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Articles from the September 3, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Insurance costs rise as fire rating drops

Insurance rates are rising for homeowners in the upper valley, the result of a diminished rating of the Klehini Valley Fire Department by the Insuranc...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015

Skinny salmon leave fishermen wanting more

Commercial fishermen who’ve seen the value of their catch drop with changes in prices from processors are taking a double hit this year because...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Interim police chief winning supporters

The Haines Borough Public Safety Commission met Wednesday to hear what the community wants of its next police chief, and apparently it’s interim...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Gardeners coming around to domed greenhouses

Two igloo-shaped structures have popped up around Haines in recent months, but the domes aren’t for people. They’re for plants. Haines residents...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015

Chum salmon channels get $620K expansion

The region’s aquaculture association last week completed a $620,000 extension of two chum spawning channels located near the Porcupine Road in the...

 

Cross country meet in Haines Saturday

Runners from six Southeast high schools will compete at the Glacier Bears’ home cross-country meet on Saturday. It’s a rare opportunity to cheer...

 

New teachers hired for kindergarten, science, music

New kindergarten teacher Sue Ackerman says she wants to incorporate parents’ jobs and interests into her students’ learning and to connect...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Committee selects Ryan for facilities director

Pending approval by the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Brad Ryan will be the municipality’s new public facilities director. Manager David Sosa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Planners to review harbor design

The Haines Borough Planning Commission has already received a handful of written comments regarding its discussion next week of the 95-percent design...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Brewery to harness power of the sun

The Haines Brewing Company will soon be turning sun into beer with help from a federal program designed to promote alternative energy use among small...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015

Klukwan School starts year with 17 students

Klukwan School opened Aug. 25 with 17 students in grades K-12, including six from outside the village. Kathy Carl is again lead teacher, with responsi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015

District seeks input for superintendent hire

If no one in the pool of finalists for the school’s superintendent job measures up to the school board’s expectations for the position,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015

Duty contract settles issue of janitor pay

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved an “extra duty contract” that would allow the district to pay for head custodian...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015

Wilson, Gross, Chapell to seek school board seats

Inez Gross, operations supervisor at First National Bank Alaska, has joined two incumbents in the fall election to fill three seats on the Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Minor offense issue goes to assembly Tuesday

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Government Affairs and Services Committee and the municipality’s Public Safety Commission have both recommended...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015

Borough considering $7,000 website upgrade

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa said the municipality is considering a $7,000 facelift for its website. The upgrade would be through the same...

 

Judy Berry operated fuel plant, Food Center grocery

Former Haines business owner Judith Ann "Judy" Berry died Aug. 2 in Medford, Oregon, of several...

 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 31 A person reported an abandoned vehicle on New Hart Road. An apartment manager reported a woman was trespassing. Police contacted the...

 

Duly Noted

Sue Libenson this week attended the State Department-sponsored Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience...

 

Disc golf tournament drew 28 competitors

On behalf of all of the participants in the Raven’s Bowl Disc Golf Tournament, we would like to thank our sponsors and all of the people who helped...

 

Groups held made hoops camp possible

I want to thank the programs and businesses that helped support the “Back to School Basketball Camp.” The camp could not have been done without...

 

Worried about downstream mine effects

As I look east from Southeast Alaska, I see a picturesque, untouched landscape of mountains – Canada. A British Columbia development map shows a...

 

Sponsors made bear festival a success

Thank you to all the sponsors that made our second annual Celebration of Bears festival a success. They were Princess Cruises, Howsers Supermarket,...

 

Firefighters invited to remembrance

September 11 is Patriot’s Day, declared to commemmorate the terrorist attack that occurred Sept. 11, 2001. The American Legion Lynn Canal Post #12...

 

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