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Articles from the June 2, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 2, 2016

Biomass plan shifts from pellets to chips

The Haines Borough’s plan to install wood-fired boilers in its public facilities took two big steps forward recently, conceptually and financially....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 2, 2016

Relax open container law for fest?

Should the Haines Borough suspend its open container ordinance during the annual Great Alaska Craft Beer and Homebrew Festival? Mayor Jan Hill this we...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 2, 2016

Borough approves group's leafletting

A new religious sign-and-cart operation has been setting up along the Haines waterfront in recent weeks, stirring concerns for some residents. A...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 2, 2016

A better environment is in the bag

Being environmentally conscious just got a little bit easier. Lynn Canal Conservation and Tracy Wirak’s fourth-grade class recently teamed up to...

 

Scott accepts offer to lead Haines police

Heath Scott has accepted the job as Haines Borough police chief, but he will hash out contract details with incoming manager William Seward and...

 

Photos, scarves at First Friday

Following the 2014 success of his Six-Week Spotlight exhibit “Chilkat Beach in Monochrome: Landscape Studies in Black and White,” Haines...

 

Camp fare: Sports, science, stage

Children’s librarian Holly Davis said a record 122 students have registered for the Haines Borough Public Library’s Summer Reading Program,...

 

Green, Wangyot lead Bears at state meet

Taking some advice from state champion thrower Kordell Pillans of Kodiak, Haines High School senior Matthew Green added a whopping three feet to his...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 2, 2016

Funding sought for ferry plan

A regional economic development organization is asking the Haines Borough and other communities for money toward crafting a 25-year plan for a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 2, 2016

Park at Third Avenue rejected

A request by the Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee to designate a lot at Third Avenue and Main Street as a park or future... Full story

 

Editorial

Making a park of the Haines Borough lot at Main Street and Third Avenue may be a good idea, but we needn’t do it right now. The lot is already a de...

 

Grateful for VanSpronsen's assistance

Quite some time ago, Ken VanSpronsen was a tremendous help to us in an emergency and we want to thank him for his expertise and rock solid...

 

Borough should subsidize taxi service

It’s ironic that Haines has a beer festival and no taxi business. I think the borough should offer a $4,000 grant annually to a taxi company so we...

 

Humbled by outpouring of support

I was grateful and humbled by the outpouring of support and well wishes I received from my Haines friends and neighbors at the Uglys’ Haines...

 

Where is the leadership on harbor issue?

The Chilkat Valley has a long tradition of coupling the functional and the aesthetic. I saw a Tlingit spoon in the museum, with a beautifully carved...

 

The days of good cops are gone

The days of good cops are gone, as we’ve seen here in Haines these past few years, but yet we still seem to choose poorly. It’s my thought that a...

 

Two observances honored fallen soldiers

I want to thank everyone who attended the memorial services Monday at Jones Point and Klukwan. A special thanks to our speaker Bill Thomas, Tom...

 

Duly Noted

Kiana Donat won the Waid Morgan Award and student council president Nathan Haas made introductory remarks at the Haines Middle School promotion May...

 

Police Report

Monday, May 30 A caller asked for help with a person regarding mental issues. Police responded and took the person to the clinic. A caller reported a...

 

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