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Articles from the August 19, 2021 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Does Haines have the largest population decline in Alaska?

Census data released last Thursday show the Haines Borough had its largest population decline in history and the largest of any Alaskan borough or...

 
 By Max Graham    COVID-19    August 19, 2021

COVID-19 case count reaches more than 90

The Haines Borough had 51 active COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday. While some residents reported painful symptoms, there have been no hospitalizations or... Full story

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Fundraiser started for playground to honor Jenae Larson

Jenae Larson, who died in last December’s landslide on Beach Road, dreamed of improving the playground at the Haines School, where she taught...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 19, 2021

Haines misses out on vaccine incentive program, economy boost

While most communities across Alaska took advantage of vaccine incentive programs that also injected thousands of dollars into their local economies,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 19, 2021

Chilkat Lake man charged with sexual abuse for local crimes

Former Chilkat Lake resident Christopher Panagioutou-Scigliano, 39, was arrested in Idaho last...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Four candidates file for assembly

Debra Schnabel, 69, and Tyler Huling, 29, announced their candidacies for borough assembly this week. Brenda Josephson and Richard Clement filed...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 19, 2021

Local pilot assists in remote rescue, reminded of home

George Campbell, who’s been working out of town for a fishing lodge near King Salmon, two weeks ago helped rescue victims of a plane crash at a remo...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Officials hear pitches on heliski code

At a Tuesday meeting, heliski industry representatives and public commenters made their cases for or against changing borough code to allow a fourth...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 19, 2021

Southeast Conference plans for inperson event

The regional business meeting Southeast Conference, scheduled to take place in Haines in mid-September, is still on schedule, said executive director...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 19, 2021

Chamber lost tax exempt status in 2020, eligible for reinstatement

The IRS revoked the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s tax exempt status in May 2020 because it failed to file its tax returns for at least a three-year...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 19, 2021

School to open with mask requirement

The Haines Borough School District Board Aug. 12 unanimously approved back-to-school plans that included universal face coverings for the start of...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Planning commission reviews Portage Cove trail plans

At a meeting last Thursday, the planning commission requested that engineers revise the Portage Cove Trail 95% plan so that the trail doesn’t cross...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 19, 2021

Federal legislation could help state ferry system

The 2,700-page, trillion-dollar infrastructure bill that passed the U.S. Senate on Tuesday could provide tens of millions of dollars, maybe more, to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 19, 2021

Heading to Canada? Take a cell phone

If you’re fully vaccinated and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test, getting into Canada is easy, but you’ll at least need a cell phone or...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    August 19, 2021

Governor says Alaskans need cash, OK to take it from Permanent Fund

By Larry Persily Sentinel writer As legislators meet in special session this week, Gov. Mike Dunleavy continues to push his plan for much larger...

 

Schnabel to stop proofreading

To avoid the perception of a conflict of interest, Debra Schnabel will no longer be proofreading the final PDF pages of the Chilkat Valley News now...

 

Correction

A news report in the Aug. 5, 2021, edition of the CVN incorrectly stated that “electricity was restored to the last of the Beach Road houses that...

 

Thanks for high quality reporting

Max Graham’s story “Why does Haines limit heliski permits?” is the best piece I’ve read on the subject, and I bet I’ve read hundreds over...

 

Thank you for supporting recycling

I would like to express gratitude for the following:  For all the many volunteers who helped Haines Friends of Recycling this year with the Fair and...

 

Use of hut may impact goat population

I’m pleased to see the CVN’s coverage last week of the Haines Huts board’s willingness to consider relocating their permitted hut and commend th...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident and Mud Bay landowner Dave Walker recently spent 10 days at his beachfront cabin. Besides visiting across-the-bay neighbors Randy and...

 

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