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Articles from the September 11, 2014 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    September 11, 2014

Chilkat king return looks like record low

Preliminary numbers suggest king salmon escapement to the Chilkat River will be the lowest since records have been kept in 1991. This year’s return...

 

Assembly OKs Culbeck for new job

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday accepted the manager’s recommendation to hire Darsie Culbeck as the new community and economic development direc...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 11, 2014

Feldman looks back on 30 years as local doctor

More than 30 years after arriving here on the rumor of work, Dr. Len Feldman is closing his local practice. The last day he’ll see patients at his M...

 

Assembly moves toward creating motorized-use area

After rejection by the Haines Borough Planning Commission in February, plans for a motorized recreation area in the townsite have resurfaced at the ur...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 11, 2014

Fair's carousel sturdy, but not a rarity

The old-fashioned carousel at the Southeast Alaska State Fair isn’t that old or that unique, and it’s not worth as much as some have previously...

 

Apparent theft at recycling site

Someone looking for quick cash cut the locks on a nonprofit’s donation boxes last week. Haines Friends of Recycling board president Melissa Aronson...

 

Tank farm meeting

A meeting of the Lutak tank farm Restoration Advisory Board will be held 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Chilkat Center. The local board, which advises on the...

 

Borough targets impound lot

Haines Borough staffers are looking into developing an impound lot for securing junked, abandoned and illegal vehicles.   Manager David Sosa said...

 

Two dozen turn out for glacier disc golf contest

About 25 people competed in the Raven’s Bowl Disc Golf Tournament Aug. 29-31, with courses at Glacier Point, Mud Bay and the Southeast Alaska State...

 

Winds, hill challenge Glacier Bears at debut

Haines High School cross-country teams ran with partial squads at their season opener meet in Skagway Sept. 5, bringing up the rear in an...

 

Revenues up at 2014 SE state fair

Gate receipts were up 4.7 percent and overall income increased 6 percent at the Southeast Alaska State Fair, executive director Jessica Edwards told...

 

Sosa to attend manager event

In addition to attending informational sessions on budgeting and economic development, Haines Borough Manager David Sosa can golf and groove at the...

 

Runners on Klondike

Nearly 30 Haines runners participated in last weekend’s Klondike International Road Relay, a 110-mile run from Skagway to Whitehorse, Y.T. About 170...

 

Another sink hole opens at Lutak

A fourth sink hole has opened up at the Lutak Dock, a reminder that the Haines Borough structure is in serious need of repair or replacement. The...

 

Marks to lead Arts Confluence

The Haines-based Alaska Arts Confluence recently elected new president Michael Marks to its board. Former president Carol Tuynman stepped down to...

 

Court report

John Charles Flory, 23, pleaded guilty Aug. 12 to driving under the influence on May 23. Police saw Flory inside a parked vehicle on Beach Road. When...

 

Constance Griffith, community volunteer, dies at 90

Former resident Constance Foster Griffith, 90, died from progressive supra-nuclear palsy on Sept. 2...

 

Editorial

There may have been a real need for an community and economic development director in Haines before Darsie Culbeck proposed the job last fall;Culbeck...

 

Senior barbecue a wonderful surprise

Wow. Haines is a fantastic place to be. I love how people are willing to help and chip in. The Senior Center had a barbecue fundraiser on Aug. 27...

 

Looking forward to tax break

I have lived in the Haines Borough for 40 years and worked to buy land and build a home and paid taxes every year on time. One thing to look forward...

 

Disc golf played on glacier

On behalf of all of the participants of the Raven’s Bowl disc golf tournament, we would like to thank Robert Murphy and Alaska Excursions for...

 

Two leaders show true colors

The two departing members of the Borough Assembly included in last week’s issue of the Chilkat Valley News provide a striking contrast toward...

 

Waste systems working well

The current system of waste management is working well. It is affordable and provides incentives for people to reduce their waste consumption and...

 

Sourdough Slim show was a hit

Oh, what a time we had!  The Foundation for the Chilkat Center fundraiser, featuring Sourdough Slim, was a huge success! It could not have been...

 

Duly Noted

Former resident Magi Hubert reports that Haines mountains appear in the music video “Arrows,” featuring Seattle-based band Fences, which teamed...

 

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