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Articles from the January 7, 2016 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Thomas will lobby Legislature for Haines Borough

The Haines Borough Assembly on Dec. 29 authorized acting manager Julie Cozzi to draw up a $45,000, one-year lobbying contract with former state Rep....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

AIA archives a gift to be unwrapped

In the coming year, Sheldon Museum workers will begin sifting through the archives of Alaska Indian Arts, a collection of photos, filmstrips,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Officer shot in arm as training day goes awry

A Haines Borough police officer apparently shot himself in the lower arm accidentally Tuesday during a firearms training session at the Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

CVN's 1st edition published 50 years ago this week

Ray Menaker, a 43-year-old Haines High School French teacher, and Bill Hartmann, a 17-year-old student, launched the town’s newspaper 50 years ago...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Harrell donates $1.39 million to local causes, groups

Gifts of more than $30,000 to organizations around town in December capped $1.39 million in community donations made by resident Lucy Harrell in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Proetto autopsy cites alcohol, heart disease, hypothermia

A 67-year-old Haines man found dead beneath a vehicle near Main Street Nov. 7 suffered heart disease, acute intoxication and hypothermia, according...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Company sues borough over heliport denial

A local company denied a conditional use permit to operate a heliport near 26 Mile is appealing the decision in state Superior Court. In a notice of...

 

Bear boys to play Craig in season opener series

Conference play opens this weekend for Haines High School’s basketball teams, with the boys at home and the girls away against the Craig Panthers....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Town forum Saturday to envision positive future

“Creating a Positive Future for Haines,” a community forum organized by residents Brenda Josephson and Tresham Gregg, will be held 7 p.m....

 

Dolphins compete at Southeast Champs

The Haines Dolphins were most improved squad at the Southeast Champs meet in Ketchikan last month. Coach Lauren Rutland said the six Dolphin swimmers...

 

Assembly hires Ryan as manager at $96K

Following an hour-long executive session, the Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 on Dec. 29 to make facilities director Brad Ryan interim municipal...

 

Wrestler Durr captures 4th at state

Senior Zane Durr again exceeded expectations at last month’s state wrestling tournament in Anchorage, with a fourth-place finish that matched the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Brown Bag lunch lecture series returns

Following a two-year hiatus, the Sheldon Museum’s winter lecture series, “Brown Bag Lunch,” resumes at noon Jan. 8 with a presentation by tour...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Police Blotter

Monday, Jan. 4 A company requested police help with retrieving their property from another local business. An officer stood by in the area. Sunday, Ja...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Editorial

Fifty years ago this week, Ray Menaker launched this newspaper with the idea that it would seriously cover issues of interest. In his first editorial...

 

Decision erodes support for Freeride

Over the objections of Chilkat Indian Village, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, professional hunting guides, Chilkoot Bear Foundation, Lynn Canal...

 

Strike drug laws for ultimate Freeride

I would like to propose a lifting of drug offense ordinances for a new celebration I am calling Freeride for Your Brain. It will most certainly...

 

Follies skit perpetuated stereotypes

I expected to leave the Holly Jolly Follies feeling warm-hearted after a night of family-friendly fun. Instead, I left frustrated and disappointed....

 

Who supports museum name change?

The name change for the Sheldon Museum has been on a lot of minds lately. I would like to add a few more thoughts. I have spoken to several people in...

 

Positive, negative views in every town

Thoughts become things. I was visiting with two different folks who lived in Haines. The first person said people are unfriendly, divisive, negative...

 

Derelict vessel now on the bottom

I know you have a bias towards things interesting so let me tell you what has happened to the Neptune, the fishing tender that operated out of Haines...

 

Watershed council donated cabinets to museum

The Sheldon Museum wants to give a great big thank you to Takshanuk Watershed Council for donating their file cabinets to us. Thank you especially to...

 

Fair: Thanks for celebrating holiday with us

All of us at the Southeast Alaska State Fair would like to thank everyone for coming to our Midwinter Ball Dec. 18 and celebrating the season with...

 

New Year's Eve can be fun without alcohol

There is much to be grateful for in the New Year! Haines is a fine community and there’s plenty to do that’s fun without drugs and alcohol. One...

 

Haines is owed better ferry service

This is a brief explanation of why Haines – and not Juneau – deserves and needs better ferry service. Haines is a small town with limited...

 

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