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Articles from the January 28, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Police: No explanation of shooting

Haines Borough police officer Brayton Long can’t or won’t say how he shot himself during a firearms training session on Jan. 5. In interviews...

 

Editorial

A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Clerk pay raise idea triggers critique, flap

“Cruel.” “Vicious.” “Unprincipled.” Those are a few of the words Haines Borough Assembly members and one borough employee used to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Restaurant will offer Alaska foods. flavors

Cambria Goodwin and partner Eric Forster are moving their restaurant and bakery operation from Dalton City to Fort Seward, and transforming what used...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Assembly to decide fate of HARK's leftover $14K

If Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill and assembly members Diana Lapham and Mike Case get their way, $14,000 slated for this year’s local nonprofit...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 28, 2016

Summer ferry schedule crimps 'Golden Circle'

The published summer ferry schedule improves service between Haines and Juneau compared to an earlier draft, but holds potential impacts for local RV...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

'Big issues' in upcoming union talks

Negotiations between the Local 71 workers’ union and the Haines Borough are about to begin, and local union representative Tom Brice said members...

 

Repeal of auto tax sent to 3 assembly panels

The question of repealing the $22 biennial motor vehicle registration tax is being sent to three committees for consideration. The Haines Borough Asse...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Assembly hires out-of-town consultant for planning

Members of the Haines Borough Assembly squabbled Tuesday about whether to hire an out-of-town consultant to lead a strategic planning session or use l...

 

Winter Games set

About 85 swimmers are expected to compete at the annual Winter Games North swim meet this weekend in Haines. Jim Green, president of the Haines Dolphi...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Preschool wins lease extension

Advocates for the Chilkat Valley Preschool packed the Haines Borough Assembly chambers Tuesday to demonstrate the extent of community support for its...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 28, 2016

Crowd questions, advises ferry chief

Haines residents packed the assembly chambers and offered a range of suggestions for changes to the Alaska Marine Highway System at a meeting the...

 

Like hockey: JV players try out Canadian hoops

Haines hoopsters faced some international competition – complete with shot clock – last weekend in Whitehorse. Coach Greg Brittenham brought his H...

 

KHNS says Walker's cut would hurt local programs

Public radio station KHNS is rallying support in the wake of a 27 percent proposed cut to the Alaska Public Broadcasting Commission. The cut was...

 

Leaders shouldn't have to 'suck it up'

It saddens me that because people choose to serve their community as a public figure that they should have to “buck up,” “develop a thick...

 

Mayoral power decision questionable

As reported in last week’s CVN, “local government specialists” see no issue with our mayor attending assembly meetings by teleconference and...

 

Look to Norway as a model, Alaska

I work a lot with models. A model will either work for a given situation or it won’t. So, when I learned that Alaska’s oil-based fiscal woes are s...

 

Legion Auxiliary members sought

The executive committee of American Legion Post #12 is encouraging all members of the American Legion Auxiliary who are interested in reactivating...

 

Marijuana is legal but skiing isn't?

It is amazing that we have reached the point in Alaskan history where cannabis is legalized and we have to work on decriminalizing skiing! Fred...

 

Support funding of public broadcasting

I add my voice to those who support funding for public broadcasting in Alaska. In these days of hard decisions about cutting funding, community radio...

 

Push for Tier 3 river rank is disturbing

I find the continued efforts to give the Chilkat River a Tier 3 designation disturbing on many levels. This idea has been brought to various boards...

 

Public should discuss Lookout Park

You reported that Lucy Harrell gave $5,000 to the Haines Borough for “moving Lookout Park.” I asked Lucy Harrell what her intentions were in...

 

Duly Noted

Micah Charlton McMahan was born to parents Emily and Adam McMahan of Haines at 3:48 a.m. on Jan. 7. He was born at a birth center in Nashville, Tenn....

 

Police Report

Monday, Jan. 25 An administrator of a local assisted living agency asked for information regarding potential police assistance. The caller was advised...

 

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