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Articles from the March 3, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    March 3, 2016

Valley Republicans support Trump as nominee

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz bested Donald Trump in Tuesday’s statewide Presidential Preference Poll, but the New York billionaire...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 3, 2016

Freeriders here March 12

Organizations and businesses around town are scrambling to prepare for the Freeride World Tour, with event staff scheduled to begin arriving in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 3, 2016

Nelson wins lawsuit against borough

A Superior Court judge last week ruled the Haines Borough violated its own code last year when it fined a Skyline Estates property owner $600 for fail...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 3, 2016

Museum considers facelift, expansion

Supporters of the Haines Sheldon Museum are considering a facelift for the front of the building, an extension of an effort to add an elevator and bri...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 3, 2016

Lutak boulder takes lucky roll

A single, bedroom-sized boulder that rolled off a mountainside adjacent to the ferry terminal early Friday fortunately traveled between electric...

 

School budget schedule, calendar set

Haines School Board members will get their first look at a draft budget for the coming year at a committee meeting set for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the hi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 3, 2016

Chamber plan creates three membership classes

Representatives of tax-exempt organizations – including nonprofit corporations – would not be eligible to serve on the board of directors of the...

 

Student, 17, recounts performance at Carnegie Hall

Madeline Andriesen sang with Haines School choir and has performed at state and regional music festivals in Anchorage and the Lower 48. But singing...

 

Splash-O-Rama to offer free lessons, races, life-saving honors

Experienced swimmers and people who just splash are invited to a free day at the pool. The first Splash-O-Rama, a community swimming and water safety...

 

Six men's teams at Hotch tourney

The annual Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament runs through Sunday, March 6, with an expected six-team men’s field, plus one Juneau team...

 

Bears 2-2 in home finale

The Haines High School girls’ basketball team’s five seniors all scored in their home finale on Saturday, capping off a series sweep of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 3, 2016

Freshman duo leads DDF squad at state competition

Freshmen aren’t usually the star players or participants on high school teams, but that wasn’t the case for this year’s Haines Glacier Bards....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 3, 2016

Alten-Huber claims Haines School spelling crown

Can you spell “auriferous”? What about “susurration”? Or “arpeggio”? Eighth-grader Aurora Alten-Huber can. And she did on Tuesday, at the...

 

Juneau firm to look at school roof again

Silver Bow Construction of Juneau will return to Haines in warmer weather to again look at Haines School’s leaky roof, a puzzle that has defied...

 

George Meacock, 84, worked in construction

George Meacock Jr., 84, son of a prominent pioneering Haines family, died Feb. 17 at his home in Anc...

 

Necropsy inconclusive

A necropsy conducted Monday on a harbor porpoise found washed up on a Portage Cove beach in January was inconclusive. “The carcass was too...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 3, 2016

Radio supporters react to proposed deep cut

Public radio supporters this week testified against a state House subcommittee recommendation to eliminate state grants for public broadcasting. Such...

 

Editorial

The problem with newly-hired police officer Chris Brown’s stated determination to curb over-serving in local bars is not that Brown wants to stop ov...

 

Mining better here, where it's regulated

I am struck by the audacity of Eric Holle’s letter to the editor in which he pretends that the current push to reclassify the Chilkat River has...

 

Constantine a train wreck in slow motion

This is one of the most beautiful places in all the world. Whenever I travel anywhere else and come back, I take deep breaths and think to myself,...

 

Why not hold mine to highest standard?

The Tier 3 article in last week’s paper quoted Michelle Hale of the Department of Environmental Conservation as saying it would be difficult for a...

 

Snowburners event great success

The Chilkat Snowburners would like to thank all the volunteers that made the poker run happen Saturday. A very big thanks to the Uglys of Haines for...

 

Express support of local nonprofits

The people of Haines understand the importance of nonprofits to our quality of life and for the services nonprofits provide that government does not...

 

Tournament promoted interest in reading

I wanted to give thanks and praise to Haines School librarian Leigh Horner and other teachers involved in the Tournament of the Readers, as well as...

 

Duly Noted

Haines High School senior Autumn Gross was recently named “Student of the Year” by the Alaska Society for Technology and Education. ASTE...

 

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