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Articles from the March 14, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    March 14, 2013

Survivor's account of fall off mountain

A photographer who survived the accident that killed heli-skiing guide Christian Cabanilla on March 3 said his group’s plunge hundreds of feet off...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 14, 2013

Special meeting on Lowe Friday

Haines Borough Assembly members have called a special meeting to be held 5:30 p.m. Friday to discuss police chief Gary Lowe’s actions during the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 14, 2013

Boatyard touted for development

A local committee is reviving discussion of building a boatyard in Haines. The Haines Borough’s Port Development Steering Committee expressed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 14, 2013

Collision ends in canal

A 17-year-old Haines youth said he considers himself lucky to walk away with cuts and bruises from a Saturday night wreck that sent his Toyota pickup...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 14, 2013

Battle for hydro permit heats up

An ongoing dispute over what Southeast developer should have priority status for the Walker Lake hydroelectric project is escalating, with...

 

Students make grade in avalanche class

Fourteen eighth-graders will receive “Avalanche 1” certification, following a program offered at Haines School. The students received 20 hours of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 14, 2013

More seeking help with food, rent

Salvation Army Lt. Dave Kyle of Haines said this week his church is seeing an “unprecedented increase” in the number of people seeking its help...

 

Consultant option floated

Attached to Haines Borough manager Mark Earnest’s police department report to assembly members Tuesday was a proposal from a private consulting firm...

 

Birthday of ANB in spotlight

The Alaska Native Brotherhood in Haines has been a force for civil rights, Native land claims and preservation of historic sites, David Light told a...

 

Four squads set for Gold Medal

When the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament returns for its 67th edition this Sunday, two of the four Chilkat Valley teams will be looking to avenge...

 

Bears fall short at Region V

Both Haines High School basketball teams were within reach of Class 2A state tournament berths last weekend in Sitka, but ended their seasons with los...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 14, 2013

Effort aims at center's theater

A consultant who toured the Chilkat Center two weeks ago has estimated the cost of repairing or replacing theater equipment at about $140,000....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 14, 2013

AIDEA will make upcoming port visit

Though Prophecy Platinum representatives said in February financing the construction of a Haines ore terminal is “not on the table” for them, the...

 

Correction

The CVN last week incorrectly reported the time of a fundraiser luncheon Friday, March 15 at the Senior Center. The luncheon begins at noon Friday....

 

Thanks for help with highway church

New Hope Fellowship and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who has helped with the building of our new church on Mosquito Lake...

 

Those who attack the weak are evil

I’ve noticed in my life a tendency for our human species to take out our aggressions on the weakest among us -- our animals. Just note the terrible...

 

Merchant does best to be good citizen

I realize that it is impossible to satisfy everybody all the time. But we do try to satisfy each and every customer at all of my businesses. During...

 

Character assassination is pathetic

I had hoped that I would read a letter to the editor from John Schnabel last week in which he would apologize to state House Rep. Jonathan...

 

Guides made avalanche class a reality

Thanks for the generosity of Sean Gaffney and Zach Tarleton of Alaska Mountain Guides/International Wilderness Leadership School....

 

Please, drive more safely

I have seen quite a few people running stop signs, drinking beer, smoking, speeding, and texting and being careless while driving. I get really...

 

Thanks for awesome birthday party

Thanks so much to everyone who helped make my 90th birthday a day to remember forever. It was awesome. Special thanks to Wendy Hogins and Connie...

 

Duly Noted

Krista Kielsmeier traveled to Anchorage March 2 for the ceremonial start of the Iditarod and then took a shuttle to Willow for the restart there the...

 

Jimmie 'lived life to fullest'

Former resident Kathrine Ann Jimmie died Feb. 28 in Pullman, Wash. She was 66 and had been suffering...

 

Meacock managed hotel office, enjoyed garden

Sue Meacock, a waitress and mom who worked as office manager at the Halsingland Hotel, died...

 

Court Report

Francis Kay Adams, 36, was sentenced Feb. 12 after pleading guilty to driving under the influence on Jan. 15. A caller reported Adams driving without...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, March 12 Dispatch left a message with state road crews regarding a report of icy roads in front of the Haines School. Fire department...