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Articles from the April 14, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 14, 2016

Assembly OKs plan for harbor on 4-2 vote

Reflecting a continued division on the topic, the Haines Borough Assembly this week voted 4-2 to approve the Small Boat Harbor expansion project’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 14, 2016

Can log jams help build king salmon run?

State biologists and the Takshanuk Watershed Council believe “engineered log jams” placed at the head of sand bars can create overwintering...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 14, 2016

List of police chief candidates includes officer Long

The executive search firm tasked with finding the Haines Borough’s next police chief this week submitted its list of 10 semi-finalists, which...

 

Coach's effort one for the record books

Kyle Fossman led the Haines High School boys’ basketball teams to state championships in 2008 and 2010 and may hold the school record for career...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 14, 2016

New wildlife trooper on the job

With the busy summer season around the corner, Haines’ new wildlife trooper has arrived just in time. Trent Chwialkowski, 39, started on the job...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 14, 2016

New program uses culture to connect with Native youths

Angela Williams, 26, had a hard time growing up in Haines. She dropped out of school at age 16 and suffered alcoholism, depression, anxiety and...

 

Distillery wins awards for absinthe, bourbon

Port Chilkoot Distillery brought home awards for two spirits in the American Distilling Institute’s 10th Annual Craft Spirits competition held...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 14, 2016

Leaders grapple with offenses ordinance

A day after an ad hoc committee recommended the creation of an independent code commission to sift through the hundreds of violations outlined in the...

 

Police to tighten up on guns at school

Haines Borough interim police chief Josh Dryden said the department will begin enforcing a state law that prohibits guns in vehicles on school...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 14, 2016

Court Report

Melissa J. King, 35, pleaded guilty on April 5 to committing first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct on Feb. 11. Police were notified...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    April 14, 2016

Police Report

Monday, April 11 A caller reported their Beach Road business had been damaged by snow plows during the winter season. State road crews were advised....

 

Erma Schnabel remembered as caring, hard-working

A memorial service for Erma Schnabel will be held May 15. Schnabel died April 8 at Mercy Retirement...

 

Duly Noted

Lindsey Moore and Sam Edwards were married April 10 at a friend’s home in Seattle. Lindsey’s parents Ruth and Rich Moore attended, as did her...

 

Lucky to have HAL, Veterans Village

My husband Bill and I moved into the Veterans’ Village almost a year ago. We are grateful for the facilities and all who help maintain them! I...

 

We were blessed by Erma's presence

All too often we look elsewhere for the hero, saints to admire or people of inspiration when it is often individuals right before us that we care not...

 

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