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Articles from the October 5, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Borough won't seek grant for Lutak Dock this year

The Haines Borough will not seek federal grant funding this year to rebuild the Lutak Dock. The decision comes after a community meeting last week...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Voters elect Hill, Josephson and Scott; last seat still close

Haines voters re-elected Jan Hill as mayor and chose Brenda Josephson and Stephanie Scott to serve on the Haines Borough Assembly during Tuesday’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Chicken loses wing after hawk attack; adjusts to life indoors

Kelsey Taylor’s Naked Neck Chicken Wendy is one tough hen, despite the fact that she’ll soon be wearing a diaper. Taylor’s egg-laying hen,...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Board opts for in-house superintendent search

The Haines Borough School Board decided Tuesday to conduct the district’s superintendent search in-house with assistance from a consultant and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Public versus private; residents debate downtown property use

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee recommended Thursday the borough assembly designate the property at Third Avenue and Main...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Hunter harvests first moose after seven years hunting in Unit 1D

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game closed the Unit 1D moose hunt at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday night after hunter harvest reports totaled 25 bulls, the...

 

KHNS introduces new programs, staff changes

KHNS highlighted new programming and staff changes to meet budget challenges at its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Haines Brewing Company....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Superintendent search draws on low fund balance

Haines Borough School District Interim Superintendent Rich Carlson said Tuesday he is “cautiously optimistic” about the district’s budget...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Police to experiment with new jails program aimed at diversion

The Haines Borough Police Department was the first of 15 rural Alaskan communities to sign a contract with the state to receive funding for new...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Committee finalizes subsidized solid waste disposal plan; assembly to review

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group finalized its plan for improving solid waste disposal in Haines, which proposes a sales tax funded,...

 
 By Joe Parnell    News    October 5, 2017

Borough helps tow Aunt Ruth's van away to junk car heaven

Nostalgia is sentimentality for the past. That’s what I felt watching my great Aunt Ruth’s van go down the alley behind my house on a tow rope...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 5, 2017

Boys cross-country runners improve best times at state meet

Haines cross-country runners lost ground but gained important experience at last weekend’s state cross-country championship at Anchorage’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Public safety commission wants to expand scope

The Haines Public Safety Commission is attempting to rebrand itself by changing its name to the Public Health and Safety Commission. Haines Police...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Planning commission to reconsider vacation rental conditional use permit violation

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will reconsider whether Viking Cove Guest Homes owners Kim and William Chetney are in violation of their...

 

Finance Committee talks bid preference

At the request of a Bellingham based contractor, the Haines Borough Finance Committee considered expanding the borough’s local bid preference by...

 

Special meeting on University's timber sale

At the request of a Bellingham based contractor, the Haines Borough Finance Committee considered expanding the borough’s local bid preference by...

 

Grant funds help secure Becky's

Becky’s Place would like to thank Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their gift of $1,500. The funds were used to purchase security cameras...

 

Glaciers obey gravity, not investors

Regarding Joe Poor’s pro-mining letter: The difference between glaciers and mining companies is intention. Glaciers have none; they simply obey...

 

Duly Noted

Recent Hammer Museum intern Sofia Lago has received heart-wrenching news from family in Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria destroyed the San Juan home of he...

 

Former lodge manager passes

Haines friends were saddened by the news that Karen "Suzy" Combest died Sept. 9 in Texas. Combest...

 

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