Articles from the November 6, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Synthetic drugs a concern for police

The Haines Borough Police Department is warning local business owners to be aware of what is on their shelves following the passage of a state law ban...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Valley voters: Pot, Begich, wage hike

Haines and Klukwan residents voted with the rest of Alaska on three ballot measures in Tuesday’s general election, but diverged on who should assume...

 

Tribe sidelines Berry

The Chilkoot Indian Association tribal council placed tribal administrator Dave Berry on paid administrative leave last week. The council met...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 6, 2014

Board OKs Fontenot leave, travel funds

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday approved new, matching funding for student travel to state competitions, and one year’s unpaid leave for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 6, 2014

Eagle festival turns 20 with release of 2 birds

The eagle-watchers are here. Special guests – including two rehabilitated eagles from the Anchorage area to be released into the wild – will...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

THREA drops Walker Lake; Floreske still interested

After squabbling with a local developer for more than two years, the Tlingit and Haida Regional Electric Authority board has decided to relinquish...

 

Second, full-time reporter starts; KHNS holds fund drive

Emily Files, the new, full-time reporter at public radio station KHNS, arrived in Haines this week...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 6, 2014

Preschool to seek extension on move

Still far away from a fundraising goal of $200,000, board members of the Chilkat Valley Preschool Monday agreed to seek a one-year extension of its...

 

ATIA window decorating contest starts

The Golden Circle chapter of the Alaska Tourism Industry Association is holding its second, annual Winter Window Contest. Owners of storefronts are...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Two firsts for bards at DDF tourney

Haines High’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team earned two first-place finishes at its home competition Oct. 24-25 when seven schools and more than...

 

Clifton named festival artist

The American Bald Eagle Foundation has named Carol Clifton as its 2014 Artist of the Year. Clifton’s work will be displayed in the foundation’s me...

 

Applicants sought for 2 school board seats

A vacant seat on the Haines Borough School Board is now two. The board recently advertised to fill a seat vacated by outgoing member Brenda...

 

Bower, Durr lead Haines wrestlers

Fourth-place finishes from sophomore Charlie Bower and junior Zane Durr led Haines High School at a Petersburg wrestling tournament Oct. 17-18. Bower...

 

Quakes shake town; no damage reported

A 4.6-magnitude earthquake shook Haines Wednesday morning, according to the Alaska Earthquake Information Center.   The quake struck 31 miles west...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Arts Outlook

River Talk returns to center Nov. 20 The “Chilkat Chit Chat Cafe” is reopening for this season’s River Talk program 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20....

 

Belle Laing's life of adventure led to Haines

 Belle Laing, 87, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Oct. 21 at an assisted living...

 

Hospice thankful for local support

Hospice of Haines would like to share a big thank you to Patty Campbell at Radio Shack for phone technical support, Stephanie Scott for...

 

Wild mushroom dinner a success

The Takshanuk Watershed Council would like to thank all those that came out to the Wild Mushroom Dinner to support the Chilkat Forest Investigators...

 

Festival credit to community members

It has been brought to my attention that folks in the community may be attributing the success of the Harvest Festival to Lt. Mary Kyle. This was brou...

 

Duly Noted

Chevy Fowler and Kai Sato-Franks are the managers for the University of Alaska Fairbanks men’s basketball team, the Alaska Nanooks, reports...

 

Police Report

Monday, Nov. 3 An officer served a civil packet on a Haines business owner. An officer recovered a bicycle from a ditch near Kathleen Street. The...

 

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