Articles from the January 21, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Case: Hike clerk's pay to $85,000

Haines Borough Assembly member Mike Case is proposing clerk Julie Cozzi receive a $15,000 salary bump, from her present $70,000 to $85,000. Case said...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Harbor design under scrutiny

An independent engineer reviewing the design of the Small Boat Harbor expansion says work done to date by PND Engineers is “thorough and well...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 21, 2016

Group balks at 'Tier 3' endorsement for river

On a 6-5 vote, the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee endorsed top-level protection for the Chilkat River Friday, then rescinded its...

 

Ski event Saturday

Eighteen seniors and people with disabilities will take free ski lessons at the “Learn to Adapt Snow Sport Clinic,” scheduled to start 9 a.m....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Assembly weighs ways to grow economy

The Haines Borough Assembly is returning to the idea of establishing a property tax waiver program to spur local economic development. The assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Preschool: Extend lease

The Chilkat Valley Preschool is asking the Haines Borough Assembly to once again extend its lease for the Human Resources Building until it can move i...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Lobbyist's reports at issue

Responding to residents concerned about confidentiality clauses in the Haines Borough’s agreement with lobbyist Bill Thomas, assembly member...

 

Haines participation in Alcan 200 hits recent high mark

Chris Brooks of Haines won his second Alcan 200 title Saturday, passing race leader Jack Smith Jr. after Smith’s 1998 Yamaha SRX 700 blew two drive...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 21, 2016

Museum to develop policy for purchases from its trustees

The Sheldon Museum will rewrite policy to formalize procedures when acquiring pieces from members of its board of trustees. Questions about the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Tourism director wants $64K for marketing, trade shows

Tourism director Leslie Ross is proposing that $64,000 from the Haines Borough’s community and economic development director position be...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Splitting of mayor's duties OK'd

Can the Haines Borough mayor vote in a meeting without presiding over it as chair? Mayor Jan Hill did that on Dec. 29, casting two important...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 21, 2016

School savings: $903K

The Haines Borough School Board last week heard the district is carrying a general fund balance of $906,000. Carlson said the amount was “hefty,...

 

Hoops squads 3-1 in Wrangell series

Haines varsity basketball teams tallied a 3-1 record against Wrangell last weekend, highlighted by a last-second three-pointer that propelled the...

 

Committee acted without knowledge

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee passed a resolution of support for Outstanding Natural Resource Water status for the Chilkat...

 

Museum name change ideas sought

As acting president of the board of trustees for the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, I was pleased to see the idea of a name change for the...

 

Duly noted

Basketweaver and textile artist Lani Hotch recently received a $5,000 cultural preservation grant and fellowship from the First Peoples Fund, a...

 

Police Report

Monday, Jan. 18 An officer assisted a driver with malfunctioning lights. A caller reported a derogatory and harassing Facebook message. An officer...

 

Editorial

A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 

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