Articles from the March 21, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    March 21, 2013

Property value hike upsets land owners

Land value assessments that increased as much as 800 percent triggered confusion and anger among Haines property owners this week. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 21, 2013

Union: Complaint mishandled

The union representative of Haines Borough workers this week said manager Mark Earnest has been “out of line” and not compliant with procedure in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 21, 2013

Local 'igloos' are history

The Haines Pioneers of Alaska has dissolved. Don Poling, who served as the group’s recent president, said a decline in membership and lack of...

 
 By Rosalie Loewen    News    March 21, 2013

Carla Earnest's journey started in a sugar cane town

As a child, Carla Earnest never imagined she would leave the Philippines. She grew up in an idyllic rural agricultural setting on the island of...

 

Haines tripleheader set at Gold Medal

A Chilkat Valley tripleheader at the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau was scheduled for Thursday, March 21, as three local, undefeated...

 

Drains caused leaks at pool

The Haines pool reopened Friday following a 10-day closure to address problems with water leaking from the facility’s shower rooms to the Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 21, 2013

Workshop to tackle local aging issues

A free workshop addressing aging in Haines will be held starting 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 30 at the Senior Center. The program is sponsored by Southe...

 

Heli-skiing legal fees: $3,500

The Haines Borough attorney billed the borough more than $3,500 in January for issues related to heli-skiing, chief fiscal officer Jila Stuart said...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 21, 2013

Planners drop 26 Mile rezone

Due to survey results and testimony at its March 14 meeting, the Haines Borough Planning Commission is dropping discussion of a potential rezone in th...

 

Program highlights early reading issue

A program set for Friday, March 29, is aimed at parents and drives home the importance of speaking, singing and interacting with infants. The...

 

Kluane bike relay filling up

Organizers of the 21st annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay say riders and teams wanting to participate in this year’s event should regist...

 

CIA eyes buying preschool building

The Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) is looking into buying the Haines Borough’s Human Resources building, which currently houses the Chilkat Valle...

 

Class offers a chance to build, learn of robots

Haines residents can try their hand at building a robot March 28 at the library. Seattle’s Museum of Flight will provide the “Robot Garage”...

 

'Corrective action' for Lowe

The Haines Borough Assembly directed the manager during a March 12 special meeting to “apply corrective action” to address the assembly’s concer...

 

Residents compete in Alaska Beat Down

Three Haines residents traveled to Juneau last weekend to fight in the championship match of Alaska Beat Down, a Juneau-based fighting league. Jaret...

 

Puppet theater show set for March 29-30

Byrne Power’s Reckoning Motions Puppet Troupe teams up with Parisian puppeteer Paulette Caron for performances of “The Calliope” March 29-30 at...

 

'Tess' on center's stage Sunday

Though they have never toured in small-town – or even big city – Alaska, Miss Tess and the Talkbacks are more than prepared to impress Haines...

 

Two residents on Kreiss-Tomkins staff

Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins told the Sitka Sentinel that two Haines residents are among his five-member staff. In an interview this week, Kreiss-Tomkins...

 

Planners endorse downtown committee

The Haines Borough Planning Commission voted unanimously last week that the Downtown Revitalization Committee should become an ad hoc committee that...

 

DA visit aims at training

Assistant District Attorney Amy Williams will travel to Haines March 27 to discuss training for the Haines Borough Police Department, mayor Stephanie...

 

Bad news for beavers?

The recent hike in land valuations by the Haines Borough may be bad news for a family of beavers living by the Klehini River at 27 Mile. About six yea...

 

Samaritans displayed 'spirit of North'

I had an accident Thursday, March 14, at Mile 32 of the Haines Highway when my car hit a patch of ice and I ended up overturned. Within five minutes,...

 

Luncheon raised more than $1,100

We know more people wanted to attend the recent Senior Center fundraising luncheon, but the tickets sold out very fast! We are so appreciative of the...

 

Appreciates help with marine class

Thank you to the Haines Volunteer Fire Department and especially Jerry Blood and Matt Davis for their unselfish help and support during the March 9...

 

Community supported volleyball squad

I would like to thank the Haines community and business owners for showing their support for the middle school volleyball team during our dinner and...

 

Duly Noted

Ellen Larson was in Haines this week, taking walks and recuperating from brain surgery to remove a non-malignant tumor that was putting pressure on he...

 

Holmstrand operated tender here

Robert “Bob” Holmstrand died Feb. 27. He was 89. Fishermen remember Holmstrand as owner and...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 18 A woman reported a man hit her parked vehicle near 1 Mile Lutak Road. Police responded and initiated a case. A man requested extra...