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Articles from the September 14, 2017 edition

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Borough candidates differ on police, Tier 3 protection

Haines Borough mayor and assembly candidates differed on policing outside the townsite and Tier 3...

 

Long-awaited studies meet with mixed reviews on how to apply data

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game presented its findings from a seven-year study on mountain...

 

Morphet seeks to terminate police service beyond townsite

The Haines Borough Assembly will discuss later this month whether or not to direct Haines Borough Police Chief Heath Scott to stop responding to...

 

Borough wrestles with funding options for failing Lutak Dock

The Haines Borough Assembly invited the Haines Ports and Harbor Advisory Board along with the planning commission to participate in a public meeting...

 

Engineer presents $6 million harbor parking plan

The Haines Borough could have a completed harbor parking lot by summer of 2020 for a total price tag of about $6 million, said PND Engineers’...

 

Chilkat king escapement fails five of past six years

Chilkat River king salmon escapement is the lowest on record despite this summer's unprecedented...

 

Draft ordinance allows micro marijuana industry in all borough zones

Marijuana micro grows and cultivation facilities designed to allow individuals to grow or manufacture marijuana products in areas such as a spare...

 

Grant cycle opens to local non-profits

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation has recently opened its ninth annual grant cycle. Grants from $500 to $3,500 are available to local nonprofits...

 

Solid waste group sets recycling goals

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group refined a new list of goals Sept. 6 in preparation to present them to the borough assembly. Group...

 

Long-time resident to compete in Roller Derby World Cup

Former Haines resident Victoria Moore will be representing her Native heritage when she steps onto...

 

Coho derby to last through October

Haines’ first Silver Salmon Derby kicked off Sunday. The event, sponsored by the Haines Sportsman’s Association, will run through Oct. 29. Cash...

 

Museum closes for cleaning

The Haines Sheldon Museum will be closed Sept. 22-Oct. 20 for cleaning, maintenance and exhibit changes. Exhibits including “Haines 50” and Chris...

 

Haines to host Southeast Conference next week

Haines will host more than 200 municipal government leaders next week for the Southeast Conference annual meeting. The three-day event, which begins...

 

Assembly advances excise taxes on pot, tobacco

The Haines Borough Assembly advanced two ordinances placing excise taxes on marijuana and tobacco. The marijuana excise tax amounts to $5 on each...

 

Assembly Briefs

Assembly cuts Mayor’s salary The assembly voted unanimously to reduce the mayor’s annual salary to $7,000 from $15,000. The cut will not go into...

 

This Week in History

Archive news from 50, 25 and 10 years ago. Sept. 11, 1967 Alaska's newest theater, the Chilkat...

 

Paulina Phillips taught Tlingit culture through song

Paulina Phillips was passionate about the songs, dances and stories that were the heart of her...

 

Thanks to cross-country supporters

Thank you to everyone who helped make the home cross-country meet a success. Many of the athletes, coaches and fans from other communities commented...

 

Local support helps recycling for all

Haines Friends of Recycling thanks the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the grant we received in 2016 for repairs and upgrades to our...

 

Haines needs Hill's experience

I was glad to learn that two people, Joanie Wagner and Jan Hill, are running for mayor in the forthcoming election. If applicable experience was not...

 

First responders honor 9/11 fallen

The Patriot’s Day Dinner this last Monday night was a gathering to remember the lives lost in the attack on Sept. 11, 2001 and to show our support...

 

Wagner embodies new beginnings

Joanie Wagner will be a refreshing change for our borough government. These past few months have been shrouded with a dark heavy cloud; not the way...

 

Duly Noted

Ted Hart and Meghan Elliott were married Friday, Sept. 8 at the Chilkat State Park picnic shelter. Kevin Thompson, who introduced Ted and Meghan,...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, September 5 A citizen of Mud Bay Road requested a message be relayed to the water and sewer department. A welfare check was conducted on a...

 

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