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Articles from the August 21, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Five candidates seek 2 seats on assembly

As of Wednesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, five candidates had filed for two open seats on the Haines Borough Assembly. Residents Jerry Erny, Ron Jackson,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Locals buck state trend on oil vote

In Tuesday’s primary election, Chilkat Valley voters overwhelmingly supported repealing the state’s oil tax structure, diverging from voters state...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Festival is Klukwan's blueberry celebration

Klukwan’s second annual Blueberry Festival kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, with new games and workshops designed to celebrate the berries....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 21, 2014

Man says trooper case linked to sale of house

A Lutak man who was charged with falsifying his residency for fishing and hunting privileges said this week that wildlife trooper Ken VanSpronsen...

 

Haines School starts; 250 students

Students showing up at Haines School Wednesday stopped for photos with the new mural painted near the school’s Main Street entrance. “It’s...

 

Fair reports winners; sets annual meeting for Aug. 29

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will host its annual membership meeting 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 at Harriett Hall, followed at 6 p.m. by an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Pool, locker rooms removed from bonding effort

Voters likely won’t get to decide this year whether they want to bond for $784,000 in repairs to the Haines High School locker rooms. The Haines...

 

Marijuana meetings scheduled next week

Marijuana legalization will be the subject of two meetings next week in advance of an upcoming statewide vote on whether to legalize its recreational...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 21, 2014

Festival highlights bear etiquette

Pepper spray is more effective during encounters with bears than guns, in part because most people aren’t ready to use a gun when a bear approaches,...

 

'White Fang Night'

The second annual celebration of “White Fang” will include storytelling about the making of the film in Haines, 3 p.m. Aug. 30 at Dalton City’s...

 

Senior lunches to extend 5 days

The Haines Senior Center meals and transportation program will return to five-day service this fall, thanks to a grant secured through the Chilkoot In...

 

Correction

A story in last week’s CVN about a cannery class erroneously reported students must buy a $100 book and pay a transporation fee. The book and fee...

 

Stockbridge was miner, operator

Owen Stockbridge, an equipment operator and mechanic who moved to Haines after 30 years in the...

 

Editorial

The Haines Borough Assembly reversal last week of its tour moratorium at Chilkoot Lake reflects that the town hasn’t yet figured out its...

 

Borough's spending a hurdle for support

I understand why the Haines Borough would like to phase out the senior property tax exemption and I might support it if the borough spent its money...

 

Borough's appetite just keeps growing

Our Haines Borough has turned into this giant amoeba. Nothing impedes its growth. The employees, facilities and services just keep multiplying. At...

 

Group will address mine independently

The Takshanuk Watershed Council is disappointed that the CVN did not contact a representative for comment on last week’s article titled,...

 

Reconsideration action legitimate

At the Aug. 12 assembly meeting, Diana Lapham brought up a motion for reconsideration of a previous action that had delayed indefinitely a tour...

 

Moratorium could be explained

Shame on the Haines Borough manager and assembly for dropping the moratorium on new tours on the Chilkoot without any public notification other than t...

 

Summer theater memories

The Summer Youth Theater Conservatory was a remarkable experience. Sixteen exceptionally talented children created an enjoyable and challenging play...

 

Give your guide a pat on back

Working as a tour guide during nice, sunny summers is great. This year must be tough. A guide can’t be grumpy at work (if you like your job)....

 

Fabrizio family grateful for help

I know that I speak for all of the family and friends of my dearly departed brother Jerry Fabrizio when I say thank you to all who gave us their kind...

 

Get big money out of politics

I hope we all learned at least one thing from this primary election – we need to get big money out of politics. About $15 million was spent on the...

 

Firms helped to boost Bigs

In recent months, three firms have provided underwriting for Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters print and radio media: Alaska Mountain Guides/Chilkat...

 

Arts center starts into upgrades

The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their mini-tech grant to help us...

 

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