Articles from the February 6, 2012 edition

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Ordinance aims to keep peace at boat harbor

As Haines Borough harbormaster for more than a year, Ed Barrett said he’s never been physically hurt during a dispute, but he has “heard some...

 

Slump gets disaster designation

The Haines Borough Assembly on Feb. 3 held a special meeting to declare a disaster and request...

 

ARCS needs TLC from community

Leigh Horner doesn’t have cable TV. If she and her family watch any television, they watch the random mix of programming on the Alaska Rural...

 

Fourth-grader eclipses field in spelling bee, heads to state

Jayden Rettinger sure didn’t act nervous on Tuesday during his first spelling bee. It only took...

 

Archaeologist shares expertise and skills with Native communities

Archaeologist Nancy “Anastasia” Wiley tells her younger students not to agonize over their...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 6, 2012

Briefs

Heinz nabs 40 Under 40 accolade Local businessman Karl Heinz was recently named to the 2012 Top Forty Under 40 list from the Alaska Journal of...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    February 6, 2012

Wild Things

We have heard the words “winter storm warning” a great deal this winter. NOAA says that means a storm that “could pose a threat to life and prop...

 

Education a critical investment

We all understand that schools represent one of our most important investments. It is critical we have well educated, creative, motivated men and...

 

Donations keep fund helping patients

Thank you Alaska Power and Telephone for your generous donation to the Haines Cancer Travel Fund. This fund offers small grants to help Haines...

 

Snowmachine drag races a success

We wish to thank all of the volunteers, businesses and participants that helped make the recent snowmachine drag races at 18 Meadows such a success....

 

Community loves Keup back

I just wanted to express my gratitude for all the love and support from the community after the unexpected passing of my husband, Rod Keup. It has...

 

Senior Center grateful for support

I am one of many seniors who want to thank Ripinsky Rippers for their very generous donations to Haines Senior Citizens Center, Inc to help keep the...

 

Human interest stories appreciated

I would like to give some kudos to the Chilkat Valley News for its human interest coverage. Too often I have learned fascinating details of some...

 

Alternative 3 best Juneau Access option

I favor alternative three for the Juneau Access, with only minor additional construction on the east Lynn Canal side to meet the ferry terminal. There...

 

Fenn overcame ‘formidable obstacles’

Longtime Haines resident Helen Fenn, 98, died at the Sitka Pioneer Home following a stroke Jan. 24....

 

Duly Noted

Blake Hamilton was selected as the U.S. Naval Academy’s Midshipman of the Month. The honor comes with a formal presentation and additional...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    February 6, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, Feb. 6 A caller reported a phone call about lowering his credit card interest and said he thought it was fraud. Police took a drunken person...

 

Boys sweep Metlakatla on home court

Senior Brandon Haxton’s dunk on Saturday closed out another strong second half for the Haines...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 6, 2012

Alone in the wilderness

A fox stands watch recently near the summit on Haines Highway....