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Articles from the November 3, 2016 edition

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 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Consultants discuss three concepts for Lutak Dock

Some basic design ideas for overhauling the corroding Lutak Dock are scheduled to be ready by Jan. 25, 2017. But lots of questions will remain for...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Harbor project moves forward

The Haines Borough appears ready to greenlight a Portage Cove expansion contract next Tuesday to Pacific Pile & Marine for $13.2 million. Last...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    November 3, 2016

Chilkoot Road safety gates cause concern

Two gates and an entrance booth constructed on the Chilkoot River corridor have Haines residents questioning future access to Chilkoot State Park....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    November 3, 2016

School board looks at sex education

Haines’ school board thinks that the district’s health text book falls short on sex education. Specifically, the text does not tackle...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    November 3, 2016

House District 33 candidates make their case for your vote

Write-in votes for local Libertarian William McCord will not be counted, according to the state Division of Elections, but his campaign will go on....

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Hot Shots to shoot in Juneau shootout

There is a bit of Zen to trap shooting. Focus. But don’t overthink. Make sure your body is in the correct posture, but don’t obsess. Hope your...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Family hit with huge legal bill

Three Native Alaskan organizations are seeking $240,985 in court costs from a Haines family in the aftermath of the litigation over access to a...

 

Mountain goat area closure

The state has closed the Takhin Ridge area to mountain goat hunting as of midnight Wednesday because its harvest quota has been reached. This is the...

 

Fair presents Wild & Scenic Film Festival

The Southeast Alaska State Fair and the Takshanuk Watershed Council will present the sixth annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival on Nov. 11 at Harriett...

 

Local transportation for the disabled considered

A task force will be created to tackle some summer transportation problems, such as finding rides for tourists with disabilities and people younger...

 

Wacky October weather

The October weather in Haines was nothing short of strange. Despite getting more than a foot of snow in the middle of the month, this October was the...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    November 3, 2016

Volleyball goes to tiebreakers

The Glacier Bears volleyball team treated its home fans to long rallies, good hustle, and very close games against Skagway last weekend. On both...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Questions remain for Heliski committee

Scott Sundberg should not vote on his own seven proposals to expand his company’s heliskiing area, according to a Haines Borough attorney’s...

 

Cops using new alert system

A new alert system will instantly notify Haines residents of local emergencies. Dispatch Supervisor Celeste Grimes said the idea for a more efficient...

 

Drug charges reduced

The remaining two drug-related charges against a leading Haines marijuana advocate have been reduced to misdemeanors. The next appearance of Dean...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    November 3, 2016

Dept. of Corrections shares ideas

State Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams was not the bearer of bad news in a meeting with the Haines Borough Tuesday, despite negative...

 

Willard known for good humor and work ethic

Friends and family will hold a celebration of Lawrence Willard's life beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 19...

 

Correction of interpretation of testimony

The article “Governor Hears Opposition to the Road’”(Oct. 16, 2016) states that I “pleaded for the governor not to build the road.” I...

 

Get good water to those who need it

We have a serious water problem in Haines, as we are all aware. This crisis puts at risk our greatest treasure, our loved ones, often older and...

 

Facing justice system again Nov. 7th

Well, seven months has gone by and still my case goes on for something I didn’t do. This is the second time now I go before a court to be judged...

 

Fisherman's perspective on the wave barrier

Build it out of wood, plastic, rock or metal. Maybe it is an island, or even a continent. We don’t care what color it is. As long as it gives us...

 

Much goes into making museum a gem

More than one person in town has asked why we do art when we are a history museum. Our mission is to collect, preserve and interpret the history, art...

 

Duly Noted

A minor earthquake hit 12 miles southeast of Haines. The earthquake - measuring 2.8 on the Richter scale - was detected at 2:30 p.m. on Friday....

 

Police Report

Tuesday, Oct. 25 Haines police began an investigation into a report of sexual abuse of a minor. Thursday, Oct. 27 Haines police began an...

 

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