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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 17, 2019 

Excursion Inlet part of Hoonah's borough bid

The City of Hoonah is attempting to form its own borough, and hopes to include Excursion Inlet,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019 

Heliport re-application in the works

Borough planning commissioners Thursday delayed voting on a tour operator’s eight-year push for a permit to construct a commercial heliport near 26...

 

Tribes meet to plan for environmental changes

Tribal members and staff of the Chilkat Indian Village (CIV) and the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) met in Klukwan on Oct. 4 to discuss observed...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019 

Canadian team again wins Chilkat Chef

On Saturday, Canadian trio "Go Big or Coho" won the Chilkat Chef competition for the second...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019 

Haines Avalanche Center to hold free regular classes

Temperatures have begun to dip below freezing, stirring winter recreators and, with them, the Haines Avalanche Center’s announcement for regular...

 

KHNS annual member meeting update

The KHNS board updated members last month on changes during the past year and expectations for the upcoming year. Sixty-one members attended the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019 

Sales tax revenue steadily increases

The Haines Borough generated $3.6 million in sales tax revenue for fiscal year 2019, a period spanning July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. The total is...

 

Sculptor thanks first responders

Colorful stones, hand-collected from the Chilkat Valley, lay embedded into two large slabs weighing about 600 pounds each. The stones are arranged to...

 

Haines Backcountry Games results

Haines Hustle 5K Womens Ariel Long, Haines Amelia Fraser, Whitehorse Amber Long, Haines Mens Ben Yu...

 

This week in history

Oct. 20, 1969 The new community tribal house at Klukwan will be the scene of a potlatch Wednesday ni...

 

Correction

An Oct. 10 issue of the CVN incorrectly stated that Lily Lake water line was “improperly installed during 2010 construction, when contractors laid...

 

Glacier Bears win state chamionships

High school runners made Glacier Bear history last weekend, sweeping top individual and team awards...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

Bear mauls local hunter

Around 7 p.m. on Oct. 3, Casey Bradford, 21, and his father Scott Bradford, 55, were moose hunting near Wells Bridge at 25 Mile when a brown bear...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

King runs on the rise, though not yet "healthy"

Preliminary estimates show that Chilkat king salmon are expected to meet escapement goal for the...

 

Alaska-hire unconstitutional

Alaska Attorney General Kevin Clarkson declared the state’s Alaska-hire laws unconstitutional last Thursday. The Department of Law said the...

 

United States Senator Dan Sullivan visits Haines

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan's one-day visit to Haines on Monday included a tour with the mayor, a visit...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

Power company incentivizes green driving

Alaska Power & Telephone is offering a $1,000 credit to reward Southeast customers who purchase...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

Assembly Briefs

Election Canvass The Haines Borough Assembly canvassed the municipal election on Tuesday, tallying an additional 63 outstanding absentee votes....

 

This week in history

October 11, 1969 Willard "Moose" Sele became the mayor of Haines for the next year after 61 people...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 3, 2019

Election seats Thomas, Rogers and Sincerny

Voters Tuesday elected Gabe Thomas and Paul Rogers to serve on the Haines Borough Assembly, according to unofficial results. The third highest...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 3, 2019

Increased traffic stops, rising DUIs

In the month of September, the Haines Borough Police Department has pulled over more than twice as many drivers as its monthly average of for the...

 

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