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Articles from the September 3, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

SEABA investigated for heliskiing in Glacier Bay National Park

Heliski company Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) had “significant activity” on Glacier Bay National Park land on March 17,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

9th circuit sides with BLM, Constantine

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not need to take into account the effects of a future mine when it approved Constantine Metal Resources...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Fossils reveal ancient shorelines

Retired biology teacher and geology aficionado John Norton recently sent out clay containing fossil...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

17 bears killed this year

Alaska Wildlife Trooper Colin Nemec said two of the bears he and Haines police officer Brayton Long shot last Monday near Small Tracts Road were in...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

Board takes next step toward restructuring Sheldon Museum

The Haines Sheldon Museum board of trustees received the go-ahead from the Haines Borough Assembly’s Government Affairs and Services (GAS)...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Students to return to school five days a week

The Haines Borough School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to send students back to school five days a week starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

New gold mining exploration project in the works for Constantine

Record-high gold prices have prompted Constantine Metal Resources to begin exploring mining...

 

Range to see more than $100,000 in improvements

The Haines Sportsman’s Association is in the process of building more than $100,000 worth of improvements to the range. Local volunteers and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Schnabel withdraws application for Front Street permit

Roger Schnabel has withdrawn a permit application from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a boat storage and maintenance pad on Front Street. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

Gardens perform okay, not great in 3rd wettest summer on record

This summer was the third wettest on record for the Haines townsite with a total rainfall of 11.25 inches for June, July and August, according to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

Borough offers economic relief for fishermen

The Haines Borough’s CARES Act-funded relief program for commercial fishing businesses went live on Wednesday. The application deadline is Friday,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

Businesses going through thousands of disposable masks a month

For Haines businesses that require customers to wear masks, the cost of supplying personal protective equipment (PPE) is adding up. A little over two...

 

Correction

In the Aug. 20 article “Six candidates running for four assembly seats with two days left to file” the CVN incorrectly reported that Carol...

 

This Week in History

September 1970 Cow moose season may close today At press time Monday afternoon, 37 cow moose and 20...

 

Too many dead bears, too few tickets

At last count 10 bears have been shot by police this year, and only two citations issued. If police, directed by the assembly/manager, do not hold...

 

Shop local where you can

I completely agree with Burl Sheldon that supporting our local businesses is essential, more now than ever.  We’ll have a huge problem when we get...

 

Remove the tin foil

Take off your foil-lined MAGA hat for a minute, put on your flag-emblazoned mask, and tell my why any fiscal conservative would want to spend $20...

 

Community keeps students in school

For the last five months, the Haines Borough School District has been trying to figure out how to safely hold in-person classes for students. Students...

 

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