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Articles from the August 9, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Revocation process starts against Joel

The Alaska Police Standards Council has started the process of revoking the police certification of former Haines Borough police sergeant Jason Joel....

 
 By Tom Morphet and Rosalie Loewen    News    August 9, 2012

Per capita, we're rich, agency says

The Haines Borough ranks among the wealthiest communities on the West Coast in per-capita income, according to a federal compilation included in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Xtratufs not so tough?

How are your rubber boots holding up? Complaints about poorly made Xtratuf boots, published in coastal Alaska newspapers in recent months, also...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Town's lone taxi for sale; decline in riders cited

The operator of the valley’s only taxi service is looking to get out of the business, citing a drop in ridership as well as competition from...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Meeting tilts against big wind projects

Mayor Stephanie Scott said she was enthused 21 residents turned out Aug. 2 for a meeting on wind power potential in the Chilkat Valley, but she isn’...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Boat aground at harbor's mouth

Oil spill response officials and Haines harbor staff stood by Monday morning after a wooden-hulled tender boat ran aground near the entrance to the sm...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Air Excursion crash kills pilot

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of crash that killed an Air Excursions pilot on a flight from Juneau bound for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Winners of exhibit entries, contests at state fair

Fair Parade: Grand Marshal, Doris Ward. Grand Prize Float: Mayan Fair Well by Lily Boron. Best Youth Entry: TAFY Stars Dance Team. Best Group Entry:...

 
 News    August 9, 2012

String band concert on Aug. 17

Two string bands that play a range of music will be featured at a Haines Arts Council performance starting 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17 at the Chilkat...

 
 By Heather Lende    News    August 9, 2012

Jurgeleit, first director of fair, came to town in 1938

Harriett Lawrence Jurgeleit, the first Southeast Alaska Fair executive director, died peacefully at...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Police report

Monday, Aug. 6 An officer responded to numerous calls about a bear on the beach near the harbor. Vehicles were removed after a person called to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 9, 2012

Assembly to take up comprehensive plan

Haines Borough Assembly is set to introduce the municipality’s revised comprehensive plan at its regular meeting starting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    News    August 9, 2012

Duly Noted

Hilma White, who helped establish the Hotel Halsingland and operated the Port Chilkoot Camper Park for decades, died Saturday at Haines Assisted Livin...

 
 Letters    August 9, 2012

Logs, skidder were donated for fair show

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 9, 2012

Volunteers created new stage backdrop

We wish to thank Lutak Lumber for the generous donation of materials for the new fair main stage backdrop mural. Chip Lende and the entire crew there...

 
 Letters    August 9, 2012

Skateboard park seeking better lighting

Thanks to the Haines Borough for repairing the front wall at the skate park recently. It’s now safer and looks better. Many skaters use the park...

 
 Letters    August 9, 2012

Guides, villagers key to preserve visit

Many thanks to the Chilkat Guides for donating their time, equipment, and unparalleled enthusiasm for taking six rafts of locals and present and...

 
 Letters    August 9, 2012

Youth play director grateful for help

This is a very late “thank you” to the Haines community for helping with or attending this year’s Summer Youth Theater Conservatory production...

 
 Letters    August 9, 2012

Thanks from Haines Golf Association

The Haines Golf Association would like to thank Delta Western for its donation to the recent Screaming Eagle Classic Golf Tournament.  Additionally,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 9, 2012

Editorial

This week’s story about a high, per-capita income in Haines left us in the newsroom scratching our heads. If federal statisticians are correct,...