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Articles from the May 17, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

House district tilts toward Juneau

Haines would be included in a state House of Representatives district dominated by voters from Juneau’s Mendenhall Valley under a new plan adopted...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Lowe, Brower, Bolen amid 18 manager applicants

Residents John Brower, Gary Lowe and Debra Schnabel and former Haines Borough Manager Tom Bolen are among 18 applicants for the borough’s top job....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Haines track teams win Southeast titles

Glacier Bear athletes competed in as many as four events each to capture the boys’ and girls’...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Beerfest increases tickets 20 percent, sells out

Will Haines be ready for the 20th annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival? Organizers at the Southeast Alaska State Fair increased...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Early registration fills up Kluane bike race

Resident Kate Boor, who has pedaled the Kluane to Chilkat International Bike Relay 18 times, will ride in the 20th race June 16, but other longtime...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Assistant manager job hire unclear

The Haines Borough is again advertising for a full-time executive assistant to the borough manager, and it was unclear this week whether the position...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Junk car collection suspended

Acceptance of old cars and scrap metal at the Lutak sawmill site was discontinued Wednesday, as workers removing toxic fluids, tires and batteries...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Mayor seeks vote option to fill vacancies

The Haines Borough Assembly is advancing a question toward the fall ballot that would give members the option of calling a special election to fill va...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Assembly drops pay phone request

The Haines Borough Assembly last week hung up on a proposal to refer a discussion of pay phones to a committee. Newspaper editor Tom Morphet, at the r...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Two Dolphins swim at state championship

Haley Sweet-Cushing of the Haines Dolphins swim team posted top-10 finishes in four events at the Junior Olympics in Anchorage last month....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Chilkat walkers slog through storm

Some 43 hearty walkers, runners and bike riders participated in the Chilkat River Walk Saturday. A few participants had family members ferry them dry...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

'Birdathon' spotters count 77 species

Upper Lynn Canal birders identified 77 species in the annual “Birdathon” that ran April 29 to May 5. Participants were to observe and identify as...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Tax appeal board votes on 5 complaints

Members of the Haines Borough Assembly acting as the Board of Equalization lowered one property assessment and kept four the same April 30. Lack of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Festivities planned for 1st ship docking

Special events will be held in conjunction with the season’s first docking of a large cruise ship. Holland America’s 1,440-passenger Zaandam...

 
 News    May 17, 2012

PC Dock rebuild will wait until 2013

Bolstered by an additional $3.4 million in funding secured by state Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, the Haines Borough has nearly $6 million to devote to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Uglys fund-raiser picnic Saturday

The Uglys of Haines, a local fraternal organization, will hold a fund-raiser picnic 4 p.m. Saturday at the “Mud Bay Institute,” a waterfront...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Mayor makes committee appointments

Mayor Stephanie Scott last month appointed residents to committees. Appointments included: Chilkat Center Advisory Board: Tara Bicknell and Kerry...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Thieves stain welcome at laundromat

When Jan Dubber and husband Leonard built a new laundromat and showers near 1 Mile Haines Highway...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Hoops standout Swinton to join Fossman at UAA

Haines High senior Tyler Swinton has earned a spot on the University of Alaska Anchorage basketball team as a “preferred walk-on,” meaning he can...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Police: Enjoy Chilkoot bears

The Haines Borough Police Department’s blotter posted on Facebook last week included a humorous exchange from May 8. According to the blotter item,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 17, 2012

Visa, attorney cost for planner at $6,000

The Haines Borough is planning to spend more than $6,000, including $3,650 or more in attorney’s fees, to process a foreign worker visa for Xi...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    Blotter    May 17, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, May 14 A caller reported a moose headed toward a residence near Carr’s Cove. A caller reported a person was handling trash inappropriately o...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    May 17, 2012

Duly Noted

Kasen Lee Morriss was born May 9 at Providence Hospital in Anchorage. Kasen is the first child of Kimberly and Mason Morriss, of Juneau. Mason weighed...

 
 Letters    May 17, 2012

Court report reflects truth of abuse

Upon first reading the words attributed to Mr. Landry in the court report last week, I was judgmental; there seemed no reason to recreate the details...

 
 Letters    May 17, 2012

Will borough act on heli-ski complaints?

I submitted complaints regarding heli-skiing outside allowed boundaries for March 19 and April 5, complete with photos showing helicopters and ski tra...

 

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