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Articles from the September 4, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Grants to nonprofits $94K, lowest since '09

The Haines Borough Assembly last week authorized $94,300 in funding for local nonprofits, nearly $33,000 less than the amount requested and the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Report honestly on ex-employees?

Haines Borough Assembly member Debra Schnabel last week submitted for the assembly’s consideration a policy statement that would discourage the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Proposal would change waste management

The Haines Borough is looking at getting into the waste management business. Assembly member Debra Schnabel recently submitted a draft solid waste man...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

Summer rain tops record set in 1956

Only four-hundredths of an inch of rain fell Thursday, but that was enough to clinch an all-time record for wet summers in Haines. Between June 1 and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Break-in at second- hand store

A local business owner is beefing up security following a break-in and theft of more than $500 in merchandise last week. Helen Mooney, owner of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

School board frets bond approval

Expressing concerns about voter approval of $3.9 million in pending school bonds, Haines Borough School Board members Tuesday took steps toward a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

Board rejects digital meeting packet

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday almost voted to do away with printed meeting packets, before getting hung up on the question of providing...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Towns may seek repeal of senior tax exemption

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott attended the Alaska Conference of Mayors and Alaska Municipal League meetings in Nome last month, where the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Voters to decide '40-percent rule' to elect

Residents will vote on four ballot measures this fall, including whether to remove a section of the Haines Borough Charter that mandates election...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

New ranger hired for Haines-area parks, preserve

Thomas Kain is the new state parks ranger in Haines. Kain has worked for the Division of Parks in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Arts center reaches $200K goal for theater upgrades

After receiving an $85,800 grant two weeks ago, the Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts has reached its $200,000 fundraising goal for its...

 

Feit's work in museum spotlight

The third and final installment of the Sheldon Museum’s annual Six-Week Spotlight series opens Friday with a reception for artist Alexandra Feit’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Group wants rest room, sign, paving at Picture Point

Development of Picture Point is moving forward, with a topographical survey completed in July and grading of the parking area set for fall. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 4, 2014

Stickler will lead food service program at Haines School

Brandie Stickler has been hired as food service coordinator at the Haines School. She’ll be responsible for developing the menu at the school...

 

Runners face first test on Friday

The Haines High School cross-country team won’t host a meet this year, but runners still will make their season debut close to home Friday in...

 

Dolphins' season opens with swim on Sept. 12

The Haines Dolphin swim team’s 2014-15 season starts 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, with a fun swim at the pool. Board members and coaches will be...

 

Sketch workshop set

Beginners and experts alike are welcome at a Sept. 13 sketching workshop led by resident artist Alexandra Feit. The workshop runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Floreske to seek heliport permit Sept.11

A local developer last week submitted a conditional use permit application to build three helipads at 10 Mile Haines Highway. The Haines Borough...

 

Comment to DOT on ferry, road plan

Residents wishing to weigh in on the state’s recently-released draft Southeast Alaska Transportation Plan are invited to an open house, presentation...

 

Editorial

There was a dust-up over the orange arrows spray-painted around town for the Sheldon Museum’s Totem Trot fundraiser. The arrows were drawn with...

 

Don't be taken for fool in local election

Whether it is upgrading our roads and bridges, securing reliable, low-cost hydropower, skiing, jet-boat tours or a responsible mining and timber...

 

Thanks for sharing at Edwards' memorial

I would sincerely like to thank everyone for attending George Edwards’ memorial service last Wednesday. Thank you to those who shared stories,...

 

Please keep food scraps out of landfill

I would like to start by thanking all Haines residents who self-haul their municipal solid waste to the landfill, making sure the food-contaminated...

 

Alcohol the killer, not marijuana

And there you have it, folks: The resolution to oppose ballot measure 2, legalizing recreational use of marijuana, was passed by the Haines Borough...

 

Killed brown bears were doing no harm

I couldn’t believe that anybody should be so crass as shooting a brown bear and her two cubs. They were doing no harm. I had a visitation from mama...

 

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