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Articles from the April 4, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

AP&T: Studies rule out Schubee Lake hydro

Alaska Power and Telephone officials said this week the company is ruling out pursuing Schubee Lake as an alternative hydroelectric project to...

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Budget $500K in red; library, museum cuts proposed

Responding to continuing reductions in major state and federal funding sources and the potential for additional cuts, Haines Borough manager Mark Earn...

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Budget hearings begin Tuesday

It’s budget season again, and the Haines Borough has set its schedule for a series of public meetings residents concerned about how the borough... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

State fair signs headline acts

By Karen Garcia The Southeast Alaska State Fair has released its musical line-up for 2013, and acts include an eclectic mix of returning favorites... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

'Quasi-judicial' hearing on Lowe April 4

The Haines Borough Assembly will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4 to evaluate the ability of police chief Gary Lowe to perform his duties and... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Complaint: Incident is part of a history of abuse

Concerns about Haines Borough Police chief Gary Lowe include a Feb. 15 incident in which he allegedly screamed obscenities at an employee during a... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 4, 2013

Health Fair Saturday at Haines School

A Nutritious Food Cooking Contest and Teddy Bear Hospital for kids are among the offerings at this year’s Haines Health Fair, 8 a.m. to noon... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Intersection rebuild to start soon

Front Street will be closed for road improvements from the boat harbor to the intersection with Beach Road for nearly six weeks beginning April 20, a... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 4, 2013

School district expects shortfall

The Haines Borough School Board will hold a budget workshop 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Haines School library to address a shortfall currently projected at... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 4, 2013

Pellet experiment looking good

Wood pellets stored in a silo behind the Senior Center haven’t absorbed measurable amounts of moisture since being loaded there in November,... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Unveiling of 'storyboard' on Monday

The library’s unveiling of the Chilkat Valley Storyboard Monday will include a presentation by author Thomas Thornton, “the guru of Southeast... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Film festival set for April 18

The fundraising film festival LUNAFEST returns to Harriett Hall 5:30 p.m. April 18, with proceeds benefiting the Breast Cancer Fund and Haines Cancer... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Julia Scott to sing at 'Fling'

Blues singer Julia Scott is making her return to the Haines music scene April 26 to perform with the PBRs at the Southeast Alaska State Fair’s... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Four local acts to play at 39th Alaska Folk Festival

Four Haines acts are traveling to Juneau next week for the 39th annual Juneau Folk Fest. First up during the week-long festival is Lunchmeat and the P... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

McRoberts photo art to be featured

The Sheldon Museum will kick off its annual Six Week Spotlight Series April 19 with an exhibit by local photographer and digital artist Bill... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 4, 2013

Williamson: Borough indifference led to lawsuit

A man who sued the Haines Borough over his son’s drowning at Port Chilkoot Dock beach said this week he brought the suit because of concerns about t... Full story


Haines teams play at HoopTime tournament

Basketball action in Juneau last month included the Mike Jackson Memorial HoopTime Shootout, which featured “B” and “C” youth teams from... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 4, 2013

Two dozen at 'March for Respect'

Ruth Fairall said that when she was 8 years old and for the following three years, she was sexually abused by an older brother. Fairall, 78, told her... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Residency claim leads to 28 charges

Alaska Wildlife Troopers leveled 28 charges against a 63-year-old local man this week for allegedly falsifying his residency to obtain hunting and... Full story

 By Pam Randles    News    April 4, 2013

Wild Things

There have been several recent sightings of “charismatic megafauna,” the name some give to the big, exciting mammals we all love to see.  On... Full story


McNamara came here to fly, operate own business

Longtime Haines insurance broker and KHNS host Eugene McNamara died Feb. 20 in Sun City, Ariz. He... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    April 4, 2013

Police Report

Tuesday, April 2   Police responded to a call at the Chilkat Cruises dock from a person with a self-inflicted wound. The person was transported to... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 4, 2013

Pipe fails on Allen Road

Repeated water main failures along Allen Road have public facilities director Carlos Jimenez urging the Haines Borough to make replacing the main a... Full story


Duly Noted

Rene Pisel-Walker died Monday at her home in Juneau of complications of breast cancer. She was 49. Pisel-Walker lived in Haines in the mid-1980s,... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 4, 2013


As a matter of policy, the Chilkat Valley News does not publish allegations from anonymous sources. People accused of wrongdoing, we believe, deserve... Full story


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