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Articles from the July 20, 2017 edition

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 By Natalie Helms    News    July 20, 2017

Freeride cancelled

The Freeride World Tour will not return to Haines this winter, officials said this week. “For the moment, we do not have the finances to come back...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 20, 2017

Habra lacks leadership, school board says

Haines Borough School Board president Anne Marie Palmieri said in a statement this week that former superintendent Tony Habra’s “work performance...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 20, 2017

Fair features new contests, wine bar

Two contests, Wi-Fi and a wine bar are among the new features at this year’s Southeast Alaska State Fair. For the first time, contestants entering...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 20, 2017

Public's turn to weigh in on sin taxes

The Haines Borough Assembly last week advanced a new tax on tobacco and marijuana products. The 4-2 vote levies a $2 excise tax on each pack of cigare...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 20, 2017

Golf tournament next month

Valley of the Eagles golf links will hold its 6th annual International Open Aug. 5. The tournament is the course’s biggest event of the season,...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 20, 2017

Planners to reconsider resource extraction

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will form a committee to address borough laws on resource extraction after differing interpretations of Mud...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 20, 2017

Interim superintendent selected

The Haines Borough School Board selected Rich Carlson Friday as the district’s interim superintendent. Carlson, a retired educator who served as Hai...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 20, 2017

Biomass boiler finds home next to garden

The Haines Borough Planning Commission gave the go-ahead for a new biomass boiler near Takshanuk Watershed Council’s Starvin’ Marvin Garden....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 20, 2017

Former Wrangell superintendent takes over in Klukwan

The Chatham School District has hired an interim superintendent for at least a six-month stint. Klukwan School will be overseen by Susan...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 20, 2017

Athletes from Whitehorse to South Carolina compete in Haines

Haines athletes finished strong in the first Chilkat Challenge Triathlon Saturday. About 40 people from Haines, Whitehorse, Juneau, Anchorage,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 20, 2017

Haines Hwy project to delay if budget stalls

The state’s Haines Highway construction project will be delayed if the Alaska Legislature doesn’t pass a capital budget. The first phase of the...

 

Hazardous waste days

The Haines Borough will host a free household hazardous waste collection Friday, July 21 and Saturday, July 22 for the second year at the new public...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 20, 2017

"Mr. Toad" performance opens Friday

“If you make people laugh, you know you’re doing the right thing.” That’s how Selby Long, 10, sums up her role as Mr. Toad, lead actor in...

 

Recall snarls democracy, decency

Recently I published a poem in the CVN as a paid public commentary. It was straight from my heart. It spoke of my love of our town and of my sadness...

 

Get tough on invasive species

This is to remind everybody that it is the time to go after the hawkweed, an extremely invasive plant which has been targeting Haines the last few...

 

Thanks to athletes, sponsors

Thanks to everyone who came out and participated in the AKtive Triathlon. A huge thanks to all of the volunteers and to SEARHC and Southeast...

 

First triathlon big success

Nearly 40 athletes from Canada and Alaska participated in the first Chilkat Challenge Triathlon this past Saturday, July 15, celebrating the beauty an...

 

Thanks for rainy day help

The Friends of the Library would like to thank all those involved in helping make the Annual 4th of July Picnic, Book Sale, and Bake Sale a...

 

Recall effort abuses the system

Every citizen has a First Amendment right to free speech, to voice dissent and I support that right wholeheartedly. Something other than free speech...

 

Don't separate, mediate

Last week’s letters from Margaret Friedenauer and James Axel Wilson (the recall/eulachon harvest) have me wondering if, since we have a borough...

 

Tourism director welcomes any and all

I was recently quoted in a Chilkat Valley News article where the words I used were an inaccurate depiction of my views. I would like to clarify that...

 

Duly Noted

Hannah Thomas and Troy Clark were married 5 p.m. Saturday at Chilkat State Park’s beachfront pavilion. Preacher Sage Thomas, Hannah’s father,...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, July 11 A caller reported an abandoned vehicle in a public parking lot on Second Avenue. A caller reported a noise disturbance on First...

 

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