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Articles from the April 17, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014

Revitalize this: Large, empty and downtown

This is the first in a series of articles about the emptying of the town’s core. Stories in coming weeks will include the role of government in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 17, 2014

Sales tax revenues up a hair

Preliminary sales tax figures for calendar year 2103 compiled by the Haines Borough show local sales up about 1 percent from 2012, at $49.8 million....

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    April 17, 2014

If Heimlich doesn't work, try, try again

It took about 10 thrusts using the Heimlich maneuver for truck driver Aaron Hietala of Haines to save co-worker Mike Denker from choking during an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014

Assessor says accounts still a mess

The Haines Borough’s latest contract assessor says years of problems persist in the borough’s assessment system and resolving them may require...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014

Assembly: No to mayor's road letter

The Haines Borough Assembly April 8 rejected mayor Stephanie Scott’s request to send an opinion piece to the Juneau Empire criticizing funding of...

 
 News    April 17, 2014

Ode to salmon planned on Main

A local conservation group recently secured funding to install an 8-by-24-foot chalkboard on Main Street where residents can express their...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014

Winter tour study gets OK

The fourth time was the charm for the Haines Borough tourism department. The Haines Borough Assembly last week approved the deparments’s request...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014

Lightering float fee increase proposed

Using the Port Chilkoot Dock lightering float may be getting more expensive. The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance last week that would...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    April 17, 2014

Cameras in town for new reality TV show

A representative of a new reality TV show to be filmed partially in Haines was approaching residents in the townsite last week, asking if they had...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014

Big Air: 13 compete in classic

Sixth-grader Marirose Evenden soared to victory Sunday as the only female competitor and winner of the beginner category at the 19th Annual Olen Nash...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014

Borough OKs $113K in sewer plant work

The Haines Borough is taking a step toward addressing its dilapidated wastewater treatment plant, beginning with designs for more than $4 million in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 17, 2014

School to hire 'dean of students'

Under a staffing plan that responds to the departure of vice-principal Michelle Byer, the Haines Borough School Board Monday approved hire of a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014

Assessments out; used 'market groups' method

Property owners should be receiving their 2014 assessments by now, as notices were sent out last week, contract assessor Marty McGee said. The total...

 
 Opinion    April 17, 2014

Editorial

If you don’t think it pays to shop at home, consider that local sales taxes raised $2.74 million last year, or nearly one-quarter of the...

 
 Letters    April 17, 2014

Forget concrete at Picture Point

They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. This is the song I sing to myself every time I think of what might happen to Picture Point. They are pla...

 
 Letters    April 17, 2014

Thanks for staging Big Air contest

A huge thank you to the dozens of people that made the Olen Nash Memorial Big Air contest a great event. Special thanks to Luck Dunbar for...

 
 Letters    April 17, 2014

Thanks SEABA, for Big Air's big grins

I think everyone who attended the Big Air competition on Sunday would agree that Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures deserves a hearty thank...

 
 Letters    April 17, 2014

Options, including homeschool, are best

Thankfully, what Elisabetta LoGuidice described in her letter last week is not the picture of homeschooling in Haines. For a picture, look no further...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    April 17, 2014

Duly Noted

Tom and Liz Heywood spent two weeks in Hawaii recently, their first “warm vacation” in 30 years. They usually vacation with family in Minnesota....

 
 Blotter    April 17, 2014

Police Report

Sunday, April 13        Troopers reported discovering multiple prescription drugs and hypodermic needles inside a vehicle that had thawed out...

 

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