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Articles from the October 11, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Earnest seeking contract to 2014

Casting a tie-breaking vote, Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott stopped an assembly motion Tuesday aimed at extending manager Mark Earnest’s contr...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Steam drill project nears completion

Renovation of an historic, self-propelled steam drill on display for 30 years at Portage Cove is nearing completion. David Pahl took apart the six-ton...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Legislative candidates talk education

Democratic challenger Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins assailed state Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, and Republican funding of education at a debate Monday in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

New fairs, brewfest under way in Southeast

The Southeast Alaska State Fair and Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival are no longer the only events of their kind in the region. New...

 
 By Rosalie Loewen    News    October 11, 2012

Collars turn up new information about bears

Recent information from a study of two collared, female bears on the Chilkoot River suggests the animals can outgrow behaviors like stealing fish...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Lemcke: Bury power lines in town

Brian Lemcke, who resigned as the Haines Borough’s public facilities director last week, said the job is an important one. Lemcke, a local bar owner...

 
 News    October 11, 2012

Fish and Game Advisory Committee to meet

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee will meet 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 at the Haines assembly chambers. The purpose of the meeting...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Campground closes after 4th tent crushed

State park ranger Preston Kroes closed Chilkoot Lake campground this week, about 10 days earlier than in recent years. “With me being the only emplo...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Revised heli-ski ordinance introduced

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday 4-2 to introduce an ordinance that would charge heli-ski companies a $5 per skier-day fee and allow fines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Earnest would terminate secrecy pact he signed

In the wake of concerns about government secrecy, the Haines Borough will ask its Haines Port Steering Development Committee to review a proposed...

 
 Obituaries    October 11, 2012

Boan was educator, activist

Lola Boan was an advocate for public schools, universal college education and women’s rights,...

 
 Obituaries    October 11, 2012

Harrington remembered for strong faith, warmth

Friends and family filled the Chilkat Center Saturday to remember Jan Harrington. Harrington, 62,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Blotter    October 11, 2012

Police blotter

Monday, Oct. 8 A downtown business reported a man with an offensive odor had entered the establishment. A theft was reported from a vehicle. Police...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    October 11, 2012

Duly Noted

Heather Horton Swain and Caleb Roberts were married Sept. 29 at Lookout Park amid friends and family. Friend Don Braaten married the couple. Heather...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

Embarrassed by decision on Gulick talk

I am embarrassed for our community by the disrespectful and divisive comments made by our outgoing school board president regarding the award-winning...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

Beach advocates' methods are childish

There is a costly, unpleasant and litigious squabble stirred up by Fred Einspruch dealing with access and use of a portion of Viking Cove beach. Mr....

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

Thomas diligent for education

A few years ago, in Juneau, as a member of a contingent advocating for early childhood education and a comprehensive system within the state, I had...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

Grant will boost youth raptor program

The American Bald Eagle Foundation would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for the grant provided to purchase a laptop to be used...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

Thanks for help during crisis

Joe Hotch and I want to thank the staff of Haines Southeast Alaska Health Consortium clinic, Haines ambulance crew, Guardian Flight and Mount...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

Baffled by school district decision

I am proud of our community and inspired by the amazing staging of “Oklahoma!” by Hainesites of all ages at the Chilkat Center for the Arts. Our...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

'Oklahoma!' was wonderful

Congratulations and thanks to Mark Sebens, Elise Lammers, Debra Schnabel and all the musicians and cast members, stage hands, and all involved in the...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

Volunteers made 'Coho Days' a success

Thank you so much to all the businesses and individuals who helped with Coho Days last weekend. All of the Canadians I spoke with were amazed and...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

'Summit' organizer heartened by turnout

Thanks to all that made Haines Port Development Council “summit” a success. What an honor to have so many high-level Alaska and Yukon government...

 
 Letters    October 11, 2012

Kreiss-Tomkins suited to serve

I have known many fine men and women in my 28 years in education in Alaska but none with more potential for greatness than Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins....

 

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