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Articles from the October 27, 2016 edition

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 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Public ballot sought for harbor project

The clock is ticking on expanding the Portage Cove harbor. Actually, two clocks. Clock No. 1: The Haines Borough opened six bids Tuesday, starting a...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 27, 2016

Aerial bald eagle surveys fly again

The American Bald Eagle Foundation counted 1,524 bald eagles in its first aerial survey during peak eagle activity in the valley since 2000....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 27, 2016

Faster internet in 2017

Alaska Power & Telephone plans to offer new internet packages to Haines in early 2017 because of increased speeds and capacity with the underwater...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Two charges dropped in local drug case

The Juneau-based district attorney’s office dropped two of four drug-related charges last week against a well-known Haines marijuana advocate. Dean...

 

Halloween Happenings

Halloween in Haines will be celebrated with costumes, candy and cobwebs this weekend at spooky festivities across town. Here’s a breakdown of...

 

Glass artist presents at First Friday

November’s First Friday will double as the opening of long-time Haines resident Teri Bastable-Podsiki’s showcase of glass art and jewelry. The...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Borough to tackle glitch in heliskiing ordinance

Proposed legislation to cut back on conflicts of interest on the Haines Borough’s heliski review committee was sent to the Tourism Advisory Board. T...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 27, 2016

Girl Scout activities to return to Haines

Local parents are working hard to get Girl Scout troops going again in Haines. The previous troop faded away two years ago as the girls grew up and...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Will road work hurt river access?

Questions have been raised about how Chilkat River users – such as rafting companies – will co-exist with several years of work on the Haines...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Chamber adopts new bylaws

Twenty-three to 24 people will be needed to hold a Haines Chamber of Commerce meeting, compared to a recently dropped 14-person threshold. The...

 

Members move forward on economic development corp.

A new Haines economic development organization might surface in early 2017. While the Haines Economic Development Corp. has been incorporated by the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 27, 2016

Fundraiser evening recaps heritage center's first summer

Officials with the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center “got it done enough to open May 14,” executive director Lani Hotch said Saturday. They are...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 27, 2016

Off to the movies for the 39th annual Doll Fair

A red carpet and tiny teacups set the scene for Saturday’s 39th Annual Doll Fair at the Sheldon Museum. Thirty-four girls and boys dressed in their...

 

Carr's Cove cleanup is scheduled

The Haines Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will lead cleaning up the Carr’s Cove area, which has been littered from years of parties and...

 

Puppet troupe on the Chilkat Center stage

Geppetto’s Junkyard will debut a new version of “Travels in the Belly of a Whale” Sunday to appease the Haines community after the troupe missed...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    October 27, 2016

Volleyball team wins games in Klawock meet

Junior Sarah Long’s serving led the Glacier Bears to a come-from-behind win in the third game of a winning match against Metlakatla last weekend in...

 

Ryan Harms

Mori Hays led the effort for the Haines four-man wrestling team this past weekend in Juneau. Hays, a 152-pound senior, finished the tournament 3-2 to...

 

Hunters airlifted from Porcupine

A hunting guide broke his leg Saturday afternoon on the Tsirku River face of Porcupine Peak and had to be airlifted out. Bret Bohn, 29, of Anchorage...

 

Assembly considers how to allocate money for nonprofits

Nine Haines nonprofit groups are seeking $62,600 worth of grant money from the Haines Borough. While the borough has $65,000 set aside to allocate to...

 

Thanks for supporting Forest Investigators

The Takshanuk Watershed Council would like to thank all those who came out to support the Chilkat Forest Investigators after-school program and...

 

Feeble and elderly should get flu shots

Do you know this policy of Alaska?  Please consider our financial crisis. If you are 29 years old or younger (all the way down to 6 months of age)...

 

Solve garbage issue by reducing waste

Eliminate waste: A solution for the garbage discussion. I would like to second Sharon Resnick’s call for restraint by the borough over the discussio...

 

Is the new harbor plan a good idea?

If you are curious about how ugly the giant steel wall going into Portage Cove will be, hold a steel trash can up to your face. (Not kidding.)...

 

Ferries are safer than driving on roads

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been gathering data on traffic accidents for the last several decades. Based on miles driven,...

 

Former social worker to turn 100

Your readers may remember Harriet Botelho, who served Haines as social worker in the 1970s and 1980s. She will be observing her 100th birthday on...

 

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