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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 19, 2017

Legislators say they'll defend trooper slot

Legislators representing Haines said in recent interviews they would work to block proposed cuts to the Chilkat Valley. The 30th Alaska Legislature...

 

Commission: Give police more money

The Public Safety Commission voted 3-0 Wednesday to recommend the Haines Borough Assembly pay an additional $63,000 in the current year budget to the...

 

Smith, longtime nurse, dies in Virginia at 102

Vera Smith, who worked as a Haines public health nurse for the state and federal governments, died...

 

Duly Noted

Gloria Jill Armstrong-Kosinski was born Jan. 4 to Sophia Armstrong and Reilly Kosinski at Anchorage’s Providence Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 14...

 

Grant will help senior center buy van

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center and the special people we serve, I would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its grant of...

 

Seward weighs lawsuit; recall effort in works

Bill Seward, who was fired as Haines Borough manager in an emotional assembly 4-2 vote last week, is pursuing legal action against the borough for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2016

Year in Review: Art, public projects dominated Haines news

Advances in the arts and public projects marked much of the news in 2016, and combined, for some novel exchanges. At a Sept. 8 Haines Borough...

 

Missing reading the old police report

Years ago, I read the “Police Report” in the Chilkat Valley News and immediately became intrigued by a quirky little town I had barely heard...

 

Police blotter is valuable for community

I have been a subscriber to the Chilkat Valley News for 15 years or so since visiting my Navy shipmate, Erwin Hertz, a couple of times. The police...

 

Community support keeps arts alive

Thank you to Haines Community and Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for sharing the resources that support nonprofits in Haines to do good work...

 

Manager Seward fired with 4-2 vote

After only six months on the job, Manager Bill Seward was terminated Wednesday night by the borough assembly following an emotionally-wracked evening...

 

Assembly OKs breakwater addition

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday reversed an earlier vote and approved adding a 33-foot-long segment of steel breakwater barrier that fishermen...

 

Trooper director: Haines post next in line to be cut

Alaska Department of Public Safety Col. James Cockrell warned last week that if his agency suffered continued budget cuts, Haines will be the next...

 

Assembly delays action on heliski map expansion

In the face of two appeals citing conflicts of interest, the Haines Borough assembly Tuesday voted unanimously to delay the controversial process of...

 

Sosa leaves Merchant Marine Academy post

David Sosa, a former Haines Borough manager who requested to be released from his three-year contract, has left his post as commandant of midshipmen...

 

Museum clarifies detail from article

I want to thank everyone again who has contributed to the “White Fang” exhibit at the museum. It’s been exciting to watch visitors relive this...

 

Community foundation gives $19K in grants

The Haines Senior Center will use its $1,000 grant to help purchase a new van to pick up elderly clients. Jackie Mazeikas will spend her $1,500 on...

 

Parks and Rec panel discusses heliskiing

The other recreationists who populate the backcountry of Haines weighed in Monday on the controversial remapping of heliski site maps where helicopter...

 

Assembly to tackle big agenda Tuesday

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday will issue a six-month report card for newly-arrived manager Bill Seward to determine whether any course...

 

Bazaar vendors feature handmade, homecooked goods

Bob Duis began whipping up his famous fiery chili-for-a-cause three decades ago back in Chicago. Natalie Benassi believes she just might make the...

 

Duly Noted

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department can help you make your winter a safe one. Vouchers for $30 off the price of ice grippers are available on a...

 

Preschool wins $150K grant for new building

For years, Haines preschoolers have attended classes in an aging 1905-era building with numerous past lives – from U.S. Government school for...

 

Assembly members dig into how to fix budget

Amid another troubled season of state budget slashing, the Haines Borough Assembly held a sometimes-tense workshop Monday night to target its budget...

 

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