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Articles from the December 11, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Lutak Dock repair quote may drop from $33 million

An early estimate of $33 million for replacement of the Lutak Dock might be shaved down considerably with further work by PND Engineers. Dick...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014

Borough holds $15 million in savings

As a percentage of spending, the Haines Borough’s $15 million in savings is exponentially more than what many other municipalities hold onto, but...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014

Residents rally to keep school building

Saying they were shocked to recently learn that the Haines Borough might sell Mosquito Lake School, upper valley residents – including young parents...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

State's new rules govern 'handymen'

Starting Jan. 1, Haines handymen will be required to get a state contractor’s license and secure a bond for all their jobs, however small. The chang...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Assailant Jackson sues borough

A Haines man found guilty of three charges stemming from a July 2012 fight with three Haines Borough police officers has filed a civil suit against...

 

Chilkat tribe honors Hotch for legacy of leadership

Klukwan elder Joe Hotch has a new jacket. It's black, with yellow embroidery that reads "Chilkat...

 

Volleyball marginalized; needs support, gym time

Last week’s Region V championship game between Craig and Klawock showed volleyball is a game of momentum, and Haines must somehow get back up to...

 

Rain cancels ski event

A ski event intended as a membership drive and fundraiser for the Haines Ski & Hiking Club will be postponed until after the new year, due to recent...

 

Preschool session offered

Chilkat Valley Preschool will be offering an enrichment program for 3-5 year olds, focusing on school readiness and social-emotional development....

 

Treatment plant not in budget

Gov. Bill Walker last week released former Gov. Sean Parnell’s “work-in-progress” budget for the upcoming fiscal year, including a capital...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Former mayor continues fight in rate case

After being stonewalled by the Haines Borough Assembly, former mayor Stephanie Scott is asking the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to explain how an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

New members elected to advisory committee

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee met last week for its annual elections, voting in Ryan Cook and re-electing Randy Jackson to...

 

Pool closed for light work

The Haines Borough pool is tentatively closed until Dec. 22 for replacement of the facility’s lights, though facilities maintenance technician...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014

Preschool will pursue Willard site

The Chilkat Valley Preschool board last week voted to pursue a Willard Street commercial building as the school’s new site. Also, at January’s Hai...

 

Durr makes state

Haines High School junior Zane Durr emerged from a competitive Region V wrestling tournament last weekend in Wrangell, punching his ticket to state....

 
 By Bill Kurz    Letters    December 11, 2014

Government must listen to citizens

Government 101: Officials elected or hired must remember they work for the citizens. Once an official gets the idea they are smarter or don’t need...

 

Flegels thankful for kind prayers

Wow! Carol has been dealing with health issues since March, and many of you, our friends, have kept her in your prayers. Carol is now better, and...

 

Keep culture alive and teach respect

It’s sad to see a culture die slowly as it has here in Haines. There was once a man who knew he must do all he could to make sure it never happens....

 

Woman's Club bolstered by support

I would like to express my late thanks to all the vendors, Christmas shoppers and the Haines Woman’s Club for the successful bazaar. We did not...

 

Police Report

Monday, Dec. 8 A Skyline Drive resident reported her van slid off the road and she was waiting for a towing company to open so she could have it...

 

Duly Noted

Corrie and Daniel Stickler are parents of Olen Atlas Stickler, born Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Anchorage. Olen weighed 8 lbs., 11 ounces, and measured...

 

Editorial

Haines Borough taxpayers should think twice before accepting the notion that they’re on the hook for rebuilding the Lutak Dock. What public service...

 

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