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Articles from the March 12, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Avalanche buries skier on event eve

Despite a Wednesday morning avalanche that partially buried the event’s co-coordinator and an insurance snafu delaying the Haines Borough’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Can Chilkat king salmon be saved?

Fishing restrictions to protect dwindling numbers of Chilkat king salmon may be coming to the most...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

State seeks to resume filling river at 19 Mile

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its public comment period on a state plan to push...

 
 By Lindsay Johnson    News    March 12, 2015

Bear foundation leader followed bruins around state

Ten years ago, Shannon Donahue spent her first winter in Alaska on an Aleutian Islands homestead near False Pass, a skiff ride away from provisions an...

 

Editorial

Why is city hall silent about budget cuts slated for Haines by the Alaska Legislature? Legislators have proposed to eliminate the Haines Division of...

 

Subsistence fishers wrongly blamed

Now we face the fact that our waters are being overfished and we, the subsistence users, pay the price, our waters. What about the outsiders and, of...

 

Thanks for help with ski races

Thank you everyone for attending the Miles of Smiles Memorial Ski Race last weekend! We had 13 children and 14 adults compete in the race and many...

 

Duly Noted

By Cynthia Allen Bill Finlay’s Zen BathWorks was featured in the online edition of Dwell, a magazine of creative home ideas. Finlay answers...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Ailment a mystery; family seeks help

Dakota Strong, a 19-year-old local man, can’t hold down food. Mother Deanna Strong said after nine months of unsuccessful treatment by a number of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Chamber members support talk of pot

The Haines Chamber of Commerce released results of its marijuana survey this week, with 82 percent of respondents agreeing the chamber should be a...

 

Bears fall at regionals; Klinger, Swinton all-conference

The Haines Glacier Bears bowed out of the Region V Basketball Tournament in Ketchikan last Friday morning with losses to Wrangell. The boys’ and gir...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Students, staff say food service deserves high grade

Fourth-graders are divided about the crab cakes, but business at the Haines School cafeteria is holding steady under food program director Brandi...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly: More work needed on tax-exempt rule

Nearly a dozen residents turned out at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting to roundly criticize an ordinance that would change how nonprofits...

 

Nonprofit groups form alliance

Local nonprofit organizations are banding together to share resources, collaborate on projects, and figure out how to effectively communicate their...

 

School jobs move ahead

Haines Borough School Board members last week agreed to advertise new positions in the district, although decisions to fund them have not yet been...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 12, 2015

Lien returns to Haines

Yukon Territory composer and pianist Matthew Lien returns to the Chilkat Center auditorium for a performance of original songs starting 8 p.m....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly labors on Nelson appeal

After nearly 90 minutes of testimony and deliberation, the Haines Borough Assembly agreed to refund $600 of a $1,200 fine levied against a Skyline...

 

Three teams slated to play Gold Medal

The Gold Medal Basketball Tournament starts Sunday, March 15, at Juneau-Douglas High School and features three Chilkat Valley teams. The Klukwan...

 

Winds, waves break apart float

Haines Borough officials said they hope to repair a U-shaped mooring float at the Letnikof float before the fishing season. The shore-side leg of the...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 9 A man reported he was in a car accident on private property near 34 Mile Haines Highway. He wasn’t injured but wanted help...

 

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