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Articles from the September 10, 2015 edition

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Minor offenses ordinance trips up assembly

After nearly two hours of discussion, eight votes and considerable flip-flopping, the Haines Borough Assembly this week decided to postpone a vote on...

 

Abuse shelter effort finds a home to rent

Following four years of fundraising, a local domestic violence response group has signed a one-year lease for the establishment of a safe house in...

 

Helicopter noise study out, but what next?

The final draft of the Haines Borough’s $41,300 noise study is in, but it’s still unclear if or how the results will translate into law or...

 

Planner Cui to join U.S. Army

Haines Borough planning and zoning technician Tracy Cui has joined the Army Reserves and will head to basic training in Missouri in mid-November. Afte...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 10, 2015

Bradford, Zahnow lead Glacier Bear runners

Senior Casey Bradford and sophomore Tulsi Zahnow led Haines boys’ and girls’ squads, respectively, at the biennial Haines Invitational...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 10, 2015

Chilkat Center benefit to feature show tunes, rock

Scenes from famous musicals and rock-n-roll will be featured at “Off, Off, Off Broadway,” the fourth annual fall fundraiser and membership drive...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 10, 2015

'We the People' group dormant after 4 years

We the People, a local organization formed as an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement, has gone into dormancy, members said this week. George...

 

Fire sale: Borough buys used boilers

The Haines Borough Assembly this week got a smoking hot deal on three biomass boilers, authorizing purchase of the equipment valued at $450,000 for on...

 

Honored author will lead 2 workshops

Award-winning author Melinda Moustakis will lead two creative writing workshops next weekend, including how landscape shapes characters and how to...

 

What should town's message be to state?

A Haines Borough committee is trying to hash out what priorities the municipality should submit to the Alaska Legislature, and it wants to hear from...

 

Police department hires new officer

The Haines Borough Police Department has a new officer on the job. Officer Ryan Rutland recently moved to town with his wife and two children from...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 10, 2015

Agreement on use of highway school bogs down

A citizens group is continuing efforts to use Mosquito Lake School as a community center, but progress was disrupted by the departure of Bill...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 10, 2015

Rep. Kito gives view of state ferries, budget, oil taxes

Residents should expect more dramatic cuts to the ferry system starting in July 2017, state Rep. Sam Kito, D-Juneau, said during a recent visit here....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 10, 2015

Fair in good shape, director tells board

The Southeast Alaska State Fair is in “good shape for 2015 and the sustainable future” despite a $17,000 drop in income, mostly from decreased...

 

Police Blotter

Monday, Sept. 7 A person reported someone stole $200 worth of meat from a freezer in the Lynnview Drive area. Police are investigating. A caller repor...

 

Duly Noted

Lauren Rutland is the new Haines Dolphins swim coach. She and husband Ryan Rutland moved to Haines from outside Saginaw, Texas, with their three dogs,...

 

Too many rules wreck spirit of Alaska

Alaska is a land of immigrants. Not too many of us were born here. I left the Lower 48 in large part because of the intrusive, obnoxious, immoral and...

 

We're fortunate to have responders

I want to thank all the people who helped me during a recent ambulance call, including Chuck Mitman, who I remember was in my bedroom and I...

 

Hospice house concert raised $2,375

Hospice of Haines extends our gratitude to Tim McDonough and Ann Myren for once again hosting the annual McDonough House Concert fundraiser in their...

 

AMG donated a perfect kayak trip

Alaska Mountain Guides donated a perfect kayak outing for Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters participants. Guides Caroline Hankins, Connor Harrington,...

 

Foundation helped fund HARK efforts

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its $1,250 grant that helped fund our spay-neuter...

 

Many helped on museum's new totem

On behalf of the Sheldon Museum, I would like to thank the following people for all their help, donations of time, and supplies and advice: Chip...

 

Home meet anchored by volunteers

The Haines High School cross-country teams hosted the home meet last weekend, and it took a lot of helpers to make it a success. Thank you to Haines...

 

Duly Noted

Lauren Rutland is the new Haines Dolphins swim coach. She and husband Ryan Rutland moved to Haines from outside Saginaw, Texas, with their three dogs,...

 

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