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Articles from the August 23, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

District enrollment drops 8 percent

As of Tuesday’s first day of classes, 280 students enrolled in Haines Borough School District schools, an 8 percent drop that would qualify the dist...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Manager: Expand heli-ski map

Haines Borough administration recommendations on changes to heli-skiing management came under fire by critics of the industry during an assembly...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Coastal program on ballot Tuesday

Haines voters will cast ballots in a statewide primary election Tuesday that will determine the fate of an effort to restore the state’s coastal...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Legislative candidates unopposed in primary

Major party candidates vying to represent Haines in the Alaska Legislature have no opponents in Tuesday’s primary election. Incumbent Rep. Bill...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Planners take aim at boarded-up look

On the recommendation of the Haines Borough Planning Commission, the borough will send a letter to owners of the shuttered Coliseum Theater building...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Bear foundation will watch Chilkoot

The Chilkoot Bear Foundation has recruited volunteers to watch behavior along the Chilkoot River in the absence of a state bear monitor. The state...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Third Avenue paving earmark lost

The Haines Borough will redouble efforts to secure $900,000 in funding for paving of Third Avenue after losing a federal earmark for the work. Funds...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 23, 2012

Salvagers score at scrap metal drive

Residents salvaged hatchet and ax heads, bikes, shelving, roofing and a barbecue during a scrap metal recycling event sponsored by Haines Friends of...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 23, 2012

Crowd of runners out for cross-country

A turnout of 25 runners makes Haines High School’s cross-country teams larger than they’ve been in years, coach Liam Cassidy said this week. It’...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    August 23, 2012

Leduc stumbled in Haines, stayed

Andre Leduc, a disabled veteran who apparently drifted for much of his life before putting down...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 23, 2012

"Haines hero" Eric McDowell dies at 69

Haines schoolmates of Eric McDowell this week described him as a role model and valued friend....

 
 By Tom Morphet    Blotter    August 23, 2012

Police report

Monday, Aug. 20 A person turned in a hypodermic needle that had been disposed of improperly. A caller complained of an intoxicated pedestrian at...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    August 23, 2012

Duly Noted

First-grade teacher Akela Silkman of Haines won third place in the Association of Alaska School Boards’ “Digital Lessons for Digital Learners”...

 
 Letters    August 23, 2012

Why can people harass bears?

Do we have wildlife harassment laws? Why aren’t they being enforced on the Chilkoot River? Even if there weren’t laws, wouldn’t most...

 
 Letters    August 23, 2012

Police target the most vulnerable

The recent article and letters to the editor about the police department’s conduct in their meth investigation has compelled me to speak out. The...

 
 Letters    August 23, 2012

Scouts enjoyed 'Dakota' Fred's tour

I would like to thank “Dakota” Fred Hurt and everyone at Porcupine Creek mine for allowing Pack 70 to come up and tour the mine. Dakota Fred was...

 
 Letters    August 23, 2012

New friends like old friends on visit

Another five years have passed since we last visited Haines and again we were welcomed as old friends. Several of our old friends were not there to...

 
 Letters    August 23, 2012

Thanks for taking good care of Hilma

We would like to thank all the people at Haines Assisted Living for taking such good care of Hilma, and also to Al Badgley and the crew for also...

 
 Letters    August 23, 2012

Bigs' activities will continue this fall

All Big Brothers Big Sisters matches in Haines are still active and monthly match activities are still being organized for participants. The school...

 
 Letters    August 23, 2012

Expect more generosity for heli-skiers

The borough is having a committee of the whole about heli-skiing on Tuesday. By the time you read this it will be over. My lil’ mole down there...

 
 Letters    August 23, 2012

Thomas has public service experience

I have been a registered Republican for almost 60 years. For the first 10 years, I voted a straight Republican ticket. Afterwards, I almost...

 

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