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Articles from the August 25, 2016 edition

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 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Borough offers forestry office, car

Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward this week offered office “space, utilities and transportation” for five years to the state’s Division of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 25, 2016

Increase sought for electricity, fees

Residential and small commercial electric rates would go down slightly but rates for bulk power, five fees and a monthly customer charge would...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Manager seeks to study borough 'office climate'

Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward wants to check the pulse of the borough and establish a baseline of data about its organizational climate, or...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Race for borough assembly swells to 6 candidates

Three new candidates will vie for two open seats on the Haines Borough Assembly alongside incumbent Diana Lapham and challengers Judy Erekson and...

 

Shark event set Saturday

The American Bald Eagle Foundation will host “Day of the Denticles: A Celebration of Sharks” to educate the public about shark species throughout...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Two new teachers for Haines, Klukwan schools

The Haines Borough School District and the Chatham School District each have hired two new teachers for the 2016-17 school year. Alex Van Wyhe is the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Haines opens with 241students; Klukwan School at 12

Students have returned to schools in Haines and Klukwan. The Haines Borough School District opened its doors for the 2016-2017 school year Tuesday....

 

Habra seeks mentoring help

Tony Habra, the new superintendent for the Haines Borough School District, asked at Thursday’s meeting for the school board’s input and opinions...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Workshop will explain school, staff surveys

A recent survey of Haines School students and staff reported increases in student delinquent behaviors as well as decreases in peer climate and...

 

Bills hone 'Coast Canadian' sound

The Bills, a Victoria, B.C.-based acoustic quintet, bring their “Coast Canadian” sound to the Chilkat Center for a show starting 7:30 p.m....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Assembly holds off on nonprofit funding

The Haines Borough Assembly stalled appropriations for local nonprofits Tuesday, delaying discussion of any funding for three months. The group also...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 25, 2016

Snowmachiners tackle waste at 25 Mile

A dozen or more members of the Chilkat Snowburners snowmachine club gathered heaps of trash from the woods and flats near 25 Mile Haines Highway...

 

Fair membership meeting, dinner Friday at Harriett Hall

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will hold its annual membership meeting starting 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds’ Harriett Hall. A dinner...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 25, 2016

Constantine gets OK for next stage of development

Constantine Metal Resources last week won agency approval for 2.5 miles of additional roads, 120 feet of bridges and other infrastructure at the Palme...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 25, 2016

Industry makes case for forestry office

About a dozen timber operators and sawyers made their case for keeping open a state Division of Forestry office in Haines Tuesday, including...

 

Editorial

As I recently filed to run for a seat on the Haines Borough Assembly, people have been asking me how I will run the newspaper and also run for...

 

Thanks for help with 25 Mile cleanup

The Chilkat Snowburners would like to thank all who helped with the cleanup at 25 mile on Sunday the 21st. We wish we could name each and every one...

 

Don't pick tree's apples

I am the gardener for the Sheldon Museum. I am writing to thank those in our community who appreciate and enjoy our 100-year-old Anway apple tree...

 

Vets spruce up Legion

Thanks to Turner Construction for the loan of its forklift, without which we would not have been able to paint the north side of the American Legion...

 

Second market a success

The second community market held at Mosquito Lake School on Sunday featured over 100 attendees despite a bluebird late-summer day that might have...

 

Hot Shots grateful for help

We would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the very generous donation they provided to the Haines Hot Shots youth shooting...

 

Hoops camp thankful

The Back to School Basketball Camp had a great turnout.  Thank you to the Chilkat Indian Village and the Chilkoot Indian Association for your...

 

No borough garbage fees

The assembly, at this moment, appears to be preparing to charge every household in the valley $40 a month for garbage regardless of the amount or if...

 

Stop by the garden

Thank you everyone for coming out in the rain to our Garden Party fundraiser. We had a lot of fun and we were able to raise enough money for a...

 

Museum thanks CVCF

The Sheldon Museum is extremely grateful to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its support of our archives. This financial support has...

 

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