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Articles from the March 16, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Assembly reverses on trash regulation

The Haines Borough Assembly Wednesday reversed a decision made earlier this month and is now in favor of borough regulation of garbage collection...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Snow, athletes converge for 'Freeride'

Eight inches of snow fell Sunday and Monday. Next come the skiers. Twenty-eight professional skiers and snowboarders will shred powder during the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Wings of Alaska shuts down; air carriers down to 1

Wings of Alaska has shut its doors, reducing service to Haines to a single air carrier. But as the company’s service has been limited, the closure...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Porta-potty an upgrade at airport

Alaska Seaplanes customers and workers have a porta-potty to use when nature calls. That’s an improvement. They’ve been holding it since...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Sales tax revenues drop first time in 5 years

Haines Borough sales tax revenue in 2016 took its first dip in more than five years, led by a 4 percent decrease in retail revenue. According to borou...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Police budget boosted by $63K

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to provide its police department an additional $63,000 for recent and anticipated personnel costs in excess of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Teacher Patty Brown to retire

Longtime Haines School teacher Patty Brown will resign from her position this year, accepting a retirement incentive option offered to eight eligible...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Police budget boosted by $63K

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to provide its police department an additional $63,000 for recent and anticipated personnel costs in excess of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Forester job clears initial hurdlle

The state House of Representatives Finance Committee approved an amendment last week that could lead to funding for a nine-month forester position in...

 

What's cost of being a bike-friendly town?

About 40 residents turned out March 2 and raised questions about a “bicycle-friendly community” designation pursued by members of the Haines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Manager candidates down to 3

Residents Debra Schnabel and Brad Ryan made the shortlist for borough manager applicants that the borough assembly will interview. Assembly members...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Investing in Mosquito Lake School

The idea of the Haines Borough selling the Mosquito Lake Community Center may be off the table for at least three years following a March 7 recommenda...

 

Is the sign law legal?

Haines Borough’s signage regulations are unconstitutional and need to be changed, the borough’s code review commission was told March 2. While...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Sprinkler burst shuts down pool

Broken piping in the sprinkler system caused the Haines Pool to unexpectedly close for a week. On Friday, March 10, interim public facilities...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Waste group weighs new model

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group discussed the merits of mandatory collection March 3 following a presentation from Karl Hagerman,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Legal, procedural questions slow appeal of rock-haul

The Haines Borough Assembly extended its Tuesday meeting into a third day after wrestling for hours with two appeals of a controversial conditional...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 16, 2017

Frozen market to boost production at Excursion

As much as four million additional pounds of salmon will be processed at Ocean Beauty’s Excursion Inlet plant this summer due to market conditions...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Plumbing the literary depths of ice-fishing

I wasn’t born a fisherman, but in Alaska it’s easy to become one. I drove up to Mosquito Lake Saturday to join an ice-fishing outing organized by...

 

Track season under way

The Haines Glacier Bears track and field team held its first practice of the season March 1. As many as 30 students turned up for the informative...

 

Thanks for helping in time of need

There simply are not enough kind words to express my thanks to the many people involved in mine and Bill Kurz’s life yesterday and today. I would...

 

Hut group appreciated racers, volunteers

Haines Huts would like to thank everyone who helped make the first annual Koot to Kat alpine adventure race a great success. Leslie Ross at the...

 

Glacier Bards proud of community

The Haines Glacier Bards Drama, Debate and Forensics team would like to thank everyone in our community for supporting us through another successful...

 

Police chief extorting community

Nothing like blatant extortion by the police chief to create good faith in the public servants at Haines Borough. Is extortion what they call best...

 

Who has the hidden agenda?

I wanted to share some thoughts on last week’s letter by Mike Denker and the commentary by Ryan Cook. Our First Amendment right to free speech is a...

 

Hark served chilly dogs, chili dogs

Many thanks to all who helped make Haines Animal Rescue Kennel’s “Paws for Celebration” a rewarding occasion. HARK’s annual meeting and...

 

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