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Articles from the February 18, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

State will answer questions on "Tier 3"

In an effort to put rumors to rest and increase understanding, a representative from the Department of Environmental Conservation will answer...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Coliseum to reopen as 'bazaar'

In an effort to put rumors to rest and increase understanding, a representative from the Department of Environmental Conservation will answer...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 18, 2016

Ferry study draws mixed response

Alaska legislators this week gave varying views of a McDowell Group report that found a return of $2.50 in economic benefits for every state dollar sp...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Assailant breaks Taser, goes after police officer

A Hoonah Police Department officer working for the Haines Borough used a Taser and pepper spray against a 26-year-old man in front of the post office...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 18, 2016

Superintendent finalists to meet public Tuesday

The Haines Borough School District could have a new superintendent hired in just a few days. Three finalists for the job are scheduled to arrive here...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 18, 2016

Fire claims boat rebuild project

A fisherman’s effort to rebuild the vessel Erin went up in smoke early Monday. Brian O’Riley was working on the 36-foot fiberglass boat behind...

 

Spelling bee scheduled

The annual Haines School spelling bee will be held March 1 at the school. The bee is open to all students in grades 3-8. Aurora Alten-Huber, 14, is...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 18, 2016

Battle of readers cooks up lunchtime drama at library

Students have been checking a tournament bracket posted in the Haines School, but it’s not about basketball. It’s the Tournament of the Readers,...

 

Forum to address economy

Longtime resident and assembly member Tresham Gregg said the topic of Saturday’s community dialogue should resonate with residents. “The Haines...

 

'Winterish' Olympics set at fairgrounds Saturday

Are you the best in your family at building a campfire? You can test your skills against those of your neighbors at the 2016 Haines Winter(ish)...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Sex quiz required before goat hunt

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will require mountain goat hunters in the Upper Lynn Canal to take a 25-question quiz in an effort to cut down...

 

Bears clinch nail biters

Two last-second wins punctuated the Haines High School girls’ home basketball series with Craig last week. With the game tied and seven seconds...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Planners OK heliport at 35 mile

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved a heliport near 35 Mile Old Haines Highway to be used for winter heli-skiing, but the applic...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 18, 2016

Museum name switch: Haines, then Sheldon

It’s official – apparently. Trustees of the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center on Wednesday voted 5-1 in favor of changing the facility’s name t...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Campbell opposes Ely appointment

The Haines Borough Assembly last week appointed Thom Ely to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, over objections by assembly member George...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Planners OK Walker Lake hydro

A local developer has cleared a major hurdle for building a hydroelectric power plant at Walker Lake, but he is still waiting on other permits and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 18, 2016

Study: 51 ferry workers claim Haines residence

A ferry system study by the McDowell Group on the economic benefits of the Alaska Marine Highway System also found that 51 ferry system employees...

 

Arts Council solicits for showcase acts

Musicians and residents with other talents have until Feb. 29 to register interest in the Northern Lights Showcase, the Haines Arts Council’s...

 

Editorial

Soaking in the Takhini Hot Springs pool Saturday, I overheard a conversation between a middle-aged Yank from Ohio and a young Australian traveler. The...

 

On Tier 3, why is Constantine worried?

It makes sense for people who use the Chilkat River to be sure their usual activities can continue under an Outstanding National Resource Water Tier...

 

Firm's survey deficient on many points

Wha…? This is a survey? The Haines Borough Assembly-approved Ideal Candidate Survey has been purported to define what the Haines people want in a...

 

Volunteers made Yukon trip a success

Seventeen boys went to Whitehorse, Y.T., to play basketball last weekend against the Whitehorse Wolfpack. It was a great time, with the last game...

 

Duly Noted

The 2016 Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament is set for March 3-6. Tournament organizer Stuart DeWitt said this week he has eight teams...

 

Police Report

Monday, Feb. 15 A 911 caller reported a boat on fire at a storage facility near 0 Mile Haines Highway. Police responded and secured the scene....

 

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