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Articles from the May 28, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Assembly OKs $12 million budget including lobbyist, tax increase

Although two of its six members were absent Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed the municipality’s roughly $12 million spending plan for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Borough helps eagle foundation project

The American Bald Eagle Foundation has big plans, and the Haines Borough’s community and economic development director is trying to help the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Chilkoot tribe tracks environment's oddities

Have you seen any unusual plants or animals in Haines lately? What about weird algae blooms, or excessive erosion, or fish die-offs? If so, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 28, 2015

Long road to diploma ends at Chilkat village

Kimberley Strong’s college degree was a long time coming – nearly 35 years. Since she started attending colleges in California in the early 1980s,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

State DOT plans 26 miles of chip seal this summer

The Alaska Department of Transportation will resurface 26 miles of roads in the Haines Borough over the course of two months this summer. The $2.3...

 

Borough puts limited ban on burning

Haines Borough fireman Al Badgley said Monday that due to high fire danger, the municipality is prohibiting open burning outside of screened burn...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 28, 2015

Haines teachers reject negotiated contract offer

By an 80 percent margin, Haines Borough teachers last week voted to reject a compensation proposal negotiated between union representatives and the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Harbor expansion plan falls 2 months behind

The harbor expansion project’s timeline has been delayed by two months. Haines Borough harbormaster Shawn Bell told the Port and Harbor Advisory...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 28, 2015

New school schedule: Start earlier, end later

A new school schedule that starts earlier in the day and ends later – except on Thursdays – is aimed at allowing staff more time for professional...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 28, 2015

Four track athletes qualify for state meet

Four Haines High School athletes will compete at the state track and field championship this weekend at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Glacier Bear...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 28, 2015

Meeting Tuesday will decide school computer issue

The Haines Borough School Board is scheduled to make a decision on its “Engaging the Future” computer initiative Tuesday, June 2. The meeting...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Police report

Sunday, May 24 A Mathias Avenue resident reported a suspicious vehicle parked near her home. An officer was advised and said the vehicle had already...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Duly Noted

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at the Presbyterian Church for former town librarian and longtime resident Marge...

 

Editorial

Public radio station KHNS recently started offering written-word versions of its stories on its website on a free, daily basis. That’s a good deal...

 

Harbor project cost-benefit study is absurd

The community and economic development director and the harbormaster did a cost-benefit analysis of the harbor expansion and their projections are...

 

Thanks for service on Memorial Day

This past Monday, Memorial Day, the members of our local American Legion stepped up to organize a great day of remembrance at Jones Point Cemetery...

 

Harbor petition has been swallowed up

What has happened to the petition so many signed?  First it was placed on the consent agenda, which means it was acknowledged, but no intention to...

 

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