Articles from the March 7, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    March 7, 2013

SEABA guide dies, 2 injured on cornice

A 34-year-old guide was killed and two clients were injured in a March 3 backcountry heli-skiing accident near Haines.   Christian Arcadio...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 7, 2013

Manager reports on police chief

Haines Borough manager Mark Earnest reported Tuesday the results of his investigation into complaints made from within the police department against...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    March 7, 2013

Poker Run a winner for rookie

I don’t know what a royal flush is, but my sister, a friend and I threw into Saturday’s Poker Run at 26 Mile anyway. All I needed was a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 7, 2013

Film features story of extreme skiing, risks

The March 2012 deaths of a heli-ski guide and client near Haines are profiled in a film currently making the rounds on the festival circuit in the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 7, 2013

Lowe: Morphet threatened me

Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe this week said Chilkat Valley News editor Tom Morphet threatened him personally after a discussion about the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 7, 2013

'Little bit of roll' found on gym's new floor

Is the new, $500,000 floor at Karl Ward Gym sagging? Haines Borough facilities director Carlos Jimenez this week wrote to the firm that installed the...

 

Leaks close swim pool up to two weeks

The Haines pool closed Tuesday and may be closed as long as two weeks to address leaking from its locker room to the Haines High School locker rooms...

 

Digital photo, carving classes on schedule

A digital photography class and Tlingit panel-carving class will begin in the coming weeks, community education director John Hagen said. Local...

 

'Miss Tess' to perform March 24

Singer-songwriter Miss Tess is bringing her jazz-inspired, retro melodies to Haines on Sunday, March 24 with back-up band The Talkbacks in tow. New...

 

Harp duo promises 'fast and fiery' pieces

A lecture and performance by Californian harpists Portia Diwa and Diana Stork will be held at the library March 26. The half-hour lecture, on the...

 

Ukulele shows, lessons slated

Fairbanks-based musician Russ Copelin, aka Ukulele Russ, will spend a busy weekend in Haines at the end of March playing public venues and giving...

 

Food film on March 14

The Haines contingent of We the People will present the 2011 documentary “Farmageddon: The Unseen War on American Family Farms” 6 p.m. March 14...

 

Borough's ferry plan response

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to establish an ad-hoc, three-person committee to follow issues related to the Alaska-class ferries,...

 

Luncheon kicks off center revival effort

An effort to shore up support for the Haines Senior Center kicks off with a luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 at the center. “Celebrating 30...

 

Rettinger goes 3 rounds at bee

Jayden Rettinger of Haines made it to the third round of the Alaska State Spelling Bee March 1. The event attracted 139 of the state’s top spellers...

 

Heroes saved puppy caught in trap

I want to tell you a story about heroes. A 3-month-old puppy got caught in a trap for 12 days in subzero to 14-below weather. She’s two toes...

 

'People' exhibit has room for more

We are almost half through the run of the Sheldon Museum’s “People of the Chilkat Valley” biography exhibit. We thank those who have sent or...

 

Great value of father-daughter dance

Thank you, Kim Sundberg, from one father who took the opportunity to participate in the father and daughter dance at the recent ballet...

 

Merchant missed golden opportunity

Mike Ward has missed a golden opportunity! By transferring his cigarette sales to Caroline’s Closet for the two weeks he will not be selling them...

 

Suggestion of intent unsupported

In answer to Mr. Norton’s letter in the Feb. 28 edition of the CVN. Norton feels free to state that the content of my letter uses words he believes...

 

Editorial

Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe this week told the borough assembly that I “threatened” him with negative coverage if he didn’t provide...

 

Duly Noted

Haines High School senior Jess Giddings traveled to Portland, Ore., to perform with the National Association for Music Education’s All Northwest...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, March 5 Dispatch received a call about two vehicles parked on the side of the Beach Road extension, making it difficult to drive around...