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Articles from the May 16, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

Election change hits assembly opposition

Haines Borough Assembly members on Tuesday pulled from the agenda an ordinance aimed at changing assembly and school board election procedures. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

Skateboarders at odds with police

Clashes between skateboarders and police over legal riding turf are heating up and may bring a push to change the law. Skateboarders claim police are...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

How much savings do towns need?

The Haines Borough budget proposed by manager Mark Earnest calls for cuts to facilities and some personnel, but also includes maintaining savings of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 16, 2013

Volunteers poke into condition of lighthouse

The leader of a local effort to restore the Eldred Rock lighthouse said she was encouraged by a Saturday “survey” of the facility. About two...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

Smith revives assembly chair effort

Haines Borough Assembly member Norm Smith on Tuesday leveraged his vote needed for several capital improvements to get $2,300 of new chairs for the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

High-tech search led police to alleged murderer

A Haines man charged with the 1993 rape and murder of an elderly woman in Utah was tracked to Haines after Utah cold case detectives ran...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 16, 2013

Stacy worked every job at local Head Start

Anneliese Stacy has done so much in 26 years at Haines Head Start, it’s difficult to imagine the program without her, director Karen Bryant told a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

SEABA fined for landing at fatal accident site

The Haines Borough fined Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) $500 last week for operating on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Floats to buoy center

“Help Keep the Senior Center Afloat” is set for 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center. The drop-in gathering is the second fundraising event...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Klukwan breaks ground at long-awaited culture center

Klukwan youths held cards naming deceased villagers who supported the dream of a culture center but didn’t live to see it realized, then helped...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Second state trooper expected on job by fall

Alaska State Troopers began advertising a Haines state trooper vacancy May 8, meaning Haines should see a second trooper by late summer or early fall....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

Cruise ship makes surprise visit

A surprise cruise ship docking Wednesday morning left Haines Borough employees, tour company operators, and business owners scrambling to accommodate...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 16, 2013

Track teams place 2nd, 3rd at regional meet

About 20 athletes will represent Haines High School at this weekend’s state track and field championship in Fairbanks. The Glacier Bears advanced...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Try-athlon on Saturday

The Glacier Bear Try-athlon will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, starting in the Haines pool. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The event will include swimming...

 
 News    May 16, 2013

Borough Digest

Tank project hits a bump An error in surveying measurements brought construction of the new Barnett water tank to a halt Saturday, Haines Borough...

 
 Letters    May 16, 2013

Town's real beauty is in its people

I would like to thank the community of Haines for the support they have given me during this unbearable time. I moved to Haines partially because of...

 
 Letters    May 16, 2013

Help the effort to stop the giveaway

Help stop the giveaway! Most folks know that the Alaska Legislature just substantially reduced taxes on the oil produced in the state, in Senate Bill...

 
 Letters    May 16, 2013

Hooray for the birthday calendar

Thanks to Kim Larson and the Venturer Scouts, we have a new Community Birthday Calendar, continuing a 55-year tradition. Nicki and Bud Hopper...

 
 Letters    May 16, 2013

Carbon reading is a grim milestone

Last Thursday, the atmospheric monitoring station on Mauna Loa recorded, for the first time, a daily average carbon dioxide level of over 400 parts...

 
 Letters    May 16, 2013

Principal's award was a team effort

In response to the award I have recently received, I am compelled to acknowledge my teammates who tirelessly serve our school community. As you are...

 
 Letters    May 16, 2013

Hospitality showed at Culture Days

On behalf of Mosquito Lake School, I would like to thank the people of Klukwan for their warm hospitality during Klukwan Culture Days. It is...

 
 Letters    May 16, 2013

Thanks for help at Tlingit Park

A huge thank you to the many volunteers that helped spruce up the playground at Tlingit Park. The Uglys, Venturer Scouts, Parks and Recreation board...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    May 16, 2013

Duly Noted

Brian and Jacqui Clay of Haines are proud grandparents. McKinley Grace Elizabeth Jones was born 8:11 p.m. Friday, May 9, at Bartlett Regional...

 
 Opinion    May 16, 2013

Editorial

We’re publishing a story this week on Haines Borough fund balances to shed light on an element of the annual budgeting process that doesn’t get...

 
 Blotter    May 16, 2013

Police Report

Monday, May 13       A person reported a domestic dispute between a man and woman in the Second Avenue area. Officers responded and determined...

 

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