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Articles from the October 6, 2016 edition

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 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Lende and Morphet poised to be seated

By John Stang Heather Lende and Tom Morphet won the Haines Borough assembly election Tuesday – defeating four others including the sole incumbent...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Conflict of interest on heliski committee?

By John Stang Five people are on a Haines Borough committee to recommend whether to approve two companies’ requests to expand their heliskiing...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Foundation to receive $130,000

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation will receive $30,000 for a capital projects endowment, plus another $100,000 spread across four years for...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 6, 2016

The rumbling ride had me quaking with terror

By Natalie Helms He cranked the dial to an 8.0. A full, terrifying, epicenter 8.0. “Oh, crap.” I thought the earthquake simulator maxed-out at a...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 6, 2016

KHNS elects board, discusses future

By Natalie Helms KHNS announced an update to its production studio and more efficient programming to combat budget cuts at its annual meeting on...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Finance committee grapples with sales tax exemptions

A committee recommends that Haines explore the idea of having the Haines Borough administration – not the assembly – decide whether nonprofit...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Aesthetics committee revived for uplands

Haines’ long-dormant waterfront aesthetics committee will take its first crack to brainstorm how the Haines Borough should upgrade the uplands...

 

Harbor advisory group looks for federal funds

Haines should explore whether federal money is available for the small boat harbor improvements, according to a 5-0 recommendation on Sept. 29 by the...

 

Salmon harvest value rises

The value of salmon caught by gillnetters in the Lynn Canal rebounded this year from a major 2015 drop. In 2014, gillnetters in the north and central...

 

Unit 1D goat area narrows

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the mountain goat hunting season for two segments of the Takshanuk Mountain Range earlier this week....

 

Valley's moose hunt ends two weeks early

Haines-Skagway hunters shot 26 moose in the recently finished season – one above the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s target of 25....

 
 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Haida author works to keep language alive

It’s like describing a color to a blind person. Sondra Segundo struggled to say how the almost extinct Haida language is more colorful than...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 6, 2016

Facebook page fosters community discussion

Haines resident Sheri Loomis saw a long discussion about art on Haines crosswalks on the local Buy-Sell-Trade Facebook page early this summer. She did...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    October 6, 2016

Volleyball team psyched to spike this season

The Haines volleyball team opened its season with a three-set loss in an exhibition match against local alumni last weekend. Despite the loss, it...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 6, 2016

DDF team impresses at first meet in Sitka

The Haines High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team had an impressive showing at its first meet in Sitka last weekend with seven pieces that...

 

Students participate in Haines First Friday

The Alaska Arts Confluence will display art created by generations of Haines’ families at October’s First Friday. Fifth-grader Rio Ross-Hirsh...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    October 6, 2016

Evenden represents at state

If Haines High freshman Marirose Evenden felt overwhelmed by her first trip to state cross-country championships, her coach Alixanne Goodman didn’t...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 6, 2016

Survey results spark positive discussions

Haines School looks to combine teacher and student goals to improve the school’s climate. Principal Rene Martin gave a recap at Tuesday’s school b...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 6, 2016

Restaurant aims to satisfy local appetites

A new restaurant set to open on Main Street this month will add options for Haines locals in the winter months and beyond. Owners Robert and Sue...

 

Police service is appreciated and needed

I would like to publicly thank the Haines Borough Police Department and the officers who responded when I needed them. These men put their lives on...

 

Harbor Needs Community Integration

The harbor expansion project is a blatant example of government waste. This project is so poorly conceived, designed and funded, only a government...

 

Name calling inappropriate and misleading

I was saddened to see — in an ad in last week’s CVN — the resurrection of the era of mudslinging toward Mud Bay folks. We, in Haines, have...

 

Hospice is grateful for CVCF grant

A little over a year ago, for the first time in our almost twenty years of service in the Chilkat Valley, the Hospice of Haines board faced a budget...

 

Thank you for warm celebration of life

On behalf of Kimberly Chambers’ family, I would like to thank the American Legion Auxiliary for setting up the Legion Hall so wonderfully, and...

 

Museums get grants

The Alaska State Museum awarded grant money Monday to the Hammer Museum and the Sheldon Museum for projects and exhibits. A press release said the...

 

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