Articles from the May 7, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Borough studying more free dockings

With two cruise ship companies receiving docking fee waivers for the 2015 season, Haines Borough staff say additional waivers might boost the town’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Cold case unit cut could end work on Wafer killing

For the past 33 years, Lois Wafer has waited for a break in the case of her 14-year-old daughter, Eileen Wafer, who was found dead on a Portage Cove...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

What will it take to rebuild Haines hoops?

Do Haines High School basketball teams need more gym time, more commitment or just a wait for their fortunes to change? For the first time in years, t...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 7, 2015

Canoe group lands prominent spot at heritage center dedication

North Tide Canoe Kwaan of Haines will hold a prominent spot at the dedication of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Center on May 15 in J...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Fuel spill stains 16 yards of soil at Lutak Dock

On April 21, at about 10:30 a.m., 125 gallons of jet fuel spilled from a Delta Western truck rack onto the ground at Lutak Dock. The dock’s owner,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 7, 2015

Earth Day gathering Saturday at school

The town’s annual Earth Day Fair will be held 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Haines School cafeteria. It will feature displays on energy,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 7, 2015

Bell replaces Benner as head of harbor department

Shawn Bell is the Haines Borough’s new harbormaster. Bell, 31, was appointed assistant harbormaster in April 2014. He grew up in Colorado and previo...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Manager withholding draft documents

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa this week refused to release a draft document on docking fee waivers for cruise ships that was circulated among...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 7, 2015

Seniors page Glacier Bears at home track meet

Seniors led the way at Haines High School’s season-opening track meet last weekend under sunny skies at Sharnbroich Field. The two-day meet pitted...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Summer reading program starts May 22

It’s time for young bookworms to reclaim their summer reading nooks and return to favorite stories they put down during the school year. The Haines...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

Roadside adoption groups must renew contracts

The community cleanup ends on Friday, but there are still ways to help keep the town looking trim. Haines groups can participate in the state’s...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

Sign law enforcement has shopkeepers seeing red

A recent decision by Haines Borough staff to begin enforcing a controversial sign law has already inflamed a Fort Seward business owner and prompted...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 7, 2015

Police Report

Monday, May 4 A caller reported possible neglect of an animal at a household on FAA Road. The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel was advised. Police...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    May 7, 2015

Duly Noted

Archie Dunbar was born to parents Luck Dunbar and Jennifer Marschke at 12:21 p.m. on April 25 at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Archie...

 

Borough lucky to have Sosa on the job

I was delighted to see the article regarding David Sosa in the April 16 edition of the Chilkat Valley News. It was certainly no surprise having had...

 

Response to shop fire renewed appreciation

In March, a fire destroyed our beautiful woodworking shop. The huge black hole of devastation, loss and sense of hopelessness we felt was...

 

Score mascot Lulu will be remembered

Our beloved guard beagle at King’s Store, Lulu, went to heaven on Saturday, May 2. She was loved by many and will be greatly missed. We would like...

 

Thanks to inns for opening doors

A big thanks to the properties that opened their doors for the Accommodations Open House on April 29-30. Response to the evenings has been incredibly...

 

Build on local beauty, not marijuana

Regarding the letter from Mr. McCord: Very convoluted, but I did pick up on moral police. Is it just me or is it hypocritical to express one’s own...

 

Keep World History a required class

A proposed change to school district policy would eliminate world history as a graduation requirement. I oppose this surprising change to the studies...

 

Please scoop up after your pooch

To those who enjoy defrosting their dogs and exercising them in the Fort Seward Parade Grounds: Remember we all enjoy playing in the Parade Grounds,...

 

Prom organizers grateful for donations

The Haines High junior class would like to express its gratitude to all of Haines for supporting this year’s prom and making it a memorable one....

 

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