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Articles from the January 17, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    January 17, 2013

Advisory committee elections scrutinized

Following an unusually large turn-out at the Upper Lynn Canal Advisory Committee’s Dec. 14 election, the Haines Borough assembly will recommend...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 17, 2013

School expects enrollment to drop 11 percent

Haines Borough School District Superintendent Michael Byer is projecting an 11 percent drop in enrollment for the coming school year, but told the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 17, 2013

Skaters mull improved, moved ice rink

A grant opportunity recently renewed the efforts of a local volunteer organization to move the ice rink from the fairgrounds to downtown, but board...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 17, 2013

Two dogs hit by arrows on hillside

A pet dog died and another was sent to Juneau for treatment after they were hit by arrows early this week in the same Mount Ripinsky hillside...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 17, 2013

Connelly Lake facing obstacles

Funding issues, local opposition, and permitting hurdles are grinding the progress of the proposed Connelly Lake hydroelectric project to a slow...

 

Haines politics provided edge for federal attorney

Juge Gregg, an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and professor of law at Stanford University, has been photographed in public places...

 

State abandons 25 Mile boat launch

The State of Alaska has abandoned plans to create a new river access point near 25 Mile Haines Highway. The state Department of Transportation,...

 

Pick, click, give locally

The Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation has joined area nonprofits that can receive funds through the “Pick.Click.Give.” checkoff on Alaska Permanent...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 17, 2013

Dolphins race this weekend

About 75 athletes from the region will be in the swim this weekend at the 2013 Winter Games North, the annual and only home meet of the Haines...

 

Assembly queries ferry plan

The Haines Borough Assembly convened a special meeting Tuesday night to draft a series of questions and concerns regarding Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell’...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 17, 2013

Banaszak publishes 'Divided Kingdom'

During a lifetime of Bible study and teaching, Betty Banaszak found most fascinating the period of the “divided kingdom,” the four centuries that...

 
 By Don Nash    News    January 17, 2013

Panthers claw past Bears in season's 1st series

Senior Riley Erekson kept Haines close but the Craig Panthers clawed to victories Friday and Saturday over the Glacier Bear girls in the basketball se...

 
 By Don Nash    News    January 17, 2013

Haines boys' team salvages JV win against Craig

Traveling 300 miles south to Craig, the Glacier Bear boys’ team dropped two games in varsity play and tallied a junior varsity victory. Coach Steve...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 17, 2013

Snowburners revving up for 44th annual Alcan

Though most racers won’t officially register until Friday, it’s looking like the longest snow machine road race in North America will have more...

 

Meeting to help apply for college student aid

Students interested in attending or continuing classes at college, university or trade school next fall should fill out a Free Application for...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    January 17, 2013

Wild Things

This seems like a quiet time of year for wildlife viewing. Many of the summer animals have gone elsewhere or hibernated. There’s still quite a bit...

 

Youth-raptor registration

Registration packages for the Youth Raptor Program are available for pick-up at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. The foundation will be holding...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 17, 2013

Do seniors get traditional foods?

If you are 60 or older, the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) wants to know about your access, or lack thereof, to local...

 

Flashing replaced around swim pool

The Haines pool reopened Tuesday. The borough closed the facility last week to replace corroded flashing that separates the pool and its surrounding...

 

Pet dog shot near 6.5 Mile

The shooting of a pet dog in early December may not be related to the disappearance of at least three dogs here in November and an apparrent attack...

 

Dog's killer should be ashamed

A dead pet dog and a sweet puppy returning home with an arrow through it moved me to write this letter. The missing dogs, reported in the news...

 

LCC right to recruit for board elections

Dave Werner’s letter correctly identified many issues that Lynn Canal Conservation (LCC) considers threatening to our fish, wildlife, and waters,...

 

LCC has best interest of Haines in mind

Perhaps I can clarify for Dave Werner the role that a conservation group, like Lynn Canal Conservation, plays in a community (see last week’s CVN)....

 

Police chief lagged on wire fraud case

In 2012, others and myself witnessed felony wire fraud in Haines. On July 12, 2012, evidence of felony wire fraud (over 100 pages) was submitted to...

 

Snowburners' courtesy appreciated

Thanks to the Snowburners for staying off the set track at 25 Mile during their get-together last weekend. A lot of work and expense has been...

 

Borough should not renew heli-ski permit

Following the news of your town has made it apparent that although you live in a beautiful part of the world it is a difficult place to live. With...

 

Elections reflect town's values

It appears to me that the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Board now fairly represents our local population. Lobbying for like-minded...

 

Maldonado on the mend

Thank you to everyone who donated money to help Rita Maldonado. I spoke to her on Dec. 17. She is working hard, learning to walk all over again and...

 

Thanks for help after Brewster's death

I would like to offer my deepest appreciation and thanks to the caretaker, Al Badgley, Chuck Mitman and the ambulance crew, especially the Uglys –...

 

Duly Noted

Tod Sebens, wife Margaret and daughter Bozhi enjoyed 10 days in Cabo San Lucas during the break, soaking up sun at a resort there on the beach. Tod...

 

Police report

Monday, Jan. 14 A motorist found a bag of trash on Third Avenue and brought it to the station. Dispatch disposed of the garbage. Four callers...