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Articles from the January 15, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Snowplow savings a possibility

A dearth of snow this winter could lead to a blizzard of savings for the Haines Borough. As of Tuesday, only 8.2 inches of snow had fallen downtown...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Burner burnout a pellet system issue

A problem with a pilot-program boiler and questions about a delivery system are delaying a Haines Borough plan to replace oil-burning heat systems...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Revving up for the 46th Alcan

As many as seven Haines racers are expected in Saturday’s 46th Alcan 200 road race, a 155-mile snowmachine race from the Canada border to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Borough signs economic development director

On a unanimous vote, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved the hire of Bill Mandeville, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Former Representative Thomas will advise borough

The Haines Borough has hired former state house Rep. Bill Thomas as a consultant. Manager David Sosa this month hired Thomas for one month for a fee...

 

Mosquito Lake School a valuable asset

As a longtime resident, I am amazed and concerned that the borough is trying to dispose of the Mosquito Lake School, for three reasons: The school...

 

Duly Noted

Southeast Alaska State Fair director Jessica Edwards spent three days at the International Association of Amusement Park Attractions trade show in Flo...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Corrections

A story in last week’s CVN identified Eric Gettis as president of SEARHC. Gettis is director of practice management. Also, Marcia Scott of Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Chilkat Center upgrades underway

The Chilkat Center stage area looked like a Christmas-morning living room Monday, stacked with empty boxes containing about $200,000 in electronic...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Sosa proposes new survey to gauge citizens' priorities

Three years after the Haines Borough conducted a survey to steer its Comprehensive Plan, manager David Sosa is seeking to conduct a new survey to...

 

Hustle reaps rewards for Bears Hoops squad

Not long removed from two state championships in a three-year span, it might seem a stretch to claim moral victories after the Haines High School...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

School Board: Keep Mosquito Lake School

Following testimony by a half-dozen upper highway residents, the Haines Borough School Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to oppose putting up for sale Mosquito...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Rasmuson at heart of museum's collection of local art

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center has acquired a $29,000 scrimshaw etching and a $6,000 portrait of Native elder Charlie Jimmie Sr. under grants...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Defendant racks up felonies

Alaska State Troopers last week charged a 23-year-old Haines resident with three felonies related to a June burglary and theft at Southeast Road...

 

Snowflake exhibit premieres January 23

The multi-media exhibit, “Snowflakes: Nature’s Dazzling Design,” opens at the Sheldon Museum 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23. The exhibit includes...

 

Haines cops don new duds

Haines Borough Police Department officers have a new look.   Police chief Bill Musser said he decided new khaki-colored shirts should replace the...

 

Police Report

Monday, Jan. 12 A caller reported someone cutting trees on Haines Borough property near FAA Road. An officer responded and found a man felling trees...

 

Strong boosted village activities

Klukwan residents said they would remember Fred Strong for his smoked salmon, gentle good humor,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

Icy walks take toll on pedestrians

During the recent freeze, Susan Yamada was driving her car from her apartment on Third Avenue to her job at the medical clinic at First Avenue, two...

 

Thanks for help after furnace fire

Jason Rettinger, police officer on duty, responded to my 10:30 p.m. 911 call Jan. 5 with a fire extinguisher and had a furnace fire under control...

 

Pillowcases added special touch to bags

Hospice of Haines graciously thanks the Ripinsky Rippers! Ladies, your beautiful, handmade pillowcases are a most appreciated addition to our Hope...

 

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