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Articles from the November 23, 2016 edition

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 By John Stang    News    November 23, 2016

Assembly to take up budget Monday

The Haines Borough Assembly will start discussing its budget priorities for next fiscal year at a workshop Monday. Subjects will likely include staffi...

 

Meth charges for grandmother

A 59-year-old woman was arraigned last week in Haines municipal court in connection with possession of numerous drugs discovered following a September...

 

At 26, public works chief 'wicked smart'

In August, Will Hickman was hired as Haines Borough public works superintendent. At 26, he may be the youngest person ever to hold that position....

 

Fort Seward's new art piece aims to slow sands of time

One of Haines’ newest public art pieces is an interactive work that combines glass, steel, stone and even the contemplative sands of time. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 23, 2016

Skidder accident claims logger Leo Smih

Longtime resident Leo Smith died Tuesday at an Anchorage hospital. Smith, 89, was injured while operating a piece of logging equipment on Beach Road...

 

Push on for expanded breakwater

The Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee last week voted unanimously to ask the Haines Borough Assembly to re-examine what they consider a critical $3...

 

HAL subgroup holds $20K for distribution

Volunteerism is valued in Haines, and a new committee aims to promote and encourage involvement by local residents. Volunteer Haines, a subcommittee...

 

Award launched in former mayor's name

The estate of former Haines mayor, farmer and science teacher Robert “Bob” Henderson has donated $220,000 and about 30,500 shares of stock from...

 

Heliski debate centers on goat, bear impacts

The Haines heliskiing map committee convened Monday for another round of reviewing the backcountry site maps where ski-adventure companies drop off...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 23, 2016

First-person still life: Reporter tries modeling for artists

For three long hours, I stood frozen in the middle of the room, all eyes upon me. My body didn’t move, but my mind drifted into limbo. Time slipped...

 

Friends of the NRA raises $9,200

The Haines chapter of the Friends of the National Rifle Association is entering its third year in the Haines Borough. On Oct. 15, the chapter held...

 

Tourism-related businesses relying more on ships

Haines tourism survived a topsy-turvy 2016, with the total number of visiting cruise ships down slightly and the disruption of ferry service turning...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    November 23, 2016

Wrestlers compete against 4 teams at home meet

A three-week layoff came to an end for the Haines wrestling team as it hosted its semi-annual home wrestling tournament last weekend at Haines High...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    November 23, 2016

Dolphins sending a crowd to 'Champs' meet

This year’s Haines Dolphins swim team is looking strong. A high number of swimmers, 21 or 22, have qualified to compete in the Southeast...

 

School library wins $3K for equipment

The Haines School library got a boost thanks to a nationally known author. The library will buy new iPads and video equipment with a $3,000 grant...

 

Mud Bay residents create parking spaces

Melina Shields and other residents who live across Mud Bay have faced a big-city problem in a decidedly rural area: where to parallel park their...

 

Anyone for a roller derby team?

Tough women on skates could bust onto the Haines scene. A Facebook post to generate interest in forming a local roller derby team garnered more than...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 23, 2016

Trust seeks nominations for protecting lands

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust is seeking suggestions from Haines residents on potential sites for it to buy or on which to obtain easements to...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, Nov. 15 Police investigated a vehicle accident on Beach Road Extension. The driver suffered injuries and was transported to the clinic for...

 

Duly Noted

Colleen June McGuire was born Nov. 14 to Sally Boisvert and Raphael McGuire at Juneau’s Bartlett Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs., 2 oz. and measured...

 

Chief Scott, stop censoring blotter

It’s interesting that police chief Heath Scott has chosen to expand his role to include expertise in journalism (“Police Blotter Blues,” CVN, No...

 

Grants help museum in many ways

The Haines Sheldon Museum was awarded a number of grants in the past two months, and we would like to thank our generous benefactors. The Chilkat...

 

Thanks for being discrete with names

I would like to commend the Chilkat Valley News for using discretion in not reporting the names of individuals arrested for alleged sex crimes. KHNS...

 

Headline gave the wrong impression

It is always okay to say no. Last week the CVN ran an article headlined “Sex Education: You can’t always just say no.” The article accurately...

 

So much for transparency by police

I am very disappointed to hear the new police chief has elected to withhold the police blotter. So much for transparency. It should come as no...

 

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