Articles from the June 11, 2015 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

No room at the inn at border

Motorists stranded in Canada after the nighttime closure of Canada Customs should contact the RCMP in Haines Junction, Y.T. if they need help, a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Pair convicted in car break-ins

The state has secured two convictions in connection with the ransacking of 30 cars downtown two years ago, but some victims this week said that’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Minor offense ticket holiday coming to an end

Fines for minor offenses are on their way back. The Haines Borough Assembly recently introduced an ordinance that will empower police and some borough...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    June 11, 2015

Eagle tangles with truck

A Haines man was rattled last week when a mature bald eagle flew head-on into his pickup truck and became entangled in its lumber rack. Dave...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Live portrait painting at museum

If you aren’t signed up for the Studio Incamminati workshop next week, you can still get a taste of what students will be learning by attending...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Assembly members revisit remarks

Following a Haines Borough committee meeting last week during which two assembly members publicly derided a resident’s concerns, two other assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Fisheries, ferries would suffer from government shutdown

Threats of a government shutdown stemming from the Alaska Legislature’s failure to pass a state budget have provoked anxiety in Haines, where 49...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

Road issue, funding delay Chilkoot project

Inter-agency negotiations on the future of the mile-long Chilkoot River Road as well as funding uncertainties will delay for another year...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Borough nets sewer plant loan

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance recently that would accept a $1.7 million loan from the state to improve the municipality’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

BLM: Heli-ski permits trump borough map rules

The Bureau of Land Management’s recent decision to permit commercial helicopter landings on a block of the agency’s land south of town has raised...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

Brewfest will drop electronic tickets

Organizers of the Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival say they’ll scratch an electronic ticket system and return to paper tickets...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

Middle school structure leaves grade six behind

Middle school won’t be the same next year. Grades 6-8 previously shared teachers and classes in the middle-school “pod” of the rebuilt Haines...

 

E-waste: 3rd highest collection

Haines Friends of Recycling volunteers packed up 17,414 pounds of electronics at the group’s ninth annual electronic waste collection event held...

 

Court report

Jacob Nicholas Tuenge, 35, pleaded guilty May 4 to driving under the influence on Dec. 11, 2014. An officer responded to a report of a vehicle off...

 

Clarification

Last week’s CVN quoted assembly member Diana Lapham stating, “I have to echo Mike Case’s sentiments.” Lapham later clarified she was only...

 

Editorial

Citizens have raised legitimate questions about how matters sent to the Haines Borough Assembly sometimes don’t get placed on meeting agendas. Borou...

 

Editorial's tone was disconcerting

While in Haines recently, I had the opportunity to read the May 28 edition of the Chilkat Valley News and found your editorial about KHNS’s new poli...

 

Grant boosted shelter campaign

We would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the grant of $1,000 that they awarded Becky’s Place in November 2014.  The...

 

Borough shouldn't sell Haines short

Focusing on a cruise ship waiver when marketing Haines sends the message that the only reason a ship would want to bring people here is for the dock...

 

Lutak, harbor projects linked by cost

The harbors situation is serious business, folks. Haines Borough owns the north end of Lutak Dock, just past the ferry terminal. The engineer’s...

 

A monster lives on Cemetery Hill

The people who live on Cemetery Hill have a monster in residence. I spent a few months this winter living on Cemetery Hill and, while there, my dog...

 

Duly Noted

Sage William Bieberich was born at Juneau’s Birth Center at 11:15 p.m. June 4. Mom is Sylvia Heinz Bieberich and dad is Chad Bieberich. Sage...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 8 A Mud Bay Road resident reported people in the area have been constantly running chainsaws and power tools at 5:45 a.m. An officer cont...

 

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