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Articles from the April 20, 2023 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2023

Senior Village residents report thefts, break-ins

Police are investigating attempted break-ins and theft at the Haines Senior Village after a resident’s checks were stolen from their apartment and...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2023

Planning Commission postpones decision on Third and Main

The Haines Borough Planning Commission Thursday voted to postpone a decision to classify for sale the lot at Third Avenue and Main Street until a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2023

Haines man awaiting federal sentencing facing more meth charges

Fred Folletti, who’s awaiting sentencing for federal drug charges, is now facing two additional felony charges during the same week related to the... Full story


Local grads buck statewide trends

Alaska Department of Labor and Statistics report last month tracked the percentage of 2005 high school graduates who remained in the state after gradu...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2023

Harlan Crow once bought a totem pole from local carvers

Harlan Crow, a wealthy real estate mogul and GOP donor who’s made national news in recent weeks, has a Haines connection—he once commissioned a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2023

Meet Karelian Bear Dogs at Living with Bears event

The third annual Living With Bears events scheduled next week will feature Karelian Bear Dogs, electric fence vouchers and tips for how to set up...


Home Brew contest canceled

Due to lack of volunteers this year’s Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival will be minus the popular homebrew competition. Southeast Alaska...

 By Iris Samuels    News    April 20, 2023

Permanent Fund board: No more in-state investments

The Alaska Permanent Fund Corp.’s board of trustees voted April 12 to wind down its in-state investment program, citing potential conflicts with... Full story

 By Sean Maguire    News    April 20, 2023

PFD, school funding separate House and Senate in final budget weeks

With four weeks left before the May 17 adjournment deadline, legislators are focusing on the state budget and how to resolve big differences between...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2023

Chilkat, Klehini listed as endangered on national conservation group report

The Klehini and Chilkat rivers were identified as “America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2023,” according to American Rivers, a national...


Beloved mother, Marlys Miner

Our precious mother, Marlys Miner, passed away on Thursday, April 13th, 2023. She devoted her life... Full story


Ode to street sweepers

Here's to the sweepers of grit and grime, the residue of wintertime. Ere tourists appear, our way is clear. If the street could tweet and the...

 By Holly Davis    Letters    April 20, 2023

A call for tiny treasures

For the Summer Reading Program this year, I am hoping to be as earth-friendly and patriotic as possible. Instead of buying tiny treasures from other...


What should we tolerate?

Thank you CVN for reporting on the protective order for domestic violence served on a Haines elected official. As a community, we need to ask...



Thank you, Russ Lyman & Cynthia Allan for your gift to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation in memory of Joe Hotch; a very important Klukwan...


The drag show shouldn't be laughed off

Dear Editor, Regarding your April 6 editorial: “Really really really wanna Zigazig ah!,” apparently “half the town” is in an uproar over the...

 By Jim Shook    Letters    April 20, 2023

Family entertainment?

I am somewhat surprised at what I perceive as a disconnect from thepeople of Haines by the Fair Board regarding family entertainment. The Fair...


One idea to reduce assault weapon buys

I read with interest the story about the right-wing conservatives' swift action against Anheuser-Busch, asking for a boycott. A trans woman...

 By Larry Larson    Letters    April 20, 2023

Let's continue the debate

Thanks to Kyle Clayton for running this commentary on Third and Main, and to Mr. Thorgensen (DUDE) for his alt opinion in favor of selling it....


Duly Noted

Kathleen Menke says she feels “ honored” to have two of her photographs published in the 2023 Tidal Echoes, Southeast Alaska’s literary and...


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