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Articles from the July 6, 2017 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    July 6, 2017

Fireworks bomb injures river guide

A river guide suffered severe facial injuries after approaching a homemade “sparkler bomb” while shooting off fireworks at Jones Point Monday...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 6, 2017

Vet's retirement leaves pet owners with more worries, bills

The retirement of Dr. Elizabeth Wolfe last year has sent veterinary care calls to Juneau and Whitehorse, Y.T., adding expense and stress for animal ow...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 6, 2017

Hill seeks to keep mayor job

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill filed a letter of intent in May that she will seek re-election, according to the Alaska Public Offices Commission. With...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 6, 2017

Triathlon to celebrate river to debut July 15

The first Chilkat Challenge Triathlon will kick off Saturday, July 15 as competitors navigate a 35-mile course on boats, bicycles and foot. Registrati...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 6, 2017

Winter, night service to be part of Uber, driver says

Alaska became the last state in the nation to allow transportation apps last month, and Uber was quick to roll into Haines. Gov. Bill Walker signed...

 

College signs Swinton

Kayley Swinton is back on the court. The 19-year-old Haines hoops player has been signed to a partial basketball scholarship by Oregon Tech in Klamath...

 
 By Sofia Lago    News    July 6, 2017

Virtual farmer's market off to slow beginning

Salt and Soil Marketplace, an internet-based farmer’s market, has seen about five orders per week since starting in June, but an organizer said she...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 6, 2017

Borough at low risk of 'takings' rulings

Risk that the Haines Borough would have to compensate landowners for prohibitions on resource extractions is low, a borough attorney recently said....

 

AKtive Triathlon set for Saturday

Haines residents of all ages will swim, bike and run Saturday in the second annual AKtive Triathlon. Participants ages 8 to 14 will start the race...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 6, 2017

Volunteers rebuild guts of carousel

Carousel riders should feel a smoother glide at this year’s Southeast Alaska State Fair. The 70-year-old ride has a new foundation, suspension and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 6, 2017

Parks committee seeks Mosquito Lake privy

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Committee recommended Thursday that borough staff work with the Division of State Parks to fund, install and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 6, 2017

Green bears still pose mystery

The “green” bears seen along the Chilkoot River in September are still a mystery to the Department of Fish and Game, wildlife biologist Carl Koch...

 

Money for museums

Alaska State Museums granted over $23,000 to Haines museums this week for equipment, personnel and future exhibits. The American Bald Eagle...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 6, 2017

Size of spaces vexes parking lot planners

The Portage Cove harbor parking lot may have to be bigger than planned after the Haines Borough Planning Commission discovered a discrepancy in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 6, 2017

Do Fourth festivities need boost?

Does the Haines Fourth of July need a shot in the arm? Residents at Tlingit Park festivities Tuesday commented on the recent loss of several...

 

July Fourth fun prevails over rain

Mount Ripinsky runners climbed into the clouds and youths scrambled in wet grass at Tlingit Park during Tuesday’s Fourth of July festivities in...

 

Correction

A Duly Noted item in the June 29 CVN about the wedding of Megan Kathleen Miller and Zachary Aaron Cirivello incorrectly said four of Deborah...

 

Lasagna feed raised $10,000 for shelter

Our third annual fundraiser for Becky’s Place Haven of Hope was a huge success this year and that is due to the wonderful, caring people of Haines....

 

Ice cream social is a storytelling affair

Thanks to Haines Assisted Living for hosting an ice cream social for seniors each first and third Sunday at HAL. A dozen flavors of ice cream are...

 

Alaska women are hardy as wildflowers

I have been told a number of times that I should move to town where a woman is “safe.” I have spent my life, as many women have, trying to fit...

 

Thanks for help with daughter's wedding

Last week my daughter married her man at Chilkat State Park. There were 10 events in five days for 120 out-of-towners (most of whom had never been to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    July 6, 2017

Duly Noted

Jessica Kenny, a Brown University classmate of Tia Heywood, stopped in for a daylong visit last week. She was aboard the Star Princess cruise ship in...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, June 27 A 32-year-old man reported an assault by a 45-year-old man near 0 Mile Haines Highway. Charges were forwarded to the district attorne...

 

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