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Articles from the January 29, 2015 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    January 29, 2015

Chilkat weaving gifted to museum

An Arkansas woman has given the Sheldon Museum a child-size Chilkat blanket apparently woven by a local Native woman in 1916, a donation that museum...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 29, 2015

Distillery, ski factory win top awards

Two fledgling Haines manufacturers have won the top awards at Sealaska’s second Path to Prosperity competition, each netting $40,000 for technical...

 
 By Kari Nielsen    News    January 29, 2015

Dusty Trails will get $2 million makeover

Dusty Trails Affordable Housing is getting a new owner – and a facelift. The nonprofit St. Vincent de Paul of Juneau and its partner GMD...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Benner to leave harbor; calls for PC Dock fee hike

Haines Borough harbormaster Phil Benner has submitted his resignation to manager David Sosa, citing personal reasons and a need to be closer to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Assemble: No to proposal to protect harbor workers

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted down a resolution that would have supported extra protections for the harbormaster and harbor employees....

 

School produces surplus for district

Mosquito Lake School is a gem of a school. I hope to see it re-open its doors in fall 2015. This small school model is a valuable, alternative choice...

 

Noise study isn't wanted or needed

Something is wrong with our borough administration. They want to spend $52,000 for a helicopter noise study that no one wants or needs, the results...

 

Helicopters an annoyance; ditch study

Most humans find certain sounds to be extremely annoying, some to the point of causing rage. These sounds include fingernails on a chalkboard, the...

 

Justice system is based on plea bargains

In response to a letter you printed in your Jan. 8 issue, written by Haines resident John Orr (“Plea was lie, defendant says”), I am submitting...

 

BBBS provides an exciting, vital program

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) has been helping Haines kids and families for over 10 years. During this period, the undersigned have personally...

 

Family grateful for support during crisis

From the family members of Marilyn Morris (Marlene Wilson, Kelley Wilson, Scott Lippy, Mariah Morris, Dave and Viva Landry, and myself), we would...

 

Duly Noted

Chad Bieberich and Sylvia Heinz were married Jan. 24 at their Chilkat State Park Road property. The weather cleared for the ceremony, which was...

 

Foundation gave funds for center tables

The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts is thankful for a grant we received from the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation to help purchase...

 

Editorial

Discussion of selling the Mosquito Lake School Jan. 15 veered off on a tangent about the town’s prospects, a trajectory not untypical for a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Borough's median age: 48.5

The Haines Borough’s population grew by 10 people last year, and recently-released state statistics indicate the municipality also retained its titl...

 

Tai Chi, sushi classes

The school’s Community Education program is offering upcoming classes in sushi making and Tai Chi. Resident Marilyn Harrold will offer Tai Chi, an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Residents celebrate, fret decision to halt Juneau road

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s recent decision to halt the Juneau Access project has some residents hopeful the new administration will pull the plug...

 

Kingfisher sent for treatment

A belted kingfisher found at the Small Boat Harbor is on his way to an Anchorage bird hospital. Fisherman Norman Hughes said he found the crested...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Sonar fish camera slated for cut

A $100,000 sonar camera installed at the Chilkat Lake weir since 2008 will likely be mothballed this year by the Department of Fish and Game due to...

 

Mosquito Lake advocates say they have 6 students

Advocates for Mosquito Lake School this week said they had six students committed to attending the school next year, but haven’t abandoned hope of r...

 

Rain sets record for January

Last week’s formidable rainstorm helped push total precipitation in Haines to a new January record, according to the National Weather Service. Just...

 

Swimming, hoops on weekend docket

Even with the Haines High School basketball teams out of town for a second consecutive weekend, the school grounds will be packed with activities...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

What's the buzz? Scooter rentals planned

A Texas businessman is looking to provide a new mode of transportation for Haines tourists who aren’t interested in cycling and don’t want to...

 

Swinton earns MVP at Cordova tourney

Haines High School junior Kayley Swinton earned MVP honors at a Cordova basketball tournament last weekend. “It was a great team effort to help plac...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 29, 2015

Equipment lot draws criticism

Is storing heavy equipment an industrial use or a commercial one? That was a question raised at the Haines Borough Planning Commission Jan.15 by...

 

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