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Articles from the March 13, 2014 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Assembly OKs 26 Mile heliport

A Haines Borough Assembly meeting that lasted nearly nine hours this week after it was continued to a second night resulted in a split decision for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

School board votes to close Mosquito Lake

The Haines Borough School Board voted 6-0 Tuesday to close the Mosquito Lake School. Member Brian Clay abstained. No members of the public testified o...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Wolf kills, eats dog during daylight ordeal

A Haines woman beat back a wolf with a ski pole but was unable to keep it from killing and devouring one of four dogs she was walking with during a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Borough approved fireworks display

Haines Borough officials said they’d work in the future to provide advance public notice following complaints about a borough-approved private firew...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    March 13, 2014

Chopper blade cuts outlying cell service

A spokesman for cell phone service provider Alaska Communication Systems said this Tuesday the company is aware of problems with service for its...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 13, 2014

Advisory panel drafts crab plan

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee is taking its crab proposal to a March 19 Department of Fish and Game task force charged with...

 

Ski event Saturday at 25 Mile

The Haines Ski Club will host the Dennis Miles Memorial Ski Racestarting 11 a.m. Saturday at the 25 Mile Haines Highway pullout. The tracked course...

 

Dolphins frolic at community meet

Heavy snowfall didn’t drown out enthusiasm for the Haines Dolphins’ community swim meet on Saturday, as about 40 residents participated in a range...

 

History Day winners

Awards for 2014 National History Day were recently made during a presentation at the Sheldon Museum. The theme of this year’s contest was “Rights...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

At harbor, skiff cabin cruiser sink

The owner of a 31-foot cabin cruiser that sank early this week said he hoped to find out why it went under. “I hope we’ll be able to get it up...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 13, 2014

A crosswalk on Third Avenue?

The Third Avenue improvements project is fully designed and ready to go to bid, but questions linger about the design’s safety and the Haines...

 

Bear boys capture berth at state

The Haines High School boys’ basketball team is returning to the state tournament for the first time since its 2010 championship season. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 13, 2014

Borough waits on metering residential water use

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday passed an ordinance that changes residential water rates. It does not include a previous proposal to move...

 

Merchants ready for Gold Medal

The Haines Merchants figure to have a size advantage at this year’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau. The competition begins Sunday. Team...

 

Top speller stumped by 'dorcastry' at bee

The spelling of the word “dorcastry” tripped seventh-grader Tailer Olsson of Haines at the Alaska 2014 State Spelling Bee Feb. 28. Olsson, 13, was...

 

Alaska thriller novelist to speak Friday

Alaska author Don Rearden will speak 4 p.m. Friday at the Haines Borough Public Library. Rearden is an associate professor of English at the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Summit: Tourism, real estate sectors rebounding

Presenters at the Haines Chamber of Commerce “Economic Summit” Saturday reported a “considerable rebound” in the local real estate market and...

 

Puppet morality play set

Thirteen new puppets will tell a medieval morality play in “Everypuppet,” a show by Byrne Power’s Reckong Motions puppet troupe March 14-15....

 

Editorial

Despite the absence of the valley’s major retailers and its manufacturers, the Haines Chamber of Commerce “Economic Summit” was a success for...

 

Fund-raiser was a blessing to witness

The Marquardt family and New Hope Fellowship would like to sincerely thank everybody who donated and purchased items for the Marquardt family fund...

 

Bigs grateful for financial gifts

Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters is grateful for the community’s financial gifts, and the time given by fundraisers and helpers, that made the 2014...

 

Businesses came together for summit

The Haines Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to thank everyone who attended and participated in the economic development summit this...

 

Friends delivered when boat went down

We would like to publicly express our gratitude and sense of indebtedness to the many people who helped or offered support after our boat, Toby, sank...

 

Duly Noted

Ten Klukwan School students and chaperones Cynthia and John McFeeters, Carson Buck and Katherine Hotch recently returned from a Juneau ski trip. The...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 10 Several callers reported fireworks in the townsite at 10:09 p.m. The callers were informed that there was a permitted fireworks...

 

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