Articles written by Tom Morphet

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 By Tom Morphet    News    July 23, 2015

Vets' home nets $650K gift

Lucy Harrell has made a $650,000 donation that will complete the first floor of the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village within a year. “Since we agreed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 23, 2015

Deadline for most state fair exhibits Saturday

Organizers of the 47th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair are expecting a bounty of vegetables and berries following recent warm and wet weather, plus...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 16, 2015

Russell takes helm as new park ranger

Travis Russell figures serving as state park ranger in Haines involves three seasons: summer, bald...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 16, 2015

Foresters track pine disease

A foliage disease has discolored the needles of pine trees between 7 Mile and 15 Mile Haines Highway, and an aerial survey by federal forest...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 16, 2015

School board rejects contract change, hires Carlson

The Haines Borough School Board on Monday narrowly rejected an amendment to the district’s union contract that would have allowed aides and others...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 9, 2015

Carlson offered superintendent job

The Haines Borough School Board on Monday voted to offer Rich Carlson of Juneau a six-month contract to serve in the position of temporary interim sup...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 9, 2015

Board OKs $4.8 million budget

The Haines Borough School Board on June 29 approved a $4.8 million general fund budget for the coming year that includes borrowing at least $152,000...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Drop in salmon prices a blow to fleet

A major drop in prices paid to fishermen soured the opening week of the Lynn Canal commercial gillnet season. Blame it on a storm in the global...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Progress, setbacks for downtown effort

A little more than a year after a series of Chilkat Valley News articles put a spotlight on downtown decay, two shuttered buildings have re-opened, a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

No penalty for Jewell breaking contract

The Haines Borough School Board considered but chose not to pursue a penalty against departing superintendent Ginger Jewell for breaking a three-year...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Asquith, Lendes top local riders in KCIBR

Haines riders finished near the front and at the very back of the 23rd Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay Saturday. Resident Jenn Walsh won her t...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    June 25, 2015

Fisher's adventure: Bohemian, classicist, society wife

Liz Fisher, an East Coast legal secretary who in midlife adopted a footloose lifestyle and landed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 18, 2015

Superintendent resigns, citing missed time with family

In explaining her surprise resignation, Haines School superintendent Ginger Jewell this week focused solely on family concerns and was unable to cite...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 18, 2015

Exchange will feature modern-day trade goods: 'Zamboni' and sockeye

In what’s being described as a locally flavored cultural exchange, Haines is set to receive a Zamboni-like ice-grooming machine from Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 18, 2015

Drop in gas price should boost independent visitors

Low gas prices could help boost numbers of independent visitors to Haines this summer to the highest numbers in years, but some of the anticipated...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 18, 2015

Organizers, emphasize safety, solos at 23rd Kluane Bike Relay

The 23rd Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay is all about safety and solos. Ninety-three riders are registered to take on the 149-mile...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 18, 2015

Village resurrects root cellar for gardeners

Klukwan will be getting its first root cellar in decades under a project aimed at preserving foods inexpensively. Villager Lani Hotch said the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 18, 2015

Lemcke: Don't expect long-term fix from $52K in roof repairs

The Haines School roof isn’t one, but several roofs that have been replaced at different times using at least three different kinds of coverings....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

No room at the inn at border

Motorists stranded in Canada after the nighttime closure of Canada Customs should contact the RCMP in Haines Junction, Y.T. if they need help, a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

Road issue, funding delay Chilkoot project

Inter-agency negotiations on the future of the mile-long Chilkoot River Road as well as funding uncertainties will delay for another year...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

Brewfest will drop electronic tickets

Organizers of the Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival say they’ll scratch an electronic ticket system and return to paper tickets...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 11, 2015

Middle school structure leaves grade six behind

Middle school won’t be the same next year. Grades 6-8 previously shared teachers and classes in the middle-school “pod” of the rebuilt Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Board OKs laptops for grades 5 and up

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday took a big step toward its “Engaging the Future” initiative, agreeing to spend $96,000 to buy 65...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Aspen Hotel opens to first guests

Main Street’s new Aspen Hotel opened as scheduled Monday, after a Saturday blessing by the Gideon’s Society and a last-minute push to mount...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Help wanted: New generation to save historic cabin

The Chilkat Valley Historical Society is hoping a new and younger cadre of volunteers will help bring its Anway cabin project to completion....

 

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