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Articles from the January 17, 2019 edition

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 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Residents pitch in during hard times

In the wake of recent tragedies in Haines, community members have pooled resources of time, food,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

Assembly to consider Alaska Excurions' permits amid conflicting accounts of safety negligence

The Skagway tour company criticized last February by former employees for neglecting safety practices, and that six months later experienced a death o...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

Shutdown hits Haines

The Chilkoot Indian Association might have to shut its doors and end funding for food and housing assistance if the federal government shutdown lasts...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Students reflect on 2018, future hopes

Cataloged by trips taken, lessons learned and national news with harrowing implications, 2018 has been, in a word, “eventful,” according to a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

Planning commission updates resource extraction ordinance

Planning commissioners approved a new resource extraction ordinance and abandoned a vote on an amendment that would have added major resource extracti...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Assembly to consider renowned firm for Portage Cove Trail design

After an hour-long discussion on Thursday, the planning commission unanimously voted to recommend that the assembly bring an internationally...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

Chiefs defeat Glacier Bears in Metlakatla

The Haines Glacier Bears girls’ and boys’ basketball teams fell to unrelenting Metlakatla squads last weekend. Despite successful drives to the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Residents learn avalanche safety at library workshop

Using a prepacked bag, multimedia and over a decade of training, local avalanche expert Jonny Bomber led a group of more than 20 participants through...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Tourism operators oppose proposed permit fee increase

A proposed $225 annual increase in the base permit fee for tour operators created tension at the borough Commerce Committee meeting Tuesday, up from...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

School board discusses new active shooter response plan

Some school board members wanted to learn more about the school district’s “Run. Hide. Fight.” active-shooter response plan proposal. At...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Planning commission overturns manager's decision on AMG permit

The planning commission voted Thursday to overturn the borough manager’s decision to deny Alaska Mountain Guide’s request to add additional...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

New after-school wrestling, boxing clubs popular with students

Throwing punches and landing tackles are newly approved after-school activities after two grants...

 

Correction

An article titled “Three fires force residents from homes” in last week’s CVN incorrectly stated that Cody Kotch is the father of Grace...

 

This Week In History

January 13, 1969 Once again the Alaska Music Trail and the Lynn Canal Community Players join in...

 

Duly Noted

West Woolverton Murray was born on Dec. 26 at 9:52 p.m. to Cara and Rob Murray of Sitka. He weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. He joi...

 

Metal prices change, risks stay the same

On Jan. 7, Imperial Metals suspended operations at the Mt. Polley Mine in B.C. due to low copper prices. This means several hundred jobs lost and...

 

Mining is a roll of the dice

We’ve been told over and over the Palmer Project will greatly benefit the local economy. There will be winners and losers, but either way, the risk...

 

Correction: Even more studies show ill effects

Last week you published my entry having to do with damaging levels of wireless radiation in our towns. I received push back regarding my statement...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, January 8 A Haines Highway building alarm was activated. Investigation continues into a report of fraudulent credit card activity obtained...

 

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