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Articles from the July 16, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Future unsure for borough's economic job

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa is remaining tight-lipped on the future of the municipality’s community and economic development director...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Officials review harbor option history

Concerns about the Small Boat Harbor project this week prompted Haines Borough staff to look into how the current design was chosen. Manager David...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

VanSpronsen's dropped cases showed similarities

Following Ken VanSpronsen’s recent move from wildlife trooper to Haines Borough police officer, another Haines man has come forward alleging...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 16, 2015

Russell takes helm as new park ranger

Travis Russell figures serving as state park ranger in Haines involves three seasons: summer, bald...

 

Trail grant may finish Battery Point rebuild

A $47,000 federal grant secured by the Alaska Division of Parks should complete reconstruction of the Battery Point trail by next year, parks...

 

Chamber won't push borough to cover loss from water

The Haines Chamber of Commerce has rescinded its request that the Haines Borough waive June’s water and sewer fees for local businesses affected by...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Residents want lower speeds on Mud Bay Road

Haines Borough Planning Commission members clashed last week over whether the body should entertain a request by residents to lower the speed limit...

 

Nonprofit deadline for grants Aug. 24

Local nonprofits can submit their applications for grant funding to the Haines Borough by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. The annual process involves...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Fair climbing tower on the way up

The Southeast Alaska State Fair is adding a 44-foot climbing tower to its repertoire of attractions at this year’s 47th annual event. The climbing w...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Rasmuson: $750K for Klukwan heritage center

The Chilkat Indian Village’s Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center took a major step toward completion this month after the Rasmuson Foundation voted to...

 

Youths will perform 'Noodle Rat'

Lynn Canal Community Players’ Summer Youth Theater Conservatory takes a musical turn this year with performances of Gary LaVigne’s “Noodle Rat...

 

Hotel parking spaces 11 less than required

Haines Borough staff is working with the new Aspen Hotel to address an issue with the development’s lack of required parking space. According to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 16, 2015

Foresters track pine disease

A foliage disease has discolored the needles of pine trees between 7 Mile and 15 Mile Haines Highway, and an aerial survey by federal forest...

 

Mayor creates new harbor group

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill created a joint committee this week charged with “monitoring” the aesthetic design of the waterfront and Small Boat...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 16, 2015

School board rejects contract change, hires Carlson

The Haines Borough School Board on Monday narrowly rejected an amendment to the district’s union contract that would have allowed aides and others...

 

Carlson to help site preschool

One of the jobs for interim superintendent Rich Carlson may be finding space for the Chilkat Valley Preschool at the Haines School. Former Haines...

 

Editorial

Haines Borough leaders – or citizens – would be wise to put this advisory question on the ballot for the October municipal election: “Do you...

 

Don't degrade the picture at the point

Why do we have to spend any money at Picture Point? Why can’t we leave it alone? I am glad the borough purchased it, but the more we do to it, the...

 

Kudos to Garcia for 'masterful unravelling'

What this town may or may not lack in legal services is made up for by the news reporters. Karen Garcia should be awarded the golden key to the gate...

 

Apply Lutak standard at 26 Mile

What do dog kennels and helicopter noise studies have in common? In fact, two features in the June 18 issue of the Chilkat Valley News address the...

 

Harbor plan a costly eyesore

 I do not think that the two-story wave barrier is a well-thought-out plan for increasing the size of our boat harbor. I have a sense that it will...

 

No harm from parole violation

A 29-year-old local man had a couple minor teenage alcohol consumption violations and a debatable third alcohol offense six years ago. These were...

 

Water standards not made up

So-called “water quality consultant” Gershon Cohen is either trying to mislead the public or really doesn’t know what he is talking about in...

 

Thanks for questions on harbor

I’m writing to thank Karen Garcia for her excellent reporting on the planned harbor expansion. I also thank Joe Parnell, Debra Schnabel, Anne Boyce...

 

Golf links made 'Bigs' event special

Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteers and kids enjoyed a beautiful Thursday evening outing at the driving range on the Valley of the Eagles Golf...

 

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