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Articles from the April 11, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Assembly approves deal for Lowe's exit

Following 40 minutes of closed-door discussion, the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a “negotiated separation... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Valuation issues linked to botched contract

Appeals to 2013 property assessments are pouring into the Haines Borough, and many concerned property owners are still seeking explanations for why th... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

'Dinner' explores tumult of divorce

Director Tod Sebens says the point of theater isn’t always to make audiences smile, or laugh, or to divert their attention from the realities of... Full story

 By Rosalie Loewen    News    April 11, 2013

Life of travel led Nash to Foreign Service post

Shortly after arriving in La Paz, Bolivia, Lenore “Nori” Nash, accompanied her boss to a heavy metal festival in one of the city’s more... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Senate budget holds $39 million for Haines

In a “lean” $2 billion capital budget recently passed by the Alaska Senate, about $39 million will go toward Haines projects. Haines’ slice of t... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Borough: Bigfoot towing plan inadequate

Haines Borough officials have deemed Bigfoot Auto Service’s bid to solve the town’s towing, impoundment and junked-car issues as inadequate.... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 11, 2013

Borough sales tax revenues in 2012 held steady

At $2.71 million, sales tax revenues to the Haines Borough in 2012 matched those of 2011, according to figures compiled recently by the municipality.... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Port Chilkoot dock bid under budget

The lowest bid for the Port Chilkoot Dock and Letnikof Harbor renovation projects is $500,000 under budget, allowing the Haines Borough to include... Full story


Fossman, Egolf, Jones boost college hoop squads

Three Haines athletes made the starting line-ups of college basketball teams this year, and all three saw how quickly injuries can change a season.... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

AP&T seeks 'alternative' licensing for Connelly

Alaska Power and Telephone is pursuing the alternative licensing process (ALP) for the Connelly Lake project despite the Haines Borough expressing... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 11, 2013

Subsistence surveys start next week

A researcher with the state Division of Subsistence will be in town next week, interviewing residents about their subsistence harvests during the... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Workplace safety inspection at police station

A representative from the state office of Occupational Safety and Health last week made a surprise visit to the Haines Borough’s public safety... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Coast Guard locates overdue boater

Coast Guard officials called off a search and rescue operation Wednesday evening after they found a Haines man and his sailboat tucked safe and sound... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Assembly plans overnight trip to Skagway

Haines Borough staff and assembly members are planning an overnight trip to Skagway April 26-27 to meet with regional leaders to discuss mutual... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 11, 2013

Borough drops idea for harbor fuel card-lock

The Haines Borough has withdrawn its request for bids to provide a card-lock system for fuel purchases at the Small Boat Harbor. Assistant to the... Full story


Wilder remembered as reliable, hard-working

A celebration of the life of Amanda Wilder Charles, 26, will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 11, 2013


To demonstrate their respect for the law, Haines Borough leaders should refer the complaint against outgoing police chief Gary Lowe to the Alaska... Full story


Duly Noted

Girls middle school volleyball coach Cassie Miller and assistant coach Brittany Miller traveled with nine players to Juneau for a tournament at Floyd... Full story


Assessments aren't based on equality

This letter is to point out that the huge land assessment increases that were made this year by the borough, some of which appeared in the newspaper,... Full story


Assembly ignored Lowe's issues

What appalls me in the matter of chief Lowe is that had this assembly and manager listened to even one word of what people were saying, they could... Full story


Why risk sustainable fish runs?

Scott Rossman asked the question in last week’s CVN, “How long must we pay for the sins of our fathers?” It is a fair question. I was recently... Full story


Thanks for help with Health Fair

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s Health Fair the most fun and the best ever! It was enjoyable for us to see so many new faces... Full story


Apply Schubee test to Connelly Lake

The engineering report on the potential of Schubee Lake as a hydropower site doesn’t tell us much that’s new. A stream gauge wasn’t used to... Full story


Borough management can't manage

The management of the Haines Borough is finally showing they can’t manage. The budget is in the red, schools are down in count, closing important... Full story


Shooters, let's clean up our act

Recently in the paper a good man referred to the unofficial shooting place near 7 Mile Haines Highway as a “redneck shooting range.” At first, I... Full story


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