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Articles from the December 12, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Power rate increase of 18 percent sought

Local utility provider Alaska Power Company is proposing an across-the-board rate increase of more than 18 percent. The company is asking for the Regu...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Assembly leans toward Sosa hire

The Haines Borough Assembly isn’t ready to offer the job to manager candidate David Sosa just yet. After coming out of executive session Tuesday,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 12, 2013

Harbor 3rd in state to get 'clean' rating

A “gut trap” that kept fish waste out of the Small Boat Harbor last summer helped Haines become the third community in the state to earn...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Earnest consulting for borough

Former Haines Borough manager Mark Earnest is performing consulting services for the borough on an as-needed basis, said interim manager Julie Cozzi....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Police chief decision postponed

It’s back to square one in the Haines Borough’s search for a new police chief. Interim manager Julie Cozzi is “taking a second look” at some...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    December 12, 2013

Does town need a safe house?

Supporters of a local domestic violence response group say they’ll seek state and local funding for a permanent “safe house” in Haines for femal...

 
 News    December 12, 2013

Man: Burglars took dog food, clothes

Resident Rusty Goodin said burglars who zeroed in on his house at 6 Mile Haines Highway on Saturday, Nov. 23, cleared out the place. Alaska State Troo...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Chamber election may be 'huge overhaul' for board

An election that ended this week could bring a “huge overhaul” to the Haines Chamber of Commerce, said president Barbara Mulford. Seven open...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Assembly designates beach non-motorized

The one-mile stretch of Chilkat River beach running from River Road to Carr’s Cove is officially closed to motorized use, including ATVs and snow...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Former Haines cop loses badge

Yet another former Haines Borough police officer has lost his certificate to work in Alaska law enforcement. John Havard, who worked for the Haines...

 
 News    December 12, 2013

Christmas bird count set Dec. 28

The annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count will take place in Haines Dec. 28. The count this year will be organized by the Ts’Ats’Ee Bird...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Borough will keep most dock timbers

The wood already harvested from the Port Chilkoot Dock will be stored at the Public Safety Building until another sale this spring, but wood taken...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 12, 2013

Holiday shopping starting slow

Holiday shopping at local stores has started slowly, but it’s too early to predict how it will finish, area shop owners said this week. “I think...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 12, 2013

The case against Joy soap

For decades, Joy dish soap was a “three-for” for commercial fishermen: They could use it to wash their dishes, scrub their fish holds and make a d...

 
 News    December 12, 2013

Woman: $1K cash lost downtown

A local woman has this message for whomever may have found her money pouch with $1,000 cash inside: “If you don’t return it, at least spend it in...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    December 12, 2013

Volleyball team 2-2 at regionals

The Haines High School volleyball team tallied a 2-2 record at the season-concluding regional competition in Klawock last weekend. Craig and Klawock...

 
 News    December 12, 2013

Howard pens book

Former Haines resident Derrick Howard recently released “The Case of the Vanishing Scroll,” a mystery-adventure book written for the fourth- to...

 
 News    December 12, 2013

Boys' hoops this weekend

The Haines High School boys’ basketball team is scheduled to host a Yukon squad for a pair of games this weekend. The match-ups are set for 7 p.m....

 
 News    December 12, 2013

Borough figuring phone tax

Haines Borough interim manager Julie Cozzi said she is still working with staff to develop an ordinance establishing a phone bill fee to help pay for...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    December 12, 2013

Three wrestlers qualify for state

Three Haines High School wrestlers qualified for this weekend’s state tournament at Anchorage Christian School, matching last year’s total. Freshm...

 
 News    December 12, 2013

KHNS auction

KHNS raised about $7,000 during its online and on-air auction fund-raiser, said development director Leslie Ross. “I was really happy with it,”...

 
 Obituaries    December 12, 2013

Blaney: 'Man of God's people'

A funeral Mass and potluck reception will be held starting 6 p.m. Dec. 19 at Sacred Heart Church...

 
 Opinion    December 12, 2013

Editorial

Why has the Haines Borough run through seven managers in 11 years? 1) Good managers are hard to find. 2) Haines is difficult to manage. 3) A...

 
 Letters    December 12, 2013

CWS improves situation for bears

There is now a bear trail around the outside of an electric fence at the landfill. No longer do bears go to the dump. No longer do employees of...

 
 Letters    December 12, 2013

With straight road, more risky driving

When did the Haines Highway become so dangerous? Why is our mayor looking to other Southeast mayors to support its realignment despite legitimate...

 

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