Articles from the September 29, 2011 edition

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Assembly approves razing gym, school

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday turned down an eleventh-hour request to save the elementary school and gym, voting 5-0 for demolition....

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Voters Tuesday will decide mayor, recall, 3 assembly seats

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in an election that could dramatically change the make-up of local leadership. Including a recall initiative that...

 

HHS alum now Google engineer

Teachers, tinkering and tenacity - that’s how Michael Hagen came to work for one of the world’s biggest and far-reaching companies....

 

Recall would oust Hoffman, Waterman

Voters Tuesday will decide whether Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman should be removed from office. Recall...

 

Recall targets knowingly broke the law

While some in or behind the "political arena" may want to bring the recall issue down into the realm of personalities and political...

 

Hess supporters, recall unreasonable

As Gary Hess stated in his comments to the assembly at the special meeting last June, "The duty of every public officer is to the people they...

 

Elect a mayor who will get things done

After three years of the Hill administration, it’s time for a change. Think about it: What can you say Jan Hill has done for Haines? After 2 &fr...

 

Recall gives town bad reputation

ut their actions are anti-business. Making personal attacks against people they don’t like will not improve the economy. Four assembly members...

 

Recall targets show civility and care

I would like to publicly express my thanks to Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman for their service to our borough assembly and to our...

 

Town depends on service

ong list of assets, we’re also an entertaining community of unique character – and characters, a place unspoiled by endless suburbs and wa...

 

Lapp issue belies recall

Why vote no on the recall? As assembly member Scott Rossman says, "It’s ridiculous. I don’t support it. But I do support their right...

 

Smith is no-nonsense choice

As a 31-year resident, tour operator and ski shop owner, I heartily endorse Norm Smith for a continued term on the borough assembly....

 

Attend open gym on Sunday

I complained mightily about the gym not being open on Sundays and now it is, starting this weekend, Sunday, Oct. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. So I’d...

 

Duly Noted

Duly Noted will be back nexxt week....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 29, 2011

Third opening on school board may go to write-in candidate

Voters will see two familiar names on the ballot for Haines Borough school board. Anne Marie Palmieri and Brian Clay are seeking re-election and are...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 29, 2011

Teams fourth; four Glacier Bear runners head to state

Four Glacier Bears qualified for the state cross-country championship last weekend but surprise showings by Mount Edgecumbe and Craig dashed hopes of...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Alcohol group to run messages

A task force aimed at combating alcohol abuse will launch a series of public service announcements aimed at discouraging drinking. Announcements will...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Ferry meeting set

The state Department of Transportation will hold a meeting in Haines Oct 6. on the Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan. An "open house"...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Moose harvest up

Through Tuesday afternoon, 17 moose had been taken in the local subsistence moose hunt, including two sub-legal bulls. A sub-legal bull taken this...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Storm strands cruise visitors

Haines played host to 90 unexpected guests the night of Sept. 21 when a storm hit Lynn Canal and kept visitors from returning to their cruise ships...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Aronson, Olerud's, Howsers win chamber's top awards

Haines Friends of Recycling chair Melissa Aronson won the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award Saturday. Olerud’s was name...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Bell: Data critical for local decisions

It’s important for local business leaders to consider the foundation of the local economy, including energy, transportation and recreation...

 

Police Blotter

Monday, Sept. 26 A caller reported a problem bear at the dump. A caller reported a vehicle in the ditch on the Haines Highway. A caller reported a...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Songwriter to perform here Oct. 9

Songwriter and singer Tracy Spring, winner of multiple regional music awards, will perform 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9 at the Chilkat Center lobby....