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Articles from the April 26, 2012 edition

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 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 26, 2012

Borough economic office may be axed

By Krista Kielsmeier Haines Borough code mandates the municipality have a department of economic development and a director to lead it. “Despite...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 26, 2012

Planning job goes to foreign applicant

The Haines Borough is sponsoring a work visa for a Chinese national to become the municipality’s next planning and zoning technician. Xi...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 26, 2012

Benner returns as harbormaster

Phil Benner is returning to his post as Haines Borough harbormaster, three years after leaving the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 26, 2012

Gold at Mud Bay? Shipwreck book divides historians

A recent book about a Gold Rush-era shipwreck at Eldred Rock speculates that as much as $17 million in gold stolen from it may lie near the shore of C...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 26, 2012

Clean-up effort now three-pronged

The annual community clean-up offers residents three ways to help spruce up their community. It all starts Saturday, May 5, with a Cinco de Mayo...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 26, 2012

Sale of old school lots divides planners

After three years of relative quiet, debate over the fate of old school property on Main Street resumed at the Haines Borough Planning Commission...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 26, 2012

Former resident crashes plane in Fairbanks

Former resident and Chilkat Valley News advertising manager Zach Sheldon said he’ll continue his p...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 26, 2012

Fair 'fling' benefits member drive

The annual Spring Fling community barbecue and dance 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27, will feature local performers Julia Scott and the Perpetual Beer Run...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 26, 2012

Borough income may increase $350,000

The Haines Borough stands to receive $350,000 more in state revenue sharing funds than projected, a boost that could put a big dent in a projected def...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    April 26, 2012

Swim-a-thon raises $14,892

The Haines Dolphins swim team combined to swim 3,542 lengths of the pool in the annual Swim-a-Thon fundraiser. The 23 participants swam a total of...

 
 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    April 26, 2012

Brakken's donation helped create museum

Harriet Brakken, who along with older sister Lib Hakkinen donated her family’s collection of...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    April 26, 2012

Duly Noted

Friends and family members will hold a memorial service for Bobby Douglas “Uncle Doug” Satterwhite, 4 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army. All...

 
 Letters    April 26, 2012

Local jobs a good fit for residents

Shop at home. Shop locally. Recycle. Sustainability. What we have in Haines, if we look and adapt, is of great value. Our best resources are, and will...

 
 Letters    April 26, 2012

'Bird' fans heartened by KFC news

The Whitehorse Daily Star recently ran a story on the upcoming rebirth of a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) franchise there. That wonderful place was a...

 
 Letters    April 26, 2012

Next big rummage: Thunderbird fixtures

I have heard many expressions of appreciation to me for my work  of organizing the Hospice Rummage sale. Now it is time to thank you! Thank you for...

 
 Letters    April 26, 2012

Return voting to local precincts

The precinct is the smallest political unit in the country; each precinct elects one assembly member. A precinct is where elections are won or lost....

 
 Letters    April 26, 2012

Emblem, Elks generous to little league

The Haines Little League would like to thank the Haines Emblem Club for its recent donation to our organization. The Elks also donated their...

 
 Letters    April 26, 2012

Businesses, individuals gave to hunt

The men’s “Things We Do in Alaska” scavenger hunt and amazing race was a wonderful success thanks to the great participants, sponsors and the...

 
 Letters    April 26, 2012

Bagleys grateful for town's concern

We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the citizens of Haines for being a caring community we were proud to call home. To our friends and...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    Blotter    April 26, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, April 23 Juveniles were reported smoking marijuana in a residential area. A caller reported a restraining order had been violated. A tire on...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    April 26, 2012

Wild Things

By Pam Randles Despite the record snowfall, spring has arrived on time as measured by the arrival of bird and mammal species and emergence of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 26, 2012

Fish and Game Advisory Committee to meet

The Upper Lynn Canal Advisory Committee will hold a meeting 5 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the assembly chambers. The meeting will include nominations to...