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Articles from the November 15, 2012 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

DUIs reduced after illegal blood tests: No breathalyzer for 5 months

The Haines Police Department’s illegal acquisition of blood samples in several DUI cases led to reduced charges for defendants in recent months. Fro...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 15, 2012

Tracking eagles by satellite: Birds to wear 'backpacks'

A new study is aimed at gathering more information on where the eagles that show up here in November come from, and where they go when they leave. For...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

DOT planning beefier bridge, road for trucks

The Alaska Department of Transportation is designing the Chilkat River Bridge to the highest industrial standard in anticipation of possible large...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

Thomas up by 2; votes still coming in

By two votes, state Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, pulled ahead of Democratic challenger Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins of Sitka in the race for House District...

 
 News    November 15, 2012

'Doorbuster' sales to start Nov. 23

About 20 local stores and shops will be offering sales on Friday, Nov. 23 as part of the Haines Chamber of Commerce “Doorbuster” campaign. Known...

 
 Letters    November 15, 2012

Mine not compatible with Chilkat River

The potential of a major mining project at the headwaters of the Chilkat Valley and an industrial, mega-hydro project in the Chilkoot Valley to power...

 
 Letters    November 15, 2012

Guiding firms a boost for local interns

The Hammer Museum would like to thank the Chilkat Guides, Rainbow Glacier Tours, and Alaska Mountain Guides for providing our interns with great...

 
 Letters    November 15, 2012

Chapin event reflects community values

Once again the community comes together for a good cause, which continues to reflect what a relationship-rich community we live in. A special thanks...

 
 Letters    November 15, 2012

Students' dreams of peace revealed

Thanks to all those in the community who filled the school cafeteria on a snowy evening last week in support of the fifth annual Chilkat Valley Peace...

 
 Letters    November 15, 2012

KHNS staffer clarifies statements

I would like to first thank Chilkat Valley News for covering our KHNS annual meeting on Nov. 2 and welcome reporter Karen Garcia to town. I wanted to...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    Duly Noted    November 15, 2012

Duly Noted

Doris Ward missed “Oklahoma!” in Haines because she was in Oklahoma with relatives, but she did catch a dress rehearsal of the play. On her way...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

Owners puzzled by dog disappearances

A recent spate of missing dogs in Haines has owners wondering what happened to their canine companions. Nancy Coleman, who lives on Fourth Avenue,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

Sidewalk near school planned for next year

A safer walk to school is just around the corner for Haines students. The Alaska Department of Transportation is proposing to build a new sidewalk run...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 15, 2012

Eagle count finds 855, fraction of total gathering

How many bald eagles are in Haines this week? Counts conducted around the Chilkat Valley on Nov. 3 found 855, but that’s only a fraction of the tota...

 
 News    November 15, 2012

Toe foils eagle release

Hopes for an eagle release at this year’s Alaska Bald Eagle Festival were dashed by an infected toe. Cheryl McRoberts, director of operations for...

 
 News    November 15, 2012

Study tracks salmon use by other animals

Eagles aren’t the only critters out there feeding on salmon. Dr. Taal Levi spent last summer in the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve quantifying...

 
 News    November 15, 2012

Unveiling of women's totems Saturday

Two totems honoring women will be unveiled and dedicated Saturday at the site of Alaska’s only Alaska Native Sisterhood Hall. The Alaska Native...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

LED lights to go up along Third Avenue

With the goal of becoming more energy efficient, the Haines Borough Assembly recently contracted with Alaska Power and Telephone to install 16 new LED...

 
 News    November 15, 2012

Klukwan museum plans advance

The shell of the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center may be up by next October. Lani Hotch, executive director of the project, told a crowd at a...

 
 News    November 15, 2012

Assembly OKs $135K in changes to road jobs

Two contract change orders totaling more than $130,000 were approved during the Nov. 6 Haines Borough Assembly meeting without discussion. An $83,500...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

Assembly approves heli-ski ordinance

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously passed a heli-ski ordinance Nov. 6 that alters several industry regulations. Changes from current borough law...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 15, 2012

Neighbors critical of rezone plan

A potential rezone on the east side of Chilkat Lake Road wouldn’t address concerns about industrial development in the neighborhood, some residents...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 15, 2012

Bears to host Craig in volleyball: Weekend matches only homestand of season

Players on the Glacier Bears volleyball team will be looking to boost senior co-captains Alisha Young and Riley Erekson at the season’s only home...

 
 By Kevin Thompson    News    November 15, 2012

Wrestlers compete in Anchorage

The Haines Glacier Bears wrestling team finished 26th of 60 teams at the ACS Invitational Wrestling Tournament Oct. 26-27 in Anchorage. More than 500...

 
 News    November 15, 2012

Autopsy done

An autopsy by the state medical examiner has attributed the death of a Washington state woman here in September to an enlarged heart. Michelle Paul,...

 

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