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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Recall organizers turn in signatures

The leaders behind a recall effort aimed at ousting three Haines Borough assembly members turned in signatures required to move ahead with the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Marijuana applications up to 5

Five commercial marijuana licenses are now in various stages of the application process for operating within the Haines Borough. Resident Shawn...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Pilot in fatal flight turned off 1 engine

The pilot involved in a fatal May 27 plane crash near Haines shut off one of the engines during the flight and couldn’t restart it, according to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Schnabel starts into manager's job

Debra Schnabel began work as the Haines Borough manager Monday, wrapping up a controversial hiring process, but still leaving unanswered questions...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 8, 2017

Clayton buys CVN

The Chilkat Valley News has a new owner this week, as Tom Morphet passed the torch to reporter Kyle Clayton. Morphet has owned the CVN for five...

 

Airport project aims to improve drainage

Work started Monday on a $9.8 million rehabilitation project at the Haines airport. According to the state Department of Transportation’s website,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Assembly's final budget discussion set for Tuesday

The assembly on Tuesday is scheduled to approve a $17.8 million budget that for now includes some new, large expenditures, $50,800 worth of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 8, 2017

Kluane-Chilkat bike race pedals into 25th year

On July 3, 1993, a bicycle relay was held between Haines Junction, Y.T. and Haines, Alaska to celebrate the 50th birthday of the road that links the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 8, 2017

School budget leaves $305K in fund balance

The Haines Borough School Board will approve its budget for the coming year June 27, possibly without complete information on state funding due to...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 8, 2017

District approves new staff contracts

The Haines Borough School Board approved two, three-year contracts Monday for certified teachers and classified staff. The contracts will cost the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Sibling contracts OK elsewhere

In contrast to Haines, small Southeast communities including Yakutat, Craig, Wrangell, Petersburg and Skagway have no language regarding their...

 

Government workers have speech rights

Addressing a borough employee in last week’s CVN, Leigh Horner wrote, “As an employee, it’s not your place to publicly criticize how your...

 

Court protects speech of employees

In last week’s CVN, a commentator chided a borough employee for her paid commentary regarding the manager appointment. The quote: “as an employee...

 

Playground rules diminish us all

Government service takes courage. It entails long hours and low pay and requires making difficult decisions that lead to little recognition and often...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    June 8, 2017

Duly Noted

Aundrea Lang “Andy” Moore, 48, died May 29 in a car accident in Texas. Andy worked at the Halsingland Hotel and Fogcutter Bar in the early 2000s....

 

Police Report

Tuesday, May 23 A caller reported trespassing on private property on Mud Bay Road. Police secured the premises. There were no signs of entry. A caller...

 

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