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Articles from the June 16, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Effort aims to repeal sales tax for tourism

Should the Haines Borough repeal its 1 percent tourism and economic development tax? That’s the question one Haines resident wants put on the ballot...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Heliport OK'd for year-round use

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved unlimited, year-round use of a 35 Mile Haines Highway heliport, though the owners will not b...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Gillnetters expect improved prices

For commercial fishermen in Lynn Canal this year, size matters. Department of Fish and Game biologist Mark Sogge said sockeye salmon returning to the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Something's fishy about town's new crosswalks

When asked how he would respond to critics of the Haines Borough’s new decorated crosswalks, outgoing public works director Ralph Borders said,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Assembly approves budget

A day before a charter-mandated deadline, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday adopted its $12.3 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year on a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Cui resigns for planning job in Washington state

Haines Borough planning and zoning technician Tracy Cui resigned this week to take a planning job in Sammamish, Wash. Cui’s last day with the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

For Native artists, tattooing is a revival of tradition

Tattooing, historically practiced by Native people along the North Pacific coast, is regaining popularity, including as a way of reconnecting with...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Official wears 'shut up' T-shirt to public hearing

A planning commissioner’s choice of a T-shirt to wear at last week’s meeting of the group rankled some citizens and at least one fellow commission...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Court to close at noon Fridays

The Haines District Court has become another casualty of statewide budget cuts. Beginning July 1, all Alaska courts will close at noon Friday to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Free TV: 4 channels available, but antenna needed

Remember free TV? It’s still around. In fact, since May, four channels are available through ARCS, the Alaska Rural Communications System. KHNS...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Fair, fishermen attempt largest salmon barbecue

How do you serve salmon dinner to 2,000 people? Start well in advance, but wait to the last minute to get your fish. Deana Stout started weeks ago,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Police: Unmarked car not for stealthy patrol

Residents may have noticed a new Haines Borough Police Department vehicle cruising around town lately. Or maybe they haven’t, because the black...

 

Candidate seeks seat in Congress

Lynette Moreno Hinz is running for the U.S. House of Representatives because she believes incumbent...

 

Hauser found ways to engage others

Ronnie Hauser, a tour bus driver who moved here from North Carolina in 2008 to join family, died at...

 

Intolerance wrapped in pseudo-science

Regarding the letter from Wayne Lela (CVN, June 9), a Downers Grove, Ill., male who identifies as a morally superior heterosexual human being:...

 

Don't let hate group influence actions

The Westboro Baptist Church protests funerals of our troops with the banner “Thank God for 9/11,” and celebrated Sunday’s mass shooting with...

 

The bullies have taken over Haines

Don Turner III, while sitting at the Planning Commission table last week, wore a T-shirt that said, “I like the sound you make when you shut up.”...

 

More misbehavior by cops will come

The return of Mr. Long to the police force shows he can manipulate the city any time he wants. And for someone to say he’s a good cop, forbid, I...

 

Saddened by the content of letter

I was deeply saddened by the content of Wayne Lela’s letter to the editor. I would like the community member who was the target of that letter to...

 

Businesses supported hoops camp

I want to thank Alaska Sport Shop, Howsers IGA and the Chilkat Indian Village for their support of the AKtive Summer Skills Basketball Camp. Your...

 

Editorial

The town has some fancifully painted crosswalks, so let’s refresh ourselves about what those thick, white lines mean. Stepping into a crosswalk give...

 

Duly Noted

Nick Oddo and Faith Tuohy were married Friday afternoon at Picture Point. “The skies just opened up. It was amazing,” Faith said. Magistrate John...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 13 A Mathias Avenue resident reported a moose cow and two calves in her yard. Police received a stalking order from the court to serve on...

 

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