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Articles from the May 8, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 8, 2014

Fire risk 'very high'; no burning

Haines Volunteer Fire Department Chief Scott Bradford issued a burn ban Monday, as fire danger climbed to one notch below “extreme.” Campfires, bu...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 8, 2014

Strong leadership key to revitalization efforts

In 2007, the downtown of Greenville, Kentucky, population 4,200, looked a lot like Haines’ Main Street does today. According to Brett Schwartz, a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 8, 2014

Sen. Stedman's views on session

Veteran state Sen. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, said Haines residents shouldn’t kid themselves: Redistricting and declining state appropriations likely...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 8, 2014

Spring exposes big gouges in 9-month-old curbs

State transportation officials say there's no way to prevent continued gouging of curbs as seen...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 8, 2014

Four to vie for school chief job on Friday

Haines Borough School Board members this week learned via the Internet that one of their four finalists for the superintendent job isn’t quite what...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 8, 2014

District wants more borough help

Citing district figures that show the Haines Borough’s contribution to local schools is at 2009 levels, members of the school board at a Tuesday...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 8, 2014

Cruise dock project nearly done; 1st large ship May 21

The rebuilt Port Chilkoot Dock will be ready for the docking of the first large cruise ship May 21 and will be dedicated June 5, according to Haines...

 
 News    May 8, 2014

Trash cleanup yield down 75 percent

Trash collected during “Community Pride Week” was about one-quarter the volume collected during the community cleanup last year, according to offi...

 
 News    May 8, 2014

Activist: Poverty a root of war

Four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee John Dear said residents who enjoy a place as tranquil and...

 
 News    May 8, 2014

Summer camps abound

Summer camps are sprouting in Haines. Several programs are available in addition to better-known ones like Rainbow Glacier Camp and Lynn Canal...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 8, 2014

Light leads Haines runners

Top athletes for Haines High School showed off their speed and power during a season-opening track and field meet in Juneau last weekend. Senior...

 
 News    May 8, 2014

Earth Day event to take place Saturday

Exhibits on gardening, recycling and edible wild foods are among offerings at the 8th Earth Day Celebration, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Haines...

 
 News    May 8, 2014

Doug Olerud named graduation speaker

The Haines High School senior class has chosen businessman and school volunteer Doug Olerud as commencement speaker at this year’s graduation...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 8, 2014

Tap fund balance to improve roads?

Haines Borough staff is looking into improving roads within the townsite following a request by mayor Stephanie Scott to spend more of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 8, 2014

Lots valued haphazardly, assessor says

Valuations of land in downtown Haines dropped this year, though contract assessor Marty McGee said that doesn’t mean the land is necessarily...

 
 Obituaries    May 8, 2014

Allen spent life in aviation industry

Vernon Allen, a career aircraft mechanic who arrived in Haines six years ago aboard his 35-foot...

 
 Letters    May 8, 2014

Kudos on newspaper's awards

To Tom Morphet and staff: Heartiest congratulations on your well-deserved awards! I’m sure there are more in store, e.g., your reporting on the...

 
 Letters    May 8, 2014

Youths are seeking adult mentors

The caring Haines adults who invest their time serving kids as mentors confer simple yet priceless gifts – patience, presence, honesty and time, to...

 
 Letters    May 8, 2014

More than 70 attended peace presentation

On Monday, April 28, Haines People for Peace, with support from the Community Matters program at the library, hosted Nobel Peace Prize nominee John...

 
 Letters    May 8, 2014

Thanks for outpouring of love, care

For the smiles, hugs, letters and cards, I thank you. For the meals, food, hospitality, and offers of help, I thank you. For all those favors, large...

 
 Letters    May 8, 2014

KHNS awards reflect professional sound

What a great, professional and dedicated staff we have at KHNS, from general manager on down. As one of the newest board members, and 40 years as...

 
 Letters    May 8, 2014

Local media provide superb journalism

KHNS congratulates (again) our news director, Margaret Friedenauer. Margaret placed second in Best Daily News Program in Alaska, just behind...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    May 8, 2014

Duly Noted

A group of Haines quilters attended a weekend quilting retreat in Haines Junction, Y.T. April 24-27. The gang included Linda Axsom, Diann Ahrens,...

 
 Blotter    May 8, 2014

Police Report

Monday, May 5   A 911 caller near 27 Mile Haines Highway reported a toddler had locked himself in the bathroom. Troopers responded.   Police...

 

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