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Articles from the September 8, 2011 edition

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 By Margaret Friedenauer    News    September 8, 2011

Should high school be more difficult? Board mulls graduation requirements

Should Haines High School graduation requirements be changed or stiffened? The Haines Borough School Board took up that question Tuesday, at the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    September 8, 2011

Process botched, says job-seeker

Delays in the hiring process and a mistake in the advertised pay left the Haines Borough’s choice for its firefighter job uncertain about...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    September 8, 2011

CIA housing project readying for tenants

Chilkoot Indian Association tribal administrator Dave Berry said when the new Chilkoot Estates subdivision is within view, he’s surprised by...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 8, 2011

Forest funds to bring $103K in projects to Haines Borough

The Haines Borough will likely receive about $103,000 in projects from $1 million designated in 2008 for federal forest projects in northern...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    September 8, 2011

Vote 'no' on borough assembly recall

First: Better luck next time on the 1 percent. Right now the recall is more important. Representatives Daymond Hoffman, Joanne Waterman and Jerry...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    September 8, 2011

Voters choose shape, direction of town

Citizens frequently do not realize the importance of effective local government. Our local government is in charge of things that affect our everyday...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    September 8, 2011

HFR appreciates gift of new containers

Haines Friends of Recycling would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the grant they gave us in late 2010 for the purchase of...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    September 8, 2011

Duly Noted

Julia Rose Fitzgerald was born Aug. 29 in Anchorage to former Haines residents Niki and Dan Fitzgerald. Julia weighed 7 lbs., 12 ozs., and measured 21...

 
 By CVN Staff    Opinion    September 8, 2011

Opinion

A task force to tackle underage drinking is a step forward in addressing this communitywide issue. Borough leaders have previously passed the buck to...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 8, 2011

Gillnetters say management off

Lynn Canal gillnetters say they want change in management of the local fishery, which they say weighs disproportionately on their gear group for...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 8, 2011

August nearly twice as wet as average

If you think it’s been wetter than usual, you’re right. The 5.33 inches that fell in August was nearly double the average of 2.78 inches...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 8, 2011

Ballots due Sept. 15 for chamber awards

Voting for Haines Chamber of Commerce annual awards – including business of the year – is open through Sept. 15. Voting is open to chamber...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 8, 2011

Bell to address chamber

Susan Bell, a former Haines tourism director who helped launch the Kluane-Chilkat bike ride and recruited regular dockings of large cruise ships,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 8, 2011

Police, troopers to step up alcohol enforcement

Haines lawmen say they’ll be taking a more aggressive approach to underage drinking as a result of a meeting last week where residents said the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 8, 2011

Former trooper targeted drivers

Former state trooper Don Otis dedicated his energy to keeping young people from driving drunk instead of trying to keep them from drinking. "I...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    September 8, 2011

Task force wants to connect with youths

The first meeting of an alcohol task force Wednesday focused on connecting with youths instead of "preaching" at them. Nine residents...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    September 8, 2011

Glacier Bear spikers sweep at Wrangell; Play Sitka at home this weekend

The Haines volleyball team made its season debut last weekend with sweeps on Wrangell’s home court. The varsity Glacier Bears went undefeated...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 8, 2011

Home running meet Friday at Dalton City

Rookie Zayla Asquith-Heinz again outran all girls from small schools at Saturday’s cross-country meet in Wrangell, propelling the Glacier Bear...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    September 8, 2011

Elliott: Lack of gym space limited program

According to the Haines Borough’s most recent Community Youth Development (CYD) director, a facilities crunch has restricted the growth of the p...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 8, 2011

Police use Taser on drunk driving suspect

Haines police used a Taser on a Juneau man recently who was being uncooperative during a field sobriety test and subsequently arrested for driving...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 8, 2011

Miner dies at Kensington

Multiple sources reported that a Coeur Alaska miner died Wednesday morning at the Kensington Gold Mine. As of press time Wednesday, the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    September 8, 2011

Police put down problem bear

A brown bear that pushed its way into sheds and a garage was "shot several times" and killed Saturday night near the Deishu Drive senior hou...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    September 8, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, Sept. 5     A caller reported a rockslide in the northbound lane at 8.5 Mile Haines Highway. Sunday, Sept. 4 A caller reported a...