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 By Max Graham    News    October 27, 2022

Halloween weekend includes scary movies, sweets on tap

Halloween weekend promises to be full of scary movies, a murder mystery and stomachs full of sweets. The Southeast Alaska State Fair will host trick...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 27, 2022

Business Briefs

BBQ business fires up Haines’ winter food scene will receive a boost with a new barbecue pop-up run by Jessie and Hailey Sanders. The couple kicked...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 20, 2022

Riley subdivision plan put on hold

Early plans for a large Haines Borough subdivision on Small Tracts Road — north of Carrs Cove — have been put on hold while borough staff await...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 20, 2022

Mosquito Lake volunteers question lack of borough funds for snowplowing

Mosquito Lake volunteers told the CVN this week they don’t have enough money to cover the cost of snowplowing at the neighborhood’s borough-owned...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 20, 2022

Tour operator proposes heliport at 24 Mile

The borough’s largest tour operator has proposed building a helicopter port at 24 Mile Haines Highway to expand heliskiing operations and improve...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 20, 2022

Sales, lodging tax revenue up, raw fish tax down

The Haines Borough saw a significant increase in sales and lodging tax revenue in the last fiscal year, but a steep drop in raw fish tax dollars,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 13, 2022

State re-approves Palmer Project wastewater plan

The Alaska Division of Water again approved Constantine Mining’s wastewater discharge plan for underground mineral exploration at the Palmer...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 13, 2022

Are the borough's advisory boards serving their purpose?

It’s a challenging time for the Haines Borough’s advisory boards and commissions. The Solid Waste Working Group disbanded this summer after...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 13, 2022

Overcoming early heat wave, growers find success

A hot and dry spell in June left some local gardeners with subpar lettuce. But on the whole this...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 13, 2022

Freak winds cause damage at Chilkat Lake

A violent windstorm swept across Chilkat Lake on Monday, damaging several cabins and nearly...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 13, 2022

Dock contractor fields questions at town hall

A contractor tasked with renovating the Lutak Dock told residents last week his company’s goal is to restore the dock’s prior use as a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 6, 2022

Thomas, Aultman-Moore, Lapp take lead

Gabe Thomas, Ben Aultman-Moore and Jerry Lapp won Tuesday's election for Haines Borough Assembly,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 6, 2022

Slide buries highway, strands residents

Two heavy rainstorms caused flooding and landslides in the upper valley last week, damaging...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 6, 2022

Ultra-marathoner reflects on hardest endurance races of life

"I am 150k into the 330k challenge. It's trying to kill me but I am not done," Haines resident...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 6, 2022

Upper valley to get faster internet with funding from feds

Faster and more affordable internet will come to the upper Chilkat Valley by as early as 2028, Alaska Power and Telephone (AP&T) announced at the end...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022

Early data shows kings missed escapement target

The Chilkat king salmon run gave mixed signals this year, falling below the strength of recent years but well above the record low of 2018, according...

 

Examining claims about the Lutak Dock project

Many claims have been made in recent months that have led to confusion about the Lutak Dock renovation project. The CVN evaluated several of those cla...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022

Canada to lift covid restrictions at border

Canadian officials announced Monday they will lift remaining covid restrictions at the border for non-essential travelers. Starting Oct. 1, visitors...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022

Resident named Alaska's museum volunteer of the year

Museums Alaska last week named Haines resident Michael Marks the state's "volunteer of the year."...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022

Having babies and budgeting: students simulate adult life at "reality fair"

Many babies were born at the Haines School gym Sept. 22. Imaginary babies, that is. Haines juniors a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022

Moose hunt stays steady

Eighteen moose have been harvested in the Chilkat Valley two weeks into Unit 1D hunt and with one week left, as of Wednesday. Eleven were harvested...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Candidates deviate on dock, agree on sales tax at debate

The future of the Lutak Dock, the borough’s role in solid waste management and changes to tax code dominated discussion at a Sept. 15 debate among...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Chilkat sockeye salmon run bounces back after two poor years

The Chilkat River sockeye run bounced back this summer after two struggling years, according to state data. The run reached the lower end of the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

USDA investment to fund community-wide compost facility

A recent injection of federal money into Southeast Alaska sustainable development projects is helping fund a new community-wide composting facility...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 22, 2022

Public input on ANCSA land withdrawals due by Oct. 17

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comment on plans that could free up federal land in the Haines Borough to be conveyed to the...

 

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