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Articles from the July 9, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Picture Point work runs thin on funds

The Picture Point Wayside Project is costing more than the Haines Borough projected, with new bathrooms at $25,000 over budget and paving of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

History puts heat on police chief hire

Following a 2013 scandal surrounding former Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe and the subsequent hire of Bill Musser, who lasted only a year on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Trooper now an officer; agencies mum on switch

Former Alaska Wildlife Trooper Ken VanSpronsen is now a member of the Haines Borough Police Department, but no one will say what brought about the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

For local man, bears are quadruple trouble

A Haines man facing charges for recently shooting three brown bears near his Beach Road home complained that police didn’t shoot another bear that...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 9, 2015

Carlson offered superintendent job

The Haines Borough School Board on Monday voted to offer Rich Carlson of Juneau a six-month contract to serve in the position of temporary interim sup...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 9, 2015

Board OKs $4.8 million budget

The Haines Borough School Board on June 29 approved a $4.8 million general fund budget for the coming year that includes borrowing at least $152,000...

 

School to see 10 new teachers

Haines Borough School District students and teachers take note: Summer vacation is half over. Teachers are due back Aug. 13 and students will attend...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Borough adopts worker technology policy

The Haines Borough is instituting a new technology policy applying to Internet and email use, mobile devices and personal social media accounts. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Two ships OK'd to dump treated sewage at dock

Of the six cruise ships currently permitted to discharge treated wastewater while anchored in Alaskan ports, two are making a total of 14 dockings in...

 

Fair exhibit categories change; due July 25

Photographers have a chance to win a ribbon for Best Selfie, gluten-free bakers can enter their favorite cookie recipe and wearable art creators can...

 

Residents revel; sun caps 4th festivities

“The Slayers,” a team of teenagers, upended perennial champion Kevin Shove’s squad in the Mad Raft Race and Chandler Kemp cruised to victory in...

 

Maxine Brouillette liked pop music, paranormal

Maxine Brouillette, a free spirit who liked sunshine and pop music, died June 18 in Las Vegas, Nev. from complications of a fall. She was 68....

 

Miller was fisherman, engraver, sheetrock hanger

Longtime resident Malcolm "Jay" Miller, a noted engraver, fisherman and sheetrocker, died July 1 in...

 

Venables carved niche with history

John H. Venables, who gained statewide attention for his portrayals of famous figures from Alaska...

 

Editorial

On deadline Wednesday night, I went to the home of wildlife trooper Ken VanSpronsen to give him a second opportunity to explain his departure from the...

 

Cosmic clouds surround police here

The Haines Borough Assembly continues to flow with indecision regarding establishing a purposeful, inclusive, orderly process for selecting a new...

 

Firemen's barbecue attracted 643 diners

The 26th Annual Haines Volunteer Fire Department barbecue was a great success. Thanks goes out to those volunteers who prepped, cooked, sliced and...

 

Garcia's reporting cleared misconception

I would like to thank the June 25, 2015 Chilkat Valley News and Karen Garcia for clearing up the misconception that funds for the harbor have to be...

 

Holiday picnic raised $4,500 for library

Thanks to everyone who helped the Friends of the Library raise $4,500 for our incredible library. Special thanks to Haines Packing Co., Olerud’s...

 

Special thanks to bakers for pie effort

On behalf of the Haines Woman’s Club, I want to thank everyone who came out and bought pie, cheesecake and root beer floats at our pie sale. I also...

 

Contributions made disc golf a success

Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank the following Haines businesses for contributing prizes for our first annual youth-adult disc golf...

 

Businesses made hammering event a hit

The Hammer Museum would like to thank the businesses that helped make the Fourth of July spike-driving and nail-pounding contests a hit. Thank you to...

 

Thanks for help with mud volleyball

I would like to thank everyone who helped with mud volleyball. Jim Schnabel, Tyler Scovill, Tammy and Natalie Jobbins, Lyle Huff for tilling the mud...

 

Duly Noted

Over 25 relatives attended the three-day Chaffin family reunion, said Phyllis Sage, who hosted this year’s reunion. Family traveled from West...

 

Police Report

Monday, July 6 A caller reported campers parked on Beach Road longer than 24 hours. An officer contacted one of the camper owners, who said they...

 

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