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Articles from the January 8, 2015 edition

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 By Rosalie Loewen    News    January 8, 2015

Gas prices drop, but that's relative

Barry Paige, a retired pipeline worker from Wasilla, delayed buying gasoline in Canada as he drove down the Alaska Highway to catch the ferry. He...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 8, 2015

Hatchery chum bounty may slip

Though still early for predictions, a combination of market and supply issues may reduce local income from chum salmon, the species that drives the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 8, 2015

Mosquito Lake School on two meeting agendas

Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center say they’ll take their case to two Haines Borough meetings next week, including a Jan. 15...

 

Swim coach, teacher traded southern roots for adventure

At a college party in Midgeville, Ga., seven years ago, a friend of Robert Butker’s introduced him to Courtney Hunt. Later, through the same...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 8, 2015

Editorial

It appears likely the town will soon have a community and economic development director. Taxpayers may be justifiably skeptical of funding this job. T...

 

Duly Noted

Services were held Saturday for lifelong resident Fred Strong, who died at his Klukwan home Dec. 28. He was 62. Strong worked as a truck driver and co...

 

Advisory committee to meet

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet in the Haines Borough Assembly chambers 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22. The agenda will...

 

Letters to the Editor

Explanation of wooden cut-outs I wanted to set the record straight on why there have been wooden, cut-out animals in front of the borough office. A...

 

Winds blew to 65 mph

An Alaska Power and Telephone anomometer atop an FAA Road tower recorded winds reaching 64.75 mph at 4 a.m. Tuesday. Wind speeds exceeded those of a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 8, 2015

Library ends can recycling effort

The aluminum can bin at the Haines Public Library is nailed shut, but a new, downtown collection point for recycling used pop and beer cans will soon...

 

Scott, longtime clinic administrator, retires after 20 years

After 20 years, Marcia Scott has retired as administrator at the Haines Health Clinic. Scott started as a receptionist in 1994, when the non-profit...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 8, 2015

Federal money cut for towns in forests

The discontinuation of Secure Rural Schools funding means a loss for the Haines Borough, but the cut in federal funding won’t dent the...

 

Craney to staff LCC office, lead outreach

Katie Craney is Lynn Canal Conservation’s new conservation coordinator. She’ll be spokesperson for the group, with duties including membership...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 8, 2015

Mazeikas wins national honor for village campaign

A Haines woman who heads up a regional domestic abuse education and prevention program recently won national recognition for her efforts. Jackie...

 

Bears struggling at season start

A game-winner at the buzzer and a double-overtime heartbreaker with only three Glacier Bears remaining on the court were the highlights of Haines...

 

Budke came to Haines after 8 years at remote station

One of the last things Polly Budke did before dying was give instructions on how to cook a turkey....

 

McDermaid, 58, worked as a mechanic, tow truck driver

Dave McDermaid, 58, died of cancer Dec. 31 at his downtown apartment. Friends, family, and neighbors...

 

VanBibber dies at 98

Family members and friends from Haines on Dec. 6 joined a crowd of about 1,000 others in Champagne,...

 

Police Report

Monday, Jan. 5 A motorist reported colliding with a moose at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway. The driver was uninjured and the moose had run off but the...

 

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