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Articles from the December 20, 2012 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Shakwak funds cut; highway may suffer

Congress’s recent failure to renew funding for a federal road maintenance program could impact tourism and trade in Haines. Funding for the Shakwak...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

2012: The Year in Review

The earth moved in 2012 and the shift wasn’t only the “slump” on the side of Mount Ripinsky that cleaved a house and split Lutak Road....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Cop takes ride trying to wrangle stray horse

Haines Borough Police Officer Josh Knore knew enough to put on his cowboy boots after getting a call last week about a loose horse that nearly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Mayor joins outcry against changed ferry plan

Haines Borough officials say they were left in the dark regarding a recent, abrupt decision by Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell to change plans for the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

High school offers introductory mining class

About eight Haines High School upperclassmen have enrolled in an introductory mining class that could translate into jobs at mines in the area. A...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Kreiss-Tomkins makes 4-day Haines visit

State representative-elect Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins visited Haines this week. His four-day visit included playing in community hockey games and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

Holiday events: Reasons to get off sofa

The weather outside may be frightful, but there’s a slate of happenings to get one out of the house during the holidays. On Saturday, Dec. 22, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

Museum hosts walks

The Sheldon Museum is hosting a series of walks around town, from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The walks offer an opportunity for residents to learn...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Planners skeptical of tree-cutting rules

Members of the Haines Borough Planning Commission expressed skepticism during their Dec. 13 meeting that prohibiting residents from cutting down...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

Mud Bay Road dig scratched

A Skagway prospector who proposed to dig two 500-foot trenches near Mount Riley trail said this week he’s no longer pursuing the dig. “I have no...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Commission renews gravel pit permit

The Haines Borough Planning Commission voted Dec. 13 to renew a conditional use permit for operation of an Allen Road gravel pit despite concerns...

 
 By Kevin Thompson    News    December 20, 2012

Petersburg an uphill slog for Glacier Bears

Justin Swinton, Libby Jacobson and Riley Erekson won all-tournament honors for the Glacier Bears and Keanu Lynch picked up the Sportmanship-Teammate...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 20, 2012

Fish and Game group election draws 78

Seventy-eight residents turned out Dec. 14 for the election meeting of the Upper Lynn Canal Advisory Committee to the boards of Fish and Game....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

BLM issues 'Ring of Fire' draft plan

More than 300,000 acres of currently off-limits mountain terrain near Haines would reopen to heli-ski use under a recent Bureau of Land Management...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Lutak Dock at top of borough's 'wish list'

Both the Haines Borough Assembly and the planning commission agreed that $2.6 million in upgrades to the Lutak Dock should top the borough’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Borough inks deal with mine firm

The Haines Borough Assembly took a step toward establishing Haines as a potential transshipment port for minerals when it voted during its Dec. 11...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    December 20, 2012

English war bride gave birth at Glacier Point

Teresa Mary Davies Stelting, an English war bride who spent 11 years homesteading at Glacier Point...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Court Report

Timothy F. Hannon, 52, of Haines was sentenced Dec. 5 after a jury found him guilty of assault in the third degree. On June 24, 2011, a woman...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 20, 2012

Police Report

Monday, Dec. 17 A caller inquired about a meeting with a family member regarding a civil suit. Dispatch said they were unaware of any meeting and...

 
 By Sara Callaghan Chapell    News    December 20, 2012

Duly Noted

Emmett Carpenter Williams was born Nov. 29 to former resident Rebecca Hylton and James Christopher Williams of Skagway. Emmett weighed 9 pounds, 15...

 
 Letters    December 20, 2012

Thomas got harbor upgrades going

As a commercial fisherman out of Haines, I was surprised that Bill Thomas lost his campaign. The recent plans for the harbor’s improvement and...

 
 Letters    December 20, 2012

If you envy Mud Bay's rules, move there

We’re the other property owners in the Eagle Vista Subdivision that along with the Miloses requested “more information” from the dubious...

 
 Letters    December 20, 2012

Saturday's diners made holiday bright

The Uglys of Haines would like to thank everyone who attended the 11th Annual “Gifts for Grub” Christmas toy drive dinner. Once again the good...

 
 Letters    December 20, 2012

Meeting turnout reflected healthy interest

I would like to give a public thank you to Sean McLaughlin and Al Gilliam for the time they served on the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory...

 
 Letters    December 20, 2012

June, Nelson grateful for concern, support

We, Tim June and Sue Nelson, would like to thank the many friends and fellow members of the Haines community who have given generously of your time,...

 

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