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 By Max Graham    News    September 23, 2021

Coast Guard medevacs COVID-19 patient in middle of the night

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter evacuated a 70-year-old Haines resident to Bartlett Regional Hospital a little before 3 a.m. on Tuesday, said Coast Guar...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 23, 2021

Candidates diverge on local economy, role of government at debate

The four Haines Borough assembly candidates agreed on several broad points at a Sept. 16 debate: Haines needs a more diverse year-round economy;...

 

Cruise bookings hint at largest passenger volume in two years

The summer 2022 cruise ship calendar projects around 88,000 passengers coming to town, the most in 20 years. “There are a lot of things that could c...

 

Lenora's lusty duke lures in eighth novel

Local author Lenore “Nori” Nash’s latest romance novel, “The Devil’s Own Duke,” will be published next week and promises to include...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 23, 2021

Young hunter earns first moose, defies slow start to Haines' hunt

Before Casey Bradford, 23, set out on the opening morning of Haines' moose hunt last Wednesday, his...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 23, 2021

Sales tax revenue exceeds forecast by $1.2 million

The Haines Borough generated $1.2 million, or 61%, more in sales tax than it had budgeted for the 2021 fiscal year. It forecasted $1,903,000 in sales...

 

Clerk says local Dominion voting software is secure

The Haines Brough’s voting software and equipment is a product of Dominion Voting Systems, the same company embroiled in the Trump Campaign’s alle...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 23, 2021

First Friday features fundraiser, new Sheldon Museum exhibit

The First Friday arts scene continues on Main Street on Friday, Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m. At the Haines Brewing Company, Lizzie Jurgeleit will display about...

 

Candidates discuss the economy at Chamber of Commerce forum

The Haines Chamber of Commerce organized a forum Sept. 21 at the Aspen Hotel where candidates had one minute to answer 10 questions such as whether...

 

Four Candidates Running for ASSEMBLY

The following is a condensed version of CVN interviews with borough assembly candidates Richard Clem...

 

Hopper, banker, town leader, dies at 95

Nicki Hopper combined a career in banking with decades of quiet service to others. "She gave me a pr... Full story

 

Army Corp to fill Front and Union tidelands

A recent application to fill in some of the tidelands along Front and Union Street has been filed with the Army Corp of Engineers.  This involves...

 

Bulleted small town advice

• Direct your assembly vote towards individuals that make choices based on what is best for our entire community, not special interest...

 

Debra Schnabel cares about the community

I am pleased that Debra Schnabel is running for assembly and hope she wins. I admire her courage, intellect, humility, the depth of her knowledge...

 

Chief of Police should comply with state law

Alaska Administrative Code 5AAC 92.410 and 92.420 permits the taking of wildlife in defense of life or property.  In Haines we have Chief Scott,...

 

Assembly needs balanced dialogue

Soon we will have a chance to shape the Borough Assembly in such a way that meaningful conversations will occur, common ground will be sought, and an...

 

Thank you for help with disaster recovery

A big THANK YOU to Orion Construction and crew Andy, Matt, Owen, and Devon for assistance in disaster recovery. After the end of a long season...

 

The Lutak Dock

It seems that everyone running for assembly is in support of refurbishing the Lutak Dock. But why? This is the new white elephant, the new sacred cow....

 

Huling and Schnabel for assembly

Dear Editor, There are so many smart, capable, and caring people living in the Chilkat Valley. I honestly believe that we here are blessed with an...

 

Red and green thumbs rejoice!

May the newly invigorated salmon runs be complemented by a bountiful community garden harvest. Keep green-thumbing, Haines gardeners!! Bill...

 

Duly Noted

Greg Schlachter and Chris Hill married Sept. 18 at Calleva Farm in Dickerson, Md. Chris’ sisters Robin and Angie officiated Saturday’s nuptials....

 

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