Articles from the October 25, 2012 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    October 25, 2012

Assembly floats vehicle tax plan

Besides casting ballots in the national election, residents on Nov. 6 get to weigh in on a Haines Borough motor vehicle registration tax, a proposal...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 25, 2012

Mayor digs into harbor assault case

A mayor’s report found differing explanations for why a charge was reduced by plea bargain in a case involving an alleged assault on the Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 25, 2012

Fisherman lost, presumed drowned

U.S. Coast Guard investigators were due in Haines late this week to get details of an accident that apparently claimed the life of local commercial...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 25, 2012

School to offer late afternoon 'sack supper'

Beginning next month, the afternoon bell will mean suppertime at the Haines School. The Haines Borough School Board voted last week to approve a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 25, 2012

After 5 months, trooper still awaits co-worker

Five months of doing a job intended for two is taking a toll, Alaska State Trooper Ken VanSpronsen said this week. VanSpronsen arrived in June to serv...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 25, 2012

Halloween benefit set for Ray Chapin

A Halloween-themed fundraiser for former teacher Ray Chapin will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, at the elementary school gym from 5 to 7 p.m. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 25, 2012

Landfill firm to offer plan for compliance

Community Waste Solutions will present a plan late next month for coming into compliance with state environmental regulations by 2015, company...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 25, 2012

School board to appoint member

The Haines Borough School Board will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29 to appoint a new member and elect officers. The meeting will be held in the high...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 25, 2012

Doll Fair to include puppets, music

Live music and a puppet show will be featured at the 35th Annual Doll Fair, in addition to the traditional roster of games, crafts and doll-inspired...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 25, 2012

Health office reduces flu shot availability

If you get your annual flu shot at the Haines public health nurse office, you may be getting it elsewhere this year. A change in eligibility...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 25, 2012

Jimenez hired over 2 engineers

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved the hire of Carlos Jimenez as public facilities director, a $75,000-per-year position that oversees ca...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 25, 2012

Dolphins trim times at Whitehorse meet

Each of the 13 Haines Dolphins swimmers competing at last weekend’s Ryan Downing Memorial swim meet in Whitehorse, Y.T., improved their times by at...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 25, 2012

Meeting on scenic highway plan

What topics should be featured on interpretive signs along the Haines Highway, and how should they be explained? The state Division of Parks, on...

 

Community Education gearing up

“Tlingit Halibut Hooks” and “Basic Digital Photography” are among upcoming classes offered through Haines Community Education, the evening...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    October 25, 2012

Literacy program marks 1st year

The Haines Borough School District will adapt its early-childhood literacy program to accommodate for a shift in staffing. The program was launched a...

 

Coleman worked as logger around Alaska

A celebration of the life of Bill Coleman will be held 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion Hal...

 

Police report

Monday, Oct. 22 The bald eagle foundation was advised after a raven with a broken wing was reported at the harbor’s fuel dock. A caller reported he...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 25, 2012

Heli-ski plan advances

The Haines Borough Assembly heard testimony from about six residents but made no substantive changes Tuesday to a revised heli-ski ordinance it...

 

Duly Noted

Brinley Ann Ganey was born Oct. 10 at 8:12 am to Melissa and Michael Ganey. She weighed 4 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 17 inches. Michael and...

 

School missed opportunity with Gulick

After meeting Amy Gulick and attending her presentation at Harriett Hall, I am saddened that all students in the Haines Borough School District were...

 

Thanks for Zumba in the schools

A huge thank-you to Jacky Ruggirello and Courtney Culbeck for volunteering their time to teach Zumba to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders and middle...

 

Family grateful for community blessing

Thanks is such a small word for the blessing we have received from the community as my husband Dick Aukerman became homebound and eventually went...

 

Schools should teach critical thinking

Last Thursday night I went to see Amy Gulick’s “Salmon in the Trees” presentation at the fairgrounds. I wanted to see what the controversy was...

 

Candidate has devoted energy to region

We have an amazing opportunity on Nov. 6 to elect one of our region’s great treasures, Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins. I have watched Jonathan grow up and...

 

Woman's Club donation boosts Uglys

The Uglys of Haines would like to thank the Haines Woman’s Club for their donation to the Uglys’ Annual Halloween Haunted House. Your support...

 

Heartfelt gratitude for town's caring

On behalf of the family of Janet Harrington, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to all who were so generous with their help in Janet’s...

 

Assembly deserves thanks for meals

On behalf of the staff of Southeast Senior Services (SESS) and the people we serve, I would like to thank the Haines Borough Assembly members for...

 

Chambers-Piper is free of cancer

We would like to thank Keely and Jordan Baumgardner and those of you who helped them put on the medical fundraiser for Frederick Chambers-Piper at...

 

Tax cut tips support to Kreiss-Tomkins

I know both of the candidates for the upcoming House District 34 election and I like them both. They offer very different visions of our future and...