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 By Tom Morphet    News    February 26, 2015 

Dwindling run triggers closures; king derby canceled

A declining Chilkat king salmon run has triggered the most restrictive fishing regulations in years and prompted cancellation of the annual Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 26, 2015 

Museum is village's only capital request

The village of Klukwan has only one capital request to the Alaska Legislature this year: $750,000 for help paying for completion of the Jilkaat Kwaan...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Highway schools at crossroads

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa directed Mosquito Lake School advocates in December to describe the future of the school in relation to Klukwan...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Actors stretch to present Irish drama 'Lughnasa'

Actors who will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” at the Chilkat Center next weekend say they’ve stretched for their roles. The two-act production...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Solid, deep snowpack at upper elevations: good for ski season

Snow around town doesn’t look impressive, but at upper elevations where backcountry and heli-skiing occurs, conditions are the best they’ve been...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    February 12, 2015

Editorial

What makes a town a good place to live are a thousand small acts, all of them unselfish, like shoveling your neighbor’s sidewalk or giving some...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    February 12, 2015

Editorial

News coverage of the Yukon Quest sled dog race this week rekindled memories of Haines mushers and mushing in Haines. It seems ancient history now, but...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 12, 2015

DOT: Cut ferry day boat sailings -- Agency proposes $9 million in reductions

Reduced ferry funding scenarios proposed by transportation officials include eliminating dayboat service in Lynn Canal between July and September,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 5, 2015

House sales attract residents to village

The sale of government-built houses that have sat unoccupied for years is attracting former and new residents to Klukwan. The Tlingit Haida Regional...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 5, 2015

Large timber sale offered on Klehini

The state has proposed a timber sale on 1,000 acres of Haines State Forest land in the upper valley, responding to an apparent improvement in the mark...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 5, 2015

District ups Stickler pay for principal work

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday voted unanimously to restore principal Cheryl Stickler’s salary to the same amount she received last year,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 29, 2015

Chilkat weaving gifted to museum

An Arkansas woman has given the Sheldon Museum a child-size Chilkat blanket apparently woven by a local Native woman in 1916, a donation that museum...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 29, 2015

Distillery, ski factory win top awards

Two fledgling Haines manufacturers have won the top awards at Sealaska’s second Path to Prosperity competition, each netting $40,000 for technical...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 29, 2015

Editorial

Discussion of selling the Mosquito Lake School Jan. 15 veered off on a tangent about the town’s prospects, a trajectory not untypical for a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 29, 2015

Equipment lot draws criticism

Is storing heavy equipment an industrial use or a commercial one? That was a question raised at the Haines Borough Planning Commission Jan.15 by...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 22, 2015

Gym open three mornings

The Haines Borough School District has opened the Karl Ward Gym, weight room and showers from 6 to 7:30 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 22, 2015

'Mud Bay Institute' goes up in a cloud of memories

A bonfire amid a slushy downpour Tuesday finished off the “Mud Bay Institute,” a ramshackle, beachfront cabin on Chilkat Inlet that provided...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 22, 2015

Fairbanks truck driver wins Alcan crown at 111 mph

A 52-year-old Fairbanks truck driver averaged a speed of 110.6 mph to win Saturday’s Alcan 200, topping a field of 25 racers. Racing in his fourth A...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 22, 2015

Decision on sale of school delayed

The Haines Borough likely won’t be selling Mosquito Lake School this summer, manager David Sosa said this week, after withdrawing his request last...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Burner burnout a pellet system issue

A problem with a pilot-program boiler and questions about a delivery system are delaying a Haines Borough plan to replace oil-burning heat systems...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Revving up for the 46th Alcan

As many as seven Haines racers are expected in Saturday’s 46th Alcan 200 road race, a 155-mile snowmachine race from the Canada border to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Corrections

A story in last week’s CVN identified Eric Gettis as president of SEARHC. Gettis is director of practice management. Also, Marcia Scott of Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Chilkat Center upgrades underway

The Chilkat Center stage area looked like a Christmas-morning living room Monday, stacked with empty boxes containing about $200,000 in electronic...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

School Board: Keep Mosquito Lake School

Following testimony by a half-dozen upper highway residents, the Haines Borough School Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to oppose putting up for sale Mosquito...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Rasmuson at heart of museum's collection of local art

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center has acquired a $29,000 scrimshaw etching and a $6,000 portrait of Native elder Charlie Jimmie Sr. under grants...

 

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