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Articles from the January 14, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    January 14, 2016

Campbell targets tax on autos

A Haines Borough Assembly member is pushing to repeal the municipality’s motor vehicle registration tax. Established in October 2013, the tax was...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 14, 2016

Dead seabirds tied to Statewide die-off

Fourteen dead seabirds found on a Portage Cove beach this week are apparently part of a larger statewide die-off that has puzzled biologists since...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 14, 2016

Sled racers dash to Dezadeash on Saturday

Two local women – including one who will vie against her husband – are set to compete in a field of about 25 men in this weekend’s 47th Annual...

 

Aviation pioneer Layton Bennett dies at 96

Layton Bennett, an iconic figure in regional aviation history, died Saturday in Seattle at age 96....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

More red tape, fewer grants for fire department

Increasing regulations, aging equipment and decreasing government grants are among challenges facing the Haines Volunteer Fire Department, said Scott...

 

Chamber partners on town business project

The Haines Chamber of Commerce has secured an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to help identify obstacles to local businesses and potential strategies for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

Decision-making is forum focus

A community forum aimed at “Creating a Positive Future for Haines” attracted about 35 residents to the Chilkat Center Saturday, and zeroed in on...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

Gold Medal invite for Haines women

Haines women are on the roster for Juneau’s Gold Medal Tournament for the first time in about a decade. Tournament organizers last week notified mem...

 

Foundation hits goal of $35K match

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation exceeded its $35,000 goal, matching a challenge grant of the same amount set by Alaska’s Rasmuson...

 

Bear boys, girls each split series with Craig

Sophomore Hudson Sage and senior Trevor Cox combined for 45 points on Saturday night to lead the Haines High School boys to their first conference...

 

Packet deadline changes

The Haines Borough Assembly’s agenda packets will be coming out a day earlier in 2016, but that also means residents need to get materials they...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

Chamber voting in question

Should Haines Chamber of Commerce members that are nonprofit organizations get to participate in votes taken by the group? Under the organization’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 14, 2016

'Blonde Indian' the choice for statewide group read

Readers across Alaska will be on the same page this winter. The Haines Borough Public Library is participating in Alaska’s first statewide “book c...

 

Haines police get help from Hoonah

The Haines Borough Police Department was a one-man show for about five days last week, but the return of officer Brayton Long and the temporary...

 

Saddened by mayor's comments

I was saddened by Mayor Jan Hill’s recent comments at the Dec. 15 assembly meeting describing our community as “hateful and vindictive.” It...

 

More heliport permits is irresponsible

The 35 Mile heliport conditional use permit application has landed back in the planning commission’s lap despite the applicant’s efforts to...

 

Operate canal ferries on 12-hour schedule

Last week I described how Haines got short-changed with the Essential Air Service Act in the 1970s as well as biased Juneau northbound ferry...

 

Innocence project is on right track

I must say it’s good to know Alaska Innocence Project is good to go and on the right track for the innocent. Many have suffered in prison and yet...

 

Involvement is not compliance

At the Dec. 15 Haines Borough Assembly session, the always impeccably coiffed mayor Jan Hill redefined “bad hair day” with her invective against...

 

Important to honor mentors

At the Haines Borough Assembly meeting on Jan. 12, mayor Jan Hill joined Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama in proc...

 

Duly Noted

Alixanne Goodman and Shaun Cornish married Dec. 30 at a ceremony in Villa Polinesia, Mexico. Parents Greg and Carole Goodman of Haines attended,...

 

Police Blotter

Monday, Jan. 11 A Front Street caller reported someone broke into his residence and was staying there without his permission. An officer responded. A...

 

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