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Articles from the December 10, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Executive sessions close door on public

In the past month, the Haines Borough Assembly and its committees have met four times in closed-door sessions. According to a public notice, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Ryan among 7 manager hopefuls

Haines Borough public facilities director Brad Ryan is among seven candidates who submitted applications for the interim manager position by the Dec....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 10, 2015

DOT seeks a better embankment

The state Department of Transportation this week said it would pursue “vegetated river protrusions” as part of mitigation for the Haines Highway...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Junior ANS builds on camaraderie, service

When Jessie Morgan was approached last year by Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp 5 President Anastasia Wiley and asked to lead a junior contingent of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Sledding hill ready for action

The new Mount Riley Road sledding hill is cleared of stumps, smoothed out, and ready to go. The only thing missing is snow. In May 2014, the Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Committee to consider offenses

The ad hoc committee created to address the controversial minor offenses ordinance has been chugging along for the past couple of months, and will...

 

Wrestlers on way to regional tourney

Haines High School wrestlers will compete this weekend at the regional tournament in Petersburg. Coach Dennis Durr said this year’s squad is on the...

 

Committee reshuffled

The Haines Borough Personnel Committee is playing musical chairs following a realization that the committee can only have three assembly members – n...

 

McPhetres remembered as gracious, hard-working

A memorial service will be held Dec. 28 in Juneau for Steve McPhetres, a former Haines school...

 

Editorial

With the recent failure of high-ranking government executives who came from out of town, the pendulum of public opinion is predictably swinging back...

 

Sosa a credit to military's managers

In nearly 40 years of working, Dave Sosa was the first supervisor I have had who treated women staff the same as men. He didn’t belittle, ignore or...

 

Culbeck enriches himself at our expense

Appearance is everything. And, by all appearances, Darsie Culbeck continues to use the Haines Borough to enrich himself at other residents’...

 

Trust a local candidate for manager

We are reminded constantly this time of year to shop locally. The Haines Borough Assembly should do the same. We have two talented, local candidates...

 

Heli-ski firms, cooperate on heliport site

There were a couple significant events that led to my moving to Haines from Fairbanks four-and-a-half years ago. Those events were preceded by my...

 

Museum name change a waste a money

I’ve been reading in the Chilkat Valley News about the proposed name change for the Sheldon Museum and I can’t see one good reason for changing it...

 

Thank oil distributor for helping sled hill

The sledding hill on Mount Riley Road is all ready to go. If you see Fred Gray or stop in at Delta Western, give them a big thank you for donating...

 

Volunteers, school make CYD hoops

A very special thank you to all the parents for their continued help and support with the Community Youth Development basketball program. Thanks to...

 

Residents invited to community forum

What do we think about the future of our community? Our economy? Our government? Our public participation? What is the role of the nonprofits? How do...

 

Duly Noted

Former Haines resident Nori Nash is publishing her first historical romance novel, “How the Duke Was Won.” The novel will be released by...

 

Police Report

Monday, Dec. 7 A person reported large potholes at the bottom of Cemetery Hill. State road crews were notified. Traffic stops resulted in warnings...

 

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