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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Sosa discloses some contents of police report

In anticipation of the release of a $22,000 police department study, Haines Borough officials this week circulated a letter alluding to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Only 2 assembly candidates; filing deadline Thursday

A familiar face and a familiar voice will vie for seats on the Haines Borough Assembly this October, but if no one else files for candidacy soon, it...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 13, 2015

Main Street's new totem pole will feature a tourist

The Sheldon Museum sign, a rotting timber and stone edifice that was sinking into a lawn adjacent to Main Street, is scheduled to be replaced by...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 13, 2015

Gov. Walker: New revenues, including taxes, will be discussed

During an afternoon visit here last week, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he would be putting the issue of new revenues “on the table” when the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 13, 2015

Classes at Haines School start Tuesday

Set the alarm clocks earlier. Students at Haines School return to classes next week under a new schedule. Classes start at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Library, borough office parking lots now one-way

Motorists, take note of the new signs flanking the Haines Borough administration building and library parking areas. The borough has turned the area...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Harbor expansion critics: Aesthetics study not enough

A Monday meeting of the Waterfront Aesthetics Committee once again veered toward more fundamental aspects of the Small Boat Harbor expansion project,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Foundation offers environmental grant

A local community foundation is offering a new $500 award this year for a project to protect, manage, sustain or create awareness of a healthy...

 

State fair annual meeting on Aug. 28

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will hold its annual membership meeting at 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28 at Harriett Hall, followed at 6 p.m. by an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Harbor expansion design at 95 percent

The Haines Borough this week released the 95-percent design documents for the Small Boat Harbor expansion project, with changes from the 65-percent...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 13, 2015

Return of Chilkoot bears brings 'mad house,' shouting

Residents and some visitors are raising concerns about bear-viewing etiquette along the Chilkoot River. “It’s a mad house. All day long. It’s a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Public safety panel meets on Monday

The Haines Borough’s Public Safety Commission will meet in assembly chambers 5 p.m. Monday after a nearly four-month hiatus. The commission has a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Matthews returns for Friday at center

The Hawaii-based bass player Milo Matthews is making his way back to Haines this Friday for a 7 p.m. show at the Chilkat Center lobby. The show is pre...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Court Report

Deina R. Davis, 34, pleaded guilty July 7 to committing second-degree harassment on Feb. 11. Police received a report Davis had slapped a minor. An...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 13, 2015

Editorial

Haines Borough policy allowing free, overflow camping in public places during events that book the town could stand some tweaking. Putting campers in...

 

All you need is love and massage books

I was somewhat appalled by recent quoted comments in last week’s article, “State starts regulating massage,” in the CVN. I was appalled at some...

 

Tlingit people losing what's traditional

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anything traditional in our Tlingit people. Seems we’ve lost our identity. The 1960s and 1970s is where...

 

Review harbor expansion assumptions

Have we reviewed the initial assumptions about Portage Cove expansion? Can the parking area expansion be extended to the southwest? Can we avoid...

 

Golf course offers plenty of recreation

If you haven’t been to the golf course you are missing out. It has everything: animals, wildflowers, walking, skiing, weddings, and, oh yeah, golf....

 

Uglys will sell ATV in sealed auction

We would like to thank the community for the support they’ve shown and the Southeast Alaska State Fair for the opportunity to operate our food...

 

Musicians played for garden party

We would like to thank all those that came out to the First Friday Garden Party at the Starvin’ Marvin garden. A special thanks to the very...

 

Hospice booth a sweet success

For yet another year, the Hospice of Haines dessert booth at the Southeast Alaska State Fair was a sweet success. Most folks in Haines know that we...

 

Foundation's grant bought shells, targets

The Haines Hot Shots youth trap shooting club would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the generous grant issued to us. The...

 

Concert raised $300 for shelter

Becky’s Place would like to thank everyone who was involved in making our intermission fundraiser at The Lacks Family Band concert a big success....

 

One too many Heinmillers in ad

A recent fair thank-you ad incorrectly named Judy Heinmiller twice. We meant to thank Judy Heinmiller, and Judy Erekson. I apologize for the mistake....

 

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