Articles from the December 13, 2012 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 13, 2012

Former Haines cop surrenders license

Neither a statewide police oversight agency nor the Haines Borough Police Department will provide information about complaints that led to the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 13, 2012

Troopers won't revisit heli-ski probe

Alaska State Troopers will not reopen an investigation into the heli-ski accident that killed two people in Haines last spring, Lt. Rodney Dial said...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 13, 2012

Cookie cosmetics give Jobbins title for treats

She’s done it again. Defending champion Tammy Jobbins dominated the Chamber of Commerce Cookie and Candy Contest, sweeping three of the top four...

 

Thomas' ascent: From millhand to Alaska legislator

In 2006, a certified public accountant brought in to review the books of the Southeast Alaska State Fair determined the organization was bankrupt. A f...

 

Lynch story off-base, unwarranted

Your article regarding the death of Ted Lynch in the Dec. 6 edition of the CVN was off-base and unwarranted. I was shocked and surprised that you...

 

Wrestling tournament a success for all

Haines High School would like to thank the many volunteers who helped make the 1A-2A-3A Region V wrestling tournament a success. We could not have...

 

Does anyone care about missing dogs?

Four Haines dogs went missing in one week and the general consensus of opinion around town, among those whom I asked, is that they were shot. The...

 

Village is seeking used car oil

Chilkat Indian Village is asking for your used vehicle oil. Klukwan has a furnace that uses motor oil to heat the fire hall during the winter. If you...

 

Editorial

Some readers complained this week that my story and headline last week about the state trooper’s report on the Oct. 23 drowning death of Ted Lynch w...

 

Duly Noted

Haines bridge players caravanned to Whitehorse for a weekend tournament. John and Roger Schnabel, Sally and Bob Lix, Gregg Bigsby, Rob Miller, Jim...

 

Rather heliport than rules

We are property owners in the Eagle Vista subdivision. We just returned from a wonderful trip north for a family Thanksgiving. While we were gone...

 

Road crews do a great job

We are always impressed with what a good job our road crew does. Our roads are cleared early. The berms are taken down and they are right on it. We...

 

Film festival a success

The Takshanuk Watershed Council would like to thank everyone who came out to the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. It was a huge success. We would like to...

 

Yoga helped gym classes

A big thanks to Melina Shields who volunteered her time to teach yoga to five physical education classes last Friday. Students felt stronger,...

 

See the Fort's lovely lights

The Lighting of the Fort, which took place on Saturday, was a happy occasion. We were blessed with perfect weather – no wind, nice cloud cover and...

 

Slow down at intersection

Glad to see the Chilkoot subdivision is getting well utilized. Families here seem to be happy in the new neighborhood. So please drive slowly, for...

 

Tournament visitors positive

The Haines High school wrestling team would like to personally thank all the local volunteers for their contributions to the Region V wrestling...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 13, 2012

Private fix sought for junked vehicles

The Haines Borough could soon be partnering with a private business to solve towing, impoundment and junked-car related issues. The assembly voted...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 13, 2012

Tribes pursue grant for junker removal

A joint effort by the Chilkoot Indian Association and Chilkat Indian Village to remove junked vehicles for tribal members could result in another...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 13, 2012

Architects rate condition of borough buildings

The Haines public safety building is in bad shape. In fact, Anchorage-based architect Jason Gamache said he hasn’t seen anything quite like it in...

 

Panel wants firehall studied

While a recent technical assessment of the public safety building determined the facility is in bad shape, the Haines Borough wants to know precisely...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 13, 2012

School spending on toddlers?

How far should the Haines Borough School District go in preparing children to enter kindergarten? That question was at the center of a school board...

 

$619K for projects

A $50,000 lift for wrestling mats heads a $619,112 list of planned capital expenditures in a budget revision approved unanimously last week by the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 13, 2012

Guard tracks drug, alcohol incidents

Drugs or alcohol have been involved in at least six commercial fishing accidents that claimed lives or vessels in Southeast in the past 18 months,...

 

Petersburg tournament kicks off hoops season

The Glacier Bears varsity boys’ and girls’ basketball seasons get under way this weekend at the Little Norway Tournament in Petersburg. Regular...

 

Thomsen nabs 4th at state

Two of three Haines High School wrestlers placed at the small schools state wrestling championship last week at Nikiski, the best finish by the team...

 

KHNS fund-raiser: $7K for automation

A one-day, on-air fund drive Nov. 29 raised $7,000 for upgrading the automation system at public radio station KHNS. “It was pretty exciting,”...

 

Police report

Monday, Dec. 10 A parent called to report a juvenile living at Dusty Trails apartments had run away. Police found the youth, who was returned home. A...