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Articles from the March 10, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    March 10, 2016

Auditors: Borough savings fortuitous

The Haines Borough received a largely clean bill of health on its latest financial audit, though problems with grant management resulted in funding lo...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 10, 2016

Alcohol permits: Too many or not enough?

Two applications for public convenience beer and wine licenses in Haines have touched off a discussion about whether the municipality would have too...

 

Citing king forecast; sportsmen cancel derby

For the second consecutive year, the Haines Sportsman’s Association has canceled its King Salmon Derby. The group’s decision became official at a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 10, 2016

Hill wants limits on phoning it in

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill is trying to limit when assembly members can teleconference into a meeting. At the body’s Feb. 23 meeting, three...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 10, 2016

Group takes up 'town square' effort

The Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Committee is trying to pick up where the inactive Downtown Revitalization Committee left off by...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 10, 2016

Schools forecast $269K deficit

Anticipating a 17-student drop in enrollment, the Haines Borough School District is projecting a $269,000 shortfall in its $4.93 million budget for...

 

Smith landscapes to be shown

Following the recent donation of a new piece of artwork, the Haines Sheldon Museum is planning a retrospective of noted oil painter Gil Smith’s art....

 

Showcases to feature local acts

Eight acts are slated for this year’s Northern Light Showcase, an annual display of local talent put on by the Haines Arts Council. The first...

 

Book club cultivates range of perspectives

The Haines Library Book Club may sound like a cliquish title, but the group isn’t a club in the traditional sense of the word. “I like calling it...

 

Haines performers at 42nd Alaska Folk Fest

Haines musicians are gearing up for the 42nd Annual Alaska Folk Fest, where hundreds of musicians will converge on Juneau for a week of tunes not...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 10, 2016

Assembly discusses payment of Nelson's legal fees

Property owner Paul Nelson has filed for reimbursement of his legal fees for a lawsuit he recently won against the Haines Borough, and assembly...

 

'Sound City' set March 22

The Haines Arts Council’s music film series continues March 22 with “Sound City,” a 2013 documentary about the legendary Sound City Studios in...

 

Engineering firm opens

Pro-HNS, a new, Haines-based company, offers all facets of engineering work to private individuals, businesses and government agencies. Jeremy...

 

Assembly waits on 'Z tag' law

The head of the Haines Borough’s finance committee said she won’t pursue a “lifetime” motor vehicle registration, or “Z tags,” for...

 

Canine sniffs out bed bugs

If you’re afraid you’ve brought more home from your trip Outside than you want in your house, Carrie Kinison may be able to help. Kinison...

 

Campbell: Assembly broke meetings law

Haines Borough Assembly member George Campbell is alleging the assembly violated the Open Meetings Act when members held individual meetings with the...

 

'Wolf' Schroeder dies; little known of his life

Martin "Wolf" Schroeder, 64, died March 1 at a Union Street apartment. Schroeder was a homeless man...

 

Local man dies

Aaron Nash, 38, of Haines died Tuesday after suffering an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, Haines Borough Police confirmed. The state medical...

 

Merchants top Juneau's Good Ole Boys for Hotch crown

The Haines Merchants defended their court and took home the cash as champions of the Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament on Sunday. The...

 

Editorial

Judging by recent public comments, community discussion of nonprofits has somewhat devolved into arguments about whether such organizations are good...

 

CVN shouldn't print derogatory letters

A newspaper such as the CVN that holds itself to high standards of journalism should not permit name-calling in letters to the editor, and it should...

 

Name-calling not constructive

I appreciate the community discussion that has started regarding the Constantine mine. However, I do not approve of the name-calling. Name-calling...

 

Thanks for chance in bee

I would just like to say “thank you” to the Haines School and Rene Martin for letting me participate in the Spelling Bee. I would also like to...

 

Tier 3 ranking seems appropriate

Brad Schulze states that my letter in the CVN somehow “...pretends that the current push to reclassify the Chilkat River has nothing to do with the...

 

Tribe undecided on Tier 3

The Chilkoot Indian Association Tribal Council has not made a formal decision to support or not to support the Outstanding National Resource Water...

 

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