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Articles from the June 15, 2017 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    June 15, 2017

Singer tracing roots finds opera

Mimi Gregg, the daughter of a famous soprano and a lifelong advocate for the arts in Haines, always hoped her family would produce another opera singe...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Assembly passes $18 million budget

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $17.8 million budget Tuesday, including funding $95,000 for a local economic development...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Recall election to be held on August 15

A special election to recall Haines Borough Assembly members Heather Lende, Tresham Gregg and Tom Morphet is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15. Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Longtime heroin addict shares struggle for sobriety

Editor’s note: The name of the heroin addict described in the following story has been changed. Shirley, a 56-year-old woman living in Haines, is...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Coho derby details rules

The Haines Sportsman’s Association has narrowed down details for a new coho salmon derby this fall. The group typically hosts a king salmon derby bu...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Assembly seat draws 4 hopefuls

Four Haines residents have submitted letters of interest for the assembly seat vacated by Margaret Friedenauer’s resignation last month. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 15, 2017

At 1st KCIBR in 1993, riders had no clue

Saturday’s Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay promises to feature fancy bikes and packs of precision riders drafting each other for advantage....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 15, 2017

King salmon barbecue Saturday at fairgrounds

A shortage of wild king salmon in Southeast won’t affect the 10th annual Community King Salmon Barbecue at the fairgrounds June 17. For the ninth ye...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 15, 2017

Solid waste group to hear from Hall

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group will hear from Community Waste Solutions owner Tom Hall and a Department of Environmental Conservation...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 15, 2017

Mattress dump hits a nerve

More than a dozen mattresses dumped at 25 Mile Haines Highway last month sparked conversation on social media about illegal dumping, a topic the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 15, 2017

Rallying for upkeep of trails

Existing trails in Haines should be maintained and marked before new paths are built, about 20 community members told the Haines Borough Parks and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Mud Bay zoning question on way to attorney

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is seeking legal advice after a Mud Bay landowner said he’d seek compensation from the borough if commercial...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Public safety commission establishes drug panel

The Haines Public Safety Commission established itself as a “Drug Awareness Task Force” June 1 after a town hall meeting where community members,...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 15, 2017

Drones: Next best thing for searches?

Drone technology can be used for more than just pretty pictures of the Chilkat Valley. A local group of drone enthusiasts and operators are exploring...

 

Business Digest

Scovill sells Parts Place to Thorgesen After 31 years under owner Tomi Scovill, the Parts Place will pass to new owner Chris Thorgesen next month....

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Guest Column

It’s good news that Kyle Clayton bought the CVN. As a reporter here and elsewhere, Kyle has proved himself courageous, fair and energetic,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    June 15, 2017

Editorial

I'm excited to become publisher of the Chilkat Valley News. I'm new to town, so it's important you...

 

Perplexed by recall, suspicious of chief

I am dumbfounded that anyone in Haines would want to recall assembly members because they asked that the police blotter be reinstated in the Chilkat...

 

Moosehorn comes through in clutch

The bad news: my washing machine broke. The good news: Moosehorn Laundry is excellent. Thank you, Jan Dubber, for running such a clean,...

 

Foundation boosts Friends of Library

Once again, the Friends of the Haines Borough Public Library (FHBPL) is grateful to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) for their help in b...

 

Choose caring instead of conflict

Spending weeks with a dying son gives one much time for contemplation. Coming home to this most beautiful place is a welcome relief. Except that...

 

Seventh-graders rose to Wackypalooza

On May 25, the Haines School held its 2nd annual Wackypalooza. Students from grades three through seven enthusiastically participated in the 23...

 

E-waste cleanup ran like clockwork

Thank you to our amazing group of electronic recycling volunteers! Watching all of you was like watching a well-organized beehive. A person drove...

 

Duly Noted

Decades ago, Pat Egan was known locally as the RCMP from Yukon Junction, Y.T., who would ride his horse down Main Street in parades, wearing the tradi...

 

Seabee Bieleski traveled widely

A rosary is scheduled 7 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church for lifelong resident Tom...

 

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