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Articles from the July 14, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Buzz-in entry at borough defeated

On a 4-2 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday rejected Bill Seward’s proposal to install a buzz-in security door at the administration...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Borough worker raises OK'd: $351K

The Haines Borough will spend an additional $351,600 on its employees over the course of the next three years following the assembly’s ratification...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Lapham, Lende say they'll run

Though the candidate filing period doesn’t open until Aug. 1, Haines is abuzz with chatter about who will vie for two borough assembly seats up for...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 14, 2016

Ferry roster dings 'Golden Circle'

Cuts in Alaska Marine Highway System ferry service to and from Skagway have driven RV and car travelers away from Haines, causing anxiety for local...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 14, 2016

Spiritual quest at core of shamanic practice

Growing up in the tiny town of Florissant, Colo., Krystal Gauley had a heightened sense of the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 14, 2016

Cannery canning again on eve of centennial

About 40 years ago, the Haines Packing Co. plant at Letnikof Cove produced its last can of salmon, as environmental regulations caught up to the...

 

Rogers, Kemp win 4th events

Pounding foundation stakes in Skagway may have given him the edge in the Fourth of July spike-driving competition, carpenter Manual Rogers of Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Borough's attorney backs Dimok decision

The Haines Borough administration is standing its ground on a decision to hold Canada-based company Dimok Timber to the same sales tax requirements...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 14, 2016

DOT offers ideas for improving bay parking

A state Department of Transportation official on Friday said parallel parking near the end of Mud Bay Road poses a safety hazard and that the state...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Assembly dumps tour tax vote

Going against the recommendation of its own committee, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday decided not to ask voters about repealing the town’s 1...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Planners: No to land sale request

The Haines Borough’s coveted lot at the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street will remain in public hands, for now. The Planning Commission last we...

 

Benefit to paint hammers

A fundraiser July 21-22 at the Hammer Museum will give residents a chance to brighten their toolboxes. “Art and Hammer” is patterned after...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 14, 2016

Borough seen as regional pilot for wood chip heat

The revised Haines Borough biomass project was characterized as a pilot project for small towns throughout Southeast at a Monday meeting where a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Seward: Deputize Brad Ryan

Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward is hoping to promote public facilities director Brad Ryan to deputy borough manager, a new position which would...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Training offered to assembly hopefuls

Interested in running for local office? The Haines Borough wants to make sure you know what you’re in for. For the first time, the clerk’s office...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Seward grilled on harbor action

Assembly member Margaret Friedenauer this week confronted manager Bill Seward for Seward’s recent attempt to postpone the Small Boat Harbor...

 

Editorial

Instead of tying itself in knots on the question of selling a lot on Third and Main or making it a park, borough leaders could steer a middle course...

 

Sell Main Street lot to fund more studies

We should give serious consideration to the potential of selling off the corner lot at Third and Main. We read about the borough’s financial...

 

Pie booth raised $800 for 2 causes

The Haines Woman’s Club has had another successful Pie Sale at this year’s Fourth of July celebration. Our special thanks go out to the Haines...

 

Bad cops occur anywhere, everywhere

We all should really take a good look at what has happened in Dallas, Texas: five cops killed. And why does this happen? Well, we all know why: Bad...

 

Park picnic, book sale raised $2,500

Once again, our community has come through with flying colors. The annual Friends of the Library Barbecue, Book and Bake sale on July 4 garnered over...

 

Station raised $70K, topped goal

KHNS would like to thank the more than 450 members, volunteers, businesses and friends who came together to support KHNS during our 2016...

 

Businesses boosted holiday contest

The Hammer Museum would like to thank the following local businesses for supplying the prizes for the spike-driving contest held during the Fourth of...

 

Doctors came through in emergency

I would like to thank Haines medical personnel, especially Dr. Linda Kierstad and Dr. David McCandless, for coming to my aid last week during an...

 

Foundation donation bought carpet

The Friends of the Haines Borough Public Library would like to acknowledge the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for once again demonstrating their...

 

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