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Articles from the May 3, 2012 edition

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 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Police hope local hire stems turnover

Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe said he’s pursuing local hire in the wake of resignations from the department. Recent departures have reduced...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Take 'Steel Bridge' to Chilkat Lake?

Members of the board of the Haines Borough’s Dalton Trail Road Maintenance Service Area have an idea for the “Steel Bridge,” the aging, metal an...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Senior lunches to be cut to 3 per week

Mary Lekanof lost her car keys in a snow bank for a month last winter, but she made it to town for meals with other senior citizens through a popular...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Junked cars accepted free at old mill site

Channel Construction began receiving junk metal – including cars – at the former sawmill site near 3 Mile Lutak Road this week. The site will be...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Assembly considers DMV tax to wrangle wrecks

The Haines Borough Assembly is investigating a state-collected municipal motor vehicle registration tax that would help fund local storage and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

School budget back in black

What looked a few months ago to be a $250,000 deficit in the Haines Borough School District budget is no more. The district’s first draft budget...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Moose poaching investigated

A poached cow moose found at about 38 Mile Haines Highway on April 28 was pregnant with twins, state wildlife trooper Rick Merritt said this week. As...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Top school artists reap festival laurels

When a photographer went to shoot the Haines High School’s top student artists this week, they qui...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Assembly considers eliminating lobbyist

The Haines Borough Assembly members may eliminate or reduce spending on a Washington, D.C. lobbyist in the coming year. For at least the past four...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Borough rescues fireworks display

The annual Fourth of July fireworks display is back on schedule. The Haines Borough recently agreed to pay for insurance coverage for the event,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Dogcatcher plucks orphaned seal from beach

Tracy Mikowski holds a degree in wildlife biology and knows animals found in the wild should be...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Changes are cooking at the harbor

Haines Borough Harbormaster Phil Benner and his staff are hosting a customer appreciation barbecue on Wednesday, May 16, and will share plans for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Track team makes strong debut

By Tom Morphet Though a bit shrunken in numbers from previous years, the Haines High School track and field teams ran fast enough, jumped high enough...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Comments sought on Chilkoot River plans

Following a recent public meeting in Haines, state parks officials are gathering public comments on plans for a bear-viewing platform along the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

'Lemonade Day' aims for young merchants

Lemonade stands are set to spring up around town on Sunday, May 6, as part of Lemonade Day Alaska, an event that educates students about the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Earth Day celebration set for May 12

This year’s Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 12, at the Haines School has a theme of food security. “People are...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Assembly advances fix for appointments

The Haines Borough Assembly last week introduced an ordinance that would require a simple majority vote of remaining members to fill assembly...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Walk, run or pedal the Chilkat

The sixth annual Chilkat River Walk, Run and Ride from Klukwan to Haines is set for Saturday, May 12. The event raises money for the Chilkat Valley...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 3, 2012

Former NBA player to address grads

Mark McNamara, an assistant coach for the Haines High School boys’ basketball team who played eight seasons in the NBA, has been named this...

 
 Letters    May 3, 2012

Great job on orca painting

Thank you, Adam Balloch, for painting the killer whale totem at the firehall. Great job! Georgiana Hotch...

 
 Letters    May 3, 2012

Can't believe no citizen qualified for job

  I couldn’t believe the borough couldn’t find someone qualified in Haines, Alaska or in the Lower 48 for the planning and zoning technician....

 
 Letters    May 3, 2012

Hiring decision is 'off this Earth'

To think that Haines Borough officials would sponsor a visa for a person from a communist country to work with the borough is totally off this Earth....

 
 Letters    May 3, 2012

Thanks for help with bird-banding effort

Many, many thanks to all the folks who made the Bird Banding training a success! Thanks to the folks who made bird bags, housed visitors, made food...

 
 Letters    May 3, 2012

Friends make Hospice efforts succeed

Gratitude for the generosity of our community is the overwhelming feeling for the board and staff of Hospice of Haines this spring. The rummage sale...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    Blotter    May 3, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, April 30 A caller requested assistance with her vehicle that was broken down on FAA Road. A friend was contacted. An officer issued a verbal...

 

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