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Articles from the June 5, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Economic director quits, cites conflict

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa issued a statement Wednesday that community and economic development director Bill Mandeville had resigned, but...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Assembly members deride testimony

Members of a Haines Borough Assembly subcommittee tasked with hearing a citizen’s concerns about the formulation of meeting agendas called the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Citizens scrutinize meeting procedures

Citizens are questioning Haines Borough policy and procedures, including how information to the assembly is screened at the borough office and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Gaping holes open on Second Ave.

Motorists beware: That’s no ordinary pothole that has opened up on Second Avenue just north of Main Street. A gaping hole about two feet long and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Sosa: Outreach via Facebook, 'bimbling'

If you see Haines Borough Manager David Sosa wandering the streets of town, feel free to approach him and tell him what’s on your mind. Sosa said at...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Board OKs laptops for grades 5 and up

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday took a big step toward its “Engaging the Future” initiative, agreeing to spend $96,000 to buy 65...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Aspen Hotel opens to first guests

Main Street’s new Aspen Hotel opened as scheduled Monday, after a Saturday blessing by the Gideon’s Society and a last-minute push to mount...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Help wanted: New generation to save historic cabin

The Chilkat Valley Historical Society is hoping a new and younger cadre of volunteers will help bring its Anway cabin project to completion....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Slim Glacier Bear track squad makes showing at state

Haines teams reduced by student vacations finished toward the bottom of squads at the championship track meet held May 28-29 at Anchorage’s Dimond...

 

Rippers strike again

Sixteen years ago when the Bartlett Foundation was opening the doors of its new dorm facility for medical patients in Juneau, the Ripinsky Rippers...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Sosa to decide sign questions

The great signage debate of 2011-2015 is over for now, with the authority for decisions about off-premises signs moving to the borough manager. The...

 

Borough devising a plan for fireworks

Following last year’s absence of a town-sponsored fireworks show on the Fourth of July, Haines Borough officials are laying the groundwork for a...

 

Electronics recycling set

In the past eight years, Haines Friends of Recycling has collected 57 tons of electronics from residents for recycling and proper disposal. Group...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Port committee seeks bump in moorage rates

The Haines Borough Port and Harbor Advisory Committee is recommending the Small Boat Harbor raise its fees to bring in more revenue for the facility,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 5, 2015

Jewell's evaluation in progress

During a two-hour executive session Tuesday, Haines Borough School Board members started an evaluation of superintendent Ginger Jewell. Jewell holds...

 

Harbor critic to host forum

Joe Parnell, a former assistant harbormaster and harbor expansion project critic, is holding a “town hall” meeting on the project. Parnell said...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    June 5, 2015

Matthews known for caring nature

A memorial service will be held Saturday for Marge Matthews, a former town librarian remembered for...

 

Another town hall meeting needed

Following the (apparent) precedent of the town hall meeting last week, I propose a second town hall meeting. The citizens of the Haines Borough could...

 

Rostad was point man for observance

In my letter last week thanking folks for their help with the American Legion’s Memorial Day, I forgot to recognize and thank the point man in our...

 

Everyone benefits from a better harbor

I support the boat harbor expansion. Everyone benefits from a better harbor. This is not just a commercial fisherman issue. The harbor is a main...

 

Thanks for support of weaver's film

Many thanks go out to Haines and Klukwan for coming out full force for the film screening of “Tracing Roots: A Weaver’s Journey” with filmmaker...

 

Base harbor moorage fees on reality

I have been the following developments involving the harbor expansion project. I’m delighted to see some Alaskans actually thinking about the...

 

Duly Noted

Jae McDermaid and Jim Lampkins were married Friday aboard the catamaran Fjordland, nearby Chilkoot Inlet’s Sawmill Creek. Vessel captain Glen...

 

Police report

Monday, June 1 A caller reported a scooter parked in a bus parking area on Third Avenue. When police responded, the scooter was gone. Police mediated...

 

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