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Articles from the August 30, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

State won't fund bear monitor job

State parks director Ben Ellis this week cited a department budget shortfall and a reported decrease in bear activity at Chilkoot River for his...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Voters reject coastal management initiative

Voters in the Chilkat Valley aligned with ones statewide Tuesday, rejecting a ballot proposition that would have restored Alaska’s coastal managemen...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Cement plank siding: Is is hardy enough?

A fiber cement siding advertised as lasting 50 years may not hold up that long in Haines. Stain is fading or peeling off siding at the public...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Financial disclosure language vexes assembly

A third and expected final public hearing on a proposed Haines Borough financial disclosure law for local leaders bogged down Tuesday when assembly me...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Draft study: No new port customers looming

There’s no impending business in ore shipments from new mines in the Yukon Territory, but the Haines Borough can improve its chances of landing...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    News    August 30, 2012

Spotlight series features Gregg's artwork

The third and final exhibition in the Sheldon Museum 2012 Six-Week Spotlight Series opens 5 p.m. Friday with a reception for Tresham Gregg’s showcas...

 
 By Niki Ritzinger    News    August 30, 2012

Rescued baby seal released into wild

Tracy Mikowski was reunited Friday with a harbor seal pup she found when it was a premature newborn, clinging to life on a Chilkat Inlet beach May 2....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Borough responds to village tax-exempt claim

The Haines Borough is holding to its contention that the Chilkat Indian Village must pay property tax on the former Chilkat Cruises dock and...

 
 News    August 30, 2012

Klukwan School opens with 15 enrolled

Klukwan School opened its doors on Monday to an enrollment of 15 students, up from last year’s enrollment of 14. “We are happy that we have...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Unexpected generosity expands PFD effort

The unexpected generosity of donors expanded an effort to equip local gillnetters with inflatable raingear suspenders. Organizer Randa Szymanski said...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Gym painting job cancels school day

Haines School students will get an unexpected day off this week, and a four-day weekend. No classes will be held at district schools Friday, Aug. 31...

 
 Obituaries    August 30, 2012

Policeman whose suit paved way for tour tax dies

A policeman whose lawsuit against the City of Haines led to a 1 percent sales tax later dedicated to tourism promotion has died. The Fairbanks News...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    August 30, 2012

Esther Hotch, 96, leaves behind 143 descendants

A pink, bingo dauber rested near a photo at Esther Hotch’s funeral service Aug. 24 in the Klukwan...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    News    August 30, 2012

Technology grant available

Chilkat Valley Community Foundation has added a new grant for qualified non-profits and government bodies. The “mini-tech” grant of $600 is...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Tlingit exchange to help fill out map

Library presentations by Tlingit elders from Juneau and Haines Junction, Y.T. are aimed at creating a map of traditional uses of the Chilkat Valley....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Police report

Monday, Aug. 27 Two bear cubs were reported getting into a wood enclosure at Letnikof Estates. A bartender who left two windows open at a downtown...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Weekend disc golf tournament set

The Southeast Alaska State Fair and Takshanuk Watershed Council are sponsoring the 2nd annual Raven’s Bowl Disc Golf Tournament this weekend. The...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    News    August 30, 2012

Duly Noted

A group of friends is home from a week spent hunting and hiking on Adak, an island on the Aleutian chain. Betsy Van Burgh, Julia Heinz, Kimberly...

 
 Letters    August 30, 2012

Commercial berry pickers not welcome

The commercial berry-picking operation that is looking for blueberries and other berries is a detriment to the natural resource that we all depend...

 
 Letters    August 30, 2012

Contributions reflect support for Kreiss-Tomkins

I’ve known Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins for nearly a dozen years and couldn’t have been more excited when he filed to represent Haines -- and Sitka, an...

 
 Letters    August 30, 2012

Africa orphanage video available

I would like to thank everyone who showed up for the slide presentation that Jackie St. Clair, Brook Cinocco and I gave Aug. 19 at the Sheldon...

 
 Letters    August 30, 2012

Thanks, AMG, for great adventures

Thank you Alaska Mountain Guides for taking us on great adventures. We had a lot of fun hiking Seduction Point, Mount Riley, and Mount Ripinsky, and...

 
 Letters    August 30, 2012

Thanks for compassion for Harriett

Thank you for your support and well wishes during the recent loss of our mother, Harriett Jurgeleit.Your kindness was truly felt and appreciated....

 
 Letters    August 30, 2012

Businesses boosted international tournament

I would like to thank all the people who helped with the International Open Golf Tournament: Toni and Charlie DeWitt, Tyler Scovill, Marion Carlson,...

 
 Letters    August 30, 2012

Thanks for help with Mayor's Cup event

The Haines Golf Association recently hosted the Mayor’s Cup 2012, which was a 24-person tourney versus Skagway in a Ryder Cup format, on Sunday,...

 

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