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Articles from the October 13, 2011 edition

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 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    October 13, 2011

Scott wins mayor's race by 47 votes; First meeting with new leaders Nov. 15

Haines Borough voters selected Stephanie Scott as their new mayor, by a 47-vote margin, a canvass of outstanding ballots determined Tuesday. She recei...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    October 13, 2011

Assembly rejects allowing ATVs on roads

The Haines Borough Assembly in a 3-2 vote Tuesday ditched an often-delayed ordinance that would have permitted the operation of all-terrain vehicles...

 
 By Rosalie Loewen    News    October 13, 2011

For filmmaker Cooper, bumps in road were smoothed by support

Freshman year of high school was rough for Rich Cooper. It was 1980 and his family was living in Olympia, Wash. "I had bad grades. I...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 13, 2011

Internet not as affordable as it could be

Local Internet service is not as fast or as affordable in the community of Haines as it could be, despite claims to the contrary reported in your...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 13, 2011

Teens urged to attend alcohol meeting

Inviting all teens: The next meeting of the Haines Alcohol Task Force will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19. We would like to invite all...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 13, 2011

Track was heart-moving trail of lives

The recipe for a luminary lantern is simple: a white paper bag with a light inside and the names of our deceased loved ones written thereon. Placed...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 13, 2011

Group can help impaired sight, hearing

I recently had a caring, kind and knowledgeable employee from the Alaska Center for the Blind and visually impaired help me decide which vision...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    October 13, 2011

Duly Noted

Gunshots, thunder or explosives? Those were among theories circulating to explain a series of loud booms heard around town early Tuesday morning. As...

 
 By CVN Staff    Opinion    October 13, 2011

Opinion

It’s time to do away with designated seats on the Haines Borough Assembly. They limit our choices as voters, and can result in the election of...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    October 13, 2011

School demolition next week; More voices join effort to save old school, gym

Some residents mounted a last-ditch effort to save the elementary school and gym this month, but demolition appears on track to start next week....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 13, 2011

Arrest changes views, energizes Goodman's daughter

The daughter of longtime former Haines police chief Greg Goodman has a different view of lawmen following her involvement in the Occupy Wall Street...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 13, 2011

Film festival set for Nov. 10

A festival of wild and scenic films will be held Thursday, Nov. 10 at Harriett Hall. The event, sponsored by the Takshanuk Watershed Council and...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    October 13, 2011

Borough may reboot website

The Haines Borough is accepting proposals for website redesign and development through Friday, Nov. 4. "We want something that’s fast and m...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    October 13, 2011

Pochardt takes over borough CYD effort

Meredith Pochardt turned a summer job with Takshanuk Watershed Council into a longer stay in Haines. Pochardt last week started as the Haines...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 13, 2011

Filming resumes

Broadcast of Haines Borough Assembly meetings on local cable TV station Channel 14 resumed this week. Videographer Bill Kurz had stopped filming the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 13, 2011

Comments due on ferry's future

Residents have until Nov. 4 to submit comments on the state’s plan for transportation in Southeast. The Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan is...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 13, 2011

Thomsen brothers lead grapplers

Haines wrestlers notched some impressive wins at last weekend’s tournament in Hoonah, including five wins each and no losses for brothers Jimmy...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 13, 2011

Jones would expand hunting at golf course

A man cited last month with discharging a firearm in the townsite has requested that big-game hunting be allowed on his golf course property. "It...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 13, 2011

Bears speakers debut in Juneau

The Haines High School Drama, Debate and Forensics team attended its first meet of the season Sept. 30-Oct. 1 in Juneau. "Haines got off to one...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 13, 2011

Gillnetting ends; Chilkat red return misses goal for 2nd year

The Lynn Canal commercial fishing season ended Wednesday, Oct. 5. "The fall run of chum and coho was petering out. It’s winding down...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 13, 2011

Klukwan gets cell phone service

  Residents around Klukwan can now get cell phone service in the area around the village, following completion of a tower behind the village...

 
 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    October 13, 2011

Howard Phillips, 55, dies in Juneau

A memorial service for former resident Howard Kenneth Phillips will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haines ANB Hall, followed by graveside services at...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    October 13, 2011

Spiker Young gets all-tourney honor

The Haines varsity volleyball team had a jam-packed weekend in Juneau, and topped 4A Thunder Mountain to win the Silver bracket championship. Assistan...

 
 By CVN Staff    Blotter    October 13, 2011

Police Blotter

Monday, Oct. 10 A caller reported a vehicle parked on the side of the road at 4 Mile Haines Highway, making it difficult to pass. A state trooper...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 13, 2011

Moose hunt ends with 22 kills

Twenty-two bull moose were taken in the valley’s annual subsistence moose hunt ending Oct. 7. The harvest included three sub-legal animals,...