong advocate for the arts in Haines, always hoped her family would produce another opera singe...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Assembly passes $18 million budget

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $17.8 million budget Tuesday, including funding $95,000 for a local economic development...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Recall election to be held on August 15

A special election to recall Haines Borough Assembly members Heather Lende, Tresham Gregg and Tom Morphet is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15. Borough...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Longtime heroin addict shares struggle for sobriety

Editor’s note: The name of the heroin addict described in the following story has been changed. Shirley, a 56-year-old woman living in Haines, is...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Coho derby details rules

The Haines Sportsman’s Association has narrowed down details for a new coho salmon derby this fall. The group typically hosts a king salmon derby bu...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Assembly seat draws 4 hopefuls

Four Haines residents have submitted letters of interest for the assembly seat vacated by Margaret Friedenauer’s resignation last month. The...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 15, 2017

At 1st KCIBR in 1993, riders had no clue

Saturday’s Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay promises to feature fancy bikes and packs of precision riders drafting each other for advantage....


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