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Articles from the April 25, 2013 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

420 valuation appeals slow BOE process

The Haines Borough is extending its Board of Equalization process in order to accommodate a flood of property assessment appeals. About 420 appeals... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Efforts will brighten Main Street

Efforts to beautify downtown Haines are coming together to give Main Street a facelift before the beginning of tourist season. In addition to art... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Kreiss-Tomkins: Session 'depressing' experience

State Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins this week said his first session in the Alaska Legislature was a “sobering” and “depressing” experience.... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Panel seeks price tag on new muniplex

An ad-hoc committee charged with prioritizing the fate of public facilities in the Haines Borough is investigating how much it would cost to design an... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 25, 2013

Meeting Tuesday on bear-viewing platform

Residents will get to review and comment on four “design concepts” of a bear-viewing infrastructure at Chilkoot River, including parking... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Fireworks set off dispute at Mosquito Lake

Resident complaints about late-night fireworks in the Mosquito Lake Road area have troopers instituting new rules about firework use in the... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Helicopter landing pits lodge against neighbors

An unexpected helicopter landing at a Mosquito Lake lodge prompted confusion and irritation among area residents Monday. A Last Frontier Air Ventures... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Assembly scratches $2,300 for new chairs

For assembly members, sitting around at meetings won’t be getting any easier. Members on Tuesday narrowly struck $2,300 from next year’s borough... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Clarke resigns museum post

Sheldon Museum Director Jerrie Clarke resigned from the job this week, citing budget cuts and another job opportunity as reasons for her decision.... Full story


Track team debuts in Juneau this weekend

The Haines High School boys’ and girls’ track and field teams will open their season this weekend, April 26-27, at Juneau’s Thunder Mountain... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 25, 2013

History Day: 4 qualify for D.C. contest

Four Haines eighth-graders have scored high enough at the statewide History Day competition to qualify for national competition in Washington, D.C.... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Magic, music at Chilkat Center Sunday

Sleight-of-hand tricks and classical melodies will combine for Soirée Enchantée, a performance by a magical and musical family trio at 7 p.m.... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 25, 2013

School band, choir earn 'superior' ratings

Haines High School seniors Jess Giddings and Patrick Henderson earned a command performance at the regional music festival in Juneau for their duet of... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 25, 2013

Summer theater camp registration opens

Discounted, early registration is open through June 8 for Lynn Canal Community Players’ annual Summer Youth Theater Conservatory. The three-week sum... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    News    April 25, 2013

Ferry party will include barbecue, dancing tours

Residents are invited to a May 5 party at Port Chilkoot Dock during a special docking of ferry Malaspina to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Al...

 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Replacing police chief on Tuesday agenda

The Haines Borough Personnel Committee will meet 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss how to deal with police department staff organization in the wake of... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    April 25, 2013

Police Report

Tuesday, April 23 State road crews were advised of rocks in the roadway at 2 Mile Lutak Road. A civil packet was served. A caller reported a fraudulen... Full story

 By Pam Randles    News    April 25, 2013

Wild Things

Spring has sprung, indeed. Hundreds of ducks and geese are headed up the Chilkat River to their breeding grounds. Hundreds of pine siskins and... Full story


Duly Noted

By Tom Morphet Lunch at the Haines School cafeteria last week included locally caught Dungeness crab legs. Seafood processor Hugh Rietze said the... Full story

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 25, 2013


By extending a $53,000 “courtesy” bonus to police chief Gary Lowe, the Haines Borough Assembly last week bankrupted arguments that the... Full story


Courtesy to Lowe is insult to taxpayers

I understand now why the agreement between police chief Gary Lowe and the borough was kept under wraps until it was a done deal. Had we known what... Full story


Hold Lowe responsible for actions

Police chief Gary Lowe should be held responsible for his behavior, just as any citizen would be. If he engaged in criminal activities, he should be... Full story


Enforce law on abandoned junkers

The borough is $500,000 in the red, our property taxes are going through the roof, and now they are thinking of adding $22 to our car registration... Full story


Thanks for attending exhibit opening

I would like to thank everyone who attended the opening reception of my Six Week Spotlight at the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center on Friday, April... Full story


Sorry for helicopter intrusion at lodge

I want to apologize to Mosquito Lake residents who were surprised and upset about a helicopter landing at the Funny Farm on Monday. First, we... Full story


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