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Articles from the July 11, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Apollo medevac coverage falling off

The cost of a medevac flight to Juneau may be going way up. Apollo Medi Trans, currently under investigation by the Alaska Division of Insurance, is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Assembly to mull $5 million bond

The Haines Borough Assembly will consider asking voters to approve a $5 million bond for districtwide school improvements. The borough’s hopes for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Local candidate filing period open to July 26

Residents interested in running for Haines Borough Assembly or school board must declare their candidacy and file the appropriate paperwork by July...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    July 11, 2013

State fair exhibit deadlines approach

The deadline for entering most exhibits in the Southeast Alaska State Fair is fewer than 10 days away. “We always hope for lots of entries to make...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Telephone poles, wires to stay

Borough officials this week said recent efforts to bury view-obstructing utility lines at the intersection of Front Street and Old Haines Highway are...

 

Free golf camp offered

The Valley of the Eagles Golf Links will host a free, one-day instructional camp for youths of all ages from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 20....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 11, 2013

New curbs already show wear

Curbs along Second Avenue and Main Street less than two years old already are showing signs of wear, including numerous gouges possibly caused by...

 

Landfill fence job delayed

Installation of an electric fence at the Haines Sanitation landfill is running about a month behind schedule, but the company has been able to keep...

 

Results of holiday contests

Results are in from this year’s Fourth of July competitions. Mud volleyball consisted of 97 players, 15 teams, and 14 games. It concluded in a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Number of police will soon drop to 3

The five-member Haines Borough Police Department will soon be reduced to three. Understaffed since the resignation of former chief Gary Lowe in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 11, 2013

Blocked put-in spotlights access

The heirs of Victor Hotch will block off a river access site at 19 Mile Haines Highway, saying they’re concerned about infringement on private prope...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Assembly to decide on employee raises

The Haines Borough Assembly will decide July 23 whether to approve a package of raises and health insurance compensation for unionized borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Play to probe ennui in workplace

Anyone who’s worked a 9-to-5 job and struggled with the tedium of mindless labor and bizarre coworkers will identify with “Enlightenment on E...

 

Hiking trail work party on Saturday

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee of Haines is leading a trail clean-up Saturday on the Mount Riley trail between Battery Point and the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 11, 2013

Presentations incorporate parenting, brain research

Don’t tell your young children they’re smart. Children who are told they’re smart tend to give up when encountering difficulty learning a new...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Blanket stolen at Salvation Army

The theft of a $150 decorative blanket from the Salvation Army thrift store is perplexing police and members of the charitable organization. Lt....

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    July 11, 2013

Museum chief hired

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a new director for the Sheldon Museum Tuesday. John Hairr, currently site manager for the House in the Horseshoe...

 

Fireworks operator says he's done

The man behind the Fourth of July fireworks display for the past 13 years says he’s done with the show. Resident Phillip Wilde of Wildefire Pyrotech...

 

Three apple trees damaged

Three apple trees in front of Fort Seward Lodge were found “wacked” recently, said resident Kathleen Menke. “The main stems of all three trees...

 

Editorial

Now that the fine-tuning is done, it’s time for good men and women to come to the aid of their borough and file as candidates for elected office....

 

Skateboarder causes $800 in damage

I was gone most of May and June and was humored to read the back and forth banter in the online CVN, regarding cops vs. skateboarders. I admit that...

 

No public use exists at 19 Mile pullout

The land at 19 Mile Haines Highway that Chilkat Guides is using for landing commercial tourist rafting operation is a Native allotment. No rafting...

 

Almost 100 players at mud volleyball

I would like to thank Al Badgley, Tyler Scovill, Jim Schnabel and Tammy, Lindsey and Natalie Jobbins for their help with mud volleyball. We had 97...

 

Drama, stress topple fireworks operator

I would like to thank Terry Jacobson, Hog Heaven and the pyro crew of Haines that volunteer every year without fail. It’s been a great honor to do...

 

Golf fundraiser a successful event

A huge thank you to Stan and Kathy Jones and Melissa Ganey for organizing the golf fundraiser for Jema this past weekend. The love, support,...

 

All those keeping kings should pay

This is in response to Dale Cobb giving out fines for catching king salmon. I hope he pays for all the ones he keeps from his net. Boy, call the...

 

Golf for Jema fundraiser a success

I would like to thank Stan and Kathy Pardee-Jones for being so generous in hosting the Golf for Jema Fundraiser at Valley of the Eagles Golf Links...

 

Holiday music festival raises $500

Thanks to all the folks who helped make the third annual July 4 Haines Music Festival such a great experience! Five hundred dollars has been set...

 

Voices marginalized by heli-ski map

I find it unfortunate that in the last issue of the CVN other key stakeholder groups concerned about the heliski map are referred to as “opponents...

 

Duly Noted

Ron and Jacque Horn have returned from a trip with college friends David and Vicki Gresham to northwest Alaska to view and photograph the summer...