Articles from the October 31, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    October 31, 2013

Assembly: No early favorites for manager job

Three members of the Haines Borough Assembly who met Tuesday to interview the top four borough manager candidates via Skype afterward expressed...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 31, 2013

Designers consider Picture Pt.

Plans for development of the Picture Point Wayside are under way, with the design team estimating they will have a preferred alternative ready by spri...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 31, 2013

Fort distillery delivers 1st spirits

The first bottles of locally made spirits have won some favorable reviews, following a debut last weekend in liquor stores and drinking...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 31, 2013

Reffing: Recruits needed for hard job

Haines School officials are recruiting for what may be the hardest job in town to fill. Due to a lack of local basketball referees, school activities...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 31, 2013

Dad makes clutch delivery in Juneau

Expectant parents Heather Smith and Matt Hunter of Haines figured they were ahead of schedule, moving into a Juneau hotel room 12 days before...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 31, 2013

Pill roundup tops expectations

An older couple walking by a fire near the police station Saturday smelled marijuana. “Hey, I know what that is. What are you guys doing?” the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 31, 2013

Cycling magazine features area

A six-page article about the Golden Circle route in the October-November issue of Adventure Cyclist magazine paints a glowing portrait of pedaling the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 31, 2013

Borough explains new car tax

Haines vehicle owners have expressed confusion and frustration over the recent passage of a $22 biennial motor vehicle registration tax, but...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 31, 2013

Scott seeks mayors' support for highway

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott is pushing for the Southeast Alaska Conference of Mayors to write a letter supporting the Haines Highway...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 31, 2013

DOT outlines airport project plan

About 20 residents with questions ranging from dropping off airline passengers to fisheries impacts attended an Oct. 21 meeting on a $5.7 million airp...

 

Fisherman says road work hurt setnet site

Klukwan resident Marvin Willard said dumping of fill by state Department of Transportation crews at 23 Mile Haines Highway has diverted a stream and...

 

Wrestlers approach home dual

Senior Walker Blair led the Haines High School wrestling team at a Wrangell tournament last weekend, posting a runner-up finish with a 3-1 record at...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 31, 2013

Warm weather ties records downtown

Snow in town by Halloween – at least a dusting – is shorthand for when winter starts in the Chilkat Valley. On Monday, not even the...

 

Dolphins to dive in this weekend

About 20 Haines Dolphins will make their season debuts this weekend at a meet in Whitehorse, Y.T. “This is a really low-key meet,” said coach Robe...

 

Spikers in Juneau

The Haines High School volleyball team traveled to Metlakatla last week for a tournament. This weekend, Nov. 1-2, junior varsity and varsity squads...

 

Eagle festival nears

Volunteers are needed to help with the 19th Alaska Bald Eagle Festival, Nov. 11-17 in Haines. This year’s event will include a live release of a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 31, 2013

Speakers at 2nd meet

The Haines Drama, Debate and Forensics team picked up steam at its second meet of the season, held at Mount Edgecumbe in Sitka Oct. 11-12. One...

 

Court report

Ronald L. Jimmie, 55, was sentenced Sept. 10 after pleading guilty to driving under the influence on June 20. An officer pulled Jimmie over in the...

 

Former resident Rudd dies at 90

Maxine June Rudd, 90, a former Haines resident who served as a World War II flight instructor, died...

 

Editorial

It’s not surprising that Haines Borough Assembly members who interviewed four finalists for the manager position Tuesday weren’t particularly...

 

Borough accepted flawed report

If I’d known that an election worker was going to misrepresent the truth, I would have researched when the election investigation hearing was...

 

Thanks for pumpkin and keep reading

Once again, the Great Pumpkin didn’t rise out of the pumpkin patch and fly through the air with a bag of toys. He did, however, spend a couple of...

 

Disappointed in negative article

I am very disappointed that you should print negative articles on someone you don’t even know, and then do not provide an avenue for them to...

 

Assembly action penalized taxpayers

I am a registered voter and I will be making notes of the Haines Borough Assembly members who voted to penalize me, a law-abiding, taxpaying citizen...

 

Holly Jolly Follies set for Dec. 22

I’m helping produce the Holly Jolly Christmas Follies this year, as Sue Waterhouse has decided to take a year off. If you and/or your crew has a...

 

Thanks for supporting spikers

I would like to thank everyone that came on Saturday evening to make the volleyball fundraiser a success. I would like to give a giant thank you to...

 

Overwhelmed by surprise party

I am still ecstatic from the wonderful kindness showed me Sunday at my 90th birthday party. Thanks to Lisa Schwartz for organizing the entire event....

 

Chamber explains proposition position

The Haines Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to address recent letters and phone calls received regarding our stance against...

 

Schnabel gives view of investigation

On Oct. 22, I voted to certify the Oct. 1 election. My decision was based on a determination that the election was not unduly influenced by election...

 

Duly Noted

Grand Camp of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood convened Oct. 8-11 in Yakutat. Camp 5 ANB sent President Sonny...

 

Police Report

Monday, Oct. 28 A traffic stop was conducted by the state trooper. Sunday, Oct. 27 A caller reported several randomly placed traffic cones in Main...