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 By Tom Morphet    News    August 6, 2015

Numbers drop at state fair

Gate revenues at the 47th Southeast Alaska State Fair appear to be down about 12 percent from last year, but executive director Jessica Edwards said t...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 6, 2015

SEARHC to absorb counseling agency

Lynn Canal Counseling Services officials said anticipated funding cuts are behind its decision to turn over its operation to Southeast Alaska...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 6, 2015

Commercial trailers open around dock

Two unpermitted commercial trailers that started operating earlier this summer bring to three the number of wheeled shops operating on rented lots...

 

Sundberg renews push for heliport

Helicopter ski tour operator Scott Sundberg has resumed his eight-year campaign to establish a heli-port near a residential subdivision at 26 Mile...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 6, 2015

Biologist to speak at 2nd bear fest

The second annual Haines Celebration of Bears, an educational effort aimed at protecting bears by educating people, will include programs for youths...

 

Off-grid residents lose Internet option

Residents living off the grid are investigating new sources of Internet service with the pending closure of StarBand, an over-satellite provider that...

 

State starts regulating massage

A law that went into effect July 1 requires massage therapists to acquire a state license. License requirements include 500 hours of education and nat...

 

Murkowski staff to visit Aug. 17

Staff of U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, will be in Haines for a constituent visit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17 at the post office. Staff...

 

Borough briefs

Assistant eyed for manager The Haines Borough will look into the possibility of hiring an executive assistant to the manager rather than an economic a...

 

Death a suicide

An autopsy has determined that Stephannie Quinn, 29, died of asphyxiation from suicide. Quinn died in Haines on July 8, according to the coroner’s...

 

Winners at the 47th SE State Fair

The fair this week released names of exhibit division winners and department champions (in boldface): Crops and Vegetables: Carol Pahl. Flowers: Alan...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 6, 2015

Pet Duly Noted

Editor’s note: Reporter Eileen McIver has covered Duly Noted for the CVN this summer, but her real interest is animals. McIver is returning to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 6, 2015

Part-time forestry job survives budget cuts

The state Division of Forestry office isn’t closed yet. The Alaska Legislature this year axed most of the funding for the office, which laid off...

 

Editorial

The latest act in the farce that is the recent history of the Haines Borough Police Department is last week’s message from city hall: The police for...

 

Keep hunting out of Chilkat State Park

I implore the powers that be to reconsider opening up the entire Chilkat State Park to hunting. As a seasonal visitor to this unique and beautiful...

 

Help with parade entries brought grin

Thanks to everyone for coming together to support the children’s area at the fair with cardboard, bottle caps and your general interest...

 

Ficus tree brightens veterans' sun room

The sun room at Soboleff-McRae Veterans’ Village is a gathering place for a variety of events: meetings, dinners, entertaining friends, exercising,...

 

Stores floated Most Lovable Dog contest

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel would like to thank our sponsors, participants and volunteers for helping make this year’s “Most Lovable Dog”...

 

Legionnaires thankful for help with raffle

The American Legion Lynn Canal Post #12 would like to thank all who helped with its donation raffle and to those who made donations to the Legion...

 

A dozen volunteers made logging show

Once again the logging show at the Southeast Alaska State Fair went off without a hitch because of all the volunteers who helped make it a success. A...

 

Duly Noted

Coleman Stanford and Amber Long were married July 25 at Coleman’s parents’ house at 27 Mile. Friend Ryan Hamilton officiated. Coleman’s parents...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 3 A resident reported his vehicle’s license plate had been stolen. The vehicle had been parked at a pullout on Lutak Road. A caller...

 

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