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Articles from the April 19, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

Christmas in April: $19 million in projects

Projects in the Chilkat Valley would receive $18.9 million in state funding from bills approved in the past week by the Alaska Legislature, including...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 19, 2012

Cruise traffic to bump up slightly

About 30,000 cruise ship passengers are expected to arrive in Haines this summer on 25 dockings, tourism director Tanya Carlson said last week. Her...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

School budget would cut 1 teacher

The Haines Borough School District is planning to eliminate one full-time teaching position and use reserves to bridge a projected deficit in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

Elks Lodge loses charter, closes

The Haines Elks Lodge lost its charter Saturday, ending 30 years of service to the Chilkat Valley. A meeting of members held Friday and Saturday...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    News    April 19, 2012

Haines High grad Kemp wins prestigious award at Cornell

Cornell University senior Chandler Kemp was recently selected as a Merrill Presidential Scholar, an...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

'Priority list' sought for Chilkoot

Residents got a look at the first round of the state’s thinking about improvements along the Chilkoot River corridor at a meeting Tuesday with...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

Highway air incidents under investigation

Haines state trooper Josh Bentz has forwarded to the FAA a complaint that a private pilot swooped low over the highway near 33 Mile. According to a...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 19, 2012

Recycling group wins state honor

Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling this month selected Haines Friends of Recycling for a statewide award. The Anchorage-based ALPAR will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

Bears spring into track season

The Haines High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams are preparing for a four-week stretch of meets that starts next weekend in Juneau....

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 19, 2012

Birdathon to benefit observatory

The annual “Birdathon,” a fundraiser for the Ts’ats’ee Bird Observatory, runs April 29 to May 5. Upper Lynn Canal birders are to observe and i...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 19, 2012

Friedenauer leads KHNS news programs

Former Chilkat Valley News staffer Margaret Friedenauer started as news and public affairs director...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 19, 2012

Take a number at DMV office

There’s often not a line, but you’ll still need a number for service at the Haines DMV office....

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    April 19, 2012

Walsh 'lived without regrets'

Tim Walsh, a good-natured bartender and golf enthusiast who moved to Haines in 2010, died at his McP...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    April 19, 2012

Young came west with Dust Bowl, embraced adventure

Kathleen “Dixie” Young, who came west with Dust Bowl-era refugees and enjoyed roaming backroads...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 19, 2012

A forum for debate on local issues?

A public forum debate and discussion at the Haines School last month addressing whether income disparity is threatening the American Dream might lead...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 19, 2012

'Master plan' would guide decisions on facilities

Add another plan to borough planning efforts. In addition to work on a comprehensive plan and a strategic plan, the Haines Borough is embarking on a...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 19, 2012

'Pooper Troopers' sought

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel is organizing “Pooper Troopers” to participate in an upcoming community cleanup. HARK executive director Steve...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 19, 2012

News briefs

The Haines Borough Assembly last week approved $328,399 for replacement of the Haines High School gym floor. North Pacific Erectors of Juneau submitte...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    April 19, 2012

Duly Noted

By Sara Callaghan Chapell Ike Lorentz spent five days on the guided missile frigate USS Ingraham with his son, Navy seaman Paul Lorentz. The ship was...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    Blotter    April 19, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, April 16 An officer warned a motorist for speeding. Sunday, April 15 A caller reported a domestic dispute at a Mosquito Lake residence. A...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 19, 2012

Commentary

Closure of the Elks Lodge is a big loss for our community, but perhaps inevitable. Elks membership was in decline and there didn’t seem to be...

 
 Letters    April 19, 2012

Disappointed in McEwen sentence

I was extremely interested about the outcome of the McEwen case, but disappointed that the 60-day jail sentence was suspended. I just got a sticker...

 
 Letters    April 19, 2012

Scavenger team appreciates sponsors

Thank you, Miles Furniture and Alaska Power and Telephone, for sponsoring Sonny Myers, Scott Bradford, Russ Bell and Brian Wright in the Venturer...

 
 Letters    April 19, 2012

HARK volunteers booster dinner

I would like to thank everyone who turned out to help with the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel membership event. Thanks to Mario Benassi for the great...

 
 Letters    April 19, 2012

Thanks from the folks at the Legion

On behalf of the American Legion, we would like to thank all those who donated their time, money and food items to our Vietnam Memorial Wall...

 

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