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Articles from the May 14, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Assembly wants alternatives to cutting HARK

Dog lovers, don’t despair yet. The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday passed a motion directing borough staff to investigate different ways the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Want to speak to Assembly? Sign-up required

Members of the public wishing to testify during a public hearing at a Haines Borough Assembly meeting will now have to sign up ahead of time. Mayor Ja...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Bridge would eat up funds for outdoors class

A popular after-school program may be a casualty of the Haines Borough’s budget this year, as funding for the environmental education class is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Junk car program yet to hit the streets

More than a year-and-a-half after the Haines Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance establishing a $22 biennial motor vehicle registration tax, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Harbor petition denied, but analysis planned

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday told concerned residents it would not slow plans for expansion of the Small Boat Harbor, but agreed to discuss...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Freeride ski tour to return for 2 years

All signs indicate the Freeride World Tour will be returning to Haines for at least the next two seasons to hold its competition. Haines Borough...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 14, 2015

School board OKs plan to house preschool

What a difference a year can make. In spring 2014, Chilkat Valley Preschool officials were so discouraged by the Haines Borough School District’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Mayor scratches early-bird meeting

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill intervened this week after assembly members scheduled a 6 a.m. committee meeting to discuss a proposal for a new cruise...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 14, 2015

Slaying in Fairbanks ends buddies' retirement dream

Steve Leavitt arrived in Haines this spring with a backhoe, a trailer full of tools and a dream to build a cabin. “Nothing big or fancy, but somethi...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Film traces hat of 'long-ago person found'

Haines residents will not only get to see the new film “Tracing Roots” at an upcoming library event, they’ll also have an opportunity to speak w...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 14, 2015

Pellet boiler project to test 'Alaska' burn tube

In the wake of an unresolved problem with wood pellet boilers in Haines, the Alaska Energy Authority has indefinitely extended a deadline for spending...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 14, 2015

Stuart, Sundberg win track events for 2nd week

Haines High School senior Keegan Sundberg and junior Bailey Stuart repeated as event champions at last weekend’s Capital City Invitational in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 14, 2015

Tribe's wetlands trail project nearing completion

A nearly mile-long, forest trail winding through a downtown wetland should be traversable in a few weeks, Scott Hansen of the Chilkoot Indian...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Conservatory plans to stage 'Noodle Rat Rotten Hat'

After last year’s rousing success with the Summer Youth Theater Conservatory’s production of “Puss in Boots,” director Stanley Coleman and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 14, 2015

Stacy remembered as champion for young children

Anneliese Stacy, who experienced deprivation and trauma as a child in war-torn Germany, devoted her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Police Report

Monday, May 11 Police served two protection order packets on a Haines resident. An out-of-state caller reported a person with a criminal background...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Duly Noted

Lucy Madeline Bell was born to parents Sarah and Shawn Bell at 12:53 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Lucy weighed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 14, 2015

Editorial

It was a fitting coincidence that the Haines School Board approved pursuing an agreement for housing the Chilkat Valley Preschool on the same day...

 

Seek win-win on waterfront projects

I’m noticing that a lot of us don’t like cars right next to our waters – Viking Cove, the Chilkoot River Bridge, the Small Boat Harbor. I also...

 

Use cruise ship dock fees to build events

Here’s another option to consider as an alternative to waiving fees for cruise ships. Instead of the Haines Borough giving up around $10,000 in...

 

Honored by outpouring of support

On Saturday, May 9, my loving wife Anneliese Stacy passed away after a brief illness. Anneliese made the sacred journey from this life the way she...

 

Haddocks grateful for town's prayers

We would like to thank the community of Haines for the continuous support and prayers for our family.     Gates and Susan Haddock and...

 

Town, harbor have great potential

We the residents of Haines often lose sight of what we have and can have. Often people or groups come up with an idea to make Haines a better place....

 

Friends gave patient comfort

Cancer affects an individual, family and a whole community. I would like to say thank you for all thoughts and prayers for my husband, Tyler Scovill....

 

Would you scoop poop in your own yard?

Listen, townspeople. Annette Smith’s letter to the editor last week is correct. I live on the other side of town in the veterans’ apartments and...

 

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