Articles from the August 22, 2019 edition

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Juneau Catholic diocese names clergy accused of sexual misconduct;Three priests served in Haines

On Aug. 21, the Catholic Diocese of Juneau released a report naming seven priests credibly alleged to have committed acts of sexual misconduct with mi...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Six candidates vie for two seats in assembly race

Residents Diana Lapham, Sally McGuire, Zephyr Sincerny, Sean Gaffney and Gabe Thomas filed candidacy for two vacating seats on the Haines Borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Locals to build public, backcountry cabin

On July 30, Haines Huts, a local non-profit, was granted preliminary approved for a 10-year lease of one acre of state land by the Division of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 22, 2019

Eagle's Nest trailer park water shut off due to leaks

The Haines Borough temporarily shut off water to the Eagle’s Nest Trailer Park for three days last week due to significant leaks that have been...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 22, 2019

Is an ancient species of Fremont squash growing in a Haines garden?

"Porcupine" squash plants believed by some to be descended from seeds preserved for centuries in an...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Policing ballot prop stalls

A charter change for areawide policing might not make it to the October ballot. The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to hold a third public hearing...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 22, 2019

Wind storm beaches boats, causes power outage

A wind storm last weekend toppled a tree on Beach Road and broke lines on boats in Letnikof Cove, se...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Dunleavy approves final operating budget

On Monday, Gov. Mike Dunleavy announced a finalized operating budget, solidifying about half of the cuts he originally proposed in June—or $200...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Haines PSP levels second highest in region

Levels of paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP), a potentially-fatal illness caused by eating shellfish contaminated by natural toxins, are on the rise...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Assembly reaches impasse on staff attrition

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly met to discuss the merits of eliminating or consolidating vacating staff positions in response to statewide...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 22, 2019

New teachers join Haines School

New fifth grade and art teachers have joined the Haines Borough School District this year. Giselle...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Feds to give tax breaks for local investment

Investors that choose to spend their capital gains in Haines stand to reap significant tax breaks, while also potentially benefitting the Haines...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 22, 2019

Residents join campaign to amend Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Native people in Haines have joined a new effort to amend the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Native Alaskans in five...

 

It's time to reconsider our water source

First, I would like to commend Dennis Durr and the Haines Borough water folks for keeping the townsite supplied with clean drinking water during...

 
 By Rob Miller    Letters    August 22, 2019

We need to fix cruise impacts to communications

Am I the only person in Haines that feels resentment about the huge increase in cruise ship visits without a corresponding increase in...

 

This is no Carnival for Southeast Alaskans

Carnival Corporation has been systematically acquiring all the towns in Alaska and Yukon over the past few decades. Carnival now owns several cruise...

 

Duly Noted

By Lexie DeWitt Haines graduate Matt Myers and his wife Stephanie welcomed son Matteo Calvin Myers on July 31. Matteo weighed 7 pounds 14 ounces and j...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    August 22, 2019

This Week in History

August 1969 The construction of the Haines ANB Hall has begun. The forms were being laid at press time for the pouring of concrete walls. R and H...

 

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