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Articles from the August 4, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

Legal fees mount in heliport lawsuit

The Haines Borough has spent more than $13,000 to date defending itself in a lawsuit filed by a sister company of Southeast Alaska Backcountry...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

Magistrate retiring after 13 years lauded for work ethic

John Hutchins came to the law later in life. Before taking the job as Haines Court magistrate in March 2003, Hutchins built parts for the Apollo...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

Intestine artist brings creations to museum

For months, the Haines Sheldon Museum has been working to get Whitehorse artist Lyn Fabio’s artwork into the country. Fabio’s pieces are primarily...

 

Extra half day nets uptick at waste event

A half day added to this year’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection proved to be a success as employees of Carson Dorn, Inc. of Juneau and the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 4, 2016

'Harvest camp' offered for youths

Haines’ first Harvest Camp will make its debut Aug. 13-16 for Southeast Alaska youth, inspired by a popular and successful Chilkoot Culture Camp...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

New police chief adjusting to town's 'uniqueness'

Haines is a long way from Washington, D.C., and Haines Borough Police Chief Heath Scott has spent the last three weeks “getting used to the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 4, 2016

Harbor project opposition unwavering as bid nears

A June meeting called to address harbor project aesthetics was dominated by citizen concerns about the size of a planned parking lot and a project...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

DOT: Mud Bay parking issue not fixed yet

A state employee jumped the gun last week when she told the Haines Borough a solution had been reached in the ongoing issue of residents parallel...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

AMG seeks permit for Flower Mountain tour

Alaska Mountain Guides is looking to add a commercial ATV tour to its operations that would take clients around the Flower Mountain and lower Klehini...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 4, 2016

Attendance, beer sales up at fair

The 48th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair saw an increase in attendance this year and ran pretty smoothly, according to executive director Jessica...

 

SEARHC to host infant health event

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will host the first Infant and Toddler Health Roundup Aug. 8- 9. Parents are welcome to bring...

 

Why not schedule the fair later?

I don’t understand why the Southeast Alaska State Fair officials will not schedule the fair for the first or second week of August! There are...

 

Thanks for help during foul weather

Thanks to the M/V Fjordland, Alison Jacobson and Crystal Badgley for facilitating the delivery of our new embroidered Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation...

 

Venom undermines writer's credibility

I was surprised to read that Al Kelly regards Tom Morphet’s recent editorial as “the most disgusting thing that (Tom has) done since coming to...

 

Diversity beautiful at wearable art

The Wearable Art runway exhibition is a highlight of the fair for its local involvement and creativity. This year the diversity wearable art modeled...

 

Consider income when setting fines

Haines is planning a fundraiser, asking the most financially challenged among us to foot the bill. On KHNS last winter I heard about a man fined for...

 

Volunteers boosted recycling at fair

A gigantic thank you to everyone who helped with the recycling and composting efforts at our amazing fair! We had more than 25 volunteers; some...

 

Bakers sweetened Hospice booth at fair

The Hospice of Haines dessert booth at the Southeast Alaska State Fair was a delicious effort by a sweet group of local bakers who suspended all from...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident Jessie Babette Miller of San Francisco said she was so surprised to win the Southeast Alaska State Fair’s drawing for a Toyota...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 1 A person registered a child custody complaint. An officer was advised. A caller reported an intoxicated man at Tlingit Park. The man...

 

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