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Articles from the August 7, 2014 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

Porcupine prospector found dead

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the unattended death of a longtime prospector in the Porcupine mining district. According to trooper Andrew...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

School OKs system for tracking visitors

On a 4-3 vote, the Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday approved a new, electronic security program for tracking visitors to the Haines School,...

 
 News    August 7, 2014

Safety ladders added at harbor

Harbormaster Phil Benner tested new escape ladders at the Small Boat Harbor Monday afternoon, by jumping in fully clothed. Benner said he wanted to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

Theft, vandalism at Catholic church

A waist-high donation box was stolen and a large, ceremonial candle was destroyed recently at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. “Isn’t that...

 
 News    August 7, 2014

Local grants offered

Organizations seeking grants from the Chilkat Valley Foundation have until Sept. 30 to apply for this year’s funding cycle. For the sixth year, the...

 
 News    August 7, 2014

Litter, snow removal concerns for downtown group

Getting a handle on litter and snow shoveling downtown dominated discussion at Monday’s meeting of the Haines Borough Downtown Revitalization...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

Dr. Heinz off to islands; SEARHC clinic hires new doctor

The Haines medical clinic is losing a long-time doctor and gaining a new one. Dr. Julia Heinz, half-time employee who has worked at the clinic since...

 
 News    August 7, 2014

Former reporter's book profiles 23 residents

As news reporter at KHNS during the boom years of the Haines cruise ship industry, Ed May watched the reactions of tourists arriving here. After the...

 
 News    August 7, 2014

Arts Outlook

Local acts to perform 17 songs of 'Dr. Phil' Christy Tengs Fowler said fans and friends who show up for “The Dr. Phil Project” concert on Friday,...

 
 Obituaries    August 7, 2014

Streu remembered as active, strong in faith

Helen Streu, a stalwart member of the Catholic Church, died July 21 of lung cancer at her home in Ha...

 
 Opinion    August 7, 2014

Editorial

At a workshop Tuesday, Haines Borough Assembly members pondered $21 million they need to raise to replace the sewage treatment plant, expand the boat...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Writer apologizes for use of word

I would like to apologize to Mayor Stephanie Scott for using the word “appalled” in my letter to the editor. Though alarmed at Scott’s...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Volunteers helped beach volleyball event

I would like to thank everyone who helped make the beach volleyball tournament great: Jim Schnabel, Tammy Jobbins, Tyler Scovill and Judy Ewald....

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Report senior volunteerism

I read with impassioned interest Karen Garcia’s July 31 story on senior tax exemptions to cost Haines Borough $300,000 by 2015. Perhaps, in...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Headline incredibly offensive

Your July 31 edition has a front page story with the headline, “Senior tax break costing borough $300K.” That is incredibly offensive. Since when...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Logging show a success

Once again the logging show at the Southeast Alaska State Fair went off without a hitch because of all the volunteers who helped make it a success. A...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Thanks for anniversary party

Sincere thanks to family and friends who made our 50th wedding anniversary such a special day. Dave and Char Olerud...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Highlights of Haines trip

Last week, my daughters and I had a brief trip to Haines. We had all visited before but never did we have such a grand tour as we received from Bill...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Catapult effort say thanks

The Haines Borough Public Library would like to thank everyone who helped with the catapult competition. Teens were able to learn about propulsion,...

 
 Letters    August 7, 2014

Fair tallies 200 helpers

More than 200 individuals and businesses contributed time, talent and money to ensure the success of the 46th Southeast Alaska State Fair. A...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    August 7, 2014

Duly Noted

Friends are invited to the 50-plus wedding anniversary celebration of Jean and Shel Scarrott at the American Legion Hall 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10....

 
 Blotter    August 7, 2014

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 4 A caller who asked why the border was closed was advised that those regulations were set by U.S. Customs. Police and fire crews...