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Articles from the May 19, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Assembly chooses Coast Guardsman as manager

The Haines Borough Assembly bucked the staff’s choice for manager on Saturday, voting 4-2 to offer the job to Coast Guard veteran William Seward...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Culture center doors open to large crowd

During a friend’s slideshow more than 20 years ago, Bernadette Price, an executive assistant from Portland, Ore., saw photos of the Whale House...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Transgender student sets own path

Nattaphon "Ice" Wangyot dressed like a girl long before she moved to Haines, Alaska. But when her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Juneau man shot to death at Excursion Inlet

A 53-year-old man who allegedly murdered a hunting companion in Excursion Inlet Sunday is a former Arizona legislator with a history of violence....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Sailboat capsizes near Skagway

The Skagway Volunteer Fire Department rescued a person from a capsized vessel about halfway between Haines and Skagway in Taiya Inlet Sunday night....

 

Behavioral study seeks Native participants

Two behavioral biologists are hoping to enlist local Natives in a study of behavior and group identity. The study revolves around how people identify...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Bananas: Glacier Bears mix it up before regional championships

Glacier Bear runners and throwers went a little off script at last week’s Haines Invitational, and it included a banana relay. Besides a baton,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Cabin cruiser stranded on sandbar

A cabin cruiser that ran aground on the Chilkat River flats Saturday apparently was refloated on a Sunday night tide. The vessel came to an abrupt...

 

Thomas says lobbyist pay was for work during session

Lobbyist Bill Thomas said in an interview last week his $45,000 pay covers only a 90-day session of the Alaska Legislature, although he may keep in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Assembly rejects proposed changes to draft budget

After an hour of discussion and nearly a half-dozen failed motions, the Haines Borough Assembly voted to change only one budget item during the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Police chief hire in the works

By Karen Garcia Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan has offered the police chief position to one of the three candidates who visited town last...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 19, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 16 A caller reported a hit and run accident in a Main Street business parking lot. An officer responded and initiated a case. Sunday, May...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Duly Noted

Hugh James Rietze was born at 12:26 p.m. on May 14 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital to parents Genny and Harry Rietze. Hugh was 8 lbs., 4 oz....

 

Join campaign against library dandelions

When the library was built years ago and the landscaping was put in, I signed up to take care of the area to the left of the front door, despite the f...

 

Manager candidate grateful for hospitality

Recently, my wife Bonnie and I were fortunate enough to visit Haines as your guests. I was interviewing for the borough manager position. I did not...

 

Thanks for help with maypole celebration

The Chilkat Valley Preschool board and the “A Solution for Everyone” steering committee would like to thank the community at large for your...

 

Coaches' dedication makes big impact

A very special thank you to coach Cassie Miller for all her help and dedication coaching the middle school boys’ and girls’ volleyball team this...

 

Campbell honored by support

I am humbled and honored by the outpouring of support for me to continue representing you while working a seasonal position in Sitka. Your compassion...

 

Zehe family appreciative of kindness

The family of Larry Zehe would like to thank everyone for all the wonderful cards and letters and the drop-in visits when in the Tacoma, Wash. area....

 

Editorial

Congratulations, William Seward, on being chosen as the Haines Borough’s new manager. It’s a tough job, one that has overwhelmed most of the...

 

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