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Articles from the June 16, 2022 edition

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 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    June 16, 2022

Assembly upholds Mud Bay decision

Due to a technicality, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday reaffirmed its May 24 decision to prohibit commercial events in the Mud Bay rural...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 16, 2022

Upturned trunks mystify motorists

Stands of dead tree trunks planted along Haines Highway have befuddled Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Pre...

 

Free salmon dinner Friday

Fishermen, friends and neighbors are gearing up for the 14th annual Haines Fishermen’s Community Free Salmon Barbecue. The complimentary dinner...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 16, 2022

Assembly adds to, OKs budget

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday adopted a $12.9 million operating budget with amendments to keep the pool open for 11 months and pay for a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2022

Concrete crumbling beneath giant culverts at 19 Mile

Concrete foundations are crumbling beneath four giant culverts built at 19 Mile Haines Highway last...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 16, 2022

State House District 33 voters support Gross for Congress

Sitka fisherman and former U.S. Senate candidate Al Gross captured the most votes for Alaska’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives among...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    June 16, 2022

Mammogram machine makes exams more accessible

Haines women seeking mammograms no longer need to wait for twice-yearly visits from the mobile mammo...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2022

School plans $1 million locker room renovation

The Haines Borough is waiting to spend nearly $1 million to renovate the Haines High School locker...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    June 16, 2022

Summer camps and programs back after pandemic hiatus

Children will find plenty of entertainment this summer from camps, sports leagues, and other activities. The following is a list of some of the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 16, 2022

Gillnet season on; skippers optimistic

Lynn Canal drift gillnetters will set out Sunday morning for the fishery’s opener expecting slightly better returns than last year and increased...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    June 16, 2022

Clinic stages mass casualty drill

SEARHC Haines Health Center ran a mass casualty incident drill with the help of local volunteer actors on June 9. Held at the clinic, the simulation t...

 
 By Max Graham    News    June 16, 2022

HEDC discussion reveals differences of views about group's purpose

An assembly discussion about funding the Haines Economic Development Corporation reflected some sharp contrasts in how the nonprofit is viewed. After...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 16, 2022

Commentary

In 2014, tour operator Joe Ordonez withdrew his application for a borough permit to run canoe tours on Mosquito Lake after neighbors turned out at an...

 

Marlys Jean Johnson

Marlys Jean Johnson was born April 12, 1940, in Jersey City, New Jersey. She graduated from public... Full story

 

This Week in History

June 17, 1972 PUC pulls plug, stops Haines TV Haines is without television as a result of the state...

 

Electronics recycling served 92 entities

Thank you to our amazing 36 volunteers who helped with electronic recycling, prepping scrap metal, the scrap box, and fishnets on Friday and...

 

Petition against weddings was selfish

Protests against cruise ships, heli-skiers, the mine, and now... weddings? We have been so hopeful of the prospect of Haines becoming a wedding...

 

Better things to debate than weddings

First, I want to congratulate you, our CVN’s editor, on your recent wedding! I am glad you had a beautiful place to host it and I wish you and your...

 

Thanks for town effort at nuptials

When we first moved to Haines, we were asked, “How long do you think you’ll stay?” I jokingly responded, “Well, that depends on how you all...

 

Mining companies come and go

I noted with interest that Liz Cornejo is now working directly for DOWA Metals & Mining in Haines. It’s probably good the offshore smelting giant ha...

 

Which philosophy will steer our town?

There are generally two kinds of people that live in this place we call Haines. Ones that think the valley and its lifeforms are ripe for...

 

Neighbors show goodwill to family

I would like to thank the good people of Haines for their kindness and expression of good will upon our return with our newest daughter, Bronwyn. It...

 

Duly Noted

Benito and Paigelyn McQuaid Ramirez were married by Dana Perreard June 4 at Chilkat Inlet Retreat. The two are high school sweethearts. About 100...

 

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