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Articles from the September 26, 2013 edition

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Cozzi elevated to interim manager

Clerk Julie Cozzi will take the helm of the Haines Borough for up to three months while the assembly looks for a new manager to replace Mark Earnest....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 26, 2013

History on tap this weekend

Interested in cattle drives along the historic Dalton Trail? How about the story of Carl Heinmiller and the revival of northern Tlingit art? Or the...

 

Paper trail follows chief hopeful

Haines Borough Manager Mark Earnest has shortlisted his favorite candidates for police chief from 16 to four, but at least one of them has...

 

Voters urged to follow instructions on ballot

Haines Borough officials are urging residents to carefully follow ballot directions when casting their votes Tuesday. Voters will elect two assembly...

 

Begich weighs in on highway

State officials and organizations are weighing in on the proposed improvements to the Haines Highway, and a local environmental group is looking to...

 

Pro-Juneau Road group brings presentation to town

A pro-Juneau Access road group convened in Haines Sept. 16, privately inviting locals to come and hear why the present ferry system is unsustainable...

 

Glacier Bear runners head to Region V championship

Haines High School’s cross-country teams were a bit short-handed at a meet in Juneau last weekend, on a course that may have seemed a bit longer...

 

Change to benefit veterans

“Round Up,” a program to benefit the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village and Wellness Center, will be held at participating stores around town...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 26, 2013

Journal ranks town in top 12 in country

Executive Travel magazine has named Haines among 12 of “America’s Best Small Towns.” The brief write-up in the upscale, bimonthly magazine descr...

 

Haines moose hunt harvest at 14 bulls

As of Tuesday evening, 14 moose have been taken in the Haines area’s Tier II subsistence moose hunt, said Department of Fish and Game area wildlife...

 

White a merit scholar semifinalist

Haines High School senior Eli White has been named a semifinalist in the 59th National Merit Scholarship program, the first local student to achieve...

 

Salvation Army seeks Thanksgiving support

The Haines Salvation Army is asking for immediate donations of cash, non-perishable food and volunteers to help with meal service during the Thanksgiv...

 

KHNS meets Friday

The annual membership meeting of public radio station KHNS will be held 5:30 p.m. Friday in the Haines ANB Hall. Besides elections to the station’s...

 

Chaplain Fairall heeded call

Ben Fairall, a retired police chaplain from Penryn, Calif., who volunteered around town after moving...

 

Meth more dangerous than bears

I moved to Haines to escape the crime and drug-infested Lower 48. I used to live in a small town in Idaho. Then meth moved in. With meth comes crime...

 

Tribe's position wasn't properly vetted

I would like to express my deep concern in regard to Chilkoot Indian Association’s half-page ads to vote “no” against the proposed change to...

 

Initiative a waste of time, money

The fact that we should take away the rights of corporations is just wrong. While it is true that corporations aren’t human beings, that truism is...

 

It's simple; corporations aren't people

I have to wonder: Why is it that the Haines Chamber of Commerce and Chilkoot Indian Association are for corporate personhood? Both of these groups...

 

Initiative is about your values, rights

The initiative on the local ballot is about your values and rights. If you value subsistence fishing holes and feel a better design that would allow...

 

Alaska Native tribes are not artificial

Argument: Alaska Native tribes are not artificial! They do, in fact, have a long, tragic history in their struggle to obtain recognition and equal...

 

Counseling service grateful for grant

On behalf of Lynn Canal Counseling Services (LCCS), we would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska...

 

Campbell, Lapham use common sense

If you would like to support responsible candidates that are critical thinkers, open to ideas, use common sense and good judgment, then check the box...

 

Support Miller for school board seat

Last fall, when the school board appointed Ardy Miller to a vacant seat on the school board, I didn’t know her, but her experience as a teacher and...

 

Duly Noted

Scott Brewington and Jackie Haddock-Swift were married Saturday at the Presbyterian Church. Crystal Badgley officiated, and Haddock-Swift’s son...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 23 Police initiated a case for a hit-and-run vehicle accident in a business parking lot near 1 Mile Haines Highway. A caller reported...