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Articles from the August 20, 2015 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Chilkoot bear scene 'worse than a zoo'

By Tom Morphet Crowding, garbage and careless behavior became so prevalent at Chilkoot River during last weekend’s Dominion Day holiday that some...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Study: Police below standards in many areas

Following last week’s release of a damning study of the Haines Borough Police Department, the Public Safety Commission this week decided to hold a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Sales of lots, houses on the rise, agents say

A tight year-round rental market and technological barriers preventing some would-be residents from moving here are two recent trends in the local...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

School board approves teachers' contract

After a 45-minute executive session, the Haines Borough School Board Tuesday accepted a revised contract with the local teachers’ union. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Plan for Lutak Dock fix slogs ahead

The process of developing a plan for the Haines Borough’s deteriorating Lutak Dock is slowly moving forward, with the municipality last week asking...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Troopers still looking into bear suit stunt

State trooper Sgt. Aaron Frenzel said this week that an investigation into the actions of a man wearing a bear costume along the Chilkoot River last...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Newcomer restoring noted painter's stone house

A commercial real estate developer who moved to town last spring is restoring a stone-sided house on the Chilkat River, partly as a tribute to Gil...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Assembly to hear Mud Bay Road speed issue

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week voted 5-2 to recommend the assembly ask the Department of Transportation to perform a speed study on...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

District to pay $7,000 for help with superintendent hire

The Haines School Board on Tuesday approved paying the Alaska Association of School Boards $7,000 to lead it through its next superintendent hire....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Tresham Gregg seeks assembly seat

A third Haines resident has filed for Haines Borough Assembly. Tresham Gregg turned in his papers minutes before the borough offices closed Wednesday...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

New manager to take over Zumba studio

Yoga instructor Ericka Johnson will take over management of Main Street’s Zumba Studio this fall when Jackie Ruggirello migrates south to run her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Cottage Arts offers local creations

Last fall, when Nelle Jurgeleit-Greene drove past the empty Portage Street building vacated by Sarah J’s cafe, she thought to herself, “There’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Four Winds Farm honors WIC, senior coupons

Many people don’t equate Alaska with fresh vegetables like beets, cauliflower, chard and radishes, but Four Winds Farm has been bringing these...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Public Safety Commission to take up minor offense ordinance

The Public Safety Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 in assembly chambers to discuss the portions of the controversial minor offense ordin...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Public survey of police escaped notice of many

The recently-released Haines Borough Police Department study from Russell Consulting claims a public survey about the police was “heavily promoted w...

 

Sheldon Museum to host local gourmet dinner

Celebrity chef Michelle Genest, author of "The Boreal Gourmet" cookbook, will prepare a local foods gourmet dinner 6 p.m. Aug. 29. It’s a...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 17 A caller reported a bear spread trash from a nearby trailer park all across her property. She asked the responsible party be notified...

 

Computerized harbor image a whitewash

Regarding the new digital harbor rendering: it’s a whitewash, it’s dishonest marketing. That totally empty parking lot is neither a winter nor a...

 

For bears to survive, close Chilkoot River corridor

Folks won’t like this idea. But if the State of Alaska is unwilling or unable to adopt and staff a sensible management plan to enforce our wildlife...

 

Wash hands after 'hippy-dippy massage'

I was somewhat not appalled by recent comments in last week’s letter, “All you need is love, massage books.” Not the part about a...

 

Close Chilkoot River to anglers now

It’s summer and the fish have returned to the rivers. The anglers have also returned in full force as they always do – so many in fact that...

 

AMG donated excellent adventures

Many thanks to Alaska Mountain Guides and Chilkat Guides, Sean Gaffney and Eli Fierer, for donating the excellent youth adventure recreation trips...

 

Triple A hoops camp a huge success

The first annual Triple A Basketball Camp held July 26-28 in Haines was a huge success.We had campers representing six different communities at the...

 

Bigs outing focused on geology, science

Bigs and Littles took a drive to the Constantine Metal Resources base camp on Saturday, August 15 and learned about the Palmer Project multi-metal...

 

Duly Noted

Haines animal lover and Haines Animal Rescue Kennel founder Vinca Gilman died Friday in Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital of sepsis, partner Mike...

 

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