Articles from the November 21, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    November 21, 2013

Borough moving to meter water use

Haines Borough officials are considering major changes to the borough’s water and sewer code, including a provision requiring all residences built...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 21, 2013

Floreske plans heliport at 10 Mile

A Haines developer is moving forward with plans to build a heliport at 10 Mile Haines Highway. John Floreske applied Oct. 25 to the Army Corps of...

 

Spikers at home this weekend

After competing in away games all season, Haines High School’s volleyball team will welcome five regional opponents for a two-day tournament...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 21, 2013

AMG: Chilkat Guides will remain separate

Alaska Mountain Guides owner Sean Gaffney and operations manager Eli Fierer closed the deal on their purchase of Chilkat Guides last week. The sale...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 21, 2013

Mosquito Lake enrollment short

An official count of only nine students at Mosquito Lake School will reduce state funding for the Haines Borough School District and will prompt...

 

Pool theft suspect charged

Haines Borough police charged a 22-year-old Haines man with third-degree theft Monday following the pilfering of nearly $200 from pool locker rooms....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 21, 2013

Police explain caller background checks

A resident who recently phoned in a complaint to the Haines Borough Police Department was surprised to have the dispatcher ask for her birth date,...

 

Saturday Stroll set

The Saturday Stroll will be from the 4 Mile Haines Highway eulachon camp, along the Chilkat River, across highway to cemetery and site of...

 

A call for coaches for 'Girls on the Run'

Haines High School counselor Lindsey Moore is looking for women interested in coaching Girls on the Run, a program geared toward empowering young...

 

Wrestlers capture three thirds in Ketchikan

Haines High School wrestlers held their own against large-school opponents at a Ketchikan tournament last weekend, with a trio of Glacier Bears...

 
 By Pam Randles    News    November 21, 2013

Wild Things

Tod Sebens and Nicholas Szatkowski have seen large numbers of humpback whales congregating. Tod saw about 100 near Cape Fanshaw, and Nicholas saw a...

 

Ward enjoyed outdoors, worked in fishing, mining

A memorial service celebrating the life of Jonathan Baylor Ward, 26, will be held 2 p.m. Friday at...

 

Porter dug into Tlingit mythology

Walter Porter, a well-known Tlingit mythologist who lived in Haines as a youth, died Nov. 7 in...

 

Let citizens decide issues by computer

Something to consider for a far better and improved Haines Borough: 1) Delete the lobbyist in Washington, D.C., saving many dollars. 2) Replace the...

 

Many work for Doll Fair's success

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center wants to thank many people for their help with the 36th annual Doll Fair. In particular a big thank you to the...

 

Grocery stores vital to food bank

As Thanksgiving season approaches, the sisters of the Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 5 of Haines would like to express our gratitude to Howsers IGA,...

 

Fifth grade grateful for raffle help

The fifth-grade class at Haines Elementary School would like to thank everyone who participated in our raffle. It was a successful fundraiser thanks...

 

Departure from pool was voluntary

I wish to let it be known that I was not terminated from the Haines swim pool. I resigned from duty. It is time for me to hang up my lifeguard shirt...

 

You can trust library's employees

I am appalled by the police department’s suggestion that an employee could have been responsible for the recent thefts at the library. I was an...

 

Thanks to film festival volunteers

The Takshanuk Watershed Council and Southeast Alaska State Fair would like to thank everyone who came out to the 3rd Annual Wild and Scenic Film...

 

Businesses boost eagle festival event

The American Bald Eagle Foundation would like to sincerely thank all of the local businesses that generously donated items for the Flight for Freedom...

 

Town wants road that protects resources

It’s possible for the Haines Highway project to protect salmon, eagles and cultural resources, and enhance safety. The initial design, however,...

 

Dodov collection will benefit EMTs

In the spring of 2012, heli-skier Nick Dodov, son of my friends in California, died tragically in an avalanche here in Haines. At the time, his...

 

Duly Noted

Pet owners brought dogs, cats and children to the Haines Senior Center Saturday for Haines Animal Rescue Kennel’s annual Pet Photos with Santa....

 

Police Report

Monday, Nov. 18     A person asked for help on a civil matter and was given the appropriate paperwork.    A caller requested a welfare check...