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Articles from the July 31, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Pot or not: Borough takes up dope vote

Should the Haines Borough weigh in on a statewide initiative that, if passed, would legalize the recreational use and commercial sale of marijuana in...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    July 31, 2014

Action heats up for 46th annual fair

Jessica Edwards said she was “dumbfounded” by this week’s weather forecast predicting sunshine for the 46th Southeast Alaska State Fair,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Seniors' tax break costing borough $300K

Discount days at local businesses aren’t the only perks older residents enjoy. More and more property owners age 65 and older are applying for senio...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Family sues heli-ski company for son's death

Two years after the death of heli-skier Nick Dodov, parents Natalia and Alex Dodov have filed suit against Alaska Heliskiing, which they claim...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 31, 2014

July brings rain record

Sunday’s .62 inches of rain pushed July’s total rainfall to 6.05 inches, setting a new monthly record and breaking the former record of 5.49...

 
 News    July 31, 2014

Mayor Scott to seek re-election

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott has made up her mind to fight for another three-year term at the borough’s helm. To date, the mayor’s race...

 
 News    July 31, 2014

Murkowski to visit Haines

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will visit Haines on Thursday, Aug. 7. Murkowski’s tentative schedule includes a “windshield tour” of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Voters may cast ballots on school improvements

The Haines Borough Assembly is deliberating whether to put to voters more than $4.7 million in bonds for school capital improvements. Projects that...

 
 News    July 31, 2014

Earthquake breaks link for phone, Internet

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake that rocked Southeast Alaska at about 3 a.m. Friday, July 25, cut Alaska Power and Telephone cell phone and Internet...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Assembly freezes Chilkoot tours

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-1 Tuesday to put a moratorium on commercial tour permits in the Chilkoot River corridor, following discussion of...

 
 News    July 31, 2014

Singers and swingers to perform on 3 stages at fair

Four aerialists from Skagway will swing from the rafters of Payson’s Pavilion this weekend, anchoring a fair entertainment roster that ranges from...

 
 News    July 31, 2014

Pageants, races, shows round out fair attractions

Don’t expect a down moment this weekend. This year’s 46th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair has something for everyone. Beyond music and food, ar...

 
 News    July 31, 2014

School board on Tuesday

The Haines Borough School Board will meet 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, in the Haines School library. The meeting will be the first regular meeting with...

 
 News    July 31, 2014

Corrections

A weather story in last week’s CVN said the average total rainfall for June was .05 inches. The 30-year normal for rain in June is 1.53 inches....

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

Oil tax ad's fine print says it all

I was interested to see on the back of your July 24 edition the half-page color ad that “Alaskans are speaking out to oppose Ballot Measure 1.” I...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

'Safe house' closer to becoming reality

Becky’s Place Haven of Hope sale/fundraiser was a wonderful success. We were able to raise around $3,500 and still counting! This money will go...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

Pleased with landfill's pet cemetery

I’d like the public to know that I’m very pleased with the way I was treated by Mike Dorris and Sally Garton at the landfill. They went above and...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

Volunteers key to scrap metal collection

Thank you to the 30-plus volunteers that helped with the Haines Friends of Recycling scrap metal collection on July 25-26.  The delicious coffee and...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

BBBS enjoyed Kroshel Wildlife Center

Thank you, Steve Kroschel and Mario Benassi, for your generous support of Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters and for your life’s work promoting...

 
 Letters    July 31, 2014

Students excelled in "Puss in Boots"

The play production of “Puss in Boots” by the Summer Youth Theater Conservatory was great fun, colorful and action-packed, and we could hear...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    July 31, 2014

Duly Noted

Suzie Scollon was in town for a week to spread husband Ron’s ashes. She and Kathleen Menke chose a spot overlooking the Klehini River near a...

 
 Blotter    July 31, 2014

Police Report

Monday, July 28 A caller reported a sign posted on the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street violated election laws. Police told the caller the sign...