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 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016 

Superintendent job draws 21 applicants

Twenty-one people have applied to be superintendent of the Haines Borough School District, but the public will get to know the identities of only a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016 

Assembly to review Mosquito Lake School agreement

Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan and highway residents are endorsing an agreement for shared management of the former Mosquito Lake School....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016 

Missing plane complicates crash investigation

The federal investigation into the Nov. 4 crash of a private plane in Lynn Canal will be made more difficult by the fact that the plane was never foun...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016 

Eagle dies despite rescue effort

A mature bald eagle rescued after an apparent fight with another animal near Klukwan died Tuesday at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. The small...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016 

Carlson: District's budget not bright

The Haines Borough School District’s finances aren’t as rosy as some might think, interim superintendent Rich Carlson said this week. Carlson,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 28, 2016

Editorial

A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 28, 2016

Summer ferry schedule crimps 'Golden Circle'

The published summer ferry schedule improves service between Haines and Juneau compared to an earlier draft, but holds potential impacts for local RV...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 28, 2016

Crowd questions, advises ferry chief

Haines residents packed the assembly chambers and offered a range of suggestions for changes to the Alaska Marine Highway System at a meeting the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 21, 2016

Group balks at 'Tier 3' endorsement for river

On a 6-5 vote, the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee endorsed top-level protection for the Chilkat River Friday, then rescinded its...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 21, 2016

Museum to develop policy for purchases from its trustees

The Sheldon Museum will rewrite policy to formalize procedures when acquiring pieces from members of its board of trustees. Questions about the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 21, 2016

School savings: $903K

The Haines Borough School Board last week heard the district is carrying a general fund balance of $906,000. Carlson said the amount was “hefty,”...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 21, 2016

Editorial

A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    January 14, 2016

Aviation pioneer Layton Bennett dies at 96

Layton Bennett, an iconic figure in regional aviation history, died Saturday in Seattle at age 96....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

More red tape, fewer grants for fire department

Increasing regulations, aging equipment and decreasing government grants are among challenges facing the Haines Volunteer Fire Department, said Scott...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

Decision-making is forum focus

A community forum aimed at “Creating a Positive Future for Haines” attracted about 35 residents to the Chilkat Center Saturday, and zeroed in on...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

Gold Medal invite for Haines women

Haines women are on the roster for Juneau’s Gold Medal Tournament for the first time in about a decade. Tournament organizers last week notified mem...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

Chamber voting in question

Should Haines Chamber of Commerce members that are nonprofit organizations get to participate in votes taken by the group? Under the organization’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Thomas will lobby Legislature for Haines Borough

The Haines Borough Assembly on Dec. 29 authorized acting manager Julie Cozzi to draw up a $45,000, one-year lobbying contract with former state Rep....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

AIA archives a gift to be unwrapped

In the coming year, Sheldon Museum workers will begin sifting through the archives of Alaska Indian Arts, a collection of photos, filmstrips,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Officer shot in arm as training day goes awry

A Haines Borough police officer apparently shot himself in the lower arm accidentally Tuesday during a firearms training session at the Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

CVN's 1st edition published 50 years ago this week

Ray Menaker, a 43-year-old Haines High School French teacher, and Bill Hartmann, a 17-year-old student, launched the town’s newspaper 50 years ago...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Harrell donates $1.39 million to local causes, groups

Gifts of more than $30,000 to organizations around town in December capped $1.39 million in community donations made by resident Lucy Harrell in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Proetto autopsy cites alcohol, heart disease, hypothermia

A 67-year-old Haines man found dead beneath a vehicle near Main Street Nov. 7 suffered heart disease, acute intoxication and hypothermia, according...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Company sues borough over heliport denial

A local company denied a conditional use permit to operate a heliport near 26 Mile is appealing the decision in state Superior Court. In a notice of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Town forum Saturday to envision positive future

“Creating a Positive Future for Haines,” a community forum organized by residents Brenda Josephson and Tresham Gregg, will be held 7 p.m....

 

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