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Articles from the April 18, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

Lowe gets $53K in payout, paid leave

Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe will receive three months of paid leave plus a $36,000 payout as part of a “negotiated separation... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

Assembly hears budget concerns

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday discussed potential ways to keep the pool open, including possibly raising fees or implementing a membership... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

Office java makes the cut

For now, coffee appears to be safe in the Haines Borough budget. In discussion of the public works budget Tuesday, assembly member Joanne Waterman... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 18, 2013

Weather or not: Town cleanup in the works

Snow or no snow, the community clean-up is on. Bags for collecting rubbish and recyclables from public areas around town became available Monday at... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

Library addition stirs discussion

The Haines Borough Public Library Board is pursuing plans to construct a 600-square-foot addition to the library, but whether borough funds will be... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

Cruise preview: 40 dockings, 45,000 passengers

Holland America’s 781-foot Zaandam will pull into the Port Chilkoot Dock May 22, the first large cruise ship docking of the summer season. The... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

Assembly reverses bear tour vote

After denying a former Haines bear monitor a permit to conduct small-scale bear-viewing tours along the Chilkoot River, the Haines Borough Assembly... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 18, 2013

Fossman named season MVP for UAA

Kyle Fossman of Haines has been named most valuable player of the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves basketball team for the 2012-13 season.... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 18, 2013

Veterans' home groundbreaking April 27

Veterans affairs officials with the State of Alaska are expected at the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Soboleff-McRae Veterans’ Village starting... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

SEABA: Rescue call a false alarm

An avalanche in the Kicking Horse area triggered a “false alarm” Friday when a Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) employee called... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 18, 2013

Assembly takes aim at fire service board

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday will consider abolishing the board of fire service area #1, on the recommendation of member Jerry Lapp, who... Full story


Lende grabs top honors at 'Big Air'

Christian Lende soared to the advanced title at the Olen Nash Memorial Big Air Contest on Sunday. The annual event for skiers and snowboarders at Thre... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

Borough's facility report complete: Now what?

The final version of a $33,500 report detailing the conditions of Haines Borough public facilities is complete, but how that document will be used to... Full story


Ellis had homestead near Chilkoot River

Douglas Ellis, a pump house operator who worked at the former U.S. Army tank farm at Lutak and... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 18, 2013

District identifies $250K in cuts

Haines Borough School Board members debated budgeting strategies at a workshop Monday that at times became pointed. At issue is a projected $435,000... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 18, 2013

Kitayama, Silkman to leave district

Two elementary teachers at the Haines School recently resigned. Jeanne Kitayama, who has been working part-time as early literacy coordinator for the... Full story


DOT extends season for studded tires

Two elementary teachers at the Haines School recently resigned. Jeanne Kitayama, who has been working part-time as early literacy coordinator for the... Full story


Duly Noted

Ramona and Frank Holmes have returned from their winter residence in Albany, Ore. Former summer resident Lisa Kurian visited with the couple over... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 18, 2013


There was never a Chilkoot Lake Ice Classic, though Ted Gregg thought there should have been. Ted stood up at a Haines Chamber of Commerce meeting in... Full story


Vandal should replace missing signs

To the vandal who tore my “no trespassing” sign down off of the cable in my driveway on Riverview Drive, I think that you should have called me... Full story


Salmon can co-exist with hydro plant

Rob Goldberg is concerned that a road, a bridge, a penstock, a dam, a powerhouse and a transmission line to Connelly Lake hydro site will affect the... Full story


Station's third wine tasting a success

KHNS would like to thank everyone that joined us at our third annual Spring Wine Tasting. It was a wonderful evening. We cannot make it happen... Full story


Community supported taco fundraiser

I would like to thank all who helped with the Head Start taco fundraiser. We would like to thank the community for their support by coming out and... Full story


'Respect' turnout shows town cares

I would like to thank everyone that participated in the recent “Choose Respect” march. Your presence made a statement that our community does... Full story


More than 40 volunteer for Hospice

The National Volunteer Week, April 21-27, 2013, is a special time to celebrate local people doing extraordinary things through service for our... Full story


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