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Articles from the February 20, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Permanent Fund interest unspent

For years, the Haines Borough has not used the full share of the interest it’s authorized to spend annually from the borough’s $8 million...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    February 20, 2014

Glacier Bear boys' game rebounds

The Haines High School boys’ basketball team hit the reset button on the season last weekend, topping Craig twice in a varsity series at home. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Trust approves mining exploration

After receiving nearly two dozen comments from Haines residents and organizations, a state agency has decided to open nearly 100,000 acres of land...

 
 News    February 20, 2014

Winter Games return to fairgrounds Saturday

Competitors seeking glory at the Haines Winter Olympics Saturday might bring a dog and a pot of their best chili. Opening ceremonies of the event –...

 
 News    February 20, 2014

Sushi class offered March 1

Community education director John Hagen is urging residents to sign up early for the program’s sushi-making classes, as they tend to fill up fast....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Staff floats budget proposals

Preliminary budget discussions between the Haines Borough Assembly and department heads Feb. 10 yielded several suggestions for the fiscal year 2015...

 
 News    February 20, 2014

Birthday calendar dates due

People wanting a listing on the upcoming Community Calendar need to get their listings to organizer Kim Larson by March 15. The calendar is a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 20, 2014

School board to seek maximum support from borough

Facing declining enrollment and state foundation funding that hasn’t increased for several years, the Haines School Board will be seeking the...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    February 20, 2014

ANB/ANS honor 3 on Peratrovich Day

Haines ANB and ANS on Sunday honored residents Mike Denker, David Light and the late Brendan Larson as people whose work helped the cause of civil...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Planners reject townsite ATV park

The Haines Borough Planning Commission decided last week Haines can’t accommodate a motorized ATV park in the townsite, with several commission...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    February 20, 2014

Dick Hotch: Klukwan wins, Sweet steps down as director

The Klukwan Chilkats repeated as Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament champions on Feb. 16, holding off the Southeast Warriors in the title...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Police hire officer

The Haines Borough Police Department is getting a new officer, but borough staff won’t release the man’s job application due to a new personnel or...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Heliport try denied; SEABA to appeal

Scott Sundberg, co-owner of Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, is appealing a Feb. 13 Haines Borough Planning Commission decision denying his...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Assembly considers 'action' minutes

Due to a recent months-long backlog in the production of meeting minutes, Haines Borough staff is proposing the clerk be required to produce only a...

 
 News    February 20, 2014

Got a story? 'Talk' program starting up

Do you have a good story? Lynn Canal Community Players is seeking stories for a storytelling “café” to be held monthly at the Chilkat Center....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Assembly retracts mining letter

The Haines Borough Assembly last week voted to send a retraction letter to a state agency after discovering a previous letter had been sent without...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Blaze razes highway home, injures man

An early-morning fire of unknown origin severely burned a man and destroyed the Marquardt home at 26 Mile Haines Highway Feb. 14. Family members said...

 
 News    February 20, 2014

Bird count identifies 26 species in holiday storm

About 30 hearty souls ventured into a heavy snowstorm recently during the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count and tallied 647 birds. Organized this...

 
 Opinion    February 20, 2014

Editorial

It’s good to save money, but the Haines Borough’s accumulation of $1.4 million in a permanent fund “earnings reserve” begs some big...

 
 Letters    February 20, 2014

Nothing to come of break-in probe

The situation described in last week’s Chilkat Valley News regarding the status of the great 19-car break-in caper should have been headlined...

 
 Letters    February 20, 2014

Thanks to Samaritan for stopping to help

To the man in the truck driving on Mud Bay Road Saturday, shortly before noon: Thank you for pulling over and releasing our black Toyota RAV4 from...

 
 Letters    February 20, 2014

Borough missed out on hiring a lemon

On former future police chief Richard Crays’ complaints about narrow-minded, corrupt politicians, Obama, and used car salesmen: Glad you all...

 
 Letters    February 20, 2014

Anglers' money won't make or break us

In response to a letter from Canadian Duncan Smith (CVN, Dec. 19), we let you have resident fishing licenses. I’m glad you like the beer because...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    February 20, 2014

Duly Noted

Nate Webb and Michelle Webb were married Friday at the Haines courthouse. Jedediah Blum-Evitts, Janine Allen, Kelly Mitchell, Robert Chadwell, and...

 
 Blotter    February 20, 2014

Police Report

Monday, Feb. 17   A 911 caller reported a domestic dispute at a Small Tracts Road residence. Police responded and found a man and woman arguing,...

 

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