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Articles from the July 21, 2016 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016

Cleanup at 7 Mile at $800K

The cost of cleanup at an unsanctioned rifle range at 7 Mile has reached $800,000 and will likely continue into next year, a U.S. Bureau of Land...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016

State easing off prosecuting cases

Some Haines residents have been getting lucky lately as a convergence of circumstances has led to an uptick in the number of criminal cases being...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016

Town's drinking water turns brown

A brown, frothy liquid poured from the taps of the Haines Borough’s water customers last weekend, following a drop in pressure at the borough’s wa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016

Permit sale rekindles talk of waste

Sale of a waste-handling business has resurrected discussion of consolidating service in Haines. Acme Transfer owner Paul Nelson has agreed to sell...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016

State fair fashion show will celebrate diversity

Tiffany DeWitt said a racist comment directed toward her 9-year-old African-American daughter Brooklyn inspired an “American Girls of All...

 

Seasonal EMT added

Due in part to a lack of ambulance crew volunteers, the Haines Volunteer Fire Department is hiring a seasonal, part-time EMT. The $12,182 position...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 21, 2016

Young actors stage beanstalk musical this weekend

On Friday morning, a club-wielding giant chased a slight boy dressed in green on the Chilkat Center stage. As he swung his club back and forth, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016

New cruise lines sign on for 2017

The Haines Borough’s tourism department has been receiving waves of good news recently, with new cruise lines committing to visit Haines in 2017...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 21, 2016

Parking gridlock at the airport

Officials are trying to find a solution to an overflow of cars parked at the Haines airport, some of which are double- and triple-parked and left for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016

Young, old impress at revived triathlon

Standout performances by youngest and oldest competitors marked Saturday’s AKtive Triathlon, the first communitywide triathlon held here in about 20...

 

Budgets take hit of $265K

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s last-minute education cuts will cost Haines about $265,000, but most of that will be borne by the Haines Borough, not the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016

Plane's gear collapses during airport landing

A local pilot crash-landed his private plane at the Haines Airport Monday afternoon, temporarily closing the airport and freezing flights. Resident...

 

Work starts on replacing steel bridge

Motorists traveling on the Haines Highway should be extra alert around 26 Mile Haines Highway, where construction on the state’s Klehini River...

 

Freeride athlete dies in avalanche

A Swedish athlete who placed second in women’s skiing during the Freeride World Tour event in Haines in March died in an avalanche July 14 in...

 

Former mayor, clerk Van Winkle dies at 68

Former Haines Borough mayor, assembly member and borough clerk Sharan Van Winkle died of...

 

Event restored school to traditional use

The Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center (FMLSCC) would like to thank the nearly 20 vendors and upper valley residents who turned out...

 

Apology for not consulting Frog House

On May 14, 2016, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska repatriated two objects to the Chilkat Indian Village during the...

 

What's behind candidate coaching?

On top of all the duties and constant public interaction, our elected officials now want to spend time coaching anyone who might want to run for an...

 

Duly Noted

The injured moose calf adopted by Kroschel Wildlife Center died Thursday. Steve Kroschel said the calf called Ladybug was eating and drinking from...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 18 A Second Avenue business owner reported sunflowers in front of her business had been destroyed. A Muncaster Lane resident reported he...

 

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