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Articles from the November 17, 2016 edition

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 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Sewer plant upgrade could cost $6 million

A couple really nasty storms could wreck Haines’ sewer plant building. Part of the ceiling would fall in if not for the steel pole propping it up...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Groups seek delay in heli-skiing decisions

Hold off until mountain goat and bear preliminary studies are finished next spring. Tighter conflict-of-interest rules. That’s what two local adviso...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Man gets 2 years in prison for sex with minor

A 24-year-old Haines man has been sentenced to two years in prison for third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Superior court judge Philip Pallenberg...

 

High school student wins trip to Cape Canaveral

So, if you flip a switch, why do the lights come on? Haines High School senior Jordan Stigen not only had the answer, but described this bit of...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Highway closures, blasting during next 2 years

The Haines Highway might briefly shut down a few times for blasting in the next two years. The possible closed-to-traffic times could stretch up to...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Nelson appeals harbor land-use decision to assembly

Haines resident Paul Nelson filed an appeal Wednesday of a planning commission decision on the Portage Cove Harbor expansion’s land use permit....

 

Jehovah's Witnesses open Kingdom Hall

The Jehovah’s Witness community in Haines is growing, prompting the group to rent a larger space for religious services. Reid Blank, representative...

 

Holiday gingerbread house contest to start

Build your holiday dream home in the Second Annual Gingerbread House Contest. The competition – which will run Dec. 1 through Dec. 12 – is...

 

Commission: Review projects $25K and over

The dollar threshold for a Haines Borough government project to go to the planning commission should be $25,000, the commission recommended Nov. 10....

 

Goldberg, Stephens choices for planning commission

The Haines Borough Planning Commission recommends that the borough assembly appoint Rob Goldberg and Jeremy Stephens to the commission. That is a...

 

Sex education to entail more than saying 'no'

For Haines High School students, sex education will be more than just learning to say no. In an eight-minute-long special meeting Tuesday, the Haines...

 

Wilson resigns school board seat

Haines School Board member Mike Wilson will vacate his seat on the board after the Dec. 13 meeting. Wilson made the announcement at Tuesday’s...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    November 17, 2016

Wrestlers get chance before home crowd

The Haines Highschool wrestling team returns to competitive action for the first time in two weeks, as it plays host to a tournament in Haines this...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    November 17, 2016

Spikers set sights on regional tournament

The Haines High School volleyball team endured a subpar season with too-few scoring opportunities. Still, hope remains high for the postseason, where...

 

Jackson remembered as 'faithful friend'

Olive Jackson, 92, died peacefully at home on Nov. 6. She had recently been diagnosed with cancer....

 

Police Report

Friday, Nov. 11 Police investigated a report of violating a domestic violence protective order on Mathias Avenue. Monday, Nov. 14 A woman reported...

 

HARK property grows 2 directions

Haines Animal Rescue Kennel has room to grow. Long-time Haines resident and philanthropist Lucy Harrell earlier this year donated her property – a...

 

'Cohousing' proposal to be discussed at meeting

It takes a village not only to raise a child, but to build a real community feel - especially here in rural Alaska. And Diane Sly thinks that sense...

 

Committee seeks area brown bear count

How many brown bears live in the Haines and Skagway Boroughs? No one really knows. Consequently, an advisory committee decided Wednesday to ask the...

 

Duly Noted

Deliah Kay Nash entered the world at Bartlett Hospital in Juneau at 4:18 a.m. on Nov. 1 to CaSandra Smith and Adrian Nash. Deliah weighed eight...

 

Harbor expansion facts misconstrued

Some facts about harbor improvements that have endured twisted mythologizing: 1. Only one true local, official vote has occurred; local citizens...

 

Police take away favorite feature

What? No police blotter in the CVN? Say it ain’t so, Chief Heath! In last week’s CVN “Police Blotter Blues,” you threatened to take away one...

 

Vote reflected worry about harbor costs

The CVN reported that the reason I voted against awarding the harbor bid was concerns about its design and the process. That is partially true. But...

 

A warning for young men of Haines

When you meet a young lady, she might encourage your romantic interest. She looks and acts older than she is, and lies about her age. By the time you...

 

Thanks for attending Veterans Day dinner

American Legion Post 12 would like to thank all who participated in our fall cash raffle, and thank you for attending our Veterans Day dinner on Nov....

 

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