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Articles from the July 7, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Seward: Beef up security at office

Following a confrontation between two residents and a Haines Borough employee last week, manager Bill Seward is looking to implement a new security...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Manager delays harbor job, for a moment

Less than seven hours after postponing the Small Boat Harbor expansion project, Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward retracted the directive and gave...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Vote on tourism tax advances

After more than an hour of testimony from residents, the Haines Borough Finance Committee last week recommended to let voters in the fall municipal...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 7, 2016

Crosswalks not only issue on Main Street

An order to cover up artfully painted crosswalks on Main Street is only the most recent wrinkle in a prickly relationship between the Alaska...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Borough attorney reviewing Dimok Timber decision

Haines Borough manager Bill Seward is asking the municipality’s attorney to weigh in on Dimok Timber’s claim that the Canada-based company...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 7, 2016

Fair adds online registration; exhibit deadline nears

With little more than two weeks before the registration deadline, exhibitors in the Southeast Alaska State Fair can save some time by entering their...

 

Fledgling Haines sawmill semi-finalist for business award

A local sawmill is one of 12 Southeast businesses selected as semi-finalists in the Paths to Prosperity program. Chilkat Valley Sawmill is operated...

 

Fish harvest picking up

After a slow start to the season’s salmon runs, both sockeye and chum harvest are picking up. A June 24 Hawk Inlet test fishery, performed by...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Meeting on parking at Mud Bay

Following complaints from residents and property owners, the Department of Transportation and Haines Borough will hold a joint town hall meeting...

 

Injured guide identified

Alaska Mountain Guides co-owner Sean Gaffney declined to provide additional details about a June 18 accident that sent an off-duty guide to Seattle...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 7, 2016

Two meetings to give update on biomass project

A shift in plans for municipal biomass heat from wood pellets to chips will be a main topic at two informational public meetings next week hosted by...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Borough OKs $10K for ferry plan

The Haines Borough Assembly last week unanimously agreed to contribute $10,000 to a joint effort between the state and a regional economic...

 

Downtown artwork completed

The completion of a wrap-around mural on the Coliseum Theater building’s second story last week marks another step in its long refurbishment process...

 
 By Heather Lende    News    July 7, 2016

Dixon logged, ran local taxi business

Carl Dixon, a logger and equipment operator turned tour and shuttle service owner, died in...

 

Borough should keep Third and Main lot

In response to the news article in the June 30 CVN regarding selling the borough-owned property at Third Avenue and Main Street, I urge the borough...

 

Paraprofessionals are school's backbone

When thinking about the future of education, it is important to remember that the population is growing, which means larger class sizes. Best...

 

Keep Third and Main lot for public use

There appear to be competing proposals for the borough’s corner lot 8A at Third Avenue and Main Street. The borough parks and rec committee would...

 

Power players control harbor project

While code violations have certainly occurred, we don’t need them to tell us the harbor expansion process has been extremely flawed. Common sense...

 

Loss of firewood makes life harder here

Haines was a great place to live. Beautiful scenery, great fishing, bears and moose in our backyard and now and then a coyote trotting down the...

 

Give Porcupine Road respect

The attitude public facilities director Brad Ryan has about the upkeep of the Porcupine Road was off-base and one-sided. Let me tell you about the...

 

Call it Park Place, not a park

Recent interest in buying the undeveloped lot at Third and Main is understandable. It’s arguably our sweetest piece of dirt downtown, overlooking...

 

Heartfelt thanks for support

Becky’s Place Haven of Hope (a local “safe house” in Haines) wanted to express our gratitude to all who came and supported our fundraiser on...

 

New organizers needed for race

We wish to convey our thanks to the many people who over the last approximately 35 years have helped us with the July 4th Mount Ripinsky Race. The...

 

Christy Tengs Fowler 'gets it'

As I pass by the Pioneer Bar and Bamboo Room, and see the “For Sale” sign, I’m reminded of the many years and numerous times that Christy Tengs...

 

Duly Noted

Haines students Dylan Chapell, Brennan Palmieri, Mark Davis, Yzella Miramontes, and Hannah and Haley Boron attended the two-week Sitka Fine...

 

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