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Articles from the June 28, 2012 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Connelly project under fire at meetings

Alaska Power and Telephone officials heard opposition and a battery of questions about the proposed Connelly Lake hydro-electric project at public...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Good Partner goes up in a blaze of memories

A crowd turned out Friday to witness the end of Good Partner II, the final remnant of a fleet of...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Fourth of July events spread 4 days

A facilitator is needed for the annual pie-eating contest, but other Haines traditions are ready to go and some new events have been added to Fourth...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Borough eyes Elks property

Facilities issues dominated Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting, where members voted to explore purchase of the Elks property, seek proposals...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

'People' propose 'Cash back for cash'

Haines We the People, a local citizens’ advocacy group, has proposed a program aimed at intercepting an estimated $800,000 that leaves the...

 By Eileen McIver    News    June 28, 2012

Plane makes emergency landing

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the emergency landing of an Air Excursions plane flying from Juneau to Gustavus Monday...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Hikers use iPhone for Ripinsky rescue

A Haines search and rescue squad located two hikers lost on Mount Ripinsky and brought them down in a few hours Saturday, thanks to an iPhone that one...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Bright object in sky leads to fire alarm

It’s a long-standing joke that the sun is a foreign object in Southeast Alaska and that its appearance makes residents cower. The joke came home las...

 By Pam Randles    News    June 28, 2012

Wild Things

Summers, even cold ones, are an active time for animals in the northern hemisphere. It is the time most of them reproduce. For some mammals, it’s...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Chilkoot, Chilkat spill over

Temperatures that climbed toward 90 F. during the weekend following weeks of cool weather raised...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Event will celebrate, tour Chilkat Center

A new “friends” group aimed at promoting the Chilkat Center will hold “Celebrate the Center,” an evening of events at the Haines Borough’s...


Blaze sears public works shop

A fire that broke out in a bay of the new public works building early Tuesday may cost as much as $75,000 to remediate. The fire started on a pallet...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Small ship will dock weekly

Haines is scheduled to get up to 10 dockings of the cruise ship American Spirit this summer, a 100-passenger vessel making its debut in Alaska. It...

 By Eileen McIver    News    June 28, 2012

Tree smashes car driving highway

A tree fell and smashed the windshield of a moving car at 18 Mile Haines Highway during Sunday night’s high winds. Driver John Hill and passenger... Full story

 By Eileen McIver    News    June 28, 2012

Fuel oil suspected stolen

Oil was stolen from the Klukwan clinic’s fuel tank in May, according to Bob Grant, building attendant supervisor for the SEARHC clinic. He...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Price down slightly as gillnet season starts

Prices slightly below last season’s were paid to commercial fishermen during Lynn Canal’s first commercial gillnet opening of the year, June...


Three bears invited to all-star hoops

Three Haines High School athletes participated in Alaska Association of Basketball Coaches all-star games. Seniors Amey Messerschmidt, Hannah Wing...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Police seek leads in sex assault

One week after an alleged sexual assault near Main Street, Haines Borough police chief Gary Lowe said local streets are safe, but residents...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Police Blotter

Monday, June 25 Several bags of garbage were reported left out at a Barnett Drive residence and a bear got into one bag. Police were attempting to...

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    June 28, 2012


Whenever I start feeling that publishing a newspaper makes a difference in the world, I get news...


Thanks for prayers, letters of support

I would like to thank everyone for their prayers and letters of support. I’m back home now. Stop by for a visit. Mary Price...


Kits available for dealing with bears

With bears returning and conflicts between people and bears arising, it seems an appropriate time for the Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation to thank... Full story


Duly Noted

Sean Copeland and Heather Shade were married under sunny skies on Saturday at Chilkat State Park. Gene Kennedy presided over the ceremony and Johnny...


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