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Articles from the March 27, 2014 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    March 27, 2014

Breakwater, dredging costs raise questions

Concerns about meeting the cost – including future maintenance – of a harbor expansion surfaced at the March 12 Haines Borough Assembly meeting,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

Assembly supports reciprocal licenses

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter to state House Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, asking him to remove a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

'Ring of Fire' plan delayed for 2 years

A decision by the Bureau of Land Management on whether to open about 320,000 acres of mountain terrain near Haines currently off-limits to commercial...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

SEABA: No more heli-skiing for '14

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg said the company has shut down its heli-ski operations for the remainder of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

Assembly upholds heli-ski decision

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday upheld its original decision to keep the 2,200-acre zone near Four Winds Mountain closed to heli-skiing after...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 27, 2014

District down to a single finalist

Following the Wrangell school district’s hire of Jay Thomas, the Haines Borough School Board is down to a single finalist for its superintendent job...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

Survey: Landfill important to residents

Preliminary results of a survey intended to gauge community behaviors and attitudes toward garbage, recycling and composting seem to indicate many...

 
 News    March 27, 2014

Nelson captures Idit-a-Swim

Andrea Nelson has won her third Idit-a-Swim title, swimming 975 laps in the Haines pool in nine days. Nelson’s finish included swimming 275 laps...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 27, 2014

Interrupted trivia game sparks ruckus at bar

The timing was apparently off for three Whitehorse, Y.T., residents who came looking for a party early Saturday night at a downtown bar. According to...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    March 27, 2014

Klukwan keeps Masters title

For a third consecutive year, Klukwan battled Kake in the Masters division title game at the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, with Klukwan repeating...

 
 News    March 27, 2014

'C' squad wins Hoop Time

The Community Youth Development basketball season wrapped up last weekend in Juneau, with all four Haines teams posting top-three finishes. The “C...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

Only 2 apply for tourism director

The Haines Borough recently filled three vacant or soon-to-be vacant positions. It is still looking for a tourism director to replace outgoing directo...

 
 News    March 27, 2014

Residents compete at 28th Buckwheat

A handful of Haines cross-country skiers competed under sunny skies in last weekend’s circus-themed 28th annual Buckwheat Ski Classic, which...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Donate air bags for heli-ski industry?

Tread lightly when you call for the borough to impose more regulatory requirements. Every industry has regulating organizations. Typically in the ski...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Air bags should be required for guides

So sorry to read about the death of another Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures guide, the second death of a guide while working for SEABA in two...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Frustrating to wait for heli-ski changes

Tom Morphet’s editorial reflects the same frustration we experienced dealing with this industry. Its leaders, owners, land and government agencies,...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Art Jess will be missed

Art Jess was a kind, thoughtful, generous man. His presence in the community will be missed. Gershon Cohen...

 
 Letters    March 27, 2014

Pacific Pile boosts Big Brothers

Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters appreciates the generous gift from Pacific Pile and Marine to support a more vigorous effort to recruit new...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    March 27, 2014

Duly Noted

Art Jess, 83, died at his home Saturday morning. A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the ANB Hall. Wife Leanne Converse said...

 
 Blotter    March 27, 2014

Police Report

Monday, March 24     Police cleared fallen rock from 1.5 Mile Lutak Road.     Police helped a motorist with a dead battery near 3 Mile Lutak Roa...