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Articles from the May 19, 2011 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2011

Capital bill holds $9 million for town; Parnell yet to wield veto pen

The Alaska Legislature has approved about $8.5 million in capital projects spending in the Haines Borough, including $4.5 million for rehabilitation...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 19, 2011

Open seat may go to appointee

Haines Borough attorney Brooks Chandler has recommended Greg Goodman’s vacated borough assembly seat be filled by appointment until the October...

 
 By Rosalie Loewen    News    May 19, 2011

Doctor finds call at African orphanage

Dr. Greg Higgins first saw Eliza begging on a street corner. With a few inquiries he learned she was deaf and had been abandoned by family. "I ha...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2011

Skull found in river was there 10 years

The state archaeology office has determined that the top part of a human skull found in the Chilkat River near 9 Mile last month was from an adult...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    May 19, 2011

Richard Hart family thankful for support

A big thanks goes out to family, friends and community members. We appreciate the support and assistance you provided for the Richard Hart family....

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    May 19, 2011

Town's dedication makes Dolphins go

At the end of April, 15 Haines Dolphin Swim Team swimmers competed in the final swim meet of the season in Whitehorse. It has been a great season. We...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    May 19, 2011

Foundation made dream trip possible

Thirteen Haines Venturer Scouts and five adult leaders went on an incredible international high adventure journey in Ecuador in March. This was made...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    May 19, 2011

Thanks to Hostetlers for job well done

The other day I was leaving the ball field when I noticed Kelly Hostetler painting the exterior of Harriett Hall. I asked to see the remodel and was...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    May 19, 2011

Thanks to fair for hiring local director

Thank you, Southeast Alaska State Fair for hiring a local person as fair director. It is very encouraging to see a person currently living in town...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    May 19, 2011

Duly Noted

Bill Aronson, 69, died Monday night at the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage following a stroke. His wife Melissa was with him. A full obituary...

 
 By CVN Staff    Opinion    May 19, 2011

Opinion

Criticisms I’ve heard from business owners about downtown revitalization include (a) that Main Street is dead, and can’t be saved, and...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Manager gets $6K salary increase

The Haines Borough’s proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes a $6,000 pay increase for borough manager Mark Earnest. Earnest will...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Borough to adopt sprinkler allowance

Metered residential water customers could apply for a Haines Borough summertime sprinkler allowance following adoption of an ordinance set for a...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 19, 2011

Recreation group to reorganize; Members quit in 2008, citing lack of effectiveness

The Haines Borough Assembly on May 10 advanced an ordinance that would form an advisory committee for parks and recreation programs, resurrecting a...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Badgley, Morgan win 'Block H'

Fireman Al Badgley and longtime basketball fan Al Morgan shared the annual "Block H" award, given to an adult who shows exemplary support...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2011

Piper, Lemieux, Jones lead Haines at regionals

Twenty-six Haines track and field athletes – including all the boys’ and girls’ relay teams – have qualified to compete in...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Cleanup nets 249 bags of trash

Takshanuk Watershed Council collected 77 bags of garbage as the top nonprofit organization during the April 29-May 9 Community Pride Week. The Haines...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 19, 2011

Borough discusses taxi insurance

A Haines Borough requirement of $500,000 general liability insurance for commercial passenger vehicles is tied to the costs of medevac emergencies,...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

First of 23 cruise ship dockings Wednesday

The Haines cruise ship season starts Wednesday with the all-day docking of the 1,465-passenger Holland America ship Zaandam. Tourism director Tanya Ca...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Button offering catamaran trips

Dave Button is back on the water. Button, whose local tour permit was revoked for numerous violations of local regulations, said he’s now...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 19, 2011

Chamber 'shop local' effort will continue

By Krista Kielsmeier The Haines Chamber of Commerce’s "Think Haines First" campaign launched in April, and chamber president Ned Rozbi...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Battle brewing over heliport; Residents seek zoning change; operator silent

Residents at 26 Mile say they’ll push for rezoning to keep a heliport out of their neighborhood, despite a suggestion voiced at last week’...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 19, 2011

Helpers sought for Hershey track meet

Physical education teacher Ray Chapin is seeking volunteers to help with the Hershey’s Track Meet, an elementary school classic held for...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 19, 2011

Town shuttle changes hands; $1 fee to be charged

Northland Excursions will provide 2011 cruise visitor shuttle services following Haines Borough Assembly approval on May 10. As of this week, though,...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    May 19, 2011

Police Blotter

Sunday, May 15 A person reported a former lover had broken into their house downtown. An officer responded and advised the person to seek a...