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Articles from the January 30, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

New manager gets $98K, 35 days leave

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a compensation package Tuesday for incoming manager David Sosa that includes a $98,000 annual...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Duo manufacturing wooden skis

When Ian Seward picked up a hitchhiker on Mud Bay Road more than a year ago, the conversation drifted toward skiing. Graham Kraft, who was bumming a r...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Town population drops 86 in 1 year

The Haines Borough was one of the fastest-shrinking communities in Alaska last year, losing 3.34 percent of its population. It also snagged the No. 1...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Public not invited to railroad meeting

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott apologized this week for allowing a Jan. 20 meeting regarding a railroad feasibility study to be held behind...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Culbeck pitches for development job

Haines Borough Executive Assistant to the Manager Darsie Culbeck is asking for a change in his job title and responsibilities, including an increased...

 
 News    January 30, 2014

Gustavus breakwater blows over

Haines Borough Harbormaster Phil Benner this week said the state-owned breakwater that was severely damaged in a Gustavus storm is not the same type...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Crays offered police chief job

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday accepted interim manager Julie Cozzi’s recommendation to hire police chief candidate Richard Crays. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 30, 2014

Hiker lost on Riley retrieved

A 16-year-old hiker who became stranded Saturday while hiking on Mount Riley said steep terrain prevented her from backtracking along the route she...

 
 News    January 30, 2014

Meeting minutes lag; office workload cited

Minutes from Haines Borough Assembly meetings reaching back to November haven’t been drafted or approved due to high workload, borough staff said...

 
 News    January 30, 2014

Ski movie, slide show on Tuesday

“Valhalla,” a skiing film that includes footage from Haines, will screen 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Fort Seward Lodge. A fundraiser for the...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    January 30, 2014

Green grass, blue skies and birdsong

At least 20 golfers have been getting their winter golf fix through a virtual program set up in the back room of The Parts Place. “This way,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Assembly, Aspen agree: $215K for lot

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance Tuesday that puts a $215,000 negotiated price tag on 1.2 acres of downtown property intended for...

 
 News    January 30, 2014

Bears lose against Craig, Wrangell

The Haines High School boys’ varsity basketball team endured four games in four days last week without picking up a win, but coach Steve Fossman...

 
 News    January 30, 2014

Preschool meeting set

The Chilkat Valley Preschool board will meet at the school 6:30 p.m. Monday to discuss options following a decision by the Haines Borough Assembly to...

 
 By Andreas Rivera Standard-Examiner Ogden Utah    News    January 30, 2014

Suspect found here to be tried for murder

Stephen Phillip Ellenwood was ordered to stand trial Friday for aggravated murder in the slaying of an elderly Ogden woman more than 20 years ago....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Assembly, committee reject buying sauna

The Haines Borough Finance Committee brought plans for a public sauna at the pool to a halt at a recent meeting, recommending the assembly not fund...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Downtown shops cut hours, cite sales

Some downtown businesses are trimming hours, citing slow sales. Local boutique owner Kristine Harder said she isn’t surprised by a state...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Borough looks to change appointment process

The Haines Borough Assembly is looking to change the way residents are appointed to boards, committees and commissions. The change is sought to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

'Girls on the Run' sign-up ends Feb. 5

Registration for the Girls on the Run program is open until Feb. 5, and coaches are urging interested third, fourth and fifth-grade girls to fill out...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    January 30, 2014

Wild Things

What does January’s unusually warm weather mean for our critters? It appears to be a mixed bag. According to Fish and Game biologist Ryan Scott,...

 
 Obituaries    January 30, 2014

Brouillette was dedicated volunteer

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion for Harriet Brouillette, a...

 
 Opinion    January 30, 2014

Editorial

An “economic development summit” scheduled for Haines March 8 can’t come soon enough. Shrinkage of state capital project spending in Haines,...

 
 Letters    January 30, 2014

Decision on preschool upsetting

On Tuesday evening, I listened to our president’s State of the Union address. Among other things, he expressed the importance of making early...

 
 Letters    January 30, 2014

Thanks for ideas on Mosquito Lake

Thank you all for coming out last week to talk about the Mosquito Lake School. The discussion about the school was dynamic with excellent thoughts,...

 
 Letters    January 30, 2014

Eternally grateful for community support

I do not have enough words to say thank you for how supportive and helpful you all have been toward both my brother and myself during this hard time...

 

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