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Constantine permit remanded by DEC

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is remanding a Constantine Metal Resources waste management permit for additional review after a...

 
 By Jenna Kunz    News    September 12, 2019

Gov. Dunleavy visits Palmer Project

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, along with Chief of Staff Ben Stevens and Department of Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune, visited Haines for a private tour...

 

Lady Bears runners finish first in Petersburg cross country meet

For the second week in a row, the Glacier Bears girls finished first among 2A schools during its sec...

 
 By Jenna Kunz    News    September 12, 2019

Polls to decide who sits in vacated seat

The Haines Borough will appoint the assembly candidate who receives the third-highest vote count in Oct. 1 municipal elections to a third seat left...

 

Philanthropist and adventurer Lucy Harrell leaves lasting legacy

Lucy Harrell died peacefully at Haines Assisted Living Saturday evening Sept. 7 following a brief...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 12, 2019

Portage Cove Trail concept presented to residents

More than 90 people gathered in the Chilkat Center Friday to listen to New York-based architects present their plan for the Portage Cove waterfront...

 

Valley brown bears take international trips

More than 50 bear enthusiasts got to track local brown bears’ travel across the valley and beyond during an Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 

Eagle festival participation in a tailspin with no ferries

As of Monday, the American Bald Eagle Foundation had only 17 out-of-towners registered for its November Bald Eagle Festival, well below the 100...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 12, 2019

Assembly postpones facilities director hire, mayor silences Morphet

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday unanimously delayed approving new public facilities director, Ed Coffland, until December 10 when a new...

 

Bear charges cruise ship crew members on trail

A bear charged a group of cruise ship crewmembers while hiking the Skyline Trail Wednesday morning. One of the hikers sustained minor injuries. Alaska...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 12, 2019

Area wide policing dies at assembly

The institution of areawide policing hangs in limbo once again after the assembly Tuesday declined to draft an ordinance that would have interpreted...

 

Commercial Fishermen smoke shark after early morning tussle

Commerical gillnetter Matt Davis treated his family to smoked shark after the fisherman and his...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 12, 2019

Borough briefs

By Jenna Kunze FY20 Budget Amendments On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to amend its 2020 operating budget reflective of fin...

 

Pool delays continue through October

The pool will remain closed through October after the Indianapolis contractor RenoSys has again announced project delays, according to public...

 

This Week in History

Sept. 16, 1970 “Fireman, Save That Church!” was the cry yesterday when a group of citizens headed by Mrs. Eunice Benson halted the burning of the...

 

Duly Noted

Haines Volunteer Fire Department organized a tribute outside the public safety building for the 343 firefighters who died during the terrorist...

 

Thanks for not posting plastic signs

I am appreciative of the assembly candidates choosing to not use plastic signs. This is an example of choices we all need to be willing to make. The...

 

Cellular interference affects public safety

The Chilkat Valley News quotes Fire Department Chief Al Giddings saying that there has been an annual increase of 7 to 9 percent in emergency calls...

 

Training doesn't require a commitment

Hospice of Haines would like to thank CVN for the thoughtful story about hospice’s volunteer situation and our upcoming volunteer training. We want...

 

McGuire is the right choice for the assembly

Sally McGuire has been an active member of our community ever since she moved here in 1985. She is now seeking a seat on the Borough Assembly. She is...

 

Thanks for a great summer season

The Friends of Mosquito Lake School Community Center has completed another successful Sunday Summer Market season. Many thanks to the vendors and...

 

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