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Articles from the May 26, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Washington, D.C. cop offered job as chief

The Haines Borough Assembly emerged Tuesday from a 45-minute closed-door session to confirm interim manager Brad Ryan’s decision to negotiate a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

VanSpronsen forfeits police badge

Former Alaska Wildlife Trooper and Haines Borough Police Department officer Ken VanSpronsen has become the fifth Haines law enforcement officer in fiv...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Plainclothes officer to walk grounds during Beer Fest

Haines Borough interim police chief Josh Dryden said he has been getting flack for his decision to station an officer in street clothes at this...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Puppeteers make debut on big stage

After years of performing in makeshift tents, basements and other small venues around town, the Haines puppetry troupe Geppetto’s Junkyard is ready...

 

Klukwan School graduates 3

Preschooler David Hotch, eighth-grader Natalia Holcomb and high school senior Rachel Katzeek graduated during a ceremony Friday at Klukwan School....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Assembly defeats attempt to terminate lobbyist contract

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

End draws near for 'The Swamp'

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016

Rain garden aims to slow runoff

Seventh-graders in Pete Degen’s science class capped a weeks-long lesson about watersheds by planting a “rain garden” around the Chilkoot...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016

Twelve Glacier Bears qualify for state track

Senior Casey Bradford posted a career-best time of 53.93 to win the 400-meter run for small schools at last weekend’s Southeast regional track meet...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016

Haines High School grads 'shake it off' at ceremony

Speaker Suzanne Newton urged graduates to make “glorious, fantastic mistakes” at the commencement exercises for Haines High School’s class of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Court Report

Michael R. McGregor, 32, pleaded guilty on April 28 to committing fourth-degree assault on Dec. 28. An officer responded to Union Street after a man...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Borough receives key Corps permit

The Small Boat Harbor expansion project cleared a major hurdle this week, with the Haines Borough receiving the Army Corps of Engineers 408 permit it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 23 A caller asked for help relaying a message to a relative. Police didn’t have any contact information for the relative. A caller...

 

Duly Noted

About 70 out-of-town friends and family members from Alaska, the Lower 48 and even Guatemala converged in Haines for the wedding of Alisa Beske and...

 

George Mark Park looks like hay farm

A few years ago, the Chamber of Commerce thought it would be a good idea to have a flower bed in front of the parking lot at Third Avenue and Main...

 

Hot dog sale boosts History Day trip

We have some more thank-yous to say to the community of Haines for their donations to our History Day trip! We are very grateful to have received...

 

Thanks for helping Mosquito Lake effort

The Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center (FMLSCC) would like to thank all of the businesses and individuals who made our May 21...

 

CVN editorial on manager disingenuous

Am I misperceiving, or was the Chilkat Valley News in their May 19 editorial “welcoming” our new borough manager to Haines being deliberately...

 

Poker tournament honors Hank Dowd

This year many of us lost a very dear friend, Mr. Hank Dowd. So in memory of Hank, my fiancé Hunter Hildre and I decided we wanted to organize a...

 

Fundraiser nets $10K for cancer patients

The Uglys of Haines would like to thank the townspeople of Haines for making our first annual Haines Community Cancer Connection such a huge success....

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 26, 2016

Editorial

Who is in charge of scheduling in this town? No one. Should there be? Consider: On Saturday, May 14, civic-minded folks were forced to choose between...

 

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