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Articles from the March 9, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Manager applicants include Bill Seward

By Kyle Clayton Haines Borough Assembly members will meet Thursday to start reviewing applications for the manager position. They include one from...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 9, 2017

Math teacher Davis to lead music

By Natalie HelmsHigh school math teacher Matt Davis will take over the district’s full-time music teacher position, Haines Borough School Principal...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 9, 2017

Schnabel not qualified, clerks say

Haines Borough clerks this week said Debra Schnabel did not meet basic requirements for the borough manager position, the same requirements that...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Police: With more funding, blotter will return

Haines Borough Police Chief Heath Scott told the borough’s Public Safety Commission Tuesday he would produce a police blotter again when his budgeta...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 9, 2017

Mystery object: A 'king spoke' from a ship's wheel?

Historians at the Alaska State Museum this week examined photos of an object discovered by resident Luke Marquardt which resembles a handle, possibly...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Panel draws up alternative to heliski map group

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Commerce Committee on Monday agreed on a model for decision-making that might replace the heliski map committee. The...

 

Assembly appoints three to public safety commission

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Commerce Committee on Monday agreed on a model for decision-making that might replace the heliski map committee. The...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 9, 2017

Mountain race caps Winter Fest

Winter Fest saw a strong local turnout in its inaugural year, despite cancelled ferries and a closed Haines Highway that blocked out-of-town participa...

 

Extension for comments on trash rate regulation

Community Waste Solutions is advocating that the Haines Borough Assembly reconsider a Feb. 28 recommendation that the state regulatory commission set...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Card, $25 fee proposed for sales tax exemption

The Haines Borough may require non-profit organizations to purchase an annual $25 sales tax-exempt card following a recommendation from the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 9, 2017

Fees may fund tour promotion

With its annual marketing budget sliced from nearly $15 million to $1.5 million, the Alaska Travel Industry Association is in the early stages of...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    March 9, 2017

Dolphins race to team records

Haines Dolphins Swim Team coach Erin Pratt grinned at practice last week while describing to fellow coaches and swimmers the nervous energy she felt...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    March 9, 2017

Haines Packing claims Hotch crown

Harsh weather conditions that closed both the Haines and Klondike highways and canceled ferry service from Juneau diminished last weekend’s Dick Hot...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

State trooper position moved

Alaska State Trooper Director Colonel James Cockrell wrote Haines Mayor Jan Hill last week informing her of the state’s decision to move the Haines...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 9, 2017

Budget overrun an assembly concern

The Haines Borough Assembly questioned the police department Feb. 28 on its request for a $63,000 budget boost, asking how the department was authoriz...

 

Planners throw out rock-haul permit

Roger Schnabel’s planning commission rock quarry permit needs to be thrown out by the assembly! The permit has serious flaws, planning commission...

 

Mother Nature is largest contractor

Regarding Gershon Cohen’s comments in the Feb. 23 CVN story, I ask, “Are we looking at the same river?” I’ve been looking at it for 77 years....

 

Two stories conflict with each other

I find it to be very ironic that on page seven of the March 2 edition, the articles really are in conflict with each other. While I think the Haines...

 

Ranting is free speech, has value

Last week’s CVN contained a letter titled “Run the town, don’t stir the pot.” The commenter stated that “stirring the pot” with rants and...

 

Thanks for making ski race a success

New snow and sunshine made last Saturday’s Miles Klehini Classic 10K ski event a huge success. The Haines Ski and Hike Club would like to...

 

Haines has no music scene

Responding to Diana Kelm’s March 2 letter, realize that Haines is a town with many visual artists. It is not a town with a music scene. Except for...

 

Dolphins need your support

You may have noticed kids around town trying to raise money for the Dolphins Swim Team via the annual swim-a-thon event. Our swim team currently has...

 

Duly Noted

Friends of Mike and Elaine Crawshay were saddened to hear of the fire that destroyed Kluane Machine, their auto repair shop of 30 years in Haines Junc...

 

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