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Articles from the February 23, 2017 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    February 23, 2017

Trying to save every last Chilkat king salmon

Biologists are considering unprecedented fishing restrictions this summer to protect a feeble return of king salmon to Chilkat River estuaries....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 23, 2017

District lays off music teacher

The Haines Borough School District won’t renew the contract of Jason Muccino, its only full-time music teacher. The district plans to cover music...

 

Sports-a-palooza: Hotch tourney, Winter Fest

If you like your winter sports indoors or out, there will be plenty to see or to do next weekend. Indoors, the 36th annual Dick Hotch Memorial...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 23, 2017

Peratrovich Day observance growing bigger each year

Joe Hotch remembers open racial discrimination in Haines. Born in 1930, Hotch sat in the Natives-only section of the Coliseum Theater on Main Street....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 23, 2017

Dozens of orcas seen at Lutak

Dozens of killer whales spotted in Lutak Inlet Feb. 17 were likely a resident, fish-eating population and may have been a “super-pod” that sometim...

 

Assembly refines tax message

Haines Borough Assembly members agreed the municipality should send a message to lawmakers preferring a state income tax over a statewide sales tax du...

 

Match to double donations

Chilkat Valley Community Foundation, an affiliate of The Alaska Community Foundation, is kicking off its 2020 Matching Funds Campaign, a four-year...

 

Editorial

Some readers expressed concern that I wrote articles for last week’s Chilkat Valley News about borough issues, given that I sit on the Haines...

 

Waste group: No opinion on borough shipping proposal

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group decided Feb. 16 not to weigh in on a borough manager proposal to ship municipal waste to Washington....

 

Rate regulation not in scope, group says

The Haines Borough’s Solid Waste Working Group last week balked at taking a position on the municipality regulating rates charged by Community...

 

Meeting aims at post-march goals

As a follow-up to January’s Women’s March in Haines, Haines People for Peace will help people identify pressing local, state, national or global i...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 23, 2017

Outdoorsman takes helm of library education program

Zephyr Sincerny is the new education and cultural coordinator at the Haines Borough Public Library. The part-time job, previously held by Jessie...

 

Triathlon aims at focusing awareness on Chilkat River

A planned paddle-bike-run triathlon aims to bring awareness to clean water issues involving the Chilkat River. Longtime clean water activist Gershon...

 

Process changes for activities eligibility

Haines High School is changing the way it administers eligibility for activities. The school’s previous system required students to get “eligibili...

 

Farmer's Summit at Chilkat Center

Farmers, farmer wannabes and the scientists who support them will convene at the Chilkat Center this weekend for the second Southeast Alaska...

 

Civil rights song has Haines roots

Teacher Mary Folletti said she’s glad her “Elizabeth Peratrovich Rap” has made it back to Haines, her hometown. Folletti was teaching Tlingit...

 

Second appeal for rock haul

A second Young Road resident recently filed an appeal against a Planning Commission decision to grant Southeast Roadbuilders a conditional use permit...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    February 23, 2017

Bears surge, split Wrangell games

The Haines boys’ basketball team split a pair of games against visiting Wrangell last weekend, losing Friday, 49-52, but resurging Saturday for a...

 

LCC doesn't take up recreation issues

Scott Sundberg’s letter on Feb. 16 strongly implies Lynn Canal Conservation involvement in the Parks and Recreation meeting involving winter...

 

Dissatisfied? Serve on a committee

Several years ago, a cherished elder asked me to consider serving on a borough committee, “any committee.” I applied and was appointed to the...

 

School principal grateful for presenters

It is incredibly wonderful to be a part of a school and community that work together to benefit our students. The schoolwide celebration of Elizabeth...

 

Don't buy the hysteria of wars on drugs

“Drug-related property crimes” emerge as the latest scare call from Capitol operants. An array of poorly correlated data and distorted...

 

Music men came through for sweethearts

Thanks to caller Spencer Douthit and musicians Eric Holle, Burl Sheldon and Nancy Berland for helping 40 people shake off the winter blues at...

 

Duly Noted

Tod Sebens has returned from a solo, month-long bike trip across Madagascar, the island nation of Africa. His route took him through rainforests,...

 

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