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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Assembly flip-flops on tour moratorium

A moratorium on Chilkoot River corridor tour permits ended Tuesday after the Haines Borough Assembly reversed its July 29 decision and issued a canoe...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Trailer-bicycle collision to bring felony charge

A Haines man faces a felony assault charge after the trailer he was towing broke loose, seriously injuring a bicyclist near 5.5 Mile Lutak Road....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Voters to decide oil tax in Tuesday's election

In Tuesday’s primary election, Alaskans will be asked whether the state should repeal a recently-passed bill granting tax breaks to oil companies....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014 

Bear festival ready to go, with or without star attractions

On the eve of the Chilkat Valley’s first bear festival, one group of guests was conspicuous by its absence early this week: bears. “The bears...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Assembly ranks grant requests by non-profits

Members of a Haines Borough Assembly ad hoc committee will decide on 11 applications from local nonprofits requesting more than $127,000 in borough...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014 

Veterans move in to Soboleff-McRae home

Tom Stevens can’t hunt rabbits out his back door anymore and he needs a new hobby to fill the time he once spent bringing in firewood. But he’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Public seeks rental of Chilkat State Park cabin

The Chilkat State Park cabin that houses the park’s host in the summer could soon become available for public use during the off-season. The Parks...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014 

Class to document historic cannery sites

Haines-based archaeologist Anastasia Wiley will lead a class documenting remains of seven or more local canneries Aug. 19-Sept. 11. The class will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014 

Discovered crate a link to early firefighting efforts

A bit of Fort Seward history surfaced recently when a 50-pound, unopened crate of soda ash addressed to the quartermaster at Chilkoot Barracks was...

 
 News    August 14, 2014 

Fabrizio prospected, helped build Buddhist monastery

The Tibetan Buddhist monks of Seattle's Sakya Monastery held prayer vigils for Jerry Fabrizio this...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Watershed council won't review mine

The Takshanuk Watershed Council apparently won’t facilitate stakeholder meetings and community forums on the potential development of a mine near 40...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 14, 2014 

Trot will highlight town's totems

Runners raising pledges during the first Totem Trot will help the Sheldon Museum offer education programs during the coming year, director Helen...

 
 News    August 14, 2014 

Cross-country season starts; first meet Aug. 30

Practice starts 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Haines School for the high school boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams. Coach Tara Bicknell said runners...

 
 News    August 14, 2014 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 11 A caller reported someone stealing gas and gas tanks from his boats stored off Sawmill Road. Police initiated a ca...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 14, 2014 

Duly Noted

Tim Hockin and Melina Shields were married at their house across Mud Bay Saturday under tarps and umbrellas. Aaron Davidman officiated....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

Porcupine prospector found dead

Alaska State Troopers are investigating the unattended death of a longtime prospector in the Porcupine mining district. According to trooper Andrew...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

School OKs system for tracking visitors

On a 4-3 vote, the Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday approved a new, electronic security program for tracking visitors to the Haines School,...

 
 News    August 7, 2014

Safety ladders added at harbor

Harbormaster Phil Benner tested new escape ladders at the Small Boat Harbor Monday afternoon, by jumping in fully clothed. Benner said he wanted to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 7, 2014

Theft, vandalism at Catholic church

A waist-high donation box was stolen and a large, ceremonial candle was destroyed recently at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church. “Isn’t that...

 
 News    August 7, 2014

Local grants offered

Organizations seeking grants from the Chilkat Valley Foundation have until Sept. 30 to apply for this year’s funding cycle. For the sixth year, the...

 

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