Articles from the May 21, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Assembly to consider phone tax Tuesday

Residents could see their phone bills going up soon if the Haines Borough Assembly approves a recommendation recently advanced by staff. The assembly...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Exotic ales, morsels on tap for 23rd beer festival

From horchata rice beer and wild mushroom cinnamon rolls to tug of war battles and bingo games, this weekend’s 23rd Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer a...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Testimony supports waiving cruise ship fees

Haines Borough staff and local tour operators turned out this week at an assembly Commerce Committee meeting to lobby for a proposed program that woul...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Assembly committee IDs money for HARK

The Haines Borough Finance Committee this week recommended the assembly fund the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel animal control contract at $45,250 using...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Coors visits, seeking ice for TV commercial

Haines recently played host to a 16-member production crew shooting a Coors Light commercial for a national television debut in mid-June. Members of...

 By Tom Morphet    News    May 21, 2015

Brain issues among concerns at tech 'open house'

“Engaging the Future,” an initiative that would expand availability of computers at the Haines School, including lower grades, came under the...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Deadlock on sign ordinance continues

A standoff continues between the Haines Borough Assembly and the Planning Commission regarding a controversial sign law. The commission voted last...

 By Tom Morphet    News    May 21, 2015

Preschool to discuss fate of donations

Chilkat Valley Preschool board members will meet during a finance committee meeting May 28 and discuss what will come of about $100,000 the group...


Shull offers local basketball camp July 26-28

Jason Shull said he wants to recreate a spirit of achievement in basketball he remembers from growing up here 30 years ago, when Klukwan, Inc. held...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Assembly delegates harbor analysis to Ports and Harbors panel

After the Haines Borough Assembly last week charged the Finance Committee with conducting an economic analysis of the Small Boat Harbor expansion...

 By Tom Morphet    News    May 21, 2015

Persevere, grads told; scholarships awarded

Haines High School valedictorian Keegan Sundberg on Tuesday urged his classmates to “try your best to accept new things with an open mind. Life is...

 By Tom Morphet    News    May 21, 2015

Youth soccer program starts June 30

Community Youth Development soccer is back. The free, borough-run, summer sports program took a break last year. It will run June 30-Aug. 6, with...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Sosa to host 'town hall' meeting Thursday

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa will unveil the municipality’s new Facebook page and hold a question-and-answer session at his “town hall” mee...

 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 21, 2015

Haines Dolphins say goodbye to coaches at season finale

The Haines Dolphins held their own version of a graduation earlier this month, with departing coaches Robert Butker and Diana Mallory providing...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

BLM seeks comments on plans for 7 Mile

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for information on how Haines residents use a trailhead near 7 Mile Haines Highway and whether they would...


CYD offers youth golf camp scholarships

The borough’s Community Youth Development program will offer scholarships to junior golf camp at the Valley of the Eagles golf links May 25-27, 10...


Jones Pont Cemetery Cleanup Saturday

A year’s time takes a toll on the Jones Point Cemetery. Weeds grow up, limbs fall off trees, trash blows in off the adjacent road. An effort to...

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Police Report

Monday, May 18 A Young Road resident reported he had backed into a fire hydrant and wanted it checked for damage. The fire chief was advised. A... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Duly Noted

Lani Hotch traveled to Juneau last week to attend the 2015 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony. Hotch was one of six volunteers...

 By Tom Morphet    News    May 21, 2015


My mom and dad were not enamored of the 20th century’s greatest learning tool, as television once was hailed. They prohibited us from watching it...


ANB should have more Native membership

In my time I’ve seen many changes, especially in our Native people; for better or worse, I don’t know. I’m a lifelong member of the Alaska... Full story


Summer residents care about harbor, too

Please don’t use “those summer resident” signatures as an excuse. Every signature should count when it’s on a petition. My husband and I...


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