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Articles from the May 4, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Committee raises sales tax questions

Should the Haines Borough and nonprofits collect sales tax on sales of goods and services? An assembly subcommittee looking at ways to raise revenues...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 4, 2017

Two poles. screen honor veterans

Totem poles and a screen carved by Tlingit master carver Wayne Price were ceremoniously unveiled in front of the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Two strong quakes rattle homes, stores

Two vigorous earthquakes centered about 60 miles northwest of Haines rumbled the Chilkat Valley early Monday, tossing items off shelves and causing...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Market booms for vacation rentals

Haines Borough lodging tax income jumped 54 percent during the past five years and the expanding vacation rental market might explain the increase....

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Health fair Saturday at school

The Haines Health Fair, a biennial event that offers a low-cost blood test and screenings as well as a variety of free information about health and we...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 4, 2017

Consultant backs waste plan, says landfill 'in trouble'

A Juneau solid waste consultant recently backed the Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group’s goal of creating a management plan, and warned of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Assembly seat open; deadline set May 15

A vacant seat is up for grabs on the Haines Borough Assembly, following the resignation of member Mike Case at the group’s April 25 meeting. Case...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Players spoof Alaska purchase, historic figures of period

Lynn Canal Community Players presented a dinner theater reenactment of U.S. Secretary of State William Seward’s negotiations with the Russians for...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 4, 2017

Habra quiet on plan for cuts

As the Haines School District braces for possible state budget cuts to education, superintendent Tony Habra says he won’t share his plans for local...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Pot farm applicant seeks store permit

Carol Waldo, who applied for Haines’ first marijuana cultivation facility license, also has applied for the borough’s first retail marijuana...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 4, 2017

Plenty of fish to eat, and to study

New eulachon population research in Southeast Alaska rivers may help biologists learn more about the habitats of the small but important fish....

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Geologist: In quakes, rock behaves like spring

State seismologist Michael West wrote that an earthquake’s magnitude is much less important than how close people are living to its epicenter. “Al...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Board takes up chaperoning

Questions about Haines School District superintendent Tony Habra’s trip north as a chaperone for a student trip last month revealed hurdles posed...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

New owners for tub company

Kent Larson is the new co-owner and general manager of Zen Bathworks, the soaking tub and hot-tub micro-factory on Spruce Grove Road. Larson most...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Acupuncturist sets up practice

Paula Warden has opened Warden Wellness, acupuncture for pain and sports injuries. She’ll share office space with Chilkat Valley Acupuncture above...

 
 News    May 4, 2017

Smith operating mobile sawmill near 6.5 Mile

Leighton Smith is now milling rough-cut lumber at 6.5 Mile Haines Highway. Smith said he can cut all dimensions, up to 26 feet long. He cuts spruce,...

 

Ahmuty remembered for athleticism, enthusiasm

Former resident Kaci Ahmuty died in Bend, Ore. on April 25. She was 45 and had battled breast...

 

Recall Morphet, Gregg and Lende

Recall is a minimum with these individuals: Tresham Gregg, Heather Lende and Tom Morphet! They do not listen. They have and will coerce. They have...

 

Let's shine from the inside as well

Haines is freshly swept and picked up. Our community is looking nice! So many toted yellow bags and filled them with trash. To all who participated...

 

Fears manager hire will bring division

In 43 years of observing local politics I cannot recall a more misguided decision as the one the current assembly made in choosing not to hire Brad...

 

Man distances himself from pot operation

I, Wayne Alex, have been subjected to some derisive remarks by the Haines Rant and Ravers, which don’t really matter, because that is what they do,...

 

Town provided great place to grow up

Lately I’ve been thinking how lucky I am that I was raised in Haines.  At times it felt too small and seemed like there was no privacy. Only...

 

Volunteers made Legion event a success

American Legion State Department 98th Convention was a huge success thanks to the support of our business community and the members of the Post 12...

 

Highway work will improve fish passage

The final plans of the first phase of the Haines Highway improvement project (3.9 Mile to 12 Mile) has 38 environmental mitigation sites, and 17...

 

Ambulance crew grateful for police

Three members of our family volunteer on the Haines ambulance crew. When they respond to a call, especially in the middle of the night, it’s...

 

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