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Articles from the September 15, 2016 edition

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Keirstead to close doors of local clinic

Chilkat Valley Medical Center will close its doors Nov. 1 after nine years of operation, marking the end of the last private medical practice in...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Nonprofits to receive funding

The Haines Borough Assembly took $65,000 originally earmarked for the area’s nonprofit organizations out of limbo, and approved the appropriations...

 

Haines helped her in dark times

The sculpture that Sarah King made for Charles Ewing’s grave is a heavy, solid piece. Formed in the shape of a fish, the work is about three feet ta...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Assembly nails down heliskiing timetable

The Haines Borough Assembly changed the law to delay the next heliskiing mapping efforts until 2019. However, it also grandfathered in two existing...

 

Earthquake simulator will shake things up in Haines

Prepare to be shaken, not stirred as a mobile earthquake simulator will visit Haines on Sept. 26, courtesy of the Alaska Division of Homeland...

 

Seed experiment underway

After Leah Wagner and Nick Schlosstein moved to Haines in 2015, they lived in a tent for five months. The couple had bought a quarter-acre of land...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    September 15, 2016

Dolphins prepare for season

The Haines Dolphins swim team began its season last Wednesday with an eager group of kids. Longtime assistant coach Jim Green said the 46 kids who...

 

Girls to rock out for fundraiser

Local bands will rock out at the Chilkat Center at 7 p.m. Saturday to raise money for next summer’s Haines Girls Rock Camp. The concert will...

 

Gym delay ongoing

Part of the Haines School gym floor was scraped last week to prepare it to be refinished a second time this year. Superintendent Tony Habra said he...

 

Clinic scheduled for people with special vision needs

Southeast Alaska Independent Living in Haines will host a low vision clinic on Sept. 27 and 28 in collaboration with the Alaska Center for the Blind...

 

Champion fingerpick guitarist to play at Chilkat Center

It’s not every day that Haines gets to see a champion guitarist perform. But the chance will present itself in a week, when Chris Proctor, a U.S....

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Planning Commission dips toe into harbor issue

The bid deadline for the first phase of expanding the small boat harbor has been extended from Sept. 21 to Oct 19. Haines borough manager Bill Seward...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Assembly wants to rethink sales tax exemptions for nonprofits

How should the Haines Borough Assembly decide which nonprofit groups get breaks on paying Haines’ sales tax? That’s what the assembly members...

 

Chinook salmon numbers low for Chilkat River

Chinook salmon returning to Chilkat River spawning grounds this year failed to meet the state’s targets, troubling Alaska Department of Fish and Gam...

 

DOT sets winter ferry schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System will have a steady winter ferry schedule this year despite budget cuts. Fuzzy Von Stauffenberg, Haines terminal...

 

Crew member overboard

A cruise ship crew member went overboard in the Lynn Canal on Sept. 8. The body of the 25-year-old woman has not been found. The crew member of the...

 

State seeks pesticide permit comments

The state is accepting public comments until Oct. 3 on renewing a statewide discharge permit for pesticide use. Consequently, that permit will...

 

Candidate contradicts himself

I read with interest that Tom Morphet’s first campaign “plank” is “fewer studies.” Meanwhile, at the Mosquito Lake forum, Tom stated that...

 

Thanks for interesting cannery tour

We would like to thank Harry Rietze and David Lorentz at Haines Packing for giving us an interesting and informative tour of the cannery and for...

 

Water quality not a disclaimer for mines

Glacier Creek, the tributary facing the potential Palmer Mine, is fed from a glacier. The Chilkat River’s tributaries are surrounded and primarily...

 

Call for storytellers for River Talk

This call is open to anyone who ever lived here, passed through and has a local-type or related story, or just plain loves small-town Alaska and has...

 

Thanks to volunteers for Hospice training

The Hospice of Haines (HOH) Volunteer Training just keeps getting better and better. Our licensure with the Alaska Department of Health and Social...

 

Haines Animal Police Reports

Monday, Sept. 12 A bear caller reported a human walking down Beach Road. A moose caller reported a wolf in AP & T clothing tried to sell him a Cows,...

 

Duly Noted

The Mountain Mamas Gone Mad was the only Haines team to compete in the Klondike Road Relay last Saturday. The race had the largest turnout to date. Te...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 12 Not available at press time. Sunday, Sept. 11 A 911 hang-up call was received from a Main Street tavern. A call-back verified no...

 

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