Articles from the September 19, 2013 edition

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Police will search mail for narcotics

Haines Borough police plan to have mail coming to local post office boxes inspected in the coming months as part of an ongoing investigation of the...

 

Voters to decide charter change

A local debate swirling over “corporate personhood” centers on the long-term implications of a proposed ballot measure. The initiative would...

 

Candidate forum Sept. 26

KHNS and the Chilkat Valley News will host an assembly and school board candidate forum 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 in the Haines High School open...

 

Fall: It's the season for hunting

The game is on for moose, brown bear, goat, deer and waterfowl, and Haines hunters are heading out into the forests, rivers, lakes and mountaintops...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 19, 2013

Oldest lifelong resident toasts 97th with friends

The secret to longevity? “Work like hell and keep a garden,” said Hazel Englund, who celebrated her 97th birthday at a table at the Pioneer Bar...

 

Mayor Scott returns; more tests pending

Mayor Stephanie Scott is back in Haines after a week-long stay at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital, but will be heading to Seattle within the...

 

Bear harriers run loop in Wrangell

After a long ferry trip, Haines High School cross-country runners settled into the routine of Wrangell’s course last weekend. “The course was...

 

Chicken supporters make case

The Haines Borough may be hatching a new plan to allow residents to raise more chickens in the townsite’s residential zones. The planning...

 

Community Ed seeks ideas for new classes

The Haines Community Education program is soliciting ideas for classes for the current school year. The after-school, adult-education program is...

 

Police chief job attracts 16 applicants

Haines Borough Manager Mark Earnest said he has received 16 applications for the police chief position following a second round of job advertisements...

 

Warm summer boosts apple trees

A warm summer helped produce an encouraging crop of apples downtown this year. Joe Poor said “it was a very good year” for the 37 apple trees he...

 

Randles at helm for year's 1st DDF meet

Haines High’s new Drama, Debate and Forensics coach Amanda Randles is trying to learn the ropes of the position and train up her students before...

 

Highway play group

Edie Granger has launched an upper valley play group for babies and toddlers, age newborn to four. The group meets 3 p.m. Thursdays in the upstairs...

 

State changes policy on abuse plea deals

A recent change in Alaska’s plea deal policy might mean offenders of serious sexual assault and domestic violence crimes receive less leniency, but...

 

'Harvest of Arts' fundraiser to boost window project

A fundraiser scheduled for Tuesday is aimed at finishing window displays featuring local art at Howsers Supermarket and updating the website of the...

 

Exchange students join high school

Three foreign exchange students are attending Haines High School this year. Sophomore Marvin Steinmeister, 15, came from Hamburg, Germany, a city of...

 

Trapping meeting Monday

Two organizations are coming together Monday to brainstorm how best to protect pets walking along trails while preserving the rights of area...

 

Smalley pursued wide interests

A funeral will be held in Anchorage Sept. 25 for Dr. Patrick Smalley, who operated a private dental...

 

Gillnetters rescue struggling kayakers

On Sunday, Sept. 15, a friend and I were paddling kayaks north toward Letnikof Cove. We’d been out for a half-hour before we realized the wind, wav...

 

Connelly Lake project won't hunt

The ducks will never be lined up for Connelly Lake. Stop shooting and call off the bird dog. Thom Ely...

 

Do what's right on initiative vote

Doing what is right is a noble daily practice. An activist court has given corporations personhood rights without going through the people. The U.S....

 

Foundation donation warms library

Visitors to the library will find the community room feels warmer and is more beautiful because of the new, hand crafted bi-fold doors. They will...

 

Avoid, at any cost, consolidated service

In reference to Community Waste Solutions making a proposal to the Haines Borough for “consolidated service with mandatory pickup” (CVN, Sept....

 

Charter amendment not a threat

I am in support of the proposed change to the borough charter preamble. The intent of the founding fathers was that only human beings be accorded...

 

Benassi is open-minded, fair

My name is Mark McNamara, and Mario Benassi and I partner to produce videos about our local area. Mario is a very talented cameraman and gets along...

 

Girl Scout registration Oct. 4

A big thank you to Davey Ozahowski for donating $90 to the Haines Brownie troop, and for organizing such a fun event as White Fang Night! We hope it...

 

Corporations win, we lose

I can’t write this like a corporate lawyer does, with legalese jargon that would stand up in court, even if it misrepresented the facts. I am not a...

 

Haines guys are gentlemen

After a recent, negative encounter with two men from Outside, I began to reflect on the values of the men of our valley. I have never once, when...

 

Individual rights need protecting

Although our family-run business is a corporation, the recognition that our founding fathers meant constitutional rights for individual human beings...

 

Grant buys Dolphins computers

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its generous grant support. The grant allowed the team...

 

Support Ford for police chief

This morning I heard they have received numerous applications for chief of police and that we have applicants who have a lot of experience! The...

 

Editorial

You won’t find an advertisement for the Haines Borough manager position or the police chief job in this newspaper, or on the pages of any other pape...

 

Duly Noted

Joe Parnell competed in the Whitehorse Fall Football Classic last weekend. The town revived the flag football tournament – or “Yukon Super...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 16 A caller reported a parked vehicle blocking traffic near Third Avenue and Deishu Drive. Police responded but the vehicle had been...