Articles written by Tom Morphet

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 By Tom Morphet    News    June 23, 2016 

Price up, harvest low for fleet

Gillnetters are earning a little more for their salmon this season, but harvested fewer fish than expected during the season’s first opener. “On...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 23, 2016 

Volunteers needed to help Battery Point

Alaska State Parks is making a final push to complete improvements on the Battery Point trail and needs volunteers to help it happen Saturday. Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 23, 2016 

Dock busking issue will go to Seward

It appears that one of the first decisions for new manager Bill Seward will be whether musicians can perform in public here, and where. Longtime...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Gillnetters expect improved prices

For commercial fishermen in Lynn Canal this year, size matters. Department of Fish and Game biologist Mark Sogge said sockeye salmon returning to the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

For Native artists, tattooing is a revival of tradition

Tattooing, historically practiced by Native people along the North Pacific coast, is regaining popularity, including as a way of reconnecting with...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Official wears 'shut up' T-shirt to public hearing

A planning commissioner’s choice of a T-shirt to wear at last week’s meeting of the group rankled some citizens and at least one fellow commission...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Free TV: 4 channels available, but antenna needed

Remember free TV? It’s still around. In fact, since May, four channels are available through ARCS, the Alaska Rural Communications System. KHNS...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Fair, fishermen attempt largest salmon barbecue

How do you serve salmon dinner to 2,000 people? Start well in advance, but wait to the last minute to get your fish. Deana Stout started weeks ago,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Just months after installation, Voc Ed air handler on blink

A problem in computerized controls has shut down the air-handling system of the Haines School’s Voc Ed building, part of an $864,099 heating and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

School board OKs $4.85 million budget

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved its $4.85 million general fund budget for the coming year, which includes some recent...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Hearings set on wood chip heat proposal

The Haines Borough School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on July 14 to hear a detailed presentation and ask questions about a proposal by borough consultan...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

King salmon feed expands for bicyclists

The 9th Annual Fishermen’s Community King Salmon Barbecue this year will feature four food-serving serving stations and three musical bands...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Hill considers Washington, D.C. trip to seek funds

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill said a recent visit to town by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was encouraging and Hill is considering a trip to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

New evening event puts focus on Fort Seward

A new promotion launching next week will highlight businesses in Fort Seward. Starting Thursday evening, June 16, “Fort Night” will be similar to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 9, 2016

Editorial

At 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, a woman apparently off the cruise ship used a cell phone to snap a selfie with the new fish carving at Old Haines Highway and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 2, 2016

Relax open container law for fest?

Should the Haines Borough suspend its open container ordinance during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival? Mayor Jan Hill this we...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 2, 2016

Park at Third Avenue rejected

A request by the Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee to designate a lot at Third Avenue and Main Street as a park or future...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016

Rain garden aims to slow runoff

Seventh-graders in Pete Degen’s science class capped a weeks-long lesson about watersheds by planting a “rain garden” around the Chilkoot...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016

Twelve Glacier Bears qualify for state track

Senior Casey Bradford posted a career-best time of 53.93 to win the 400-meter run for small schools at last weekend’s Southeast regional track meet...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016

Haines High School grads 'shake it off' at ceremony

Speaker Suzanne Newton urged graduates to make “glorious, fantastic mistakes” at the commencement exercises for Haines High School’s class of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 26, 2016

Editorial

Who is in charge of scheduling in this town? No one. Should there be? Consider: On Saturday, May 14, civic-minded folks were forced to choose between...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Culture center doors open to large crowd

During a friend’s slideshow more than 20 years ago, Bernadette Price, an executive assistant from Portland, Ore., saw photos of the Whale House...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Bananas: Glacier Bears mix it up before regional championships

Glacier Bear runners and throwers went a little off script at last week’s Haines Invitational, and it included a banana relay. Besides a baton,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Cabin cruiser stranded on sandbar

A cabin cruiser that ran aground on the Chilkat River flats Saturday apparently was refloated on a Sunday night tide. The vessel came to an abrupt...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Village cultural center opens Saturday

State museum officials, clan and tribal leaders and experts in Northwest Coast Native art are expected to attend the opening of the Jilkaat Kwaan...

 

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