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Articles from the February 26, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Noise, cop studies get assembly's OK

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a major spending package Tuesday, including $41,300 to study helicopter noise, $22,000 to study the police...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Nonprofits: Tax change a squeeze

Leaders of local nonprofits say proposed changes to how their organizations apply and qualify for property tax exemptions would put financial and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Sosa: Pay to keep planner on job

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa said last week he believes it is in the municipality’s best interest to help planning and zoning technician Tracy...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 26, 2015

Dwindling run triggers closures; king derby canceled

A declining Chilkat king salmon run has triggered the most restrictive fishing regulations in years and prompted cancellation of the annual Haines...

 

Noise study makes us look stupid

There’s a reason pilots wear ear protection. Please don’t spend $42,000 – or even $9.99 – to determine if helicopters make noise. It would...

 

Harbor needs more parking area

In response to planning commissioner Heather Lende’s comments in the Feb. 19 issue of the CVN concerning additional boat harbor parking and the...

 

East-side road unsafe and expensive

Regarding Pat Kemp, my mother taught me not to say anything bad about people. In 27 B.C., the Roman Empire knew the necessity of roads to protect and...

 

Benner was great asset to the borough

I wish Phil Benner well. It is unknown to me what Phil’s medical dilemma is, but I wish that he finds excellent care, makes a great recovery and...

 

Logging removes old-growth dead zone

What’s the world’s most valuable renewable resource? It’s something everyone uses in some form every day, from books to musical instruments to...

 

Fish tax should pay for seine, troll floats

I read with interest your Dec. 16, 2014 article on the raw fish tax the Haines Borough receives, mostly from the purse seine catches. I...

 

Duly Noted

Friends and family gathered Feb. 14 for a celebration of the 95th birthday of John Schnabel, held at the Fort Seward Lodge. Grandson Parker Schnabel,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 26, 2015

Museum is village's only capital request

The village of Klukwan has only one capital request to the Alaska Legislature this year: $750,000 for help paying for completion of the Jilkaat Kwaan...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Fair entertainment acts signed

The Southeast Alaska State Fair has locked in its major headliners for the 47th annual event, including the Denver-based eight-piece The Motet, known...

 

Community swim meet on March 7

The Haines Dolphins will host their second annual community swim meet 10 a.m. Saturday, March 7. Last year’s meet drew about 40 participants in even...

 

Hales remembered for generosity

A funeral for longtime Lutak resident George Hales was held Feb. 20 at the Presbyterian Church....

 

'Mercy rule' triggered as Wolves rout Bears

For the second consecutive weekend, a Haines basketball opponent forced the “mercy rule” into effect by taking a 40-point lead on the Glacier...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Borough shelves idea for pit

The idea for a Haines Borough-owned gravel pit died almost as quickly as it surfaced. Planning and zoning technician Tracy Cui wrote in her Feb. 12 re...

 

State's safest town? Police tout rating

The Haines Borough Police Department this week touted a ranking of the municipality as the "safest t...

 

Police Report

Monday, Feb. 23 A person asked police to conduct a welfare check on a person living near FAA Road. An officer found the person was fine. Several...

 

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