Articles from the May 27, 2021 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 27, 2021

Verhamme wins second back-to-back state wrestling championship

Wesley Verhamme brought home his second state wrestling championship title Sunday after defeating th...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly adds $263,000 to budget

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday added roughly $263,000 from a mixture of borough funds and CARES Act dollars to the $13 million operating and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Museum Board asks to take on Sheldon Museum building

The Haines Borough’s aged museum building now has two potential owners—the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) and the Haines Sheldon Museum...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Royal Caribbean cancels remaining 2021 Haines stops

Statewide, prospects for a 2021 cruise ship season are looking up, but in Haines, the hope of port calls from large ships has been almost entirely...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 27, 2021

Historical society grant to experiment with commercial berry production

The Chilkat Valley Historical Society was awarded an Alaska Department of Natural Resources specialty crop grant for the second year in a row, this...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 27, 2021

Haines School one of few in Alaska to open on time, all year

As the Haines School year came to a close last week, administrators and staff celebrated the district that was one of few that started on time and...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    May 27, 2021

Haines track team brings home medals, qualifies for state

The Haines track and field team received seven first-place medals at the regional meet in Juneau last weekend. In the field events, senior Haley...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

State Senate rejects Lutak Dock funding

The Alaska State Senate voted 14-6 against a budget amendment that would have added $7 million for the first phase of Lutak Dock renovations. The Luta...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Lutak could get cell service

Cell phone service could be coming to Lutak. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance that would authorize the lease of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly Briefs

Disaster-impacted property owners eligible for tax reduction The assembly adopted an ordinance allowing the borough to offer tax relief to...

 

Correction

Last week’s CVN article “Haines places second at home meet” incorrectly reported that Carson Crager broke the Haines School’s triple jump...

 
 By CVN Staff    Obituaries    May 27, 2021

Murphy worked as longshoreman, took pride in family

There will be a memorial service followed by a potluck reception hosted by the American Legion...

 

Highsmith volunteered, enjoyed family

Diane Highsmith, 72, died May 8 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. She was born Sept. 24, 1948 in Los Angeles. She met her husband, Don High...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Changes to ferry system advisory board await governor's decision

Not a single legislator voted against the bill to reconfigure the public advisory board for the Alaska Marine Highway System, taking away from...

 
 By Sentinel Staff    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Lawmakers pass low number of bills

While the Alaska Legislature continues to work in special session this week on the state budget and deciding the amount of this year’s Permanent...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    May 27, 2021

Legislators struggling to decide state budget, dividend

Alaska legislators are in the second week of a special session to finish work on the state budget for the fiscal year that starts in just five weeks,...

 

Constantine's Palmer Project: On Track with Facts

Constantine is committed to engaging with local communities and keeping communication open as the Palmer Project advances. With the ongoing COVID-19...

 

Gun resolution is vanity project

As a part-time visitor to Haines since I bought property in the early 1980’s, I’ve kept an interested eye on all the evolutions through the...

 

Thanks for caring about our brother

We recently had the unfortunate pleasure of visiting Haines to settle my dear brother’s estate. We would like to thank all of those who expressed...

 

Assembly: take a swim

So, we’re talking about another pool closure. Sad that other things, like the Second Amendment sanctuary and lobbyists, take priority over the...

 

Sculpture Garden auction a success

The Alaska Arts Confluence board members would like to thank our many supporters of the Fort Seward Sculpture Garden. Specifically, we want to thank...

 

Duly Noted

Laurel Mercy Larson was born May 11 at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau to Kent and Beth Larson. Siblings are: Canaan, Hattie, and Lazarus. She...

 

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