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Correction

Holly Davis was misidentified as Holly Smith on a front-page photo of the July 25, 2019 edition of the CVN....

 

Klukwan residents brace for budget cuts

Klukwan residents are still bracing for hard times, despite the Alaska Legislature passing a bill this week that promised to reverse more than $400...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

Borough staff shakeup: 3 employees to leave, chief looks to Wrangell

Two Haines Borough department heads and one administrative employee are vacating their positions within the next month, and a fourth department head...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Fair attendance drops during ferry system strike

The Southeast Alaska State Fair saw decreased ticket sales this year as ongoing ferry workers’ strikes suspended service to Haines throughout fair...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Haines on list of most expensive groceries

Haines has the fourth most expensive groceries in a list of 12 Alaskan communities, printed in “The Cost of Living” report in July’s Alaska...

 

Constantine plan approved

On July 31, the Alaska Mental Health Trust approved Constantine Metal Resources’ plan of operations, marking the third and final approval and...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Pool renovation delayed into September

Renovations on the Haines swimming pool are taking longer than expected, delaying its reopening until mid-September. Despite the delay, facilities...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

School board sets goals for upcoming year

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday established goals for the coming school year that include: improving reading capabilities for kindergarten...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

Business Briefs

Taco truck opens A new food truck in town is serving up authentic Mexican food. Mario and Natalie Benassi opened “Julian’s Todos Tacos” food...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Ferry workers on strike leading up to Southeast Fair

The largest ferry workers’ union in the state declared a strike on Wednesday, July 24, leading up the Southeast Alaska State Fair this weekend....

 

Electricity bills set to rise

This is the second in a series of stories about how Gov. Mike Dunleav’s vetoes will affect Haines residents. After the statewide Power Cost...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Boroughwide policing back on the table

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to advance a charter amendment that would again put the question of boroughwide policing on the October ballot....

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Decades-old fuel spill surfaces in Chilkat River at slough near 15 Mile

Contaminated groundwater from a 51-year-old fuel spill at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway appears to be leaching into the Chilkat River slough, raising...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Shoppers to enjoy sales tax free day

On Oct. 19 and March 2, Haines residents will be excused from paying 5.5% sales tax at local and online retail stores that choose to participate. Last...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Water restrictions lifted, partial burn ban remains

After last week’s rainy weather, the Haines Borough has lifted its water restrictions, though the burn ban remains in place with some...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Borough to pay $450,336 for school debt reimbursement

The borough is set to pay $450,336 for school debt this year, bond payments which had largely been covered by the state since 2005. On Monday, the...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Borough cancels woodchipper RFP

The Haines borough is no longer in the market for a wood chipper. The borough is relinquishing nearly $100,000 in grant money from the U.S....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Brad Ryan offered Skagway borough manager position

Brad Ryan offered Skagway position On July 18, the Skagway Borough Assembly unanimously voted to offer its vacant manager position to Haines public...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Hamilton awarded $4.7 million bid

The Haines Borough assembly unanimously voted to award the $4.7 million Portage Cover boat launch project to Skagway-based company Hamilton...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Residents worry over limited winter ferry service

Residents are concerned about the Alaska Marine Highway System’s winter ferry schedule that provides limited service to Haines in November, and...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Arts Outlook

Sculpture garden will host farmers market The Fort Seward sculpture garden’s revitalization will be on full display at next week’s first Friday...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Takshanuk shakes up staff

Staff changes are underway at Takshanuk Watershed Council. Executive director Meredith Pochardt has accepted a yearlong fellowship in Juneau with the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Assembly to Resume Tuesday Meetings

Beginning Aug. 13, the Haines Borough Assembly will resume their regularly scheduled Tuesday meetings. This summer, the assembly voted to move...

 

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