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To build public trust, we must do better

The process for the Lutak Dock rehabilitation is severely flawed. From the last three public meetings on the topic, it appears that a minority group o...

 

Not an environmentalist, don't want ore trucks

I’d like to address the subject of foreign mining companies operating in the Chilkat Valley. I am not an environmentalist, but imagine the traffic...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 7, 2022

Pardee withdraws resignation as chair

Port and harbor advisory committee chair Terry Pardee withdrew his resignation as chair of the committee on Wednesday. Pardee initially resigned his c...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    April 7, 2022

Did Pardee violate the Open Meetings Act?

The Haines Borough should communicate its interpretation of the Open Meetings Act (OMA) so it’s clear what’s required on agendas. Port and Harbor...

 

Harbor committee up to old tricks

It’s not surprising that the town’s Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee is playing fast and loose with the standards for public meetings. This...

 

Need answers please

Local commissions and committees are stacked decks to promote foreign and mega-industrial extractive industry interests with little regard for...

 

Dear fellow residents of Haines

As a mom, one of my favorite things about living in Haines is the freedom and independence my kids enjoy. I love it that, at a young age, they can...

 

Lack of transparency is apparent

Slick marketing is pervasive in our society. Unfortunately, the Ports and Harbors Committee (and other borough entities) are now using this approach...

 

Thanks for the thorough reporting

Thank you CVN for bringing the recent Lutak dock issues to the public’s attention, great reporting!  I would like the Borough, Ports and Harbors...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Yukon industry reps say Lutak Dock could be used to ship ore

A renovated Lutak Dock could serve as an export facility for minerals from the Yukon Territory, Yukon industry representatives told the Haines...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Drive-thru garbage drop to start April 1

Community Waste Solutions (CWS) will offer a drive-through garbage drop-off at the landfill starting on April 1. The service will be available from...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Contaminated soil cleanup continues at 15.5 Mile

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is resuming cleanup of soil contaminated by a fuel spill more than 50 years ago at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway. The...

 

Nobody say "ore terminal!"

On March 24, I tuned into a Ports and Harbors Committee meeting, expecting an ordinary update on the Lutak Dock rebuild, according to the agenda....

 

The democratic process should be protected

The Haines Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee (PHAC) recently met without adequate public notice. The Haines Chamber of Commerce orchestrated part...

 

Community needs, not foreign corporation needs

Last week, the Ports and Harbors committee discussed an item innocently titled “Lutak Dock Rebuild.” Yukon mining representatives testified regard...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 24, 2022

Risk remains at Beach Road slide area, report says

The Beach Road landslide area is “marginally stable” and still at risk of future slides, a team of geotechnical consultants concluded in an update...

 

Palmer Project details need clarity

There’s a lot of contradictory and confusing information surrounding the issue of ore transport for the Palmer project. It is important for us to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 17, 2022

Planning commission opposes Mud Bay event petition

Planning commissioners last week united in opposition to a petition from more than 100 residents to prohibit commercial events in the Mud Bay Rural...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 3, 2022

Harbor board reviews funding, design plan for Lutak Dock

Haines Borough staff estimate that the phases one through three of the Lutak Dock renovation project will cost about $26 million — approximately $6...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 24, 2022

Developer tax exemption pushed to third hearing with amendment

A proposed tax exemption for subdivision developers will go to a third public hearing on March 8. The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-3 on Tuesday to...

 

This week in history

March 2, 1972 Fire Marshal Wally Dawson cited carelessness as the major cause of fires experienced...

 

More information is needed

It was fitting to see two articles side by side in the recent Feb. 10 Chilkat Valley News regarding the approval of the Lutak cell tower lease and...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

Assembly passes restriction on yurts, container homes

In a 4-2 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance on Tuesday that defines yurts and container homes and restricts their use in some...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

Assembly approves Lutak cell tower lease

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve a land lease agreement for a telecommunications tower near Lutak Dock. The agreement enables...

 

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