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Articles from the September 1, 2016 edition

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Shooter at 33 Mile

A 58-year-old Haines man was arrested Tuesday at 33 Mile Haines Highway on multiple counts of assault, misconduct involving a weapon and one count of...

 

Klinkhart brought on as temporary police chief

Glen Klinkhart will act as a temporary Haines Borough police chief through Sept. 15 as current police chief Heath Scott moves his family from...

 
 By Peter DAuria    News    September 1, 2016

Borough to launch junk car program

The Haines Borough is introducing a program where residents can get rid of junk cars for only $50. But better move fast; only 15 vehicles will be...

 

Senator visits Haines

Dan Sullivan, Alaska’s junior Republican Senator, visited Haines Monday to discuss problems the community may face and listen to constituents’...

 

Harbor meeting discussed bidding process, trail, parking

Haines Borough Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan updated about 35 people on the harbor expansion project at a town hall meeting Aug. 25. He said...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 1, 2016

Old city shop gets make-over

The old City of Haines public works building is getting an upgrade. The 60-by-50 foot, metal-frame structure on Union Street was built in the mid-1960...

 

New swim coach for Dolphins

Erin Pratt will take over as head coach of the Haines Dolphins Swim Team this season. “I grew up as a swimmer, and my heart has always been in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 1, 2016

Annual fair meeting looks to future

Gate receipts at the 2016 Southeast Alaska State Fair were “relatively flat” as compared to 2015, despite an improved ferry schedule and a...

 

Eagle causes power outage

A bald eagle collided with a powerline and caused a power outage for 140 Alaska Power and Telephone customers in Haines on Aug. 19. According to...

 

Scout camp full all summer

A Boy Scout camp located near Mount Riley is functioning as envisioned, attracting scouts and other groups here as a staging area for activities like...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    September 1, 2016

Glacier Bear runners to start season in Petersburg

The Haines Glacier Bears cross-country running team will run in Petersburg Saturday for a season opening invitational meet with area schools. Head...

 

Man poses as AP&T employee

A man fraudulently dressed as an Alaska Power and Telephone employee asked to enter the home of a Haines resident last week. According to accounts...

 

Chambers loved horses, hunting, trapping, outdoors

Kimberly Chambers, 28, the Champagne Aishihik First Nations Fish and Wildlife Manager of Haines...

 

Assemblyman clarifies nonprofit motion

Your interpretation of my borough assembly motion to lay discussion of nonprofit funding on the table was incorrect. On the other hand, my motion...

 

Other newspapers are run by politicians

Who ruled that newspaper publishers can’t hold public office and continue to operate their newspapers? Lew Williams, Jr. was mayor of Petersburg...

 

Is it really too late for harbor plan changes?

Walking along Beach Road between the dock and the boat harbor, I keep hearing Joni Mitchell’s “they paved paradise and put up a parking...

 

Thanks for library landscaping donations

A big thanks to Northern Construction for the donation of top soil to help fill in the library’s rock wall garden nooks and crannies.  The plants...

 

Make assembly budget like a nonprofit

I wonder if the borough assembly is drinking the state Kool-Aid? The state of Alaska does not have the money to fund adequate ferry service through So...

 

Please participate in informal harbor poll

I’m distressed to think of this newspaper without Tom Morphet and Karen Garcia.  Couldn’t you have waited for next year’s election, Tom,...

 

American Legion building looks great

Thanks to the American Legion Post for making their home sparkle with new paint.  Members are generous with help when it’s needed, share their...

 

State forestry management questioned

Your article “Industry makes case for forestry office” ignored the community appeal to manage the Haines State Forest in accordance with...

 

Duly Noted

Jake Bell and Macky Cassidy were married Saturday in the Haines Community Garden with a reception following at the Southeast Alaska State...

 

Police Report

The police report is unavailable this week due to officer Dryden’s absence....

 

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