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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014 

Mayor's vote sends message against pot

With a tie-breaking vote cast by Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott, the assembly passed a resolution Tuesday opposing a statewide proposition to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014 

Five brown bears killed this month

  Two weeks after the Celebration of Bears festival promoted safe coexistence with the animals, wildlife troopers report five brown bears were shot...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 28, 2014 

Pampered fowl gets girlfriend, moves out of house

A lot can happen to a duck in a year. Finnegan the diapered duck spent the winter indoors floating in the bathtub, strutting in front of mirrors, and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014 

Study's cameras damaged

Two remote-sensor cameras set up to watch bears along the Chilkoot River have been vandalized with spray paint, according to Shannon Donahue,...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

African Children's Choir to perform

The 41st African Children’s Choir will be in Haines early next week for shows Tuesday, Sept. 2, at the Chilkat Center and Wednesday, Sept. 3, at...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014 

New staff at school bring wide experience

Greg Brittenham, a nationally recognized conditioning coach who worked 20 years for the New York Knicks, will be leading physical education classes...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014 

Hiring panel gives nod to Culbeck

A five-person hiring committee has recommended the Haines Borough hire Darsie Culbeck as the new Community and Economic Development Director. Mayor St...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

'Slim' show to include saloon

The Chilkat Center will be transformed into Slim’s Sourdough Saloon at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 6, complete with blackjack table, dancing girls,...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

Open house at vets' home

A grand opening and open house of the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village will be held on “Patriot Day,” Thursday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., said...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

Meal program sign-up needed

The Haines Borough School District reminds parents they need to register their students for free or reduced-charge meals. Parents can fill out a...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

Harbor drilling to seek contaminants, bedrock

Two years after a drill rig dug near the Small Boat Harbor entrance to test the stability of soil, another drill rig is coming to Haines to begin...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014 

'Vote No on 2' presentation draws residents on both sides

About a dozen residents turned out Monday to hear a presentation opposing a ballot measure that would legalize and commercialize marijuana in Alaska....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 28, 2014 

Police mum on death

Haines Borough police have released no official information about what caused the death of resident George Edwards. Edwards,51, was found dead at his...

 
 News    August 28, 2014 

Correction

Last week’s CVN reported Debra Schnabel donated $5,000 for a new mural at the Haines School. The money came from the Schnabel family’s Lynn Canal...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Five candidates seek 2 seats on assembly

As of Wednesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, five candidates had filed for two open seats on the Haines Borough Assembly. Residents Jerry Erny, Ron Jackson,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Locals buck state trend on oil vote

In Tuesday’s primary election, Chilkat Valley voters overwhelmingly supported repealing the state’s oil tax structure, diverging from voters state...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Festival is Klukwan's blueberry celebration

Klukwan’s second annual Blueberry Festival kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, with new games and workshops designed to celebrate the berries....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 21, 2014

Man says trooper case linked to sale of house

A Lutak man who was charged with falsifying his residency for fishing and hunting privileges said this week that wildlife trooper Ken VanSpronsen...

 
 News    August 21, 2014

Haines School starts; 250 students

Students showing up at Haines School Wednesday stopped for photos with the new mural painted near the school’s Main Street entrance. “It’s...

 
 News    August 21, 2014

Fair reports winners; sets annual meeting for Aug. 29

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will host its annual membership meeting 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Harriett Hall, followed at 6 p.m. by an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Pool, locker rooms removed from bonding effort

Voters likely won’t get to decide this year whether they want to bond for $784,000 in repairs to the Haines High School locker rooms. The Haines...

 
 News    August 21, 2014

Marijuana meetings scheduled next week

Marijuana legalization will be the subject of two meetings next week in advance of an upcoming statewide vote on whether to legalize its recreational...

 

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