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Articles from the September 22, 2016 edition

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Private practices face challenges

When reached Wednesday afternoon at Family Medical Clinic in Delta Junction, Stacy Chappelle, who supervises the clinic’s office work and...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016

Six different visions proposed by Haines assembly hopefuls

Diana Lapham and Ryan Cook want to push ahead with Haines’ harbor improvements. Leonard Dubber thinks government is just too darn big. Heather...

 

Klukwan students study insect science in Skagway

Nine students from the Klukwan School got their hands wet and their boots muddy as they did the work of professional entomologists Sept. 14 on a...

 

Fiber-optic cable laid in canal

Haines and Skagway residents may soon have access to faster internet service now that Alaska Power and Telephone is laying 86 miles of undersea...

 

Library break-in case moves ahead

Haines police arrested one or more people for the Sept. 5 and Sept. 15 break-ins at the borough’s public library. Police declined to say who was...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016

Chilkoot tour permits discussion continues

Chilkoot tour permits discussion continues How many tour operators should be allowed in the Chilkoot River corridor? And if a limit is set, how would...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016

Assembly committee talks trash

A working group might be put together to figure out if Haines’ garbage situation needs improvement. One possibility dominated a Sept. 15 Haines Boro...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    September 22, 2016

Freshmen run strong for Bears

A good showing at last weekend’s Juneau Invite race has the Haines cross-country team in good spirits as it prepares for the Region V Cross-Country...

 

School-sanctioned hooky gets students outdoors

Haines High School students didn’t go to class Tuesday afternoon—and some of their teachers came with them. The school-sanctioned hooky was part...

 

Moose hunt to end early

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will close the subsistence moose hunting season about two weeks early Thursday, Sept. 22, at midnight. Carl...

 

Court report

Kenneth Lemieux, 50, pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal trespass as part of a plea bargain. Charges of fourth-degree theft and fifth-degree...

 

Englund starts second century

One morning in late August, while she was eating breakfast, two bears appeared in Hazel Englund’s yard, searching for food scraps in the compost. It...

 

Glad Planning Commission is involved

“Planning Commission dips toe into harbor issue”; I love this headline, hallelujah! While one would have thought the planning commission would...

 

Nature doesn't create mine tailings

In a recent letter, John Hirsh compares sediment from “pulverizing glaciers” and landslide debris to potential impacts of a mine at Glacier...

 

Senior Services thanks CIA

Southeast Senior Services (SESS), a division of Catholic Community Service (CCS), would like to thank the Chilkoot Indian Association for their...

 

Acid-mine drainage is legitimate

To equate natural processes with a short-term targeted extraction and transport of acid-containing ore bodies and to suggest that this will not have...

 

The straight poop on the park

Another really nasty aspect of the harbor project is that where they are going to dig up the ocean floor (dredge) is where the sewer outfall pipe has...

 

Commission chair commended

Thanks to Rob Goldberg for his valuable service as chair of the planning commission. At the recent forum concerning harbor expansion, Mr. Goldberg...

 

Thanks for Skits-o-Frenia help

Many thanks to Dan and Charlie Henry, as well as the cast and crew of Skits-o-Frenia, The Historical, Hysterical Skits Festival, for all their...

 

Building revitalization a group effort

Lots of elbow grease, laughter, long hours, sweat and camaraderie! We would like to thank all American Legion members and community members who have...

 

Cop's conduct questioned

You are certainly right, Mr. Morphet, about our police’s corruptible, incompetent and criminal behavior. I was a victim of all of these and have...

 

Raffle ticket sales a success

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Haines would like to thank everyone in Haines who bought (and sold) raffle tickets this summer.  Together, we raised...

 

Thanks for another great market

Friends of Mosquito Lake School Community Center hosted another successful market on Sunday, 9/18. Many thanks to vendors and attendees alike, and to...

 

Candidate has financial experience

Please join me in voting to elect Judy Erekson to the Borough Assembly. Judy brings years of financial and budget management experience in public and...

 

Duly Noted

Hazel Englund celebrated her 100th birthday this Saturday among 30 family members and friends who came from Skagway to Arizona to celebrate her big da...

 

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