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Articles from the May 25, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017

Meeting to address hard drug use issue

A town hall meeting will be held June 1 to address what police and some health officials say is a rise in hard drug use. Besides anecdotal evidence, l...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017

Logging or land development

A week after the Haines Borough Planning Commission discussed placing restrictions on commercial logging and other resource extraction in the Mud Bay...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017

In 25th year, festival will feature 130 beers

Twenty-one brewing companies from Alaska, Washington and Canada along with three distributors will offer more than 130 types of beer during this...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 25, 2017

Grocers take steps to minimize food waste, a growing issue

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that about 40 percent of food in United States is thrown away, due largely to cosmetic defects or...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 25, 2017

Rain sets single-day record

A rare May storm dropped more than two inches of rain on town Sunday, about a half-inch more than the average total rainfall for the entire month....

 

For 2nd year in row, library a medal finalist

For the second consecutive year, the Haines Borough Public Library has been named a finalist for the 2017 National Medal for Museum and Library Servic...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 25, 2017

Waste group: Support for Borough ownership

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group may recommend the borough take over solid waste management from the private company that now provides...

 
 By Sophia Lago    News    May 25, 2017

Smoking prohibited on state fairgrounds

Smoking is now prohibited on the grounds at the Southeast Alaska State Fair for all events. The fair’s board of directors made the change effective...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017

Track and field team surprises

Six of 15 Haines High School track and field team athletes qualified for the upcoming state championship in Palmer during last weekend’s windblown a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017

Assembly favors former mayor for Case's seat

Former Haines mayor Stephanie Scott will likely fill the vacant assembly seat, left by Mike Case after he resigned last month, if the Haines Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017

Bear spray, bug dope suspected in landfill gassing

State officials are encouraging residents to mind disposal of hazardous wastes following an incident last week where two workers were injured by a...

 

Habra 3rd at state for singing

Haines High School senior Alexandria Habra placed third in the state for her classical solo performance of “Queen of the Night” by Mozart at the A...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017

HHS Class of 2017 takes a bow

Winnie the Pooh, Will Rogers and a hat made of squirrel pelts were invoked at Tuesday’s graduation ceremony for the Haines High School class of 2017...

 

Recycle electronic devices on June 2-3

Haines Friends of Recycling is holding its 11th annual electronic waste recycling event June 2-3. Chairperson Melissa Aronson said HFR has collected...

 

Softball league seeks players;

Haines’ adult softball league is looking for more co-ed players this summer to ramp up teams for a busy tournament season. Coordinator Tyrell Horton...

 

Galleries to spotlight fish prints, authors

June’s First Friday celebration will feature local authors and painters at participating Haines businesses. The monthly art walk starts at 5 p.m....

 

Solstice concert set for Chilkat Center

The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts will host the Summer Solstice Serenade fundraiser 7 p.m. June 18 with classical music from Southeas...

 

Magpie Gallery opens on Second Avenue

A new art gallery and store on Second Avenue is spotlighting local artists. Its owner also plans to hold community art workshops. Haines artist Laura...

 

Archive, portraits at museum

The Haines Sheldon Museum is set to have a busy June with numerous upcoming events. The grand opening of the Haines Archives and Research Center will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017

Online farmers market sales open on June 1

The Salt & Soil Marketplace, an online farmers’ market based in Haines, will open to online food orders June 1, with pickup of goods starting...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 25, 2017

Food bank inventory runs low

The Haines Salvation Army is hoping to boost food pantry donations for residents in need. It is seeing high demands with few donations despite...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 25, 2017

Duly Noted

Song Nash, 41, died of stomach cancer in Seattle on May 20. A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Monday, May 29 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline. Wif...

 

Legion grateful for gift of beer tap

The American Legion Post now has a beer tap thanks to Chris Thorgesen for donating it and Roger Bergstrand for building the bar around it. Thank you,...

 

Forest provides enough; don't deplete it

In regard to the timber sale in Porcupine, have you thought about why a state like Oregon (home of the timber wolves) needs to buy timber and ship it...

 

Musicians, grocer boosted square dance

Thanks to Sweet Sunny North for the great music and Olerud’s Market Center for helping with the food for another successful square dance Saturday,...

 

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