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Articles from the September 18, 2014 edition

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Planners approve 3 helipads at 10 Mile

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved a conditional use permit for the installation of three helipads at 10 Mile Haines Highway,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 18, 2014

Replacing school roof questioned

A local contractor who worked as foreman on a Haines High School roof replacement in 1999 this week questioned a proposed $1.4 million bond for replac...

 

Assembly to hear plea for backyard rifle range

A neighborhood dispute over a personal shooting range is raising questions about how the Haines Borough should deal with “grandfathering” in uses...

 

With sales low, 'Buckshot' to close Jan. 1

Four years after opening her boutique gift shop on Main Street, Kristine Harder has decided to pull up stakes and move her business to Skagway....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 18, 2014

Fossman will play pro basketball in German league

Kyle Fossman has gone pro. The Haines High School all-star basketball player who won MVP honors at University of Alaska-Anchorage has signed a...

 

All-night drilling at harbor irks residents, raises questions

Noise complaints about around-the-clock drilling at the Small Boat Harbor expansion project have prompted the Haines Borough to consider whether it...

 

'Summit' on mining returns Thursday

Two years after government officials and mining industry representatives from Alaska and Canada convened in Haines, a local group is organizing a...

 

DOT plan for region under fire

More than 50 people turned out at a public meeting last week to hear the Department of Transportation’s explanation for pursuing the Juneau Access...

 

Reading foundation offers toddler classes

The Children’s Reading Foundation of Haines is sponsoring two upcoming classes geared toward getting your babies bopping and boogieing.   The free...

 

Numbers of feral cats on rise

The number of feral cats in downtown Haines is growing, but dealing with the problem is trickier than just taking the animals to the Haines Animal...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 18, 2014

Naturalist Jacobson pens three guides to mushrooms

People stalking moose aren't the only hunters in the woods these days. September also is a busy...

 

Christian youths serve homeless on trip to cities

A group of teenagers and young adults from a Christian youth group spent a month handing out food and locally donated clothing to homeless people in...

 

Runners at Petersburg

Haines High School runners struggled at last week’s Jack Eddy Invitational cross-country meet in Petersburg. The Glacier Bear boys, with a squad of...

 

Contest to rank bar odes

Christy Tengs Fowler is offering cash prizes for a different kind of songwriting contest. Participants must write a song about the Pioneer Bar and...

 

Correction

A photo of Jerry Burkert in last week’s CVN identified him as the winner of a skiff raffled off at the Southeast Alaska State Fair. Burkert’s...

 

Editorial

A person learns early in life that the only real independence is financial – having your own money. That’s as true for towns as it is for people....

 

Police should enforce bear attractant laws

If we want to keep bears out of our garbage and in the rivers where tourists can get their bear fix, Fish and Game would be wise to include bear...

 

Donors helped others get on feet

On behalf of Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL), I would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, Haines Borough, and the 32...

 

Support candidates who pay taxes

This fall we’re going to vote for new assembly members. We should all ask one question to each. Do you pay property taxes in Haines? If not, why...

 

Feldman's service will be missed

Thank you, Dr. Len Feldman, for your years of service to our community, especially your service as medical director and physician for Lynn Canal...

 

Thanks for sauna account

Thank you, Tom Morphet, for starting the Haines sauna account at the bank.  I just made a contribution. I’m one of those people who doesn’t use...

 

Jackson works, minds details

I am writing in support of Ron Jackson for assembly. For several years, I have worked closely with Ron in his capacity as treasurer of Haines Senior...

 

Voc Ed building needs upgrade

The Vocational Education building is vital for the education of our students as well as our community. It is one of the most used spaces for...

 

Up the requirements for perks

Snowbird property tax exemption: Let’s change all factors that for years past have come into play. First, let’s change the Permanent Fund...

 

Road option best way to Juneau

Let’s compare the cost and time of traveling by road vs. by ferry to Juneau. If you have an appointment in Juneau for any multitude of reasons, on...

 

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