Articles from the July 26, 2012 edition

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 By T    News    July 26, 2012

Borough may buy lunches for seniors

At the urging of mayor Stephanie Scott, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday introduced an ordinance to spend $15,000 to restore the senior lunch...

 By Eileen McIver    News    July 26, 2012

Grounds bustling as fair gears up

“Jousting” with foam lances, a “Zombie Run” and trapeze artists suspended by silk ribbons are new at the 44th Southeast Alaska State Fair,...

 By Tom Morphet    News    July 26, 2012

Museum resumes push for lighthouse

Following an eight-year hiatus, the Sheldon Museum is resuming efforts to lease and restore the Eldred Rock lighthouse. The museum’s Eldred Rock com...

 By Rosalie Loewen    News    July 26, 2012

Scott's journey to city hall started with philosophy, dance

Her Honor raises flowers – and no genteel, ordered garden, either. Giant swaying bushels of peonies, froths of bleeding hearts and tangles of...

 By Tom Morphet    News    July 26, 2012

Lari will seek police recording

Resident Dean “Bear” Lari this week said he would hire a lawyer to seek a police recording of a disputed encounter between him and Haines Borough...

 News    July 26, 2012

Borough responds to drowning suit

In response to a lawsuit brought by the parents of a drowned boy, the Haines Borough denied it had “any legal duty” to maintain the area around...

 By Tom Morphet    News    July 26, 2012

Hess: Consider using head tax for shuttle ferry

Should the Haines Borough use cruise ship head tax funds to subsidize a shuttle boat that brings cruise passengers to Haines from Skagway? The questio...

 By Tom Morphet    News    July 26, 2012

Borough starts saving ship revenues

The Haines Borough budget shows $137,000 in cruise ship head tax income for the coming year, but the municipality has plans to spend only a little...

 By Tom Morphet    News    July 26, 2012

Wind power meeting set

The Haines Borough will host a meeting about the potential for wind power in the Chilkat Valley at 10 a.m. Aug. 2 in the assembly chambers. Reuben...

 By Eileen McIver    News    July 26, 2012

Waste event keeps staff busy

Residents stopping at the old public works shop Friday to drop off paint cans and car batteries said the annual hazardous waste collection event is a...

 By Tom Morphet    News    July 26, 2012

Fuel in tank; no theft

The suspected theft of heating oil from the health clinic in Klukwan in May turned out to be a misreading due to a faulty gauge. Building attendant...

 News    July 26, 2012

Sockeye pouring into Chilkoot

Commercial gillnetting moved to the mouth of the Chilkoot River this week as fishery managers sought to capitalize on sockeye escapement numbers into...

 By Tom Morphet    News    July 26, 2012

Most Chilkat River fishing closed

Northern Chilkat Inlet and sections of the Chilkat River will remain closed to subsistence, sport and commercial fishing through July 31 to protect...

 By Tom Morphet    Blotter    July 26, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, July 23 A caller requested a welfare check on a woman. Police were unable to locate the woman but she called the station to say she was okay....

 By Pam Randles    News    July 26, 2012

Wild Things

The worst of their hatch has passed, but have you ever wondered what good are mosquitoes? They do fit into the food webs. Many fish, birds, bats,...

 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    July 26, 2012

Duly Noted

Former First National Bank branch manager Karl Heinz has transferred to the bank’s Eagle River branch. Karl and his family lived in Haines for four...

 Letters    July 26, 2012

Tow incident hurts town's reputation

Your July 5 article about Paul Nelson and his encounter with Mr. Gubergrits from Whitehorse should have the town appalled and disgusted. There is a...

 Letters    July 26, 2012

Nail-pounding a smashing good time

The Hammer Museum would like to thank the following businesses for their support. They helped us to make the Fourth of July Nail and Spike Driving...

 Letters    July 26, 2012

Parents were supporting cast of play

We all look forward to and enjoy the summer’s big play production by the Summer Youth Theater, which this year was the swashbuckling “Treasure...

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    July 26, 2012


In recent years, as the word “taxes” became lethal to political careers, savvy politicians turned to user fees to raise revenues. They hiked fees...

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