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Articles from the December 19, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Assembly offers Sosa manager's job

The Haines Borough Assembly voted during a special meeting Tuesday to offer its manager job to candidate David Sosa, a 20-year U.S. Marine Corps...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

'Perfect' Christmas tree pinched

The Grinch visited Delta Western last weekend, cutting down the Sitka spruce that had been groomed for eight years to be the company’s Christmas...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 19, 2013

In 2013, projects belied forecast

For the first time since the rebuilt Haines School was oriented toward Old Haines Highway in 2007, students could make it to the school along a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Committee endorses harbor 'wave barrier'

The Haines Borough Port and Harbor Advisory Committee is recommending the assembly endorse a wave barrier breakwater – instead of a rubble mound...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Downtown lights will be improved

New holiday lights strung downtown will be getting a little more pizazz, following concerns that single strands of blue rope lights on light poles...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 19, 2013

Pace of tank farm clean-up an issue for residents

Residents on Dec. 12 expressed frustration with the progress of the environmental cleanup at the former U.S. Army tank farm site. During the first...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Parnell pencils in $35 million for Juneau Road

Gov. Sean Parnell’s proposed capital budget for 2015 includes only one Haines item: $20 million for ferry terminal modifications so the facility...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Mayor arranges ferry terminal parking deal

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott has won a temporary victory in the fight to retain overnight parking space for Haines residents at the ferry...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Chambers bakes best cookie

The Chamber of Commerce’s Cookie Contest has a new champion this year, but Tammy Jobbins has retained her crown in the candy division. Maria...

 
 News    December 19, 2013

Borough won't open until 9 a.m.

The Haines Borough office is cutting back its hours.   Starting Jan. 2, the borough will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., slicing an hour off the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 19, 2013

Rasmuson gives $400K to HAL

A $400,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation will cover a chunk of the $2 million Haines Assisted Living needs for the Soboleff-McRae Veterans...

 
 News    December 19, 2013

No overseas calls on phone bill

The Haines Borough School District apparently won’t be billed for as many as 74 hours of long-distance calls overseas to places including Serbia...

 
 News    December 19, 2013

Parnell appoints Risley to council

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell this week reappointed resident Dean Risley to the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council. Risley is a U.S. Army...

 
 News    December 19, 2013

Girls' hoops squad in pre-season play

After the first Haines High School boys’ basketball games of the season were snowed out last weekend, the girls’ team is making its own...

 
 News    December 19, 2013

CIA open house

The Chilkoot Indian Association will hold an open house of its new office building on Friday, Jan. 10. Tribal administrator Dave Berry said the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    December 19, 2013

Wrestlers win 2 at state tourney

Haines High School wrestlers picked up two wins at last weekend’s state tournament in Anchorage, and got a closer look at schools that have...

 
 News    December 19, 2013

Lighthouse meeting set for Dec. 30

The Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association will meet 5 p.m. Dec. 30 at the Sheldon Museum. The group is working toward its nonprofit status...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Risley, King to advisory panel

Haines resident Jamie King is the new member of the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee. The board held its annual election Tuesday....

 
 News    December 19, 2013

Fossman on UAA all-time scoring list

Haines High School graduate Kyle Fossman now ranks among the top 25 scorers in the history of the University of Alaska Anchorage men’s basketball...

 
 News    December 19, 2013

Shooter won't be charged

Haines Borough police decided not to file charges against an apparently intoxicated woman who fired multiple shots from a revolver into the ground...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Weather cancels parade, bazaar

“Super Saturday” turned not-so-super after a combination of snow and rain turned Haines roads into nearly impassable slush, causing cancellation o...

 
 Obituaries    December 19, 2013

Larson raised funds for Friendship Pole

Brendan Larson, a former Haines Elementary School teacher whose donation built the school...

 
 Opinion    December 19, 2013

Editorial

If the Haines Borough enters into contract negotiations with David Sosa, the manager’s leave needs to be pared way back from the 48 days past...

 
 Letters    December 19, 2013

Fishing here a big part of Yukoner's visit

It would be very sad if Alaskan fishing licenses became harder for Yukoners to get. I and many of my friends make the trip, leave a good amount of...

 
 Letters    December 19, 2013

Curves make highway dangerous

The Haines Highway can be a dangerous road because of its curves. The most important factor when approaching a curve is the sight distance, the time...

 

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