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Articles from the August 27, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Six years boarded up, Coliseum building is sold

A Haines businessman this week added the former Coliseum Theater building to his growing list of local real estate purchases. Chiropractor Chris...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Haislers to close store they operated 47 years

A business that has anchored Main Street for more than 45 years is closing its doors at the end of September. Jeff Haisler, owner of Haisler...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

'Mystery room' full of evidence discovered at police station

The Haines Borough Police Department last week discovered a “secret” room at the station that turned out to be an evidence storage repository....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Library expansion plan grows new wing

Following a June visit by the Rasmuson Foundation, Haines Borough Public Library Board members have decided to think big when it comes to a planned...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

Seven Mile pullout an eyesore no more

Native groups and the State of Alaska have cleaned up and cordoned off a Haines Highway pullout that for decades attracted squatters, partiers and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

NPS biologist: Make rules, enforce them at Chilkoot

Making human use predictable and preventing bears from getting human food – including fish from anglers – should be top priorities along the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Lemcke leaves facilities job, sees Ryan as replacement

Haines Borough interim public facilities director Brian Lemcke is recommending the municipality hire Haines resident Brad Ryan as his successor. ...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

Friske recounts fatal Sitka slide that claimed house

Former resident Andrew Friske this week said he feels lucky his family wasn’t hurt in an Aug. 18 landslide in Sitka that crushed his house and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

Boreal locavore to fix gourmet meal for museum

Early this week, Michelle Genest of Whitehorse, Y.T., was tucking into a dinner of chick-pea curry with a sauce of rosehips she picked and rhubarb...

 

Hays and Chrisman to perform Sept. 3

Former Haines resident Christy Hays is bringing her smooth vocals and Americana sound to the Chilkat Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Hays will be...

 

Valley of the Eagles links wins national publicity

Valley of the Eagles Golf Links is getting some back-to-back press coverage. The local golf course featured prominently in an eight-page spread in the...

 

Cross-country squads off and running; home meet Sept. 5

The Haines High School cross-country team’s home meet on Saturday, Sept. 5, is expected to include a community run for all-comers. Event times and...

 

Dolphins swim club starts season Sept. 2

The Haines Dolphin swim team’s season kickoff is set for 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the pool. The event features a pool party, registration,...

 

New Haines School teachers bring diversity of experience

In addition to new superintendent Rich Carlson, the Haines Borough School District hired 10 new teachers this year. Four are profiled in this...

 

Rhona Nelson kept books, operated fabric store

Friends are grieving the sudden death of former fabric store owner and bookkeeper Rhona Nelson, 70. She died of an apparent heart attack at her home...

 

Vinca Gilman helped launch HARK

Vinca Helen Gilman, a founder of the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel, died Aug. 14 at Bartlett Regional...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Borough withdraws Lutak Dock RFQ

The Haines Borough this week took a step backward on the Lutak Dock project, rescinding the Request for Qualifications it issued on Aug. 11. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Bank finds 'funny money' in night-drop box

Haines’ local bank manager wasn’t laughing last week when a teller discovered someone had deposited funny money into the night drop box. Haines...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 24 A caller reported a horse running loose on Small Tracts Road. The owner secured the horse. A person reported a brown bear floating on...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 27, 2015

Editorial

As it was only about 15 years ago that brown bear sows and cubs started showing up in numbers along the Chilkoot River during daylight hours, the...

 

Jones Point property now open to recreation

Thanks to all those that came out for the End of Summer Fun Run with the Takshanuk Watershed Council and the Southeast Alaska State Fair! A special...

 

Start lottery on when Lutak Dock will collapse

By jove, I’ve got it. We should have a contest to guess when the Lutak Dock in Haines is going to collapse into the sea. It will be like that...

 

Crab thieves, be proud of yourselves

I would like to thank the low-life S.O.B who has robbed my crab pots the last two times I put them out. Being on a set income, I evidently don’t...

 

Bears are still being abused at Chilkoot

I have photos of a red truck with Alaska plates chasing a sow and cubs down the road at Chilkoot. They show a bear on its hind legs, nearly vertical,...

 

Duly Noted

    Sockeye Cycle had a celebrity guest on one of its Skagway bicycle tours last week. Academy Award-winning actor Gene Hackman and wife Betsy...

 

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