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Articles from the November 17, 2011 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    November 17, 2011

Record snowfalls wallop town

By Tom Morphet Blizzard-like conditions closed Haines schools Wednesday for the first time in several years, as winds whipped drifts across roads and...

 

Alcohol task force seeks teen members

The Haines Alcohol Task Force is sending a two-pronged message aimed at underage drinkers: Don’t drink, but if you do, act safely. "Our...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 17, 2011

Injured black bear cub put down after romp downtown

Haines Borough police put down an orphan black bear with an injured paw Thursday, after the limping cub rustled through trash cans near Main Street....

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    November 17, 2011

Volunteers makes Dream Big a success

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haines had our annual Dream Big Luncheon. The event was a success! Thank you to all the guests who attended and...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    November 17, 2011

Keep making discoveries, thespians

Denali Drama would like to thank the community of Haines for welcoming us for a week of improvisational theater and fun. Special thanks go to...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    November 17, 2011

Hammer Museum looks to 10th year

The Hammer Museum would like to thank the Chilkat Guides, River Adventures, and the Alaska Mountain Guides for providing our summer intern,...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    November 17, 2011

Borough funds help games' broadcast

What great news to hear that the borough has awarded KHNS the funds to improve our remote broadcasting capacity for the local basketball games. KHNS...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    November 17, 2011

Veterans honored by musical tribute

Veterans of Haines and Klukwan were honored by a program of instrumental and vocal music Monday night, Nov. 7, presented by the Haines High School...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 17, 2011

Chamber seeks board nominees

The Haines Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its board of directors. Nominations will be accepted at Friday’s noon chamber meeting...

 

Duly Noted

Corbin Eames Brooks was born Nov. 7 to Elissa and Chris Brooks. Corbin weighed 8 lbs., 3 ozs. and measured 21 inches. Corbin joins brothers Ohlin and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 17, 2011

Borough, Chamber: Ferry, not canal road

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday unanimously reaffirmed its opposition to an east Lynn Canal highway, and continued preference for ferry improvemen...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 17, 2011

Thomas seeks exception to sign prohibition

State Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines is seeking a means for downtown businesses to keep signs in place in the face of state regulations that say they...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 17, 2011

Old pilings, metal junk lifted off beach

Contractors working for the Chilkoot Indian Association last week removed more than 400 old dock pilings from the Port Chilkoot Dock beach, including...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 17, 2011

Four students qualify for state music honor

Four Haines students have been chosen to attend the all-state Honor Festival, where they will be challenged to perform difficult pieces alongside the...

 

Speech team rocks at Wrangell; preps for state

The Haines High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team placed in a wide range of events at Wrangell last weekend. "I don’t believe Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 17, 2011

Bear seminar big draw at eagle fest

Some brown bears in Southeast won’t ever go near a salmon stream, but prefer instead to live at higher altitudes, subsisting on ground...

 

Manager Earnest plans exit within 2 years

Haines Borough Manager Mark Earnest plans to depart his position within the next two years to further the education of his 9-year-old son, who has com...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    November 17, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, Nov. 14 Police blocked off Third Avenue until it could be sanded, following a report of ice. A caller requested extra patrols due to a...

 

Weather cuts phone, cell and Internet

Swirling snow kept repairmen from reaching a mountaintop, microwave repeater tower near Sullivan River last weekend, effectively cutting off...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 17, 2011

Scott appoints Gonce to commission

Mayor Stephanie Scott has appointed Danny Gonce to the Haines Borough Planning Commission seat previously filled by Pete Lapham. The seat was vacant...

 

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