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Articles from the August 15, 2013 edition

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 By Helen Edwards    News    August 15, 2013

Chopper lifts hikers off Ripinsky flank

A Coast Guard helicopter lifted a Haines woman and her father off Mount Ripinsky 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after the pair spent a night lost on the mountain....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Earnest says he's leaving

The Haines Borough Assembly on Wednesday approved 5-1 the resignation of manager Mark Earnest. Member Norm Smith, a longtime Earnest critic, opposed t...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    August 15, 2013

Snafu, ship visit kill cell service

Cell phone service came to a virtual standstill in Haines Wednesday when statewide problems affecting provider ACS coincided with an ongoing gridlock...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

Goll, Thomas pen critique of highway plan

Haines Borough Assembly members Tuesday hashed out a position on the state’s plans for widening the Haines Highway, incorporating verbiage from a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Volunteers plant repeater on peak

A radio repeater that will complete the final link of communication for the Kluane Chilkat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Comments on ferry plan due Aug. 30

Residents have until Aug. 30 to comment on proposed changes to the design of a new, shuttle ferry...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

First 'century' bike ride to be held on Saturday

The first Haines Century Ride, a 100-mile bicycling event through the Chilkat Valley for competitive and recreational riders, will be held Saturday st...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

Classes start Tuesday for most students

Weather permitting, students will be able to walk to Haines School next week on a new sidewalk. Classes for students in grades 1-12 resume 8:20 a.m....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Turnover chronic for music program

How can the Haines School build longevity in its music program? The question has resurfaced since the June 28 resignation of Kristina Mulready, who...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

Benassi launches write-in campaign

Resident Mario Benassi on Monday filed notice of intent with the Haines Borough to run as a write-in candidate for a seat on the assembly. A...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    August 15, 2013

Resident petitions to pave Blacksmith

Blacksmith Street resident Leo Smith is fed up with the dust from the heavily trafficked roadway outside his house and has organized a petition to...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

Tribe awarded grant to design pellet plant

The Chilkoot Indian Association has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to design a community wood pellet mill. Dave Berry,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Assembly approves community donations

On a 5-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved more than $100,000 in grants to local non-profits. The borough had set aside about...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

'Corporate personhood' issue advances

Haines Borough voters will likely get a chance to strike a blow against “corporate personhood” when they go to local polls Oct. 1. Clerk Julie...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Fair revenues up slightly; annual meeting on Aug. 23

Call it divine intervention. The day before the Southeast Alaska State Fair was to begin, pastor Wayne Cowart phoned the fair, saying there were 17...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

State fair announces top exhibits, competition winners

Fair Parade: Best Dancers: Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Dancers. Best Band: “Music Man” Haines Community Marching Band. Best Float: Chilkat Valley...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

Reading program sets new records

The 173 children who participated in the Haines Borough Public Library’s annual Summer Reading Program combined to read 12,539 books and chapters,...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

Are you ready for some football?

Football in Haines? Soccer players who meet for games on Sharnbroich Field say they’ll give it a try Sunday and see what materializes. A game of...

 
 News    August 15, 2013

Corrections

A June 13 obituary of Florence Holmes reported she was raised on a homestead on Sullivan Island. Holmes’ family spent less than a year on Sullivan...

 
 Opinion    August 15, 2013

Editorial

Hats off to Chilkat Center supporters for their efforts to improve the building, including this Saturday’s gala featuring musicians from the Los...

 
 Letters    August 15, 2013

Dog killer deserved prosecution

One of our residents, who was unable to get results from the borough and the police department about his rabbits being disturbed by stray dogs,...

 
 Letters    August 15, 2013

Teen attends World Youth Day in Brazil

There are many people I need to thank for helping me get to Brazil for World Youth Day: Amy Nash and her group of kids from Washington; Fred Gray and...

 
 Letters    August 15, 2013

Watch for worm in currants

I thank the Cooperative Extension Service for good advice. As soon as I described the sad condition of my gooseberry bush, Darren Snyder, back again...

 
 Letters    August 15, 2013

Haines stagnating without hotel

The borough needs to sell that Main Street property and get it on the tax rolls, bringing in money and not shoveling it out by the buckets. If Aspen...

 
 Letters    August 15, 2013

Former reps qualify highway support

For a total of 16 years, we served as state representatives for Haines. We have both partnered and disagreed over issues in the past. This letter is...

 

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