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Articles from the April 6, 2017 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

Recall aimed at 3 on assembly

Ten Haines residents have launched a recall petition against Haines Borough Assembly members Heather Lende, Tresham Gregg and Tom Morphet. Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

Budget: Use savings for economic group, 5th police officer

Haines Borough Interim Manager Brad Ryan on Tuesday proposed a budget for the coming year that relies on a hopeful projection of state support and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 6, 2017

Bat hunters scan skies for science on little-studied species

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is on the hunt for citizen scientists to track bats in the Chilkat Valley. “Bats in Alaska are a total...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

'Bike-friendly' effort railed, but endorsed

The designation of Haines as a “Bike Friendly Community” by the League of American Bicyclists drew criticism from a handful of Haines residents...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

A look at economic development councils in region

As the Haines Borough Assembly wades through its budget for the coming year, it will consider a request for $95,000 in funding for a new Haines...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 6, 2017

CIA seeks to resume chum channel work

A local tribe is hoping to resume chum salmon enhancement work in the Chilkat River drainage discontinued by the Northern Southeast Regional...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

No funding in sight for Excursion bridge

A bridge at Excursion Inlet that connects the Ocean Beauty Seafoods cannery to its water source has been closed, with no funding for repairs in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 6, 2017

Borough meetings on police service outside of townsite

A bridge at Excursion Inlet that connects the Ocean Beauty Seafoods cannery to its water source has been closed, with no funding for repairs in...

 

District to hire for 2 slots

The Haines Borough School District will save money by rehiring to replace only two of four certified teachers leaving this year, superintendent Tony...

 

Duly Noted

Titus Solomon Thorgesen was born to Christopher and Amy Thorgesen at Bartlett Memorial Hospital in Juneau on March 30. Titus weighed 8 lbs., 9 oz. and...

 

Werner's timber history on the mark

Mr. Werner was spot on with his March 30 letter to the editor. Government agencies are not in the business to make money. Government is funded by taxi...

 

Vigorous second-growth is a myth

I can only address some of Dave Werner’s assertions (CVN 3/30/17) in the space allowed. As Dave says, evergreens shade out competitors. Studies by...

 

Motorist thankful for roadside help

Thanks to Dennis Durr, who stopped to change my flat tire at the end of Young Road, and to the patrolman who parked behind the car to add safety and...

 

Thanks for helping with Uglys clubhouse

As some of you may have heard, The Uglys have a new piece of property and are in the process of setting up a new “clubhouse.” This property was...

 

Rusty Compass to open May 1 with new owners

The Rusty Compass building is under new ownership. Lee and Darcy Robinson bought the building in January and plan to keep it as a full service coffee...

 

ROV dives deep to find valuables

If you’ve dropped something of great value off the side of your boat, or need to take a close look at an object underwater, Tod Sebens may be able...

 

Thor's Fitness adds room for training, classes

Thor’s Fitness earlier this month completed a 1,000-square-foot remodel, which made room for a host of new equipment and space for additional...

 

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