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Articles from the May 31, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

Partial sidewalk work irks leaders, merchants

State Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, said this week a patchwork replacement of sidewalk and curbs downtown can’t be fixed this year, due to funding...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

Drowning victim's family sues town

The family of a 14-year-old boy who drowned near the Port Chilkoot Dock has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Haines Borough, saying the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

Assembly begins scoring manager hopefuls

Haines Borough Assembly members and municipal officers are in the process of scoring 18 borough manager applicants on a “decision matrix” aimed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

Foundling moose goes to Kroschel's park

A days-old moose taken in by a local family last week became the latest addition to Steve Kroschel’s wildlife park. Kelsey Taylor said the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Private group pushing for Lutak port

The Haines Borough recently launched a Haines Port Development Steering Committee. Three residents have since formed the Haines Port Development Counc...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Borough's downtown road work to begin

More downtown construction is scheduled to begin next week, as part of a project that includes improvements to Third and Fourth avenues, Lynnview...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

Most apple trees survive winter

Despite a record snowfall and fears they’d be mowed down by the area’s moose, 99 of 127 apple trees planted around town about a year ago survived...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Sen. Murkowski to visit June 1

Sen. Lisa Murkowski is scheduled to visit Haines on Friday, June 1, and attend three events open to the public. Murkowski first will speak at the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Visa program to last through fish season

Seafood processing – at least temporarily – will continue to benefit from a visa program that brings thousands of foreign students to Alaska each...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Pet health fair set June 9

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel is hosting a free health fair for pets on Saturday, June 9, at the ANB Hall. The 10 a.m.-1 p.m. event includes tips...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Thirty-pounder leads derby's 1st week

Josh Bentz leads the 34th annual King Salmon Derby after the Memorial Day weekend, with a 30.4-pound catch. “It jumped clean out of the water and...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Ophan seal gains weight, swims in Seward

A newborn harbor seal pup found in Haines May 2 has gained more than eight pounds and appears on track for release into the wild here later this...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

No special election to fill vacant seats

A push by Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott to allow use of special elections to fill vacancies on the borough assembly died Tuesday after failing...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

Wet, cold doesn't scare off brew fans

Intermittent rain didn’t seem to hinder the 20th Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival. The fair, which organizes the event, increased the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

Anchorage homebrew wins competition

Home brewers from throughout Alaska and the Yukon submitted 63 beers and four meads for Friday’s home brew competition at the 20th Anniversary of...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, May 28 A caller reported a reckless driver in the Fort Seward area. An officer gave the motorist a warning. Two callers reported a bear on...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    News    May 31, 2012

Duly Noted

Mary Price is home after six months spent in Anchorage recuperating from a broken hip and other complications. She’s “extremely happy to be...

 
 Letters    May 31, 2012

Thanks for help with cruise kick-off

The first Season Kick-Off Celebration was a success. Thank you to Jan Hill, Nancy Keen, Lorraine Kasko, Deanna Strong and Tim Ackerman for greeting...

 
 Letters    May 31, 2012

Students raised $1,000 for orphanage

On behalf of the Haines High School Student Council, I would like to thank the Haines People for Peace for providing us with another grant this year...

 
 Letters    May 31, 2012

Scholarship provided travel for students

On behalf of all the Haines High School students who attended the Pillars of America speaker series, I would like to sincerely thank the Juneau...

 
 Letters    May 31, 2012

Volunteer effort a tribute at Jones Point

Praise and thanks to all those who did such a marvelous job of cleaning up the Jones Point Cemetery. It truly was a park-like setting for the...

 
 Letters    May 31, 2012

Mayor thankful for help on junk cleanup

I would like to publicly thank everyone who participated in the recent Junk Car and Scrap Metal cleanup. As of last count, more than 400 cars and...

 

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