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Articles from the June 29, 2017 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    June 29, 2017

Chilkoot corridor job delayed to 2019

Construction of improvements along the Chilkoot River Corridor is on hold until 2019, state park ranger Travis Russell said this week. The delay is at...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 29, 2017

Three executive sessions on Habra

Haines Borough School Board members said this week they would schedule a fourth executive session to discuss the evaluation of first-year school super...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 29, 2017

Fireworks a 'do-it-yourself' event again

For the fourth consecutive year, there will be no big fireworks show in Haines. On the Fourth of July between 6 p.m. and midnight, consumer-grade...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 29, 2017

Family must pay $52K in Lutak access suit

A local family will pay $52,000 in legal fees after losing a lawsuit last year over private property on the Chilkoot River. “The whole thing feels...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 29, 2017

Cancellation delays Baby Brown 1 year

Cancellation of the Baby Brown Timber sale will set the project back at least a year, foresters said this week. It’s uncertain whether the lone...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 29, 2017

Pine foliage disease apparently slowing

A foliage disease epidemic that killed shore pines near 10 Mile and other areas around Haines appears to have subsided, according to a U.S. Forest...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 29, 2017

District OKs $4.5 million budget

The Alaska Legislature passed a state budget last week without cuts to education, but the Haines Borough School Board still approved a stringent 2018...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 29, 2017

Borough Digest

Maidy named to open seat on assembly The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday appointed resident Sean Maidy to an open assembly seat after members...

 

Political art, photos at First Friday event

Art featured at July’s First Friday celebration makes a political statement. The Alaska Arts Confluence will display the work of local artist Debi...

 

Breakdancing Ninjas to fly at fair

The 49th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair, themed “Fish Nets and Chainsaws,” will bring thousands to Haines July 27-30 for music, art, food,...

 

Youth theater camp roles still open

More than 15 students will take the stage in “The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad” on July 21 and 22 as part of the Lynn Canal Community Players...

 

Festivals in Atlin, Dawson

Two Canadian music festivals are scheduled in July, presenting award-winning artists and upbeat tunes. The Atlin Arts and Music Festival will be July...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 29, 2017

Youths take to 'interactive room'

It doesn’t take long for children to figure out the “interactive room” at the Haines Sheldon Museum. During a break in youth summer camp Monday...

 

Chum boost gillnetting

A steady return of hatchery chums helped boost the Haines gillnet fleet this week. Fish and Game reports that about 150 boats shared a harvest of...

 

Independence Day Preview

Apple is America’s pie, but you’re in rhubarb territory This year’s Fourth of July is all about the pie. At nightly bingo games at the ANB Hall...

 

Corrections

A story in the June 8 CVN about the school budget incorrectly stated there would be two paraprofessionals left at the school if two positions were...

 

Food donations boost senior center

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center, I want to give a huge thank you to all the people who help support the center. Recently, Dr. Stan Jones...

 

Blown away by hospitality of Haines

Last week, when our church group came to help lead Vacation Bible School at Haines Presbyterian Church and help cleanup at Echo Ranch, we were blown...

 

Duly Noted

Christina Baskaya is helping organize a Haines High School class of 1997 reunion. Events will include a Chilkoot Lake picnic, tour of the Haines...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, June 20 A caller reported a speeding vehicle on Mud Bay Road. The driver was issued a verbal warning. Police received a report of a wallet lo...

 

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