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Articles from the February 12, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Sosa seeks $22K to study town police

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa and Police Chief Bill Musser are asking the assembly to authorize a $22,000 review of the police department by an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Chamber talks pot economics

As a draft marijuana bill works its way through the Alaska Legislature, the Haines Borough and Chamber of Commerce are trying to hash out how...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Dodovs say they're ending heli-ski suit

Parents of an Alaska Heliskiing client who died in a 2012 avalanche said this week they are dropping their civil suit against the company. Natalia...

 

Cardella lends knowledge to prep wrestling, music scene

By Lindsay Johnson Andrew Cardella was working on an organic citrus farm in Sicily when he decided to come to Alaska. Cardella was spending the winter...

 

Editorial

What makes a town a good place to live are a thousand small acts, all of them unselfish, like shoveling your neighbor’s sidewalk or giving some...

 

Editorial

News coverage of the Yukon Quest sled dog race this week rekindled memories of Haines mushers and mushing in Haines. It seems ancient history now, but...

 

Kemp knew challenges of Southeast

Thank you, Matt Boron, for your letter commending the years of service by DOT Commissioner Pat Kemp. He is a true Southeast Alaskan, born in...

 

Residents brave blizzard for store opening

People of Haines rock. The worst blizzard of the winter couldn’t stop dozens of hearty folks from coming out for the grand opening of Skipping...

 

Duly Noted

Haines had a chance to roll out the welcome mat an extra day for junior high basketball players here from Juneau for the Triple Threat Tournament,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Sosa: Reduce school support, Manager recommends $74K cut to district

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released details of his forthcoming budget this week, including a recommendation to cut $74,000 of school district...

 

Wear pink to Saturday hoops games

Girls’ basketball coach Greg Brittenham endured a rough stretch of games recently, with his sense of humor intact. “I think I might be the only...

 

Birds, counters up at annual Audobon event

By Christian Woodard Warmer temperatures and clear weather led to one of the most successful Audubon Christmas bird counts in years. Forty-four...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 12, 2015

DOT: Cut ferry day boat sailings -- Agency proposes $9 million in reductions

Reduced ferry funding scenarios proposed by transportation officials include eliminating dayboat service in Lynn Canal between July and September,...

 

Election placards must go

Some residents are still publicly proclaiming their support for U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan or former state Rep. Bill Thomas, but Haines Borough staff is...

 

Former millwright, cable manager dies

John Dennis McOmber, a former Haines millwright and cable television manager, died Jan. 12 following an apparent heart attack. He was 71. Son John Dou...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

After nine rounds, Alten-Huber takes spelling bee title

Facing more than a modicum of competition, seventh-grader Aurora Alten-Huber won the 2015 Spelling Bee championship after several rounds of intense...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Police schedule draws questions

Concerned with the recent spate of break-ins and thefts around town, residents are wondering: Where are the police? Haines Borough Manager David Sosa...

 

Belaski made friends, home at Lutak

Charles "Chuck" Belaski, an engineer who maintained rocket-tracking radar and stalked salmon in the...

 

Court Report

Randolph T. Williams Jr., 41, was found guilty Jan. 14 of eight counts of possession of child pornography on Nov. 19, 2012. Williams downloaded the...

 

Police Report

Monday, Feb. 8 A motorist reported she pulled out in front of another vehicle on Main Street. She asked if the other driver called dispatch to report...

 

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