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 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 20, 2018 

Moose hunt starts sunny, but slower than last year

Chilkat Valley hunters have reported 10 harvested moose to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as of Tuesday, a lower number than average that...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 20, 2018 

Candidates outline positions in final forum

More than 50 people attended an assembly candidate forum at the Chilkat Center on Tuesday evening where four candidates running for two open seats...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 20, 2018 

Marine Highway Service considers retiring Fairweather

The FVF Fairweather made its final run for the winter and possibly indefinitely on Sep. 9,...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 20, 2018 

University leads working group

A consultant hired by the University of Alaska is leading what many expected would be a locally organized working group addressing opportunities and...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 20, 2018 

Top coho weighs 10.55 pounds so far

The race is on for the biggest catch in the second annual Silver Salmon Fishing Derby that began...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 20, 2018 

'North, to the future!': A wheels and legs race from Skagway to Whitehorse

There is unmarred water on both sides, heartache blue, and steady sea unfurling in front of us like...


Two of these four candidates will be Haines' next assembly members

What is the single biggest issue facing Haines? Maidy: The single biggest issue facing Haines is polarization. We are a town of very strong opinions...


Business Briefs

Rietze offers door-to-door compost pickup Entrepreneur Genny Rietze has spearheaded Haines’ first door-to-door compost service for local business...



In last week’s edition of the CVN, in the article “50th Fair breaks records, Edwards steps down,” it was incorrectly reported that Jessica...


Assembly members to consider revoking Alaska X tour permit

The Haines Borough Assembly's commerce committee will discuss next week the borough's option to...


Candidates attend first forums

About 20 residents turned out to hear assembly candidates answer ten questions at the Haines Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum Tuesday afternoon in...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018

Drivers deflated over flat tires on highway

Residents, tourists, businesses and auto repair shops have seen a spike in the number of flat tires...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018

The language of love

"I have sort of a back story with roses," local author and summer resident Tom Lang said at his... Full story


Police arrest woman for possession of meth, heroin

Police arrested a 61-year-old Haines woman last week for attempting to possess heroin and the possession of methamphetamine—both misdemeanor charges...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018

Back to the drawing board: staff to research sales tax on pot

The Finance Committee asked borough staff to research taxing marijuana at the retail level. The...


Borough settles with harbor contractor

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $598,000 settlement to be paid to small boat harbor contractor Pacific Pile & Marine for its claim... Full story


Power makes move to finish documentary

Byrne Power, the founder of what is now Geppetto's Junkard, is moving to Europe next month where he...


50th Fair breaks records, Edwards steps down

The 50th Anniversary of the Southeast Alaska State Fair broke records, earning more revenue and garnering more attendance than any previous fair.... Full story

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018

Sales tax now exempt for renters

The assembly voted on Thursday to adopt an ordinance exempting sales tax for long term residential renters. The new ordinance defines long term as...


Glacier Bears prepare for Region 5 meet

The Haines Glacier Bears worked hard in Petersburg last Friday in their last regular season clash with the other runners who are trying to put the... Full story


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