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Articles from the August 10, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Recall proponents absent from public forum

In a public forum Wednesday, Aug. 9, the three Haines Borough assembly members targeted for recall answered questions regarding the allegations...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Lutak crowds sandwich bears

A tumultuous several days in the Lutak area ended with a veteran Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Woman loses everything in fire, community steps up

After a woman and her godson escaped a fire last week that burned her cabin to the ground, many Haines residents are helping to get her back on her fe...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Union attempts to influence recall with attack ad

A statewide public employee union’s “Recall Tom Morphet” Facebook post is encouraging Haines voters to recall the assembly member for a reason...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Expanded police service goes back to committee

The question of extending police service borough-wide won’t go before voters this October after the Haines Borough Assembly referred the issue back...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

Ryan finalist for manager

Haines Borough Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan is among three finalists for a city manager position in Dillingham. Ryan has served as the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

Commission weighs resource extraction needs

The Haines Borough Planning Commission’s Resource Extraction Committee last week fleshed out how to better define resource extraction in code to acc...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

Forest Service says campfire started wildfire

Last week’s fire at Seduction Point was started from a campfire, said United States Forest Service manager Tristan Fluharty. Haines Volunteer Fire...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

August begins in record heat

Haines was hot this weekend, crushing heat records Aug. 5 and 6. According to the National Weather Service, the Haines airport reached 88 degrees...

 

Haines to host legislative talks

The Alaska Municipal League Summer Legislative Conference will bring about 100 people to Haines next week to discuss the state’s recent legislative...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Alaska recall law middle of spectrum

Alaska’s recall process falls into the “middle ground,” according to the Alaska Supreme Court. In a 2004 legal review written for the Alaska Div...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Puppeteer to begin three week European residency in France

A local puppeteer will head to France in October to complete a three-week residency that will help him finish a documentary exploring the art of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 10, 2017

Fourth Totem Trot Saturday

The Haines Sheldon Museum will host its 4th annual Totem Trot fundraiser Saturday, taking runners on a tour of the town’s totem poles. Participants...

 
 By Joe Parnell    News    August 10, 2017

Two-man team wins golf open

The two-man team of Ralph Swinton and Jesse McGraw won the 6th Annual International Open golf tournament at the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 10, 2017

Thoughts from Homer as recall dust settles

While a Homer recall organizer and targeted council members both said their local recall was difficult on the community, it also made its citizens...

 

2017 Southeast Alaska State Fair Exhibit Results

Disc Golf Tournament Pro par: 54. Recreational and Womens par: 59 Womens First: Holy Irwin, Haines 68 / +9 Second: Syrena Jackson, Haines 149 / +90...

 

Salvation Army thankful for support

We at The Salvation Army would like to thank the owners and staff of Howser’s IGA Supermarket for their continued support of the work that we do in...

 

Do not want, need taxes for police

Let me see if I understand the latest plan to separate us from our hard-earned wages. The assembly wants to institute new taxes on tobacco, alcohol...

 

Support for school board conclusion

I write in defense of the Haines Borough School Board’s handling of the termination of Tony Habra as superintendent. Allowing Mr. Habra to submit a...

 

'Alley' is public right-of-way

In response to the letter submitted by Jim and Janice Studley in the Aug. 3 edition of the CVN, the Haines Borough would like to clarify that “the...

 

Kids' science camp fun

This week we have a fun camp for kids. I know I’m a kid. We get to use nature to tie-dye T-shirts. Another fun thing is we paint rocks. We would...

 

Recall initiated on baseless grounds

There is family – parents, siblings, nieces, nephews – who enrich life beyond words. I am lucky enough to have another type of family as well –...

 

Recall effort harmful for public

A passion for politics isn’t a bad thing. But I am disappointed by the proponents of the recall who allow their strong political opinions to...

 

Voting 'no' in recall election

To Tom, Heather and Tresham, we share in your likely embarrassment for having to go through this absurd recall process. Three assembly persons as...

 

'Wrong' vote led to recall effort

If you read some of the articles and inserts about the recall, then you know that the primary reason for the recall had nothing to do with violation...

 

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