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Articles from the November 10, 2016 edition

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 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Assembly approves first harbor contract

A slightly trimmed Portage Cove Harbor Expansion now enters its first phase. “I believe this is one of the biggest and best projects we’re going...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Sewer plant overhaul could cost $6 million

A couple really nasty storms could wreck Haines’ sewer plant building. Part of the ceiling would fall in if not for the steel pole propping it up...

 

Visitors arrive for 22nd bald eagle festival

The Valley of the Eagles will live up to its name this month as more than 2,000 of our national birds congregate on the Chilkat River. The 22nd...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Police limit information in report

You’ll notice that this issue’s police blotter is very small. Last week’s police blotter was just as tiny. The Chilkat Valley News and Haines...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Evidence issue behind reduced charges

This is a story about a crush on a woman. About an alleged drug deal that no one wants to publicly discuss in detail. About a marijuana advocate and...

 

Men charged with sex abuse of minor

Haines police arrested two local men Nov. 3 for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old girl. That same day, a grand jury in Juneau indicted a...

 

Front Street waterfront project starts with fill

A new building to house Canal Marine Co., a larger space for Oceanside RV Park, new office and retail space or a new restaurant are possibilities for...

 

Clinton narrowly carries Haines

The Haines Borough chose Hillary Clinton by a margin of only four votes in Tuesday’s general election. Three-hundred seventy-four voters in...

 

Assembly rejects letter on future of trooper job

The Haines Borough Assembly decided not to send a preemptive letter to the state government in response to a rumor that the borough might lose one of...

 

Harbor project inches toward second phase

Deliberations on Phase Two of the Portage Cove Harbor Expansion are about to begin. Haines Borough manager Bill Seward provided the assembly Tuesday...

 

Cost of 911 service goes on phone bills

Don’t be surprised when you see a slight hike in your monthly Alaska Power & Telephone bill. Haines AP&T customers will incur an extra $1.51 on...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Heliski committee hits halfway point

A review committee recommended opening seven areas to heliskiing Monday following a protest of the make-up of that group. A five-person committee has...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

'Haines' car dinged in case of mistaken identity

Where was Dorothy and Don Poling’s car at 2:58 p.m. Sept. 30, 2016? The Washington Department of Transportation’s cameras and computers said it...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Public safety workers train for shooter incident

A cursing gunman sprinted up the stairs to a second-story meeting. As he burst into the room, one person ran. The rest threw stuff at him, shoved a...

 

Another broken leg, another hunter rescued

Another mountain goat hunter was airlifted off a ridge just northeast of Chilkoot Lake after he slipped and broke his leg Friday. This is the second...

 

Police Report

Wednesday, Nov. 2 Police began investigating a vandalism incident on Mathias Avenue, with the damages estimated at $10,000. Police began...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    November 10, 2016

Community hosts DDF tournament

Haines sophomore Sheeshao “Max” White got the jitters as she prepared to deliver the final performance of last weekend’s Drama, Debate and Foren...

 

Duly Noted

Lauren D’Agostino and Danny Willard got hitched in Las Vegas on Sept. 22, the day of Equinox and a full moon. The wedding was at Red Rock Canyon...

 

Students glad to help others in need

The Haines School sixth grade UNICEF fundraiser dinner and dessert auction was a great success, and little orange Trick-or-Treat boxes from fourth,...

 

Client's rescue is greatly appreciated

Thank you to the U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from Sitka, the Haines Police Department and dispatchers, the Alaska State Troopers and Southeast...

 

No shelter from harbor perfect storm

What a perfect storm: a single-interest committee who commandeered the $30-something-million dollar harbor expansion project, combined with enough...

 

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