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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 19, 2018 

Sockeye return falls short of projections

A pulse of sockeye swam up the Chilkoot River early this week, bolstering what was a dismal early run, but the Chilkat River still has Alaska...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 19, 2018 

Manager proposes new police service area ballot measure

Haines Highway, Mud Bay and Lutak residents might have the opportunity to vote whether or not they...

 
 By Jenny-Marie Stryker    News    July 19, 2018 

Fair celebrates 50th anniversary with historical exhibit, new rides

The Southeast Alaska State Fair next week will add a 50th anniversary retrospective; new slide and climbing tower; circus dance party; food vendors...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 19, 2018 

HEDC questions McDowell's tourism baseline data

Haines Economic Development Corporation sent several more critiques to McDowell Group this week on the baseline economic data report as it nears...

 
 By Jenny-Marie Stryker    News    July 19, 2018 

Aslan's Army storms Chilkat Center stage

Narnia is headed to Haines this weekend, and it will take four kids to fight off evil and escape....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 19, 2018 

Fermentation students, sauerkraut pack ANB Hall

Haines ANB Hall turned into a kitchen Saturday as about 50 people learned the basics of fermenting f...

 
 News    July 19, 2018 

Staff made the right call in advertising imbroglio

Standing on the back deck of the F/V Wildfish in Bristol Bay last week, CVN advertising director Jasmine Taylor told me she was cutting out marijuana...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 12, 2018

Budding new business: Haines' first dispensary opens on Beach Road

Haines' first marijuana store, Winter Greens, is open for business. The dispensary, which had its...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 12, 2018

Juvenile bear shot after damaging downtown property

A young brown bear was killed this week after seriously damaging property on Skyline Drive, said state wildlife trooper Trent Chwialkowski. The...

 

Police close Allen, Comstock Roads to arrest former resident

Allen and Comstock roads were closed for about an hour late Monday afternoon while Haines borough police arrested a former longtime resident who had...

 

Assembly to rezone Jones Point to light industrial

The borough assembly Tuesday unanimously confirmed the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s recommendation to rezone all heavy-industrial land at Jo...

 

Borough to consider new building code for fuel tanks

The borough will consider a building code addressing residential oil tanks and fuel lines. The assembly voted 4-2 Tuesday to instruct staff to draft...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 12, 2018

Court adjusts to state budget cuts

Haines District Court continues to feel the squeeze of state budget cuts. Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg held a meeting Monday to hear from...

 

Haines heats up; burn ban out

Temperatures have been hot, causing more than just sunburns for Haines residents — burn bans were in effect for Haines and Skagway until Tuesday....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 12, 2018

Cancelled ferry hurts businesses

Haines businesses took only a small hit from the cancellation of two sailings by the state ferry Columbia, which derailed plans for hundreds of...

 

Assembly Briefs

Borough updates commercial agriculture laws The assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to change borough land use code to establish use designations for c...

 

Corrections

- In last week’s issue of the CVN, we reported any person age 18 or under will be admitted to the pool for free. Instead, all people 17 years or...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Food and sun fill the Fourth of July

It was hot, people lined up at the food tables, and the mud volleyball players came off the court...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 5, 2018

Fire forces 3 families from their apartments

A dish towel that caught fire started a blaze in a Second Avenue apartment complex June 28,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Ferry cancellation disrupts travel plans for hundreds

The state’s largest ferry, the 418-foot-long Columbia, will miss at least two round-trip voyages between Bellingham, Washington, and Southeast Alask...

 

New weather station will monitor the pass

Whether you use Haines Pass to backcountry ski or get to the Alaska Highway, you can head out a little more informed this winter. An automated weather...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Bear knocks out phone and internet

A couple dozen phone and internet customers lost service for about 24 hours last week when a bear decided to play with a few of Alaska Power and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 5, 2018

Harbor project done; borough, contractor ready for mediation

Construction work is done on the first phase of the small boat harbor expansion project, and the borough is pleased with the work despite a...

 

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