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Articles from the February 4, 2016 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016

Superintendent job draws 21 applicants

Twenty-one people have applied to be superintendent of the Haines Borough School District, but the public will get to know the identities of only a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Gap between barriers another harbor hurdle

The Haines Borough’s Small Boat Harbor expansion project just can’t catch a break. Another obstacle has surfaced in the form of the 20-foot gap...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

'House' a portrait of 1930's Spain

Director Tod Sebens insists that he didn’t choose the material for his latest production as much as it chose him. Sebens stumbled across “The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Ward: Hill's statement incorrect

Former Haines Borough interim manager Bob Ward said this week he never expressed the sentiment that the borough shouldn’t tax citizens and then...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016

Assembly to review Mosquito Lake School agreement

Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan and highway residents are endorsing an agreement for shared management of the former Mosquito Lake School....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Chilkoot Road transferred to Parks

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources this week officially assumed control of the mile-long Chilkoot River Road, paving the way for construction...

 

Swimmers improve times at annual Winter Games

The Haines Dolphins swim team hosted nearly 60 out-of-town swimmers at the annual Winter Games North meet last weekend. Thirty Dolphins competed...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Borough pursues Lutak Dock fix

Nearly six months after the Haines Borough rescinded its Request for Qualifications for Lutak Dock improvements, a new draft document has emerged,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Permit sought for hydro plant

A local developer has applied for a conditional use permit to build a $4-$7 million hydroelectric plant at Walker Lake, about 30 miles northwest of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Lobbyist Thomas reports activities

Haines Borough lobbyist Bill Thomas submitted his first progress report to the manager last week, offering a day-by-day chronicling of his work in Jun...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016

Missing plane complicates crash investigation

The federal investigation into the Nov. 4 crash of a private plane in Lynn Canal will be made more difficult by the fact that the plane was never foun...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Wildlife trooper hired

Haines will be getting a new Alaska Wildlife Trooper no later than May 1, Major Bernard Chastain said this week. Wildlife trooper Trent Chwialkowski...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016

Eagle dies despite rescue effort

A mature bald eagle rescued after an apparent fight with another animal near Klukwan died Tuesday at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. The small...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016

Carlson: District's budget not bright

The Haines Borough School District’s finances aren’t as rosy as some might think, interim superintendent Rich Carlson said this week. Carlson,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Manager, police chief ideas?

The headhunting firm hired by the Haines Borough to search for the town’s next manager and police chief is looking for input on what residents want...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Heliport issue delayed 4 times

Since appearing on the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s agenda in October, the issue of siting a heliport at 35 Mile Old Haines Highway has...

 

Chiefs sweep Bears

Haines High School’s varsity basketball teams went 0-4 on a trip to Metlakatla last weekend. The Glacier Bear boys fell by scores of 84-44 and...

 

Eagle program starts Saturday

The American Bald Eagle Foundation’s youth raptor program starts 10 a.m. Saturday. The program, open to students between 9 and 17 years old,...

 

Editorial

To save us some potential embarrassment and money, the Haines Borough Assembly should advance to voters a $10 million bond for completion of the boat...

 

Brotherhood was built with Native blood

In the year 1912, 12 men and one woman formed the Alaska Native Brotherhood in Sitka. Many people attribute the continued survival of the ANB and ANS...

 

Cuts threaten vital service

I’m writing to express my concern for something very important to me. I’m hoping that in the long run, it will move our governor and other...

 

Leaders should pursue Tier 3

The Haines that created the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve in 1982 is different from today’s Haines. Back then, Haines was a mill town and it...

 

Check body language, leaders

The harsh tone and aggressive body language of several elected officials was justifiably called out by members of the public during a recent borough a...

 

Thanks to tournament's helpers

A very huge and sincere thank you to all the volunteers who helped pull off the Triple Threat Basketball Tournament last weekend. There were four...

 

Motorist grateful for response

I would like to thank the entire Haines fire, police and ambulance crews. Thanks also to Sam Cargill, Jack Smith, Jack Smith Jr., and my stepdad...

 

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