Articles from the September 5, 2019 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Fire Chief requests additional paid staff

Citing burnout, increased training requirements and more call-outs, Haines Volunteer Fire Department Chief Al Giddings last month told the borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 5, 2019

How will the assembly appoint a third seat?

Despite municipal elections one month away, the Haines Borough Assembly will be tasked with appointing a person to fill resigning member Will...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Local entrepreneur aims to start kelp farm

A Haines resident is working to start a new form of commercial agriculture taking root in Alaska: kelp farming. Alain D’Epremesnil has applied with...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Man flips car into Chilkat River

Police are investigating a Haines man who flipped his car over a guardrail at 6.5 Mile Haines Highwa...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Lawyer seeks residents input for scholarship

The Haines Borough School Board is seeking public input on how residents would like to see a recent donated scholarship fund dispersed to students....

 

Glacier Bears girls take second

The Haines Glacier Bears cross-country team launched their 2019 season Saturday at the Capital City Invitational. “We started stuff up with a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 5, 2019

Trees far from home are growing well in upper valley

In 2012, Canada's British Columbia Ministry of Forests planted 15 foreign non-native seed species in...

 

Commentary: It's time to change the PFD formula

Though I’ve never run for public office (student council in college in 1971 doesn’t count), I have a pretty good idea of the social media abuse...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

School enrollment increases by 29

Enrollment in the Haines Borough School District is at a five-year high, with 29 more students attending class than was budgeted for in the spring....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 5, 2019

Janine Allen to lead KHNS while Clements is on leave

Janine Allen has worked as a housesitter, library volunteer, baker and server in various town...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Manager hires new facilities director

Borough manager Debra Schnabel hired new employees to fill the director of public facilities, and contracts and grants administration positions. Ed...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Gillnetter tips over on repair grid, spills fuel

The F/V Windbreaker tipped over on the repair grid at the Small Boat Harbor at around 8 p.m. last Wednesday evening and leaked a small amount of...

 

This week in history

Sept. 8 1969 The Haines municipal water system will be inspected tomorrow when two state officials...

 

Thank you for Farmers Market Funding

The Haines Farmers Market’s mission is to provide a venue for local farmers, horticulturists, artisans, and crafters to sell their goods in the...

 

Addition to beer article, want to say thanks

Thank you for telling our story about the struggle of brewing beer in Haines during drought conditions. But as often happens after interviews, there...

 

Thank you for supporting Alaskan farms

Foundroot is a new farm in Haines who was recently awarded a marketing grant from the Alaska Farmer’s Market Association. The goal of this funding...

 

Grateful for support during medical emergency

Kindness of people should always be rewarded and passed forward. My name is Anni Peters. My husband, Lee Peters, and I arrived in Haines August 29th....

 

Duly Noted

More than 75 friends gathered on Sunday at the Chilkat Inlet Retreat to celebrate Leigh and Greg Horner’s 30th wedding anniversary. Fred Shields,...

 

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