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Articles from the July 2, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

What's in the water?

The Haines Borough weathered an E. coli scare last week, but there are other contaminants of concern in the town’s water. Like many rural Alaskan...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

State seeks hunting at Chilkat park

The state Department of Natural Resources is proposing to open all of Chilkat State Park to lawful hunting and trapping, when formerly only the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

Public scrutinizes minor offense law

An ordinance establishing a minor offenses fee schedule has residents asking why many of the laws are even on the books, and why Haines Borough employ...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

Senior Center cut to four-day schedule

The Haines Senior Center is cutting back from five to four days of service per week due to funding issues, said Mary Ann Mills, director of Southeast...

 

Rasmuson pledges $35K

Representatives of the Rasmuson Foundation this week pledged to match up to $35,000 in donations toward the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation’s go...

 

Borough tracking E. coli source

Haines Borough employees are scratching their heads as to why a water sample last week tested positive for E. coli, when five follow-up samples came b...

 

Haines 4th of July Festivities

Oh, say can you see: Fireworks are back The rockets’ red glare returns this year with a fireworks display that will be shot off Port Chilkoot Dock s...

 

Reporter's story buys harbor more time

Kudos to Karen Garcia and the CVN for setting the record straight on funding issues related to the harbor expansion project. It is remarkable that no...

 

Public needs dialogue with police chief

Hey! What happened to that town hall meeting we were supposed to have had a few weeks ago? What was advertised to attract “anybody who’s anybody...

 

Thanks for 'shop local' editorial

Thank you, Tom Morphet, for your June 25, 2015, editorial about shopping locally. Your thoughts are right on, and something we should all consider...

 

Borough was proactive on E. coli issue

I have been hearing many loud complaints from Haines residents about the water situation. It is my understanding that one sample was contaminated,...

 

King salmon barbecue turnout set record

We would like to thank the Lynn Canal Gillnetters Association for once again sponsoring the king salmon barbecue on June 20 at the Southeast Alaska...

 

Noise study shows how to lie with stats

To site something as noisy and disruptive as a heliport in a residential neighborhood is an example of exceptionally poor planning, bound to create...

 

Walsh showed grit, talent in bike race

While it was gratifying to have had a good and safe ride in this year’s bike race, and very nice to see our name in the headline on your story...

 

Hope to do portrait workshop again

Thank you to all the many folks who made the Studio Incamminati portrait painting workshop possible. Thanks to Lea Colie Wight for coming all the...

 

King salmon barbecue was fun evening

Thanks to the more than 1,300 residents and visitors who attended the Community King Salmon Barbecue June 20 at the Southeast Alaska State...

 

Duly Noted

Costumed guests gathered for Annette Smith’s gold rush-themed birthday party Thursday at Ted and Mimi Gregg’s house. The party included an...

 

Police Report

Monday, June 29 A caller reported there were no flaggers to direct traffic around construction work on Allen Road. Officers checked the site and found...

 

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