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Articles from the November 1, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    November 1, 2012

School board taps Miller for open seat

The Haines Borough School Board on Monday voted 6-0 to appoint former teacher Ardys Miller to a one-year board seat. Miller holds a doctoral degree...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 1, 2012

Two mines employ 29 residents

Mayor Stephanie Scott told the Haines Borough’s Port Development Steering Committee on Aug. 23 that 27 local residents hold jobs at the Kensington...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 1, 2012

Legislative races on Tuesday's ballot

Voters in the Chilkat Valley will cast ballots for candidates for the Alaska Legislature, U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. President in Tuesday...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 1, 2012

Grade school wins improvement honor

Special education students in Haines Elementary School have improved test scores by 30 percent in the past two years, netting the Haines Borough...

 
 Letters    November 1, 2012

Kelly led school district to solvency

Ten years ago Carol Kelly was first elected to the Haines school board. At that time the district was virtually bankrupt, could not pay their bills,...

 
 Letters    November 1, 2012

Thanks for reconnecting Piedad spring

I would like to give a big “thank you” to the borough workers and contractors for reconnecting my home and neighborhood to our original, Piedad...

 
 Letters    November 1, 2012

Work made center toasty warm

As a representative of both KHNS and the Chilkat Center for the Arts, and on behalf of all of us who use this building regularly, I would like to...

 
 Obituaries    November 1, 2012

Burkhardt enjoyed wildlife, quiet of town

A memorial service for Ann Burkhardt, 78, was held Saturday at Chapel-by-the Lake in Juneau. Burkhar...

 
 Letters    November 1, 2012

HFR for responsible stewardship

Just a reminder to the community that recycling is processing used material (waste) into new products. Haines Friends of Recycling (HFR) makes...

 
 Opinion    November 1, 2012

Editorial

Like math students who must “show their work” when solving problems, leaders elected by the public are required to make their decisions in public...

 
 By Kevin Thompson    News    November 1, 2012

Volleyball squad launches season

The Haines Glacier Bear volleyball season started at the Juneau Jive volleyball tournament Oct. 5-6, where the girls finished fifth against seven...

 
 Letters    November 1, 2012

Candidate is tireless

Over the last several months, I’ve volunteered hundreds of hours to help elect Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins to state representative. I had never met...

 
 Letters    November 1, 2012

Author grateful for welcome

Your scenery is stunning. Your wildlife is plentiful. And your close subsistence connections to the land and sea are the envy of the world. But a...

 
 Letters    November 1, 2012

Elect a remarkable man

I’ve not written a candidate endorsement letter in more than 30 years. I’m moved to do so now because we have an opportunity to elect a...

 
 Letters    November 1, 2012

Trick or Trot a great success

The Trick or Treat Trot on Friday, Oct. 26, was a great success, with over 30 adults and children participating in the 5K run or walk fundraiser for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 1, 2012

Users may seek crabbing area zone

Following a commercial Dungeness crab harvest last summer they say depleted subsistence catches here, residents may petition the state Board of Fish...

 
 News    November 1, 2012

Correction

A story in last week’s CVN described the fishing boat Darlin Michele as an “adapted Navy vessel.” The boat’s design was based on a Navy...

 
 News    November 1, 2012

Mayor pushes downtown mural

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott said owners of the shuttered Coliseum Building on Main Street are agreeable to taking boards off windows during...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 1, 2012

Assembly to consider Earnest's proposal for extended contract

Haines Borough Assembly members are scheduled to consider a proposal from manager Mark Earnest to extend his contract through June 2014 at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 1, 2012

Lightering rates may increase for fast ferry

In a meeting this week, the Haines Borough’s Finance Committee recommended the borough assembly refrain from tabling until March discussions on an...

 
 News    November 1, 2012

Lutak Dock fence project accelerated

The Haines Borough has accelerated a fence-building project at Lutak Dock after learning that a Jan. 1 deadline for project completion cannot be...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 1, 2012

Proposed car tax may be flat fee

A recent addition to a memo put out by Haines Borough manager Mark Earnest acknowledged the possibility of using a flat as opposed to graduated tax...

 
 News    November 1, 2012

Genre-bending duo to perform Sunday

The Haines Arts Council will host performances by genre-bending musicians Robert Sarazin Blake and C.R. Avery 7 p.m. Sunday at the Chilkat Center....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 1, 2012

After 12 years, Piedad water back on tap at hillside

Sonny Myers says that for the first time in more than a decade, he can turn on a tap at his house for a drink of water. On Oct. 16, Myers and about 50...

 

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