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Fair membership meeting, dinner Friday at Harriett Hall

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will hold its annual membership meeting starting 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds’ Harriett Hall. A dinner...

 

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Dave Canipe, 62, said he’s “alive and kicking” after suffering his third heart attack while driving outside Fort Collins, Colo., on Jan. 21....

 

Bertroch was ranch hand, inventor

Don Bertroch, a welder and shop owner who lived here during the timber boom, died in Kingman, Ariz.,...

 

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Adze Scott Hart was born to parents Ted Hart and Meghan Elliott on Sept. 10 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital. He weighed seven pounds and meas...

 

Move Lookout Park to lot corner?

Members of the Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee last week expressed support for moving Lookout Park to a location in the...

 

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By Cynthia Allen Leonitus Norman Swanson was born at 11:15 p.m., Jan. 21, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau to parents Stephana and Kyler...

 

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Corrie and Daniel Stickler are parents of Olen Atlas Stickler, born Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Anchorage. Olen weighed 8 lbs., 11 ounces, and measured...

 

Volunteers helped raise sunken boat

I’d like to thank Gregg Bigsby and the Rustler and harbormaster Phil Benner and his crew. Also, thanks to the following people for coming out and...

 

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Phyllis Sage and Joanne Waterman were married on the Port Chilkoot Dock Tuesday afternoon. Magistrate John Hutchins officiated. John Hagen and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 9, 2014

Borough plans downtown ice rink

The basketball court at the former elementary school site will be transformed into a downtown ice skating rink this winter. Haines Borough Public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Public seeks rental of Chilkat State Park cabin

The Chilkat State Park cabin that houses the park’s host in the summer could soon become available for public use during the off-season. The Parks...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 15, 2014

Assembly gives $8K for sled hill

With the future of a favorite winter recreation site in jeopardy, the Haines Borough Assembly stepped in Tuesday to ensure the sledding hill on Mount...

 

Friends delivered when boat went down

We would like to publicly express our gratitude and sense of indebtedness to the many people who helped or offered support after our boat, Toby, sank...

 

Duly Noted

More than a dozen seniors made a road trip to the 33 Mile Roadhouse restaurant for lunch Friday. Two vans and several cars transported the group on th...

 

Winter Games return to fairgrounds Saturday

Competitors seeking glory at the Haines Winter Olympics Saturday might bring a dog and a pot of their best chili. Opening ceremonies of the event –...

 

Duly Noted

Sam Edwards had an uncomfortable trip back to Tacoma, Wash., last week after working for Chilkat Guides at Glacier Point this summer. Edwards and...

 

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Porter Owen Del Prete was born at the Juneau Birthing Center early Aug. 5 to parents Shannon and Andrew Del Prete. He weighed 7 lbs., 11 oz., and...

 

Heli map committee seeks 22 changes

The Haines Borough’s ad-hoc heli-ski map committee is recommending 22 alterations to the current boundaries, including the expansion of areas in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 20, 2013

Heli-ski map group won't allow scientific information

A five-member map committee charged with recommending boundaries for next year’s heli-ski operations has said it will not allow outside...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 13, 2013

Committee chosen to oversee heli-ski map boundaries

Sixteen residents and two heli-ski companies have submitted proposals to the Haines Borough regarding alterations to the heli-skiing map.  ...

 

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Manager Susie McCartney said she has 12 vendors signed up for Saturday’s Farmer’s Market. It will be held 10 a.m. to noon under Payson’s...

 

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Haines artists will be well represented at Juneau’s Dimond Park Aquatic Center. Husband and wife teams Donna Catotti and Rob Goldberg and John and S...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 17, 2013

Skaters mull improved, moved ice rink

A grant opportunity recently renewed the efforts of a local volunteer organization to move the ice rink from the fairgrounds to downtown, but board...

 

Enlarged rink a big attraction

Cold, dry weather has created ideal skating conditions at the rink at the Southeast fairgrounds. More than 70 residents turned out for a “community...

 

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Melissa and Michael Ganey arrived home in Haines Monday with daughter Brinley, who was born Oct. 10, and Brinley’s siblings Kaeden, Ashlyn and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Earnest seeking contract to 2014

Casting a tie-breaking vote, Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott stopped an assembly motion Tuesday aimed at extending manager Mark Earnest’s contr...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Manager: Expand heli-ski map

Haines Borough administration recommendations on changes to heli-skiing management came under fire by critics of the industry during an assembly...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Winners of exhibit entries, contests at state fair

Fair Parade: Grand Marshal, Doris Ward. Grand Prize Float: Mayan Fair Well by Lily Boron. Best Youth Entry: TAFY Stars Dance Team. Best Group Entry:...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 2, 2012

Assembly races: Studley vs. Waterman, Berry vs. Greene

Incumbent Daymond Hoffman won’t seek re-election to the Haines Borough Assembly. Instead, former City of Haines mayor Dave Berry Jr. and tour boat...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    July 19, 2012

Filing deadline Friday for 2 assembly, 4 school seats

Two seats on the Haines Borough Assembly and four of seven seats on the borough school board will be decided in the municipal election Oct. 2. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 12, 2012

Assembly supports ILP for Connelly project

The Haines Borough Assembly on a 4-2 vote Tuesday endorsed an integrated licensing process for the proposed Connelly Lake hydroelectric project. The...

 

HARK workers most compassionate

We would like to thank Tracy Mikowski and Steve Vick from the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel, two of the most compassionate people we know. While the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Borough eyes Elks property

Facilities issues dominated Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting, where members voted to explore purchase of the Elks property, seek proposals...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 14, 2012

Earnest back on job; hiring process halted

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-1 Tuesday to retain manager Mark Earnest, reactivating a contract that gives him the borough’s top job for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 14, 2012

Assembly OKs $11.3 million budget

Haines Borough Assembly members Tuesday unanimously approved the government’s $11.3 million spending plan for the coming year. They raised the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 7, 2012

Assembly to decide budget, interim manager

The Haines Borough Assembly is expected to approve its $11.3 million budget, including setting local tax rates, and will discuss the interim borough...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    June 7, 2012

Assembly to revisit designation of former school lots

The Haines Borough Assembly last week reconsidered plans to proceed with the sale of lots formerly occupied by the primary school on Main Street....

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    June 7, 2012

Assembly reduces proposed trailer fee

The Haines Borough Assembly last week sunk a proposal to double annual and daily launch ramp fees. “I have no problem seeing an increase in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

No special election to fill vacant seats

A push by Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott to allow use of special elections to fill vacancies on the borough assembly died Tuesday after failing...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Assembly drops pay phone request

The Haines Borough Assembly last week hung up on a proposal to refer a discussion of pay phones to a committee. Newspaper editor Tom Morphet, at the r...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 10, 2012

Borough grants may stay at 2011 levels

By Tom Morphet Facing a room full of advocates for local non-profit organizations, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday backed away from a manager’s...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 10, 2012

Economic development wording axed

Mayor Stephanie Scott on Tuesday broke a tie vote of the Haines Borough Assembly to adopt an ordinance that removes code language mandating the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Assembly advances fix for appointments

The Haines Borough Assembly last week introduced an ordinance that would require a simple majority vote of remaining members to fill assembly...

 

'Master plan' would guide decisions on facilities

Add another plan to borough planning efforts. In addition to work on a comprehensive plan and a strategic plan, the Haines Borough is embarking on a...

 

Assembly considers appointments

Members of the Haines Borough’s government affairs and services committee last week debated the role of special elections in filling assembly...

 

Earnest to leave June 15

Staff turnover reached the top of the Haines Borough this week, as manager Mark Earnest submitted his resignation, effective June 15. “We’re...

 

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Charlie Everett Blood was born to Matt and Holly Blood on March 14. He weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Grandmother Barb Blood had left Fairbanks after a...

 

Assembly OKs GPS spot checks

The Haines Borough Assembly last week approved an ordinance for spot checks of global positioning system data to monitor compliance with helicopter...

 

Duly Noted

Dana Noel Murray was born Jan. 7 to Cara and Rob Murray in Ketchikan. Dana weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches. Dana Noel joins...

 

Assembly leans to spot check heli-ski GPS data

Mayor Stephanie Scott on Tuesday twice broke tie votes of the Haines Borough Assembly regarding global positioning system data for helicopter skiing,...

 

Scott appoints six to task force for community center design

Mayor Stephanie Scott last month appointed six residents to a task force that will examine responses to a “request for qualifications” for...

 

Beginnings of park at Picture Point approved

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved an ordinance to establish a park at Picture Point. “This ordinance just pertains to the tidelands, a...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    January 5, 2012

Assembly committee edges toward Center roof repair

A committee of the Haines Borough Assembly took a baby step toward funding a Chilkat Center roof repair at a Dec. 27 workshop. The borough recently...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 1, 2011

Assembly wants more Connelly Lake studies

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted 4-2 to request the federal government require developers of a potential hydro-electric project above...

 

Four approved for consulting pool

The Haines Borough Assembly last week voted 4-1 to authorize manager Mark Earnest to hire from a pool of four consultants for the...

 

Group of 30 brainstorms future of Chilkat Center

The Haines Borough’s government affairs and services committee and about 30 residents on Tuesday brainstormed how to best manage and promote...

 

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...

 

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...

 

It's Smith, Schnabel; Outstanding ballots to decide mayor

The race for Haines Borough mayor is too close to call, with challenger Stephanie Scott leading Jan Hill by 30 votes as of press time Wednesday....

 
 By CVN Staff    News    October 6, 2011

Assembly considers economic non-profit

The Haines Borough’s government affairs and services committee has proposed forming a task force that would look into creating a nonprofit...

 

Assembly approves razing gym, school

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday turned down an eleventh-hour request to save the elementary school and gym, voting 5-0 for demolition....

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Voters Tuesday will decide mayor, recall, 3 assembly seats

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in an election that could dramatically change the make-up of local leadership. Including a recall initiative that...

 

Recall would oust Hoffman, Waterman

Voters Tuesday will decide whether Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman should be removed from office. Recall...

 

Recall targets knowingly broke the law

While some in or behind the "political arena" may want to bring the recall issue down into the realm of personalities and political...

 

Recall gives town bad reputation

ut their actions are anti-business. Making personal attacks against people they don’t like will not improve the economy. Four assembly members...

 

Recall targets show civility and care

I would like to publicly express my thanks to Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman for their service to our borough assembly and to our...

 

Lapp issue belies recall

Why vote no on the recall? As assembly member Scott Rossman says, "It’s ridiculous. I don’t support it. But I do support their right...

 

What is motive of recall?

On the slight chance anyone in the valley is sufficiently gullible to believe Mr. Jim Shook and his fellow recall sponsors are truly concerned about...

 

Rec board gets off the ground; Group shows support for events, trails

The Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee debuted Tuesday, with members selecting officers for the re-established group and...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 15, 2011

Pair makes appeal for saving structure

A small group is making a last-ditch effort to save the former elementary school and gym, saying a July vote by the Haines Borough Assembly to...

 

Recall targets chose to ignore the law

What twisted webs they weave. Seems once some of our borough assembly members break the law rather than correct the mistake they compound it. On June...

 

Recall is embarrassment to community

I urge all voters to carefully read the Oct. 4 election notice. It shows both the grounds for, and the responses to, the recall...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    September 8, 2011

Vote 'no' on borough assembly recall

First: Better luck next time on the 1 percent. Right now the recall is more important. Representatives Daymond Hoffman, Joanne Waterman and Jerry...

 

Assembly sends recall effort to ballot

Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman on Tuesday joined in unanimous votes to put their own recall elections on the ball...

 

Borough to halt rec center study, pursue planning

The Haines Borough will halt a $14,442 study aimed at determining the need for a recreation center in Haines. Instead, the borough assembly will seek...

 

Recall petitions OK'd

Recall votes for Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman will be on the ballot for the October municipal election....

 

Voters won't get tourism tax issue; Rossman, Lapp, Waterman vote keeps question off October ballot

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday shot down a proposed ordinance to put the borough’s municipal sales tax designated for tourism promotion...

 

Recall petitions expected Friday; Organizers say they'll have enough signatures for vote

Jim Shook, chairman of the Haines Recall Committee, said petitions for the potential recall of Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and...

 

Election lineup finalized; Smith and Hess vie for seat, again

The filing period for the Haines Borough’s October municipal election closed Friday, with contested races for mayor and the Haines Borough...

 

Assembly proceeds with demolition

The Haines Borough Assembly on July 26 voted to start the process of demolishing the rest of the old elementary school building. Assemblyman Scott...

 

Vick spared from recall

Haines Borough clerk Julie Cozzi on July 21 rejected an application for the recall of assemblyman Steve Vick, on the recommendation of borough...

 

ATV ordinance postponed until September; Police chief opposes, citing safety concerns

Adoption of a proposed ordinance to permit the operation of all-terrain vehicles on Haines Borough streets and roads has been postponed until at...

 

Recall effort initiated

Update, Thursday, July 21 4 p.m.: Haines borough clerk Julie Cozzi on Thursday afternoon rejected the application for the recall of assemblyman Steve...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    July 21, 2011

Say no to recall effort

What a waste of time and energy. We’ve been there, done that, appealed all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court, divided the community, cost...

 

Rec center could make October ballot

A vote to measure demand for a community recreation center could join a potentially crowded ballot in October, but a decision on the future of the...

 

Assembly takes steps to put tour tax on ballot

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday showed support for placing the borough’s 1 percent municipal sales tax dedicated for tourism promotion...

 

Expert: Assembly violated code

According to a government specialist with the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs, the Haines Borough Assembly "should have...

 

Open seat to be decided in vote; Assembly can't agree; one member suggests pulling name out of hat

After a two-hour stalemate and failed compromise Monday, the five remaining members of the Haines Borough Assembly ditched the appointment process to...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 16, 2011

Borough helicopter group has yet to meet on 2011 season

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Haines Borough’s mayor-appointed helicopter skiing work group has yet to meet for an evaluation of this...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    June 9, 2011

King derby nets a slew of salmon

The 33rd annual King Salmon Derby concluded Sunday with a whopping one-day take of 41 kings. Resident Bob Piper, with his 39-pound catch, edged his...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    June 2, 2011

Borough health costs up 18 percent

The Haines Borough will budget an additional $86,217 for employee health insurance costs in the upcoming fiscal year, an 18 percent increase from...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 26, 2011

ATVs on local roads? Borough gets request

The Haines Borough Assembly next month is expected to introduce an ordinance that would permit all-terrain vehicles to operate on borough streets and...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 19, 2011

Recreation group to reorganize; Members quit in 2008, citing lack of effectiveness

The Haines Borough Assembly on May 10 advanced an ordinance that would form an advisory committee for parks and recreation programs, resurrecting a...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 12, 2011

Tax appeals: 32 get cut in assessments

Resident Dave Stickler’s Monday appearance before the Haines Borough Board of Equalization slashed $146,200 from the assessed value of a 25 Mile...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    May 12, 2011

Borough to add utility job; discuss donations

The Haines Borough will be adding a new, full-time employee to be split between the borough’s water and sewer departments at a cost of $53,540,...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 7, 2011

Bicycle group to roll out goals, moniker

About two dozen residents turned out March 30 for discussion of bicycling needs in the community. Bike rider Norman Hughes said political advocacy,...

 

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Grandparents Pam and Jim Moore were happy to be on hand for the birth of their eighth grandchild. The daughter of Haines high grad Jonathan Moore and...

 

Assembly OKs 3rd heli-skiing company

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved Alaska Mountain Guides (AMG) as the third helicopter skiing tour operator in the borough. The...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

HAL variance to be reheard

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 6-0 Tuesday to rehear a contested variance approved by the planning commission for a Haines Assisted Living...

 

Borough offered terms for Point

Owner Roger Beasley has offered the Haines Borough up to three acres at "Picture Point" and is willing to carry a note for the purchase...

 

Assembly OKs study of rec use; MRV to conduct local interviews

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday authorized $14,442 for MRV Architects of Juneau to measure the potential use of a community recreation center...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    January 6, 2011

Assembly adopts rogue tour rule

The Haines Borough Assembly on Dec. 28 approved an ordinance that creates a waiting period for tour applicants with dodgy histories and rejected a...

 

Tour ordinance still dogs leaders

The Haines Borough Assembly on Nov. 30 again declined to adopt an ordinance that would deter "frivolous" applications for commercial tour...

 

Permit sought Tuesday for 3rd heli-ski operation

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday is scheduled to consider an Alaska Mountain Guides application for a helicopter skiing permit, but a...

 

Helicopter-ski committee takes up map, GPS issues

Mayor Jan Hill appointed two members of the Haines Borough’s heli-skiing work group to a map subcommittee at a Nov. 23 meeting, after...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 18, 2010

Heli-skiing meeting set for Tuesday

The Haines Borough’s heli-skiing work group will have its second meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the assembly chambers. The...

 

Borough employees conserving energy? Assembly discusses if tips should be policies or guidelines

The Energy Sustainability Commission (ESC) has written an energy conservation guide for Haines Borough employees, but how the guide will be enforced...

 

New start at heli-ski question; Mayor appoints 9-member panel

The Haines Borough’s new heli-skiing work group held its first meeting Tuesday, and members said they want to avoid the heated tone of previous...

 

Assembly mulls new election rules

The Haines Borough Assembly will consider changes to election procedures aimed at resolving questions about candidate qualifications before –...

 

Assembly certifies Goodman election; Hess seeks legal advice on decision

Haines Borough Assembly candidate Karen Hess said she was consulting an attorney following a 4-2 assembly decision Tuesday to certify the election of...

 

Button tour permit denied again

The Haines Borough assembly again has declined to issue a commercial tour permit to Dave Button of Eco Orca. Button on Oct. 12 referred to Chilean...

 

Volunteer burnout, polarization cited as town's impediments

A panel of 12 community leaders who gathered at the public library Sept. 29 said Haines could be strengthened through a loan program to encourage...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 7, 2010

Vick, Goodman win votes for assembly; Hess says she'll contest result

Haines Borough voters chose incumbent Steve Vick over opponents Linda Geise and John Winge in a three-way race for the assembly Tuesday. Voters also c...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 23, 2010

Assembly: No to Button

On a 5-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday denied a request by Dave Button to operate a kayak tour in Lutak Inlet. Button previously sued the...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 16, 2010

Fitness center advocates regroup

The Haines Borough’s decision to hold off on tearing down the gym and east wing of the old elementary school amounts to one year of time for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 12, 2010

Assembly to consider fines for heli-ski outfit

The Haines Borough Assembly will meet as a committee to discuss a fee schedule for violations of its helicopter tour permits 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 5, 2010

Election season opens Geise seeks assembly seat

Two seats on the Haines Borough Assembly and three on the school board are up for grabs in the Oct. 5 municipal election. The candidate filing period...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    July 15, 2010

Fair races to include 5K, 10K, half-marathon

Runners, take your mark. The third annual Southeast Alaska State Fair Haines Hustle is set for Saturday, July 31. Southeast Alaska Regional Health...

 

Duly Noted

Vivian Menaker died Tuesday in Haines at age 90. Menaker was a champion of early childhood education, started the local Headstart program and Chilkat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 27, 2010

Assembly tempers talk on non-profits

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to fund hazardous waste collection for local businesses on a limited, trial basis and to increase grants to...

 
 By Jessica Edwards    News    May 20, 2010

Assembly debates annual grants to non-profits

The Haines Borough Assembly May 25 is slated to adopt its $11 million operating and capital budget, and will consider amending it to include as much...

 
 By Jessica Edwards    News    May 13, 2010

Election rule change fuels assembly spat

The Haines Borough Assembly last week tangled over a draft ordinance revising local election laws, sending the proposed law to its government...

 
 By Jessica Edwards    News    May 13, 2010

Assembly OKs 10K pay hike for harbormaster

The Haines Borough Assembly Friday May 7 gave the borough manager the go-ahead to increase harbormaster pay by up to $10,000 to attract the...