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Articles from the June 9, 2022 edition

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Haines may need to add disinfection to sewage treatment

Haines is one of nine Alaska communities operating under old federal permit waivers from secondary treatment for its sewage water discharge, and...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    June 9, 2022

Burn ban reduced from 'extreme' to 'high'

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) downgraded its burn ban this week after several weeks of dry, warm weather and a fire that appeared to be...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 9, 2022

Summer resident takes up gig as Lyft driver

Haines visitors and residents now have a rideshare option for getting around town, five years after a former resident's gig as an Uber driver...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    June 9, 2022

Players to produce one-act comedies this summer

Lynn Canal Community Players will hold auditions for its next play, “All in the Timing,” on June 16 at 6 p.m. and June 18 at 4 p.m. at the Chilkat...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2022

Celebration canoe paddlers take first journey since pandemic

Tlingit master carver Wayne Price was one of 25 seafarers who departed Haines in dugout canoes on...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 9, 2022

Two male brown bears taken late in spring hunting season

For the second spring in a row, two male brown bears were harvested in the Chilkat Valley, keeping the door open for a fall hunt. Both bears were...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 9, 2022

Yukoners throw rolling Beerfest "afterparty" at long border line

A long caravan of Yukoners at Canada Customs on the sunny Sunday after Beerfest turned into an afterparty complete with cornhole, volleyball, sun...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 9, 2022

Residents discuss trails, forest schedule at planning session

Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) held a planning session last week for input on its master trails plan and the 2022-2026 Haines State...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    June 9, 2022

New reporter joins CVN for the summer

The last time I was in Alaska I was six months old, living in Sitka with my parents while my dad...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 9, 2022

Magistrate takes job in Juneau, court hiring for new judge

Magistrate Orion Hughes-Knowles moved from Haines to the Capital City last month where he’ll serve as a Juneau magistrate. Hughes-Knowles said...

 

Science ed institute opens for residents

Haines Borough residents are now eligible to apply for science education lessons to be held June 19-25 as part of the Chilkat Valley Teacher...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 9, 2022

Malaspina will have new life as museum, employee housing and classroom

After 56 years of service in the Alaska Marine Highway System fleet and almost three years tied up at a Ketchikan dock, unused and in need of costly...

 

Don't ban events in Mud Bay zone

Do not ban commercial events in the Mud Bay Rural Residential Zone. If a business passes the rules and regulations and obtains a permit, let it...

 

We need to evaluate future of Chilkat River

Business as usual will get us the kind of degraded or nonexistent salmon runs and fishing industry of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington....

 

Thanks for help with Beerfest trash cleanup

I would like to thank Jessie Badger and Tina Olsen for volunteering to help with trash cleanup after Beerfest. While the attendees did a phenomenal...

 

Vote reconsideration request may be violation

Last week’s CVN reported the manager, clerk, mayor, and planner contacted an assembly member and requested she reconsider a vote.  Another member...

 

Haines needs to take control of its future

Last week’s story about Liz Cornejo becoming an employee of the Japanese company Dowa was illuminating, but not because of what was in the story....

 

Duly Noted

Matt, Lily, Hannah, and Haley Boron reunited for the first time in six months on the Big Island of Hawaii. Hannah and Haley, 2021 Haines High School...

 

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