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Articles from the March 1, 2012 edition

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 By Margaret Friedenauer    News    March 1, 2012

SEABA’s heliport permit appeal nixed

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 on Tuesday to uphold a planning commission decision denying Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures a permit to...

 By Tom Morphet    News    March 1, 2012

A rising drumbeat for wild fish

Commercial fishermen are hoping to enlist broad community support in an effort to reverse a perceived decline in the area’s wild salmon runs,...

 By CVN Staff    News    March 1, 2012

Boat beached by tide

A crab boat was left high and dry early Friday morning after low tide left the boat beached and stuc...

 By Tom Morphet    News    March 1, 2012

Local GOP to vote on presidential hopefuls Local GOP to vote on presidential hopefuls

Republicans in the Chilkat Valley will get to weigh in on the GOP presidential nomination process during the state party’s Presidential Preference P...

 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    March 1, 2012

Duly Noted

Dana Noel Murray was born Jan. 7 to Cara and Rob Murray in Ketchikan. Dana weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches. Dana Noel joins...

 By Cassandra McEwen    Letters    March 1, 2012

Horses doing well, not for adoption

I would like to address the recent rumors concerning my horses, Rappi and Crown, currently stabled at Henderson’s farm. I would like for the public...

 By Bill Kurz    Letters    March 1, 2012

LNG better option than hydro power

As an observer at last week’s Connelly Lake hydro project meeting, it quickly became obvious that it’s simply not cost effective to build that...

 By Norm and Suzanne Smith    Letters    March 1, 2012

Kindness helps during difficult time

We would like to thank Steve Vick and HARK for all the support when Sky, our beloved dog, tangled with a moose last weekend. We would also like to...

 By Greg Podsiki    Letters    March 1, 2012

Alaskan women rock scavenger event

Geesh! I advertised,“Wanted: 36 Alaska Women,” and it worked. Well, I got 28 anyway. Seven, four-women teams shared a beautiful, sunny, winter...

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    March 1, 2012


Former Alaska state Sen. Jan Faiks once made headlines with a remark, concerning a legislative junket to Hawaii, that “Waikiki is no picnic.” The... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    March 1, 2012

Hall challenges change in garbage contracting

An attorney for Community Waste Solutions this week said that state law doesn’t allow the Haines Borough to offer an exclusive contract for trash...

 By Tom Morphet    News    March 1, 2012

Board of fish rejects local shellfish closures

The state Board of Fisheries rejected proposals aimed at curtailing commercial shellfish harvest at subsistence areas near Skagway and Excursion...

 By Margaret Friedenauer    News    March 1, 2012

Mosquito Lake School may struggle to stay open in fall

Mosquito Lake School faces the prospect of dropping below required enrollment this fall, forcing the school to close the doors on the students and...

 By Tom Morphet    News    March 1, 2012

Watershed council will research birds

A benefit dinner set for March 10 will help launch the Ts’ats’ee Bird Observatory, an effort of the Takshanuk Watershed Council aimed at tracking...

 By CVN Staff    Blotter    March 1, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, Feb. 27 A business owner was assisted locating the owner of a vehicle parked three days at Third Avenue and Old Haines Highway. A caller...

 By Margaret Friedenauer    News    March 1, 2012

Fire department nabs solid insurance rating

The Haines Fire Department last month received its Public Protection Classification, a rating that in two categories remained the same or slightly...

 By CVN Staff    News    March 1, 2012

Haines posts wins in Triple Threat

The Triple Threat Tournament took over the town last weekend with about 160 players taking part in...

 By CVN Staff    News    March 1, 2012

Snow Bear

From left, Jennie Humphrey, Chris Braggs, Kyle Klinger and Dalton Tuohy sculpt a bear near the...

 By CVN Staff    News    March 1, 2012

Mad Skills

Marianne Rasmussen drives a loader at Whiterock Nursery while teammate Tiffany DeWitt watches...