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Articles from the February 19, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Water, sewer rate increase looming

An ordinance increasing water and sewer rates 5 percent annually for the next three years is set for adoption at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly m...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Highway schools at crossroads

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa directed Mosquito Lake School advocates in December to describe the future of the school in relation to Klukwan...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Should workers get to assess manager?

With Haines Borough Manager David Sosa’s one-year anniversary approaching, so too is his first performance evaluation. On Wednesday, assembly...

 

For Allen, radio and reading led to jobs here

Janine Allen doesn’t get a birthday, per say, this year, but she’s coming up on 27. The leap day baby has spent the past five years in Haines. All...

 

Must be something in Haines water

I think there needs to be a study on Haines spring water because there is something toxic in it. What are people thinking? Spending $22,000 on a...

 

Town should start 'Absurd' parade

Since we are in between a winter with too little snow and too much rain, I suggest an “Absurd” parade as a diversion. Suggested categories for...

 

Pot comments do not represent Chamber

The CVN article “Chamber talks pot economics” is very misleading and contrary to the Haines Chamber of Commerce board decision. At the Feb. 6...

 

School gym is still not open on Sundays

I see where the school has said they can’t open the gym on Sunday because historically it was not attended. See what I mean, it is so unbelievably...

 

Thanks for thoughtful cards and prayers

I want to thank with all my heart all the people who prayed for me and sent me cards while I was in Seattle for rehab after my broken leg and hip...

 

Hooray for singular gender identity

Sometimes stories on the front page of the newspaper don’t reflect the truly significant developments in a community. I wonder, for example, how man...

 

Artist, school offer 'open' art studio

On Mondays, starting March 2, Haines Community Education and I will host an open studio in the high school art room from 5-9 p.m. This is an opportuni...

 

Run businesses from moral standpoint

I was reading the paper from Feb. 12, and it strikes me that having the Chamber of Commerce downplay the morality of the issue of marijuana use in...

 

Duly Noted

A memorial service for George Hales will be held 2 p.m. Friday at the Presbyterian Church. Hales, 89, died Feb. 15 at the veterans village. A full obi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Actors stretch to present Irish drama 'Lughnasa'

Actors who will present “Dancing at Lughnasa” at the Chilkat Center next weekend say they’ve stretched for their roles. The two-act production...

 

Wildlife wins and loses during a wet, warm winter

What does a warm, wet winter mean for the valley’s plants and animals? “Animals are designed for average conditions,” said Carl Koch, assistant...

 

Dick Hotch tournament set to start on Feb. 26 Feb. 26

Six teams are expected to compete at the annual Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament starting 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Haines School....

 

'Winter Games' may change with slush

Rain or shine or lack of snow, the Haines Winter Olympic Games will forge ahead Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds. Opening...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Harbor plan would add 3 acres of parking to waterfront

Plans for expansion of the Small Boat Harbor would nearly double the footprint of existing parking lots. That’s a concern for at least one member...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 19, 2015

Solid, deep snowpack at upper elevations: good for ski season

Snow around town doesn’t look impressive, but at upper elevations where backcountry and heli-skiing occurs, conditions are the best they’ve been...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Borough office scouted for 'spatial modifications'

The Haines Borough is looking into how it can maximize office space in the administration building without having to add on to the structure. Public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Borough OKs deal to maintain new bridge

By Karen Garcia The Haines Borough Assembly last week voted to enter into an agreement with the state for replacement of the Klehini River bridge...

 

Bear girls trounced in hoops action

Senior Night turned sour for the Glacier Bear girls’ basketball team Saturday, as visiting Metlakatla overwhelmed Haines with a 31-0 blitzkrieg...

 

School assembly: Preventing suicide

The Haines School is reaching out to students to let them know they aren’t alone. The school is holding an assembly and student training on suicide...

 

Police Report

Monday, Feb. 16 Two Fourth Avenue residents reported their vehicles had been rifled, but nothing had been taken. They wanted police to be aware....

 

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