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Articles from the August 3, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 3, 2017

Borough-wide police protection, a guide

At the Haines Borough Assembly's direction, borough staff have drafted an ordinance that creates...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 3, 2017

Forest Service delays Haines firefighters at Seduction Point fire

A forest fire at Seduction Point was “waiting to be a perfect storm” as winds pushed it toward Haines Wednesday. Tim Holm of the Haines Volunteer...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 3, 2017

New director for chamber selected

New Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tracey Harmon will bring management experience in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 3, 2017

Breakdown sends Ferris wheel on wild ride

Ferris wheel riders took a wild ride Saturday afternoon after a hydraulic system malfunction freewheeled the popular fair attraction. John and Sharon...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 3, 2017

Tobacco, marijuana excise taxes face some opposition

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed separating marijuana and tobacco excise taxes from one ballot proposition into two, and getting rid of a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 3, 2017

Cause of 2016 plane crash remains a mystery

Wreckage lost at sea made the mechanical cause of the single-engine airplane that crashed into Lynn Canal during the fall of 2016 impossible to...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 3, 2017

Hazardous waste collection up

Participation continues to grow for the Haines Borough hazardous household waste collection. The public works department in conjunction with Carson...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 3, 2017

Schnabel asks for ideas, not criticism at solid waste meeting

A member of the Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group was unhappy with two transfer station plans presented Tuesday as she believed they...

 

Constantine finds high grade silver

Constantine Metal Resources found larger deposits of copper and zinc than average along with a high grade precious metal discovery at its Palmer...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 3, 2017

Forest Service to rebuild Excursion bridge

The U.S. Forest Service will demolish and rebuild the bridge at Excursion Inlet by Sept. 30. U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski announced in a press release...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 3, 2017

Students feast on lessons learned at Culture Camp

Students learned Native traditions and culture last month at the revived Culture and Environmental Stewardship Camp. About 25 students spent July...

 

Haines Business Briefs

Haines business briefs are an opportunity for the Chilkat Valley News to inform the community about new, small or improved businesses operating in...

 

2017 Fair Contest Results

King Arthur Flour Bake Off Adults - First: Shannon Cooper, Boom Chocolata Second: Leigh Horner, Raspberry almond tarts with chocolate ganache Third:...

 

Democracy calls for a 'No Vote'

I call for a “No Vote.” Not everything has pleased me, but that’s a matter of opinion. Nothing is illegal and the three assembly members have...

 

We apologize, we'll pay

To the residents of the Haines Borough, particularly those within 500 feet of our house located at 527 Dalton Street, Haines, Alaska, we apologize if...

 

Thanks to soccer volunteers

Alaska Miners Association Haines Chapter would like to thank CYD Director Al Giddings and coach Greg Palmieri for their support with the Soccer Shoot...

 

Ferry schedule needs decoder ring

I just looked at the upcoming winter schedule posted on the AMHS web page, and I have to say I wish I had held onto that Buck Rogers secret decoder...

 

Civility starts in Kindergarten

An item in yes-vote newspaper commentary on July 27— I certainly hope Assembly Members haven’t sworn to always vote the so-called majority. We...

 

Vote facts, not personal feelings

Jean and I decided to live here for the same reasons as many of you. The area is incredibly beautiful and Haines is one of the few remaining...

 

Elections end on election day

Haines residents: First and foremost, please vote in the Aug. 15 recall election of our borough assembly members. Let your voice be heard, whatever...

 

Elders keep tradition alive, thanks

Many thanks to our Elders, organizations, sponsors, leaders, parents, and young people that made Cultural and Environmental Stewardship Camp the...

 

Duly Noted

Sidney Campbell, education and outreach coordinator at the American Bald Eagle Foundation, was featured on Wild Alaska Live on the BBC July 26. She sp...

 

This Week In History...

Archive news from 50, 25 and 10 years ago. July 28, 1967 At the local second class borough petition...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, July 25 Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute on Union Street. It was determined the situation was nondomestic, but one person...

 

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