Articles from the October 29, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    October 29, 2015

Senior Center out of money

By Karen Garcia The nonprofit organization that manages the Haines Senior Center is nearly broke. Senior Center and Senior Village manager Valery...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 29, 2015

Value of salmon fishery plummets

Smaller salmon, fewer of them and reduced prices paid by buyers dropped the gross value of the Lynn Canal gillnet harvest to its lowest point in at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 29, 2015

Bear that damaged boats in crosshairs

By Karen Garcia A brown bear nicknamed “Tripod” for an injured front leg has been causing trouble around town lately: munching on a Front Street...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 29, 2015

Assembly splits on ferry letter wording

By Karen Garcia Haines Borough Assembly members wrestled with words Tuesday, as some claimed a letter to the state about ferry service reductions was...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 29, 2015

Borough CIP Fund, fish tax ID'd as harbor project funding

At separate meetings last week, commercial fishermen and Haines Borough officials identified potential funding sources for the harbor expansion...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 29, 2015

Formline art, book signing set for Nov.6 First Friday

Another month, another jam-packed First Friday. November’s event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. It will include the opening of a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 29, 2015

Police Chief Griffiths won't stay in Haines

Haines Borough interim police chief Robert Griffiths has declined a “generous offer” to stay on as the municipality’s permanent chief and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 29, 2015

HARK, borough agree on contract

After months of haggling, the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel and Haines Borough have reached a contract agreement. The assembly approved the new contract...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 29, 2015

Rebuilt Battery Point trail garners praise

Hikers are giving good reviews to the Battery Point trail following completion of its reconstruction late last month. “It’s a great...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 29, 2015

Vote on preschool Monday

A proposed agreement between the Haines Borough School District and Chilkat Valley Preschool to site the preschool program at the Haines School...

 

Bear Wrestlers rise in ranks

Haines High School placed sixth out of 13 teams at last weekend’s Brandon Pilot Invitational Wrestling Tournament in Juneau, topping Mount...

 

Minor offenses group chosen

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill revealed her selections for the newly-created minor offenses committee Tuesday, choosing four members of the public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 29, 2015

Eagle preserve council tepid on Chilkat River protection

A Chilkat Indian Village proposal to pursue top-level protections for the Chilkat River received a lukewarm response from the Alaska Chilkat Bald...

 

Police Blotter

Monday, Oct. 26 A caller reported a bear at the Small Boat Harbor. An officer responded and hazed the bear. Earlier, the bear had gotten into bait...

 

Duly Noted

Deborah Vogt was one of 17 Alaska residents chosen through Pick.Click.Give.’s “Double Your Dividend” sweepstakes to win an extra Permanent Fund...

 

Museum? Let's rename the town

Instead of changing the name of the Sheldon Museum to the Haines Museum, it seems like it would make more sense to change the name of the city of...

 

State is the real threat in Ted Hart case

In the case of State of Alaska v. Ted Hart, a Nov. 2, 2015 retrial commandeered by a zealous district attorney, the community of Haines experiences...

 

Teachers left out of preschool decision

An article in the Oct. 8 issue of the CVN gives details that the school board president “...didn’t want discussion of the (preschool) issue in...

 

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