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Articles from the November 8, 2012 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    November 8, 2012

Absentee votes will decide race for House

Democratic challenger Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins of Sitka is declaring “victory with a huge asterisk” over incumbent state Rep. Bill Thomas,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 8, 2012

Canal salmon value exceeds $15 million: Hatchery chum harvest soars

A hatchery chum harvest nearly 50 percent larger than last year’s record combined with the largest sockeye catch in 20 years propelled the value of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 8, 2012

Assembly supports Earnest extension

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 Tuesday to extend manager Mark Earnest’s contract through July 2014 pending a “satisfactory” evaluation...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 8, 2012

18th eagle festival starts Wednesday

The fall migration of eagles and eagle-viewers to Haines will include Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon. Mitchell will serve as...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 8, 2012

Service dog a link to others for autistic boy

Gus, a one-year-old black Labrador retriever, may be the nicest dog in town. He’s trained to be. The service dog was introduced to teachers and...

 
 Letters    November 8, 2012

Scuttle the proposed vehicle tax

We are now expected to pay for abandoned vehicles belonging to others? Norm Smith has it correct. It is another tax increase. Thanks, Norm, for...

 
 Letters    November 8, 2012

Ships should be buying clean power

It is always a bummer to toot a dismal horn but better to bring the awareness to the people. The cruise ship industry needs to buy the electrical...

 
 Letters    November 8, 2012

Donors boosted annual service auction

Haines Emblem Club thanks everyone who donated and supported this year’s Community Service Auction. Without support from so many businesses and...

 
 Letters    November 8, 2012

District's attorney OK'd process

On Oct. 29, the Haines Borough School Board was required to fill a vacancy for Seat D. This is the second year in a row that the borough election...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 8, 2012

Public library cuts evening hours

Beginning Monday, the Haines Borough Public Library will close at 7 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Reduced hours will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 8, 2012

Senior partner for Constantine: Japanese firm would finance more work

Mining exploration at the Palmer deposit near 40 Mile would resume next May under a draft, joint-venture agreement between Constantine Metal Resources...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 8, 2012

KHNS revenue boosted thanks to donations, grants

Due to a surge in donations and grant money, public radio station KHNS ended up in the black this year, general manager Kay Clements reported during...

 
 News    November 8, 2012

Clinic expansion advances

Improvements under way at the Haines medical clinic will make space for an extended-stay room, as well as add three offices. Marcia Scott,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 8, 2012

Foundation awards $12K in local grants: Projects include school sign

Thanks to nearly $12,000 in grants awarded by the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation last week, nine local organizations have funding for projects...

 
 News    November 8, 2012

Klukwan museum's benefit meal Saturday

Moose and halibut will be served at the annual Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center fund-raising dinner and banquet, starting 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 8, 2012

Survey: School, firehall top list for new buildings

Responses to a recent Haines Borough survey showed residents viewed fire, ambulance and police services, and K-12 education as most important to the c...

 
 News    November 8, 2012

New firehall on draft wish list

A new or improved public safety building was among capital requests included on a draft “wish list” of borough projects to the Alaska Legislature...

 
 Obituaries    November 8, 2012

Lynch worked at sea but kept close ties to family

Friends and family members filled the Chilkat Center to standing room Oct. 29 to remember Ted...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 8, 2012

Student's animated video wins top prize at peace awards

A $500 grant from Haines People for Peace has snowballed into a much larger project thanks to the Haines High School student council. Initiated three...

 
 Blotter    November 8, 2012

Police report

Monday, Nov. 5 A caller reported a downed tree blocking both lanes of traffic near 2 Mile Lutak Road. State road crews were notified and removed the t...

 
 News    November 8, 2012

Court report

Kristopher T. Morden, 47, was convicted April 24 of unlawfully harvesting commercial Dungeness crab. Morden harvested crab on Oct. 1, 2011, in Tanani...

 

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