Articles from the March 31, 2016 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    March 31, 2016

Legislature targets public health nurse offices

A planned 17 percent cut by the Alaska Legislature to the state public health nurse program will change services and close some offices, but it’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 31, 2016

Local squads win 2 of 4 Gold Medal brackets

Teams from the Chilkat Valley took home half the gold at the 70th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau last weekend, winning two of four...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

State rejected 2 sites for Freeride ski event

In December, the Freeride World Tour’s request to access two sites outside of the borough-approved heli-ski map generated controversy, including...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

Students write, seek publisher for Peratrovich book

When first-grade teacher Sophia Armstrong went searching for a picture book to help her students learn about Alaska Native civil rights activist...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

Woodworkers, Craney share Friday spotlight

The 286,000-acre Haines State Forest doesn’t just present exceptional recreational opportunities in Southeast Alaska. It also provides raw...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 31, 2016

Harbor crew saves sinking pleasure boat

A response by Haines Borough harbor crew kept a 35-foot cabin cruiser from sinking near Battery Point on March 25. Alan Bosworth, wife Angela...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

Area Democrats support Sanders overwhelmingly

Technical difficulties and communication snafus bogged down Saturday’s local Democratic caucus, but nearly 200 Haines residents toughed out the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

Report details cop's accidental shooting

A report recently released by the Alaska State Troopers determined a Haines Borough police officer made several errors during a training exercise...

 

Mayor calls for town to turn over new leaf

Months after Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill referred to the community as the most “hateful and vindictive” as she has seen it during her lifetime,...

 

Female bear harvest concerns biologist

A state biologist this week will ask residents to weigh in with suggestions of how to reduce the take of female brown bears in the area. Area...

 

Assembly OK with beer and wine license

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday voted unanimously to issue a statement of non-objection to the Pilot Light Restaurant’s state application...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

Borough to pay half of Nelson's expenses

Lawyers representing the Haines Borough and property owner Paul Nelson have reached a settlement agreement to pay for about 50 percent, or $4,500, of...

 

Four CYD squads compete at Juneau shootout

A jam-packed week of basketball in Juneau included Haines youngsters, who earned a trio of top-three team finishes at the annual Mike Jackson...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

Assembly rejects bid for harbor advisory vote

An attempt to make the Haines Borough scrutinize how it will finance future phases of the Small Boat Harbor expansion project failed Tuesday, with...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 31, 2016

Budget would cut library's Internet service

Dozens of libraries around the state, including the Haines Borough Public Library, are concerned about recent cuts by the House and Senate finance...

 

Action delayed on commercial trailer committee

Three months after the Haines Borough Planning Commission recommended Mayor Jan Hill appoint a committee to dig into the issue of commercial...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    March 31, 2016

Police Report

Monday, March 28 A 911 caller reported his Main Street home had been broken into. Police initiated a case. Sunday, March 27 Police wrote a report for...

 

Duly Noted

Maggie Rae Martin is selling three of the turkeys that have been making mischief around town. Maggie said her family keeps all kinds of birds –...

 

Bar and restaurant priced at $1.1 million

Your article on the Pioneer Bar was nicely written, but noting the borough assessed value of the real estate has caused some confusion. Several...

 

Thankful for presentation on seeds

Thank you to Foundroot for helping the Haines School children learn about seeds and gardening through your fun learning session. Also, a huge thank...

 

HARK celebrated 15 years of support

It was a pleasure for Haines Animal Rescue Kennel to celebrate 15 years among a family of patrons, supporters and dogs at the anniversary event....

 

Nash family grateful for loving hearts

Helping out in a tragedy is something our town always gets right. Once again we have been the recipients of an outpouring of hugs, prayers, cards and...

 

Dolphins swim team builds character

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank the many volunteers and organizations that have contributed to the success of our team. In January,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    March 31, 2016

Editorial

A plan by Alaska legislators to whack funding for public health nurse personnel seems like a particularly cruel cut. A public health nurse is often...

 

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