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Articles from the August 29, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

No headhunting for manager job

The Haines Borough Assembly will not hire a headhunting firm to find the municipality’s next manager, but will instead conduct the hiring process it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

Miller quits race for assembly

Resident Rob Miller has withdrawn from the race for a seat on the Haines Borough Assembly, leaving George Campbell and write-in Mario Benassi as the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

Drill will bring gore to parade grounds

What would happen if 30 to 50 people in Haines were injured simultaneously in one massive accident? Where would they go? Who would take care of them?...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 29, 2013

Governor discusses oil taxes, economy

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell this week voiced optimism that a billion-dollar oil industry tax break he pushed through last year would bring returns to Hai...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Klukwan will host blueberry festival

Head to Klukwan this weekend for everything blueberry: blueberry-themed games, desserts, prizes, photos and even a burger feed. The first Blueberry...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

Last cruise opts for Skagway

The Sept. 18 docking of the Statendam, the last cruise ship scheduled to stop in Haines this season, will be heading to Skagway instead due to constru...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Foundation grant deadline Sept. 30

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation has $11,000 to give away to local nonprofits this year, including a $600 technology grant and $400 for a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 29, 2013

State fair revenues up 4 percent

Gate and overall revenues at the Southeast Alaska State Fair increased about 4 percent over last year’s event, executive director Jessica Edwards...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

School improvements won't make fall ballot

Haines Borough voters won’t be deciding a $5 million bond for districtwide school improvements in the Oct. 1 election after all. At its Aug. 13...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 29, 2013

Toad nursery in way of improvements at airport

Biologist Tim Shields recently let the Haines Borough Planning Commission in on a little secret – there’s a pond at the airport teeming with...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

'Tykes and Trikes' returns

“Tykes and Trikes,” a program for parents and toddlers,will resume Wednesday morning sessions at the elementary school gym from 9:30-11 a.m....

 
 News    August 29, 2013

'White Fang' at center

Longtime residents can relive memories of the filming of the 1991 Walt Disney production “White Fang” during “White Fang” Night on Sept. 7 at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

Engineers: Rubble mound best option

Engineers have further investigated what type of breakwater the Haines Harbor expansion project should include, but borough officials say a decision...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Signatures here boost oil tax initiative effort

About 700 Haines voters signed a petition for a voter initiative on repealing Alaska’s oil tax law, SB 21. Statewide, the petition has at least 15,0...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 29, 2013

Court denies Williamson suit

A state Superior Court judge has ruled against the family of a boy who drowned at Port Chilkoot Dock in May 2010 and sued the Haines Borough for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

Motorized use at beach resurfaces

The Haines Borough Assembly will look into putting teeth into a state directive against use of motorized vehicles on Chilkat River beaches. Confusion...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

Personnel committee to get records issue

The Haines Borough Personnel Committee will take up the issue of whether to tighten public access to personnel records, including employee evaluations...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    August 29, 2013

Bear runners led by seniors

Haines High School’s senior-laden cross-country squads will host their first meet of the season at Dalton City on Saturday, Sept. 7. “About half...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Klukwan School opens; 14 students enrolled

Classes started Monday at Klukwan School with 14 students enrolled, including five in the high school. Enrollment is down two students, due to the...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Jackson leads senior center

Visitor Mona Cochran of Reston, Va., played piano during lunch Tuesday at the Haines Senior Center. “Several women sang along. It was just...

 
 News    August 29, 2013

Pre-hunt moose meeting set for Sept. 15

An informational meeting on the local subsistence moose hunt will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Agenda...

 
 Opinion    August 29, 2013

Editorial

The CVN last week published a story about the four candidates for Haines Borough police chief who’d applied by the borough’s deadline. The story...

 
 Letters    August 29, 2013

Mayors, sponsors made Cup a success

The Mayor’s Cup, an annual golf championship between Haines and Skagway hosted by Valley of the Eagles golf course, was successful once again due...

 
 Letters    August 29, 2013

Toy sale will benefit several programs

Lynn Canal Counseling Services’ toy sale fundraiser at the Southeast Alaska State Fair was a big success. Proceeds will go toward family and...

 
 Letters    August 29, 2013

Ballot measure isn't unconstitutional

  In response to Mr. Pyle’s letter to the editor about the risks of passing the Charter amendment: (1) According to the Haines Borough attorney,...

 

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