Articles from the April 30, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Natives, landowners in dispute over Chilkoot land

A years-long property dispute near the Chilkoot River Bridge boiled over last week when individuals claiming to defend Native subsistence fishing...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Exhibit recreates famous spans

“Long winters.” That’s how lifelong resident Tom Bieleski explains the 13 noted bridges of the world he’s replicated with tiny “timbers”...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Sosa hires interim police chief

A former Cordova police chief has conditionally accepted the position of interim police chief for the Haines Borough. Robert Griffiths of Scappoose,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Sales increased 2 percent in 2014

An upswing in sales tax from tourism and construction helped offset a dip in retail sales, boosting Haines Borough sales tax income 2 percent in 2014....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Petition seeks to halt harbor design work

A petition circulating around town this week asked the Haines Borough to suspend design work on the harbor expansion project to allow for more public...

 

Proposal to eliminate comment period dies

An ordinance that would have cut the second public comment period at Haines Borough Assembly meetings has died. Assembly member Mike Case proposed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Ratings website says school district #1 in Alaska

Haines Borough School District officials this week said they were flattered – and a bit surprised – by an Internet-based company ranking the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Fiber optic cable to boost Internet service

Alaska Power and Telephone’s plans to install an 86-mile-long fiber optic submarine cable in the Upper Lynn Canal to boost Internet service are...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Portrait art sought for show

Artists are invited to submit work for a portrait and figure show to be held at the Sheldon Museum June 19-July 25. Submissions are due May 22. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

State park ranger resigns after 8 months

After eight months on the job, Haines Park Ranger Tom Kain resigned his position last week. Mike Eberhardt, Southeast parks superintendent and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Lemcke returns to public facilities job

Brian Lemcke is returning to the Haines Borough’s public facilities director position on an interim basis, more than two years after he resigned...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Front Street project to focus on boats

A commercial development on Front Street is planned primarily as an expansion of an existing marine repair business with a bar and restaurant as...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

An encore show for Man Sounds

As a result of the recent Southeast Music Festival in Juneau, six soloists and the 11-member “man choir” from Haines High School have qualified...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Bears' track season opens here Friday

The Haines High School track season starts 3:30 p.m. Friday with the Haines Invitational, pitting local runners, throwers and jumpers against...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Tank farm contractor lays out cleanup work

Since cleanup began in the early 1990s, about 630 holes have been drilled at the former U.S. Army tank farm property at Lutak Road, tracking...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Borough budget hearings set for May 12, May 26

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced the upcoming year’s budget Tuesday to little fanfare. The budget ordinance will have its first public...

 

Swinton named to all-state hoops squad

Haines High School junior Kayley Swinton recently was named to the Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Basketball Team. Swinton, who...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Police Report

Monday, April 27 A Mud Bay Road resident reported a $600 chainsaw had been stolen from the back of his vehicle sometime during the last few days....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Duly Noted

Haines High School seniors Keanu Lynch, Josh Stearns, Jordan Badger, Terry Davis and Kyle Canfield and junior Kai Hays earned their Wildland...

 

Town's waterfront is an asset; don't mar it

Every business in town is struggling to survive as more and more tourists with less money to spend are purchasing discounted cruise ship tickets due...

 

SEABA rigged results of noise study

The Haines Borough has received multiple complaints regarding commercial helicopters using the temporary heliport at 26 Mile. Complaints and borough r...

 

Harbor project promises no facilities

Is this the best we can do for our community – build a huge parking lot/boat storage on our fabulous shoreline drive? Enhancing our community as a...

 

Family grateful, humbled by support

Recently our dad, Bob Henderson, passed away after a two-month illness. During this time, my brother Tom Henderson, sister Barb Cave and I were in...

 

Scrutiny needed on borough's budget

On April 28, the assembly introduced the manager’s proposed budget for 2016. This budget will set the borough’s direction for its activities...

 

Emblem Club gave $5K for scholarships

The Emblem Club of Haines donated $5,000 to the American Legion scholarship fund. The American Legion Lynn Canal Post 12, Haines, Alaska thanks you...

 

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