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Articles from the April 7, 2011 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    April 7, 2011

Tax, reserves slated to balance budget; Earnest presents spending plan

Haines Borough Assembly members got their first look at manager Mark Earnest’s budget for the coming year Tuesday. The $13.9 million borough...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 7, 2011

Students get a whole new latitude

The Haines Venturer Scouts challenged three Ecuadorean mountains during their two-week trek in South America. "It was extremely challenging,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 7, 2011

Original 'blues brother' to perform; Fair music will include dubstep deejay, looping artist

Curtis Salgado, a Portland-area blues artist whose act inspired "The Blues Brothers," is among headliners at the 43rd Southeast Alaska...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 7, 2011

Bicycle group to roll out goals, moniker

About two dozen residents turned out March 30 for discussion of bicycling needs in the community. Bike rider Norman Hughes said political advocacy,...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 7, 2011

Borders made everyone feel special

Going to the Haines library was always a good experience. I knew Ellen Borders would be glad to see me. One day she came out from behind...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 7, 2011

Couple helped swim team reach goals

As we come to the end of another season, the Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank the community for their generous donations of time and...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 7, 2011

Thanks for help with Japan relief effort

A wave of community effort and good will helped raise more than $5,000 to aid Japanese tsunami victims through the Modest Japanese Dinner and Auction...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 7, 2011

Emblem Club donation boosts Hospice

Hospice of Haines would like to thank the Emblem Club for their generous donation.  They give thousands of dollars to this community and we...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 7, 2011

Fire response was outpouring of care

I want to extend a huge thank you to the community of Haines for its response to me in the weeks following the fire at the Summer Inn. I had...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 7, 2011

Support of town came just in time

The words "thank you" seem so inadequate when I consider how very fortunate I am to be blessed with family, friends, and the...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    April 7, 2011

Duly Noted

Four friends headed to Nome for the finish of the 2011 Iditarod. Bruce and Gail Gilbert were joined by Lucy Harrell and Diana Pyle. The four drove to...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    April 7, 2011

Wild Things

March came in like a lion, cold and windy. Pipes froze and hydrants burst.  According to the National Weather Service, our March weather is...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 7, 2011

Residents join march against abuse

About 30 people marched down Main Street on Thursday, urging Alaskans to “Choose Respect.” “Our march represented taking a stand...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 7, 2011

Earnest gets passing grade on evaluation

Haines Borough Manager Mark Earnest received an average score of 3.6 of 5 possible points on his recent evaluation, indicating he met or exceeded job...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 7, 2011

'Big Air' contest set for Sunday

Wacky weather won’t ground this year’s Olen Nash Memorial Big Air Contest, set for around noon Sunday near Three Guardsmen Mountain in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 7, 2011

Redistricting position gets 2nd look; Language about group's map raises questions

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-1 Tuesday in support of a redistricting plan that includes Haines and Skagway in a state House district with...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 7, 2011

Fishing safety class offered

Commercial fishermen interested in taking a free, vessel-safety and drill conductor course in Haines May 18-19 should contact the Alaska Marine...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 7, 2011

Highway widening document out soon

Road work through the critical habitat area of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve will be one area of scrutiny in the environmental assessment of...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 7, 2011

Planners narrow list of survey questions

Haines Borough Planning Commission members last week narrowed to 50 the number of questions adult residents will be asked during a phone survey to be...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 7, 2011

Manager approves 2,200 skier days

Haines Borough Manager Mark Earnest has allocated a total of 2,200 skier days to the borough’s three helicopter skiing tour operators for a...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 7, 2011

School board reviews draft budget

    School superintendent Michael Byer offered his first draft budget to the Haines Borough School District Tuesday....

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 7, 2011

Swim-a-thon sets record

Members of the Haines Dolphins swim team again have set records in their annual swim-a-thon fundraiser. “We raised $20,000 with a smaller team...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 7, 2011

Dumped moose investigated

    Fish and wildlife protection officer Rick Merritt is seeking information on a cow moose head dumped over the guardrail near 1.5...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    April 7, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, April 4     A caller reported a 10-inch hole that went through the pavement on Beach Road. State road crews were advised and...