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Articles from the October 17, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Assembly lukewarm on manager finalists

The Haines Borough Assembly has whittled down a list of applicants for the manager position from 20 to four and will publicly conduct telephone...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 17, 2013

School librarian lands a whopper

It may not be the Great Pumpkin, but one hoisted onto a desk at the Haines School library Monday is the biggest pumpkin seen around here in a long...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Assembly OKs tax on vehicles

After tabling it for nearly 10 months, the Haines Borough Assembly passed an ordinance establishing a motor vehicle registration tax Oct. 8.   The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Local DOT unsure about herbicide use

A new Alaska Department of Transportation vegetation management plan which makes it easier for the state to spray herbicides and pesticides on state...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 17, 2013

Vets' home draws tenants, concerns

Recent agreements with local nonprofits mean the ground floor of the Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village and Wellness Center will be fully occupied when...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Schnabel not applying for manager

Haines Borough Assembly member Debra Schnabel will not vie for the borough’s top job. Schnabel had previously voiced her intention to apply for boro...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    October 17, 2013

Bear wrestlers strong in first competition

A few Haines High School wrestlers established themselves as state tournament contenders at a season-opening Petersburg competition last weekend....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Highway work may be delayed

A proposed amendment to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) would delay funding for several portions of the Haines Highway...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Moose hunt ends with harvest at 26

The Department of Fish and Game counted 26 moose taken during the Haines area’s Tier II subsistence hunt this year, two of which were sublegal. Of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 17, 2013

Drop in chum price, harvest dampens gillnet year

Reports of record salmon harvests don’t extend to Haines. Lynn Canal gillnetters hauled in fish worth $9.28 million in 2013, down from about $15...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Prohibit ATVs on popular beach?

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is recommending the assembly vote to prohibit motorized recreation – including ATVs and snowmachines –...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Museum, library cut seasonal hours

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center is currently shut down on weekends, and the Haines Borough Public Library will cut back its hours for the...

 
 News    October 17, 2013

Borough expects $190K payment

The Haines Borough is expecting to receive about $190,000 in Secure Rural Schools funding, according to borough manager Mark Earnest. Funding for the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    October 17, 2013

Volleyball players in line of fire

The Haines High School volleyball team jumped into the fire at its first competition last weekend in Wrangell, facing 2012 state qualifiers Craig and...

 
 News    October 17, 2013

Car break-in case awaits lab results

The Haines Borough Police Department is waiting on results from the state crime lab to see if fingerprints on items stolen during a vehicle break-in...

 
 News    October 17, 2013

Making children kindergarten-ready

The Children’s Reading Foundation of Haines is launching a new program, Ready for Kindergarten, with an informational meeting on the program...

 
 Obituaries    October 17, 2013

Smith: A 'rock solid member of greatest generation'

Longtime resident Marvin L. “Squeak” Smith died at home in Haines Oct. 9 of natural causes. He...

 
 Opinion    October 17, 2013

Editorial

By at least the informal measure of a Fish and Game employee surveying creels, the number of visitors here for Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend was...

 
 Letters    October 17, 2013

Extreme to close commercial crabbing

John Norton’s “solution” to the decline of Dungeness crab stocks in Southeast Alaska by closing all Southeast waters to commercial crabbing is...

 
 Letters    October 17, 2013

Safety first for Haines Highway plan

I would like to thank Matt Boron for his letter in the paper supporting the need for upgrading the Haines Highway. I think Matt has stated very...

 
 Letters    October 17, 2013

Room for more window paintings

A special thank you to artists Tresham Gregg, Greg Podsiki, and Kaitlin Combs who donated their time and talents to the creation of six, wonderful...

 
 Letters    October 17, 2013

Smith family grateful for support

Our family would like to thank the community, family and friends for their support at the passing of my husband, and our dad. A special thanks to the...

 
 Letters    October 17, 2013

Election challenge a strong argument

I believe that Ardy Miller has a strong argument in her challenge of the recent election. It was shocking to learn that my wife and I were...

 
 Letters    October 17, 2013

Crabs won't survive state management

The disaster that is unfolding with our Dungeness stocks is the same story that has happened in other places in Southeast Alaska. Some believe that...

 
 Letters    October 17, 2013

Letter referring to Cui crossed line

Fred Einspruch’s criticism of outgoing borough manager Mark Earnest totally crossed the lines of human decency by dragging Tracy Cui into the fray....

 

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