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 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 27, 2020

Businesses, arts groups receive more federal funds

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly approved the use of federal coronavirus relief dollars to assist previously overlooked businesses and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 27, 2020

Police kill more bears as town continues to deal with property damage

Gunfire rattled Small Tracts Road residents Monday afternoon as law enforcement killed four bears,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 27, 2020

The Crowes' crow answers to Kevin, enjoys beach walks

A young, friendly crow flying around Haines has a predilection for animated movies and landing on...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 27, 2020

Two candidates withdraw from local races

Less than a week after the Aug. 20 filing deadline, two candidates have withdrawn from the Haines Borough Assembly and school board races—Tresham...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 27, 2020

Washers, freezers and treated lumber scarce as a result of pandemic

COVID-19 has led to a surge in small, household maintenance and construction projects, but it has also made it more difficult to source materials for...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 27, 2020

Personnel committee proposes autonomy

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Personnel Committee recommended revisions to the clerk and chief fiscal officer (CFO) contracts that would clarify the...

 

Historical society receives cabin restoration grant

A $4,400 grant from the state Office of History and Archaeology will bring the Charlie Anway cabin restoration one step closer to completion. The...

 

Haines police respond to online threats

The Haines Borough Police Department stepped in last week after being informed that an individual in town was posting threats on social media. Over...

 

DNR approves borough request for land

This time next month, the Haines Borough will be 0.1% larger. On Aug. 13, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) approved the conveyance of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 27, 2020

July 2020 unemployment comparable to winter numbers

Although down 4% from June, at 15.9%, the Haines Borough unemployment rate remained the second highest in Southeast in July, second only to Skagway. H...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 27, 2020

Alaska sees surge of absentee ballots in 2020 primary

This year’s state primary, which took place Aug. 18, saw record-setting absentee voting, according to the Alaska Division of Elections. “Overall,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 27, 2020

Counterfeit $100 turned over to police

Last week, Haines had its first counterfeit cash report of the year. "Once it was pointed out that...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 27, 2020

Solid Waste Working Group to reprioritize garbage issues

Members of the Haines Solid Waste Working Group held a meeting for the first time since 2017 last week after the assembly voted earlier this month to...

 

Haines Runs with the Glacier Bears

At the top of the final climb of the Haines cross-country running course, eighth grader Ari'el...

 

Correction

In last week’s article “Six candidates running for four assembly seats with two days left to file” the CVN incorrectly reported that Carol...

 

This Week in History

August 1970 Stevens seeking aid for boat harbor Senator Ted Stevens announced Thursday that the...

 

Love thy neighbor

There’s a John McCutcheon song lyric that has haunted me for years.  The chorus goes like this: “We’re taking a giant step into the future,...

 

More pressing needs than a morgue

For 12 years I was on “morgue” duty. Granted the present situation for taking care of deceased is inadequate. But realistically in 12 years no...

 

The museum board won't divest

Thanks Dan Henry. You couldn’t have stated the importance of the Haines Sheldon Museum more beautifully. It contains the very essence and fabric of...

 

Dignity requires decency

Buildings don’t provide dignity. People do. Assembly woman Brenda Josephson wants to build a $200,000 morgue with Covid money to allow the deceased...

 

Stop paving paradise

A few years ago, in a CVN letter, one of Haines’ long-standing tour operators raised the question: Why do we as a community full of creative,...

 

Duly Noted

Sean and Savannah Maidy, along with their children Piper and Rory, are quarantining with Sean Maidy’s parents, Kevin and Ann Maidy in Cary,...

 

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