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Clerk, attorney give go-ahead on recall

The effort to recall three Haines Borough Assembly members is moving forward. Borough clerk Julie Cozzi, consulting with borough attorney Brooks Chand...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 13, 2017

Assembly settles with Seward

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 Tuesday for a $55,000 settlement with former manager Bill Seward. Seward threatened a wrongful termination...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 13, 2017

Morphet releases police complaints

Assembly member Tom Morphet made public four complaints against Haines police officers Tuesday, leading some members to question his methods despite...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 13, 2017

First application filed for growing marijuana

Longtime resident Carol Waldo has applied for Haines’ first marijuana establishment license. Using the business name Glacier Bay Farms, Waldo...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 13, 2017

Highway lukewarm to police

Haines Highway residents raised points including essential emergency services, resistance to active patrols, and better tax representation to Haines...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 13, 2017

Regional EMS pros coming to Haines

The 34th annual Southeast Region Emergency Medical Services Symposium will take place in Haines, April 18-22, 2018, a first for the community....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 13, 2017

Habra to speak on the state of school district

Haines School District superintendent Tony Habra will make “State of the District” presentations for the community this month, spelling out where...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 13, 2017

Student musicians win laurels

Haines High School musicians received superior ratings for their performances at the Southeast Regional Spring Music Festival in Sitka last week....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 13, 2017

Manager candidate interviews scheduled

By way of conversation and a coin toss, Haines Borough officials organized two community meetings with manager applicants. Residents will get to ask q...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 13, 2017

Four Dolphins qualify for top meet

Four Haines swimmers qualified, for the first time, to compete in the Alaska Junior Olympics this month in Anchorage. Fifth grader Rio Ross-Hirsh and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 13, 2017

Assembly chooses Lutak Dock option

The Haines Borough Assembly agreed to pursue a $37.4 million project to refurbish Lutak Dock as the borough’s preferred option, but only if grant...

 

Mystery object may be from kitchen tool

A curator at the Alaska State Museum appears to have identified a mystery object found on a Lutak Inlet beach. Ellen Carrlee, curator for Alaska...

 

Duly Noted

Adeline Strong of Klukwan and Raymond Grenberg of Sitka were married April 7 at the Haines Court. Raymond’s brother Hunter Hildre and friend Robert...

 

Don't judge mines on actions from past

The recent Haines mining economic impact report was a real eye-opener. Can you imagine what just a few more mine-related jobs could do for Haines?...

 

Highway job will improve fish conditions

In the 2002 Haines Highway improvement project from 25 Mile to the border, Alaska DOT created 22.6 acres of wetlands, 3,945 lineal feet of relocated...

 

Follow the golden rule, recall leaders

I would ask that Don Turner Jr., Ryan Cook, Terry Pardee, J. Dwight Downer, Michael Binkie, Ronald Malone, Marty Smith, Shane Horton, Robert Adams,...

 

Do we need another reason for recall

I hoped assembly members would stop development of our neighborhood “rock quarry,” but like a committee of six that sets out to design a sleek,...

 

Tongass is fastest regenerating forest

Eric Holle must not know that the Tongass National Forest is the fastest naturally regenerating conifer forest in the world. It’s because of its...

 

Werner's letter was correct on all counts

I agree with Mike Binkie that Dave Werner’s letter last week was correct on all counts. I worked in the logging industry for more than 40 years...

 

Writer didn't testify against bike-friendly

A point of clarification to the April 6, 2017 CVN article on the bike-friendly meeting: The discussion that happened outside the meeting between Thom...

 

Sales tax was meant to cover ambulance

Budget woes are a constant concern. Many years ago, Haines implemented a 0.5 percent sales tax for medical emergency services. At that time, I was a...

 

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