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Articles from the August 1, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 1, 2013

Two candidates for assembly, four to vie for school board

Despite a recent change in election procedures and exemption from state financial disclosure requirements, only two candidates filed to fill two...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 1, 2013

Local woman does it all at fair

It was going to be a challenge: hitting nearly every event, ride, booth and exhibit at the Southeast Alaska State Fair. But it was a challenge I was...

 
 By Sharon Resnick    News    August 1, 2013

New distillery nears grand opening

The gleaming stainless steel cooker and fermentation tanks, the copper-topped still, the metal-strapped oak barrels and the stout bottles all stand...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 1, 2013

Shallow waters force Letnikof float move

The Haines Borough will spend $242,000 to move the Letnikof Cove float another 17 feet offshore to keep it afloat during low tides. Manager Mark...

 
 By Kevin Ward    News    August 1, 2013

Disc golf to teach physics

The Haines Borough Public Library will be hosting free disc golf lessons where kids will not only learn the rules of the game, but the physics behind...

 
 By Sharon Resnick    News    August 1, 2013

Cuts in ferry system discounts, services loom

The ferry system’s 30 percent winter roundtrip discount is gone and come next summer, the “driver go free” option will disappear, too. Cuts to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 1, 2013

Lapp seeks meeting time limits

Haines Borough Assembly member Jerry Lapp wants to outlaw long meetings. Lapp introduced an ordinance last week that, if passed, would end regular...

 
 News    August 1, 2013

Hazardous waste collects 12 drums

More than 125 people showed up for the Hazardous Waste Collection July 19 to rid their garages and storage sheds of various goop and gunk. “It was...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 1, 2013

Workshop to address Native health

Lani Hotch said she sees a day-long workshop in Klukwan Aug. 2 as the next step in village wellness efforts. Non-Natives and people from outside the...

 
 By Kevin Ward    News    August 1, 2013

Skate contest draws 60 people

Garrett Kroschel and Keanu Lynch took top awards in Mike’s Bikes and Boards second annual Fair Time Skate Competition Friday. Around 60 people...

 
 News    August 1, 2013

Folk singer will perform Friday

Singer, songwriter, poet and storyteller John Smith will bring his sincere and unpretentious folk music to the Chilkat Center lobby at 8 p.m. Friday....

 
 By Pam Randles    News    August 1, 2013

Wild Things

Curiouser and curiouser. There have been a number of unusual sightings this summer. Eric Holle and Katey Palmer were kayaking near Kuiu Island when t...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

19 Mile land not for public use

The land at 19 Mile with a river access road is a Native allotment owned by the descendants of a Chilkat tribal member. Recently trees have been cut b...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

Community should honor contribution

I would like to thank Patty Campbell and Radio Shack for the recycling of printer ink cartridges and toners. I just took a bunch of toner cartridges...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

Volunteers made clean-up successful

Alaska State Parks would like to thank the volunteers who helped organize and all the participants who cleared the Battery Point Trail and the Mount...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

NYO games garner wide support

The Native Youth Olympic (NYO) Games on the Fourth of July were a big success!  I would like to thank the community of Haines for all of the...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

Crew brings fun to logging show

The logging show was a success and a big hit with the crowd! We’d like to thank the Uglys of Haines and Lynn View Lodge for again sponsoring the...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

Volleyball tournament well-played

I would like to thank Tommy and Natalie Jobbins, Tyler Scovill, Judy Ewald and Jim Schnabel for their help with the beach volleyball tournament and...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

Community supports Dave Olerud

Many, many thanks to the wonderful people of Haines! We so appreciated the prayers, calls, cards and visits while Dave was in the hospital. Haines is...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

Haines a difficult place to leave

With my Alaskan summer coming to a close, I found it only fitting to write a letter to the paper that brought me here in the first place. I was...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

Jerrie Clarke invites Haines to visit

I’m finally settled into my new adventure in southern Nevada and catching up on thank- yous.  Shortly before he died in 2001, John Hartford was...

 
 Letters    August 1, 2013

Emblem Club names winners

Haines Emblem Club #463 sends out congratulations to our recent raffle winners: 1st Place: Connie Ward - $1,000 gift certificate to Howsers IGA 2nd...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    August 1, 2013

Duly Noted

Carol Duis is the 2013 Alaska recipient of the AARP Andrus Award, which honors a model volunteer whose work improves the community and enhances the...

 
 Blotter    August 1, 2013

Police Report

Monday, July 29 A caller complained of cyclists in the construction zones on Beach Road making it difficult for cars to pass. Police told the caller...

 

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