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Articles from the June 30, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Third and Main lot pursued by buyers

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, to consider two requests to buy the borough-owned lot at the corner...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Expired license cancels fireworks

This year’s Fourth of July celebration will be markedly less festive. Haines Borough manager Bill Seward canceled the annual fireworks show after...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Police chief choice wavers, takes offer

Following a breakdown in negotiations last week over his request that the Haines Borough cover $27,000 in moving expenses, police chief candidate Heat...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

State: Remove crosswalk art

Department of Transportation spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow said he is bracing for complaints following the state’s order that the Haines Borough...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    June 30, 2016

Toad in the commode

Gilbette Blais found something unexpected floating in her toilet Saturday morning – a toad. At about 10 a.m., she walked into the bathroom of her...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 30, 2016

More controls on bear corridor

A new monitor position and a certification program for volunteers are aimed at improving people-brown bear interactions along the Chilkoot River,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Porcupine Road floods; borough repairs $40K

A recent $40,000 repair to the Porcupine Road won’t be standard operating procedure in the future, Haines Borough officials warned this week. Public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Several causes for salty water

Haines Borough officials say a “perfect storm” of factors recently forced the municipality to supplement its regular water source with salty well...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Seward seeks pay raise for clerk Cozzi

Haines Borough manager Bill Seward’s attempt to give clerk Julie Cozzi a raise was cut short this week when an assembly member advised it might not...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 30, 2016

Board upholds non-retention of kindergarten teacher

An informal hearing on a decision by the Haines Borough School Board to not renew the contract of kindergarten teacher Sue Ackerman took on the tenor...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 30, 2016

Asquith leads Haines riders in 24th Kluane

Jumping out with the race leaders in the Kluane-Chilkat International Bicycle Relay paid off for solo rider Sean Asquith, who led Haines teams in the...

 

Questions on new busking policy

Street performers will be allowed on the cruise ship dock and in other public places under a busking performance policy issued by the Haines Borough...

 

Gillnet fleet sees low harvests

A marginal showing of Chilkoot-bound sockeye and low catches of chums continued this week for commercial fishermen. Fish and Game biologist Mark...

 

Thanks for help with Chinese dinner

Haines American Legion Post #12 would like to thank everyone who attended our recent Chinese dinner benefit. We were able to serve over 100 community...

 

Letter-writer omitted some facts

Regarding Karen Hess’ letter in last week’s paper in which she describes the facts behind the funding of the Port Chilkoot Dock complex: her...

 

Thanks for donation of land to Uglys

On behalf of The Uglys of Haines, I would like to thank Vickie Cox. She got word that we were “homeless” and generously donated a piece of land...

 

Workshop organizer grateful for support

We have successfully completed our second Studio Incamminati oil portrait painting workshop, June 20-24, and a few thank yous are in order. First, I...

 

Duly Noted

Max James Lampkins was born at 4:38 a.m. Sunday at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital to parents Jae and Jim Lampkins. Max weighed 7 lbs, 14 oz, and...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 27 A caller from Vermont requested a welfare check on a Haines resident. Fire crews reported a disabled vehicle at 15 Mile Haines...

 

4th of July Schedule

Saturday, July 2: Red, White & Blue Stroke Play Tournament, 10 a.m., Valley of the Eagles Golf Links Fire Department Barbecue, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.,... Full story

 

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