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Articles from the February 15, 2018 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018

'There is no snow'

A sharp decrease in snowpack this winter has winter sports enthusiasts, backcountry skiers and heli-...

 

Gardening conference starts Friday

Soil health, food security and composting are only a few of the topics to be covered at the 2018 Southeast Garden Conference. The three-day...

 

Beer fest almost sold out

Tickets for the 26th Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival went on sale Feb. 1 and are going quickly. As of last week, the Gourmet Bre...

 

Planning commission looks at 2018 goals

Haines Borough Planner Holly Smith reminded the planning commission of projects to complete this year and in the near future, and offered suggestions...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018

One of two superintendent candidates out of the running

The Haines School Board will only interview one superintendent candidate next week. One of the two final candidates, Patrick Manning, accepted a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018

Borough Briefs

Borough to hire new clerk The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously directed borough manager Debra Schnabel to negotiate a contract with deputy clerk...

 

Business Briefs

New mechanic opens shop Aviation mechanic Michael Ford started Ripinski Mechanical, a new automotive repair business. Ford trained at UAA Fairbanks...

 

Early birds identified during Christmas count

More than 2,000 birds of 40 species were spotted in Haines for the 118th Audubon Christmas Bird Count in December. Organizer Pam Randles said 96...

 

Students explore history's conflicts and compromises for annual project

Teddy Roosevelt, Monsanto and witch hunts were only a few of the topics covered in projects for...

 
 By Liam Cassidy    News    February 15, 2018

Glacier Bears fall in final away games against Metlakatla

For their final away games of this year’s regular season, the Haines Glacier Bears traveled to Metlakatla to take on the Chiefs and Miss Chiefs. It...

 

Arts Confluence seeking survey respondents

The Alaska Arts Confluence launched a community engagement survey aimed at informing government and community leaders what kind of planning topics...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018

Assembly wants state to clarify recall law

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously passed a resolution that requests the Alaska legislature clearly define the “cause” required for a recall...

 

Winter Fest returns next weekend

Haines is hoping for snow for the second annual Winter Fest later this month. Residents can participate in four events on Feb. 24 and 25, including an...

 

Thanks for doing this

My family and I would like to send out special thanks for all of the help and support from Dad and Denise, The Uglys of Haines, Mark Light, Harry...

 

Shine a light on the Sheldon Museum

I write in support of the Haines Sheldon Museum. This amazing borough facility is an often overlooked gem in our community. From being the repository...

 

Volunteers carry Triple Threat

On behalf of the Haines Borough, I wish to extend a sincere Thank You to all the volunteers who helped make the Triple Threat Basketball Tournament a...

 

Duly Noted

Elijah Morgan Wray was born Feb. 8 in Anchorage to Sydney and Jon Wray. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Sydney drove to Anchor...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, February 6 A caller reported an adult moose and calf broke through their fence on Matrix Drive. Police responded. Alcohol and weapons were...

 

Court Report

Tyler Totland, 26, pleaded guilty on Nov. 28 to driving under the influence. Totland was sentenced to 120 days in jail for driving under the...

 

Public meeting to discuss Chilkat Center kitchen remodel

The public is invited to give input on building a commercial kitchen in the Chilkat Center. The Foundation of the Chilkat Center for the Arts is...

 

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