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Articles from the June 9, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Kito only candidate to file for legislative seat

Barring a write-in campaign, Haines voters won’t have a choice about who represents them in the Alaska House of Representatives when the next...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Mural artist paints town history freehand

When artist Clayton Conner starts working on his murals, onlookers sometimes mistake them for graffiti. For the first few days, the dots, blurs and li...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Just months after installation, Voc Ed air handler on blink

A problem in computerized controls has shut down the air-handling system of the Haines School’s Voc Ed building, part of an $864,099 heating and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

New trailers get jump on committee

As the Haines Borough struggles to address the lingering issue of how to permit commercial trailers, more are setting up shop around town. Cheechako...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

School board OKs $4.85 million budget

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved its $4.85 million general fund budget for the coming year, which includes some recent...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Jehovah's Witness clarifies policies

A Jehovah’s Witness representative clarified this week his group isn’t pushing literature or religious discussion on people passing by a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Brayton Long to stay on borough police force

After tendering his resignation in May, officer Brayton Long has decided to stay with the Haines Borough Police Department. Interim chief Josh Dryden...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Hearings set on wood chip heat proposal

The Haines Borough School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on July 14 to hear a detailed presentation and ask questions about a proposal by borough consultan...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Mayor Hill reins in parks committee

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill is putting her foot down over what she sees as the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee’s overreach on the Small Bo...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Bike relay gear: For some teams, it's glitter

While some cyclists are stocking up on protein bars and extra water bottles for the upcoming 24th Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

King salmon feed expands for bicyclists

The 9th Annual Fishermen’s Community King Salmon Barbecue this year will feature four food-serving serving stations and three musical bands...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Hill considers Washington, D.C. trip to seek funds

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill said a recent visit to town by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was encouraging and Hill is considering a trip to...

 

All invited to portrait workshop

The public is invited to a demonstration of portrait painting June 21-22, as part of the second Studio Incamminati workshop in Haines. Twelve...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

New evening event puts focus on Fort Seward

A new promotion launching next week will highlight businesses in Fort Seward. Starting Thursday evening, June 16, “Fort Night” will be similar to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    June 9, 2016

Police Report

Monday, June 6 A person reported a brown bear in the woods near Cox Street. Dispatch forwarded the report to Fish and Game. A person reported a possib...

 

Duly Noted

Joe Ordonez’s, “Where Eagles Gather: The Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve,” is featured with other recently published Alaska...

 

Breakwater's appearance blown out of proportion

I spend a lot of time in the harbor, and often I see tourists hanging around looking at the boats. Usually there are more tourists around the harbor...

 

Park would help revitalize downtown

In Tom Morphet’s editorial panning the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee suggestion of a permanent green space or commons on Main Street, he d...

 

Don't normalize transgender disorder

Regarding a physiologically male Alaskan high school student who identifies as a female and who recently won all-state honors in girls’ track and...

 

Hammer Museum appreciates support

Staff, board members and volunteers of the Hammer Museum would like to thank the Haines community for supporting us at Beer Fest. The High Striker...

 

Recyclers netted 8 tons of electronicss

A giant thank you to the 27 volunteers who helped with the Haines Friends of Recycling electronic recycling over the weekend. We couldn’t have done...

 

Tour firm helped train two EMTs

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank Alaska Mountain Guides for helping train two of our responders to the EMT 1 level at no...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 9, 2016

Editorial

At 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, a woman apparently off the cruise ship used a cell phone to snap a selfie with the new fish carving at Old Haines Highway and...

 

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