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Articles from the March 17, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    March 17, 2016

Deadline draws near for minor offense law

The deadline for an ad hoc committee to bring a revamped minor offenses ordinance to the Haines Borough Assembly is fast approaching, with a town...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 17, 2016

Average age of residents hits 49

After a drop of 84 people in 2013 and an increase of 21 in 2014, the population of Haines has reverted to a downward trend, dropping 58 people in the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 17, 2016

Interest in pot shop apparently low

Entrepreneurs in communities as far-flung as Sand Point and Coffman Cove are champing at the bit to get a marijuana business license from the State...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 17, 2016

'Gold Rush' filmers poised to return

It appears reality TV gold mACiners will be back in Haines this summer. RAW TV, the production crew behind the Discovery Channel’s “Gold Rush”...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 17, 2016

Journey inspires effort to save liturgical music

Kivalina, an Inupiat village that’s eroding into the Chukchi Sea, has gained international attention as a focal point of climate change. But the...

 

Bears fall at Region V

Haines High School’s varsity basketball teams ended their seasons with losses at the Region V tournament in Sitka last week. The Haines girls...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 17, 2016

Assembly ponders proposed 'code of conduct'

In recent years, behavior at Haines Borough Assembly meetings has gotten a bit unruly. “Some of the meetings recently have just been haywire,”...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 17, 2016

Fair to feature Sexton in prime-time show

Entertainment coordinator Scott Ramsey has secured headliners for the 48th Annual Southeast Alaska State Fair, with celebrated singer-songwriter...

 

Nash excelled in athletics, art

Friends and family members this week memorialized Aaron Nash as a standout artist, snowboarder,...

 

Crash survivor to youths: Swimming skills critical

Knowing the passengers aboard his plane could swim gave him confidence he could make a water landing in Lynn Canal in November, pilot Mike Mackowiak...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 17, 2016

Planners balk at grant support

Takshanuk Watershed Council in partnership with the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition is seeking a grant that would identify and catalog the ecolog...

 

Art grant offered

Haines students who are “pursuing artistic excellence” can apply for the Margaret Frans Brady Scholarship by April 15 and qualify for a chunk of...

 

Foundation grant opened eagle mews

The American Bald Eagle Foundation is grateful for the generous grant from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation. Our mew remodel to allow public...

 

Legion grateful for help with dinner

The dinner for the Legion’s 97th birthday was a success because of your attendance. Thank you. Thank you to everyone who contributed and donated by...

 

Girl Scout cookies available at market

There will be an opportunity for folks in Haines to buy Girl Scout cookies this Sunday, March 20, at Mountain Market from 1-3 p.m. You can pre-order...

 

Thanks for help with fundraiser

We would like to thank all the people who came to the dinner and auction to support the Mackowiak family. The generosity of Haines is wonderful. We...

 

Proud to be part of Hotch tournament

Chilkat Valley Preschool volunteer parents ran the concession stand at the Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament. This was an exciting community...

 

Duly Noted

Mayme Nickerson traveled to Klukwan this week from Klawock for the 40-day party for her late husband Donald Nickerson Sr. About 50-60 people attended...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 14 Dispatch received a request from the courts. An officer was advised. A local man reported a possibly injured raven on Main Street....

 

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