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Articles from the July 23, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Chief Musser, where are you?

The District Attorney’s office is postponing a Haines trial because one of the state’s key witnesses, former Haines Borough police chief Bill...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Leaders will unravel minor violations law

After widespread public criticism, the Haines Borough’s Government Affairs and Services Committee agreed this week to dissect a draft ordinance...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Filing period opens Aug. 1 for local offices

Residents who have clamored at recent Haines Borough Assembly meetings for more public involvement can step up Aug. 1 and declare their candidacy for...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    July 23, 2015

Along for ride on Fireman Al's last day

Fireman and EMT Al Badgley worked his last day for the Haines Borough Friday. During the past two weeks, borough officials and community members have...

 

Author of anthology to speak July 29

Local writer Jean Meaux on Wednesday will give a slide show of historic photos and discuss her book, “In Pursuit of Alaska: An Anthology of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 23, 2015

Vets' home nets $650K gift

Lucy Harrell has made a $650,000 donation that will complete the first floor of the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village within a year. “Since we agreed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 23, 2015

Deadline for most state fair exhibits Saturday

Organizers of the 47th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair are expecting a bounty of vegetables and berries following recent warm and wet weather, plus...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Membership qualifications cause Chamber rift

A decision at last week’s Haines Chamber of Commerce board meeting that prompted a prominent member to quit the group has resurrected questions of...

 

Court fees to increase

The Alaska Court System is increasing existing fees and adding new ones beginning Aug. 1. The fee hikes are the result of the state’s budget woes,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Garbage violations unearth bigger concerns

The Haines Borough Assembly last week took a mid-meeting field trip to a west side trailer park in an attempt to settle a dispute between borough staf...

 

Editorial

Credit Southeast Alaska State Fair board chairman Eric Forster and resident Chris Miller for the new climbing tower and zip line project at the...

 

Blacksmithing workshop drew all ages

The Hammer Museum would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its help in making the blacksmithing workshop a great success....

 

Thanks for local food donations

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center staff and all of the wonderful seniors that we serve, I would like to offer so much gratitude to all of the...

 

CVN's VanSpronsen reporting vindictive

For almost 30 years I was a law enforcement officer. I worked for five different agencies in three states and I saw a lot of pain and suffering. The...

 

Badgley grateful for support, kind words

Wow! I am overwhelmed by the support of the Haines Volunteer Fire Department members, Haines Presbyterian Church and the community of Haines upon my...

 

Volunteers needed for state fair

The Southeast Alaska State Fair begins Thursday, July 30 and runs through Aug. 2. If you have time to volunteer, please call the fair office at...

 

Consider these harbor alternatives

My harbor objectives: Expand the boat harbor with slips and in-water services. Provide one row of car and truck parking, where space is available,...

 

Rasmuson donation grew endowment

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation held a wonderful donor appreciation event June 29. As always with these things, it took many people to pull...

 

Duly Noted

Brianna Phillips and Matt Baarson were married July 11 at Letnikof Cove. Matt’s uncle and godfather Bob Franz officiated. Parents of the bride are...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 20 A caller reported his vehicle broke down near 10 Mile Haines Highway. Police arrested a 44-year-old man for driving without a valid...

 

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