Articles from the February 10, 2011 edition

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More skier days, 3rd operator proposed; Plan would up skier days to 2,600, incorporate 'photographer days'

Resident Rob Goldberg said he stopped answering his phone following a proposal to more than double the Haines Borough’s heli-skiing skier-day...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 10, 2011

Decision on food trailers looms

Three modified trailers serving food downtown are poised to gain permanent status under requests to Haines Borough officials to redefine them as...

 

Hess attorney targets Goodman's voter record

Arguments outlined by attorneys in a lawsuit filed in Superior Court against the Haines Borough and assembly member Greg Goodman have centered on the...

 

Old gym: Community or recreation center?

If the Haines Borough moves forward with upgrades to the old elementary gymnasium and adjoining classroom space, will the facility serve as a "co...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

Law needed to keep pets from freezing?

During the most recent cold snap here in Haines, when temperatures sank below zero and winds rose above 60 miles per hour, I was very concerned about...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

Miles was great ambassador for town

The first time I came to Haines almost 19 years ago, Dennis Miles was one of the nicest and funniest people I met. He was a great ambassador for...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

Visitor treasures photo at Picture Point

We spent six months in Haines in 2007. While driving from the ferry terminal to town, my first stop was at Picture Point. The view was new and almost...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

Waterfront owner will keep his land

In response to the letters regarding Picture Point, please bear in mind that the waterfront parcels between the boat harbor and Picture...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

Concerned about cost of vet work

Concerning a recent letter thanking Delta Western for donating space for the local vet clinic, I agree the building is hardly being used and so I...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

HARK grateful for Chamber grant

On behalf of the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel Board, staff and furry friends, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the Haines Chamber of...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

Dessert auction nets more than $4,000

The Haines DDF team’s success in recent tournaments continues to be matched by community support at fundraisers to support the team’s...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

Thanks to Auxiliary for sponsoring bee

A big thank you goes to the American Legion Auxiliary and Howsers IGA for sponsoring the Haines School spelling bee. Their generosity pays...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    February 10, 2011

IRA council members should resign

I’ve read and re-read the actions of the IRA’s council members toward the former CIA administrator, who I believe was doing a good job....

 

Opinion

It’s vital for our community to have people willing to open businesses and a borough government that strives to help them, but assistance...

 

Youth hoops tourney in town

More than 20 youth basketball teams are expected at the annual Triple Threat Tournament this weekend at the Haines School. "We do this...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Arts Council to host 'showcase' Sunday

The Haines Arts Council will host its annual, winter Northern Light Showcase 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 at the Chilkat Center. Council president Tom...

 

Duly Noted

Sheldon Museum Director Jerrie Clarke is home in Haines following a decision to shut down this season’s research by the universities guiding an...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

'Brown Bag Series' set from Feb. 18 to April

Want to know more about your community and the people who live here? The Chilkat Valley Historical Society and Sheldon Museum are again holding their...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 10, 2011

KHNS priorities: News, Skagway ties

  Kay Clements, new general manager of KHNS, said she’ll be looking to expand local news offerings, strengthen ties to Skagway and make...

 

Police hope to revive reserves

The Haines Borough Police Department is seeking applicants for the reactivation of its volunteer reserve police officer program. Reserve officers...

 

Ecuadoran dinner set for Saturday

A dinner and auction to support the Haines Venturer Scouts’ trip to Ecuador is planned for 5 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion. Ecuador is a...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Assembly OKs land sale talks

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 Tuesday to authorize manager Mark Earnest to negotiate with an upper valley church that wants to buy a two-acre...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

HAL variance to be reheard

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 6-0 Tuesday to rehear a contested variance approved by the planning commission for a Haines Assisted Living...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Permit sought for boat tour

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday postponed approval of a Chilkat Guides request to add a marine sightseeing tour to depart from Letnikof Cove,...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Picture Point price $450K

Owner Roger Beasley is asking $450,000 for three of his five acres at Picture Point, land that would include two scenic pullouts and a strip of land...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Borough sewer plant gets $25K rake repair

The Haines Borough this week completed a $25,000 fix to its sewage treatment plant. A broken rake drive in the main clarifying tank there meant the...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

State offers commercial energy audit

The Alaska Energy Authority is accepting applications for its Commercial Energy Audit Program. Owners of eligible commercial buildings throughout...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Shot goat will be studied

  A sickly mountain goat put down by wildlife trooper Ricky Merritt this week will be sent for a necropsy. Assistant area wildlife biologist...

 
 By Don Nash    News    February 10, 2011

Craig boys toughen up in 2nd game to split series

In games last weekend that were about as far apart geographically as you can be in Southeast Alaska, Haines boys and girls swept the Metlakatla Chiefs...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Local officers reel in wanted 'street preacher'

A phalanx of local peace officers on Tuesday arrested an Oregon man wanted there on misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and violating a domestic...