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Articles from the August 14, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Assembly flip-flops on tour moratorium

A moratorium on Chilkoot River corridor tour permits ended Tuesday after the Haines Borough Assembly reversed its July 29 decision and issued a canoe...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Trailer-bicycle collision to bring felony charge

A Haines man faces a felony assault charge after the trailer he was towing broke loose, seriously injuring a bicyclist near 5.5 Mile Lutak Road....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Voters to decide oil tax in Tuesday's election

In Tuesday’s primary election, Alaskans will be asked whether the state should repeal a recently-passed bill granting tax breaks to oil companies....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Bear festival ready to go, with or without star attractions

On the eve of the Chilkat Valley’s first bear festival, one group of guests was conspicuous by its absence early this week: bears. “The bears...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Assembly ranks grant requests by non-profits

Members of a Haines Borough Assembly ad hoc committee will decide on 11 applications from local nonprofits requesting more than $127,000 in borough...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Veterans move in to Soboleff-McRae home

Tom Stevens can’t hunt rabbits out his back door anymore and he needs a new hobby to fill the time he once spent bringing in firewood. But he’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Public seeks rental of Chilkat State Park cabin

The Chilkat State Park cabin that houses the park’s host in the summer could soon become available for public use during the off-season. The Parks...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Class to document historic cannery sites

Haines-based archaeologist Anastasia Wiley will lead a class documenting remains of seven or more local canneries Aug. 19-Sept. 11. The class will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Discovered crate a link to early firefighting efforts

A bit of Fort Seward history surfaced recently when a 50-pound, unopened crate of soda ash addressed to the quartermaster at Chilkoot Barracks was...

 
 News    August 14, 2014

Fabrizio prospected, helped build Buddhist monastery

The Tibetan Buddhist monks of Seattle's Sakya Monastery held prayer vigils for Jerry Fabrizio this...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Watershed council won't review mine

The Takshanuk Watershed Council apparently won’t facilitate stakeholder meetings and community forums on the potential development of a mine near 40...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014

Trot will highlight town's totems

Runners raising pledges during the first Totem Trot will help the Sheldon Museum offer education programs during the coming year, director Helen...

 
 News    August 14, 2014

Cross-country season starts; first meet Aug. 30

Practice starts 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Haines School for the high school boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams. Coach Tara Bicknell said runners...

 
 News    August 14, 2014

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 11 A caller reported someone stealing gas and gas tanks from his boats stored off Sawmill Road. Police initiated a ca...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 14, 2014

Duly Noted

Tim Hockin and Melina Shields were married at their house across Mud Bay Saturday under tarps and umbrellas. Aaron Davidman officiated....

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Do research before voting on Proposition 1

I see lots of yard signs saying, “It is our oil,” and that is correct. The question is, do we want to sell it or do we want to keep it? It is the...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Sentence not severe enough in run for border

Recently someone tried to get across the border with an underage teenager; not state lines, but out of the country. Whether this was consensual or...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Thanks to pie bakers, float makers

As usual, I’m tardy with my thanks, but they are no less heartfelt! I would like to thank all our Haines Woman’s Club members, their friends and...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Reunion attendees had a great time

Thank you to Judy and Lee Heinmiller for a well-run reunion. They did a fine job. A great time was had by all. Myrna Kornelis...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Repeal sweetheart deal for oil companies

I am voting “yes” on Proposition 1 next week to repeal the Alaska Legislature’s $2 billion Senate Bill 21 (SB 21) giveaway to the oil industry....

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Chilkat River float trip was lots of fun

Thank you to Alaska Mountain Guides for the river float trip last Saturday. My brother and I have never done it before and it was lots of fun! We are...

 
 Letters    August 14, 2014

Hospice dessert booth netted $4,300

On behalf of our board, volunteers and those we serve, thank you to the 65 sweet hearts who baked prize-winning desserts for the Hospice of Haines...

 

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