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Articles from the March 2, 2017 edition

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 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

Legislation planted to save forestry job

Legislation has been introduced in the state House of Representatives to fund a forester in Haines. The forestry office, operated here since the...

 
 By Rosalie Loewen    News    March 2, 2017

Despite testimony, Muccino out

The Haines Borough School Board voted 5-2 Wednesday to accept the resignation of music teacher Jason Muccino, despite testimony of about 50 students...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

Assembly: Have state govern garbage rates

Mayor Jan Hill broke a 3-3 Haines Borough Assembly tie Tuesday to recommend that the state regulatory commission regulate trash collection rates...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

School librarian wins state award

Haines School librarian Leigh Horner won Alaska’s 2017 School Library Staff of the Year Award this month after school administrators nominated her f...

 
 By Rosalie Loewen    News    March 2, 2017

DDF at state meet: No finals qualifiers

Seven of the 10 members of Haines High School’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team traveled to Anchorage last weekend to compete in the state...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

Stuart, Hotch win valley's bees

After 10 rounds, fourth-grader Willa Stuart took the top prize at the Haines School Spelling Bee Friday, correctly spelling “concussion” to...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

Solid waste group takes look at Sheldon's plan

At its Feb. 16 meeting, the Haines Borough’s Solid Waste Working Group showed interest in a plan by resident Burl Sheldon to tackle community waste...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Whales identified by photos

At least some of the killer whales spotted in Lutak Inlet on Feb. 17 were members of “AG pod,” a fish-eating group of orcas that number up to 35,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Aspiring farmers say summit was rare opportunity

From gardener to commercial food grower is a common transition. Making it smoother was one of the goals of last weekend’s Farmer’s Summit, which...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Summer to bring online food market

People who eat or grow locally grown food but can’t make time for the Saturday farmer’s market will have a new option this year. They’ll be able...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Growth group to be considered

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Commerce Committee will meet 6 p.m. on Monday, March 6 to consider a request for $95,000 from a newly formed Haines...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

Assembly agrees to hear appeals of rock haul

The Haines Borough Assembly will rehear a planning commission decision that granted Roger Schnabel a conditional use permit for gravel extraction...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Display loses luster after plow bashing

Interim Haines Borough Manager Brad Ryan this week confirmed what David Pahl suspected: That a sign Pahl built for a historic steam-powered drill at t...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

Fill work starts at waterfront

Contractors broke ground on the Portage Cove Harbor Expansion Project early last week to begin constructing the uplands parking area. Interim Borough...

 

Arts council to screen 2 films

The Haines Arts Council will show two films this month at the Chilkat Center. “The Great Alone,” a documentary about Iditarod champion Lance...

 

Two plays in March: 'Compass,' 'Lovers'

March is a busy month for theater at the Chilkat Center. Two plays – a locally written, “grounded” musical fairy tale and a modern comedy –...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

'Sweet 16' spotlights challenge for quilters

“Sweet Sixteen,” a display of fabric creations incorporating 16 techniques will be on display at the Alaska Arts Confluence Main Street office dur...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Meeting seeks interest in Toastmaster's

Two meetings set for Wednesday, March 8 will discuss the possibility of launching a local Toastmaster’s Club in Haines. Toastmaster’s is a...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    March 2, 2017

Intensity an issue for girls' squad

The Lady Glacier Bears closed their regular season last weekend at home against Craig, losing Friday, 57-19, and Saturday, 49-22. The losses bring...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    March 2, 2017

Boys peaking as tourney nears

The Haines boys’ basketball team finished its regular season with two strong wins over visiting Craig last weekend. The victories raise the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 2, 2017

Games put homegrown spin on Olympic events

The Haines Winter Games will be held Sunday. First held as the Winter Olympics in 1999, the event started as a hockey tournament under the fairgounds...

 

Duly Noted

North Gil Bishop was born Feb. 22 to Sarah and Chorus Bishop at the Juneau Family Birth Center. North joins sister Garland, 21 months. Grandparents Ge...

 

Run the town, don't stir the pot

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Committee’s job is to address issues concerning lands and activities then make recommendations to the...

 

Unsure how rock-haul numbers add up

This letter is in regards to a question I have about the proposed Southeast Roadbuilders rock-hauling issue. A few weeks back it was quoted in the...

 

School music part of town's arts legacy

In recent years, we have watched as Haines has been successfully promoted (at least so far) as an artists’ community. What kind of artists’...

 

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