Articles from the November 19, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    November 19, 2015

Deja vu for heliport proposal at 26 mile

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg last week said he would appeal the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s rejection...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 19, 2015

Questions raised on hiring lobbyist

Nearly six months after approving a budget that included $45,000 for a state lobbyist, the Haines Borough has posted an advertisement for a firm or...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

Exam may solve skull's mysteries

Two human leg bones discovered near 6.5 Mile Haines Highway should provide more information on a skull that originated at the same site,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 19, 2015

"Escaping terror': EMT helping refugees describes scene

Providing aid to refugees fleeing Syria and other Middle Eastern countries is different than other disaster relief programs, Haines resident Eric...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

DOT: Plowing was an exception

Residents who turned out for Saturday’s bald eagle release at 19 Mile drove on plowed roads, but they shouldn’t expect such service on weekends th...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

Snow, auction cap eagle fest

The organizer of the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival said she was “very pleased” with the 21st event, despite glitches that included a last-minute...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 19, 2015

Commission: Hire headhunting firm

The Haines Borough Public Safety Commission is recommending the assembly authorize the hire of a headhunting firm to find the municipality’s next...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

Sheldon Museum name change on hold

A decision on moving forward with a name change for the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center appears to be in limbo. The matter was not included in the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 19, 2015

HARK says it won't take borough's $14K

Haines Animal Rescue Kennel officials will not accept $14,000 allocated to the nonprofit by the Haines Borough Assembly last week, citing an earlier...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 19, 2015

Planners pan noise study; reject idea of noise ordinance

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week blasted a $41,300 noise study authorized by the assembly, calling the study “fundamentally...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

Foundation lands grant for outdoor upgrade

The American Bald Eagle Foundation has received a $49,000 Foraker Group grant for pre-development services toward a project that will create a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 19, 2015

Hoops league seeks more women players

Organizers of a fledgling women’s basketball league say they’re looking for participation from players of all abilities to round out competition....

 

Police Report

Monday, Nov. 16 An anonymous caller reported a Deishu Drive resident was rifling through vehicles on Deishu Drive and at bars downtown looking for...

 

Duly Noted

By Karen Garcia Bob Lowden, a mechanic who operated a garage in Haines for more than 20 years, died Monday at a hospice facility in Wasilla. He was 64...

 

Editorial

I intended to use this space to encourage you to think of the community this holiday season, and to consider a donation to the Chilkat Valley...

 

Presidential debates are rigged

Rigging the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) will not be an issue of major party debates. Neither party wants independent voters, the...

 

Veterans Day meal was work of many

The Veterans Day dinner at the American Legion could not have happened if not for the many volunteers who turned out to help. A very special thanks...

 

Don't wait for state, federal help

Less than half the registered voters vote in Haines. Unless people are affected directly, they become apathetic toward any changes in laws or...

 

Hospice grateful for CVCF grant

Last Thursday evening, Hospice of Haines was honored (and excited!) to receive a generous $2,542 grant from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation...

 

Wickwards humbled by town hospitality

Wow, wow, wow, where do I start? So many people to thank. Well, here goes. Thank you, God, for putting all these caring people in our lives. Thank...

 

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