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Articles from the January 16, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Borough in line for switch to pellet heat

The Haines Borough has cleared a major hurdle toward realizing its goal of converting its public facilities from oil-fueled boilers to wood pellet...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

State OKs 6 percent electric hike

The Regulatory Commission of Alaska on Monday granted local utility Alaska Power Company’s request for a short-term 6 percent power rate increase...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Borough workers to get free pool use?

Should Haines Borough employees receive free passes for unlimited use of the pool? Interim manager Julie Cozzi and executive assistant to the manager...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 16, 2014

Sled racers to converge for 45th Alcan 200

Amy Tonsgard has raced junker cars on a dirt oval as well as dirt bikes. On Saturday, the 40-year-old Haines bank teller will stick duct tape on her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Giddings will lead youth activities

The Haines Borough’s new Community Youth Development (CYD) director Al Giddings said he wants to get away from the historically basketball-centric...

 
 News    January 16, 2014

Shooting program a big draw

Organizer Shane Horton of the Haines Sportsman’s Association said he was encouraged that 32 youths turned out Saturday for a free, trap-shooting...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    January 16, 2014

Chiefs thwart Glacier Bears

Haines High School’s basketball squads opened conference play last weekend, and each had at least one game that wasn’t decided until the final...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    January 16, 2014

Dolphins host meet starting on Saturday

The Haines Dolphins swim team will host Juneau and Whitehorse squads at the annual Winter Games meet this weekend, Jan. 18-19. Dolphins board member...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Borough to alter its budget process

Budget season is around the corner, and the Haines Borough is already preparing for how it will decide to carve up the financial pie in 2015. Interim...

 
 News    January 16, 2014

Tribal office super heat-efficient

Dozens of residents turned out last week for the opening of the Chilkoot Indian Association’s $2.1 million headquarters. The day-long open house...

 
 News    January 16, 2014

Townsite ski hill discussed

Fourteen residents turned out Wednesday for a discussion of developing a ski and sled hill on Haines Borough or State of Alaska property adjacent to M...

 
 News    January 16, 2014

Candidate for HPD drops out

Would-be Haines Borough police officer Travis Marshall will not be coming to work in Haines as planned, putting the department back at the starting...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Public to see Picture Point proposals Wednesday

The committee charged with overseeing development of the Picture Point Wayside will unveil the preliminary drawings and designs of the park at the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Survey targets waste disposal

The Haines Borough wants to know what you do with your garbage. At its Dec. 10 meeting, the assembly directed staff to move forward with conducting a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 16, 2014

Chiropractor opens office on Main Street

Chris Thorgesen says he’s interested in tailoring his chiropractic business to community needs. Thorgesen operated a chiropractic day spa salon in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 16, 2014

Haines Junction mayor stops in

Haines Junction Mayor Mike Crawshay made an informal visit to Haines last week, attending the open house at the Chilkoot Indian Association office...

 
 News    January 16, 2014

State, borough crews battle local flooding

Heavy rains that fell on a record December snowfall Tuesday swamped streets and roads and swelled a creek that flooded a Beach Road home. “(Water)...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 16, 2014

Sewer plant at top of borough's wish list

The Haines Borough’s capital requests “wish list” to the Alaska Legislature for the 2015 fiscal year looks about the same as last year’s...

 
 Letters    January 16, 2014

Businesses paid for pool's lane lines

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to recognize the support of Captain’s Choice Motel, Delta Western, Mountain Market, Miles Furniture,...

 
 Letters    January 16, 2014

Spot checks on heli-skiers not enough

Fifty-four days with illegal trespass violations during 78 days of operation in 2012 and 2013 are adequate proof that the local heli-ski industry need...

 
 Letters    January 16, 2014

Caring citizens saved couple's home

A good friend said, “Is the wine glass half full or half empty?” It is neither; it is overflowing. A keen eye by a passing loader operator and a...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    January 16, 2014

Duly Noted

Barb Blood reports that son Matt Blood recently passed the Flight Paramedic Certification exam. The FP-C is the highest level of paramedic certificati...

 
 Blotter    January 16, 2014

Police Report

Monday, Jan. 13   A caller reported a woman was sending him offensive text messages containing profanity and insults. Investigation is ongoing. A...

 

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