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Assembly OKs minor offense law, with delay

At a four-hour Haines Borough Assembly meeting this week that included the deputy mayor threatening to eject members of the public, an assembly...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 24, 2015

Publisher, community leader Ray Menaker dead at 93

Ray Menaker, an Ivy League-educated school teacher and Haines Borough Assembly member who founded...

 

Borough employee pay: How does it stack up?

Discussion of Haines Borough employee salaries and whether the municipality offers wages...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 24, 2015

Clean-up at 7 Mile shooting site to cost $370K

The Bureau of Land Management this week started cleaning up the site of an illicit rifle range at 7 Mile, a $366,000 project aimed at removing soil...

 

Driver hits car, leads police on high-speed chase

A man sideswiped by an alleged drunk driver near 1 Mile Haines Highway last week said he thought he was going to be “squashed” in his car when he...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 24, 2015

Moose hunt off to quick start

The upper Lynn Canal subsistence moose hunt has started with a bang -- or rather, a lot of them. Eighteen moose, including one sublegal, were taken...

 

Chamber, borough discuss development job

The Haines Borough Assembly and Haines Chamber of Commerce are putting their heads together to discuss the municipality’s community and economic...

 

Firms: Increase margin for local preference

Local contractors are petitioning the Haines Borough Assembly to give resident businesses a better opportunity at securing contracts for borough...

 

Case says medical issue may shorten term

Haines Borough Assembly member Mike Case said this week he may have to step down from his seat soon due to medical issues. Case told his fellow...

 

Police chief will address public Sept. 29

Haines Borough interim police chief Robert Griffiths will hold a town hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Chilkat Center lobby. ...

 

State to release revised highway plan

After hitting a wall of public resistance with its initial document in 2013, the Alaska Department of Transportation is nearly ready to release its...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 24, 2015

King salmon escapement goal reached

A closure of subsistence and sport fishing in Lynn Canal last spring apparently had its desired effect. The Department of Fish and Game has met its...

 

Food preservation workshops scheduled

If you missed out on April’s series of free food preservation workshops, get in on this weekend’s second helping of classes. April’s classes...

 

Police Blotter

Monday, Sept. 21 A caller reported someone stole her purse and phone at a local bar. The woman said she didn’t want to press charges, but just...

 

Duly Noted

Julie Rae and Jan McPhetres recently returned from a challenging tour of the Bernese Oberland in Switzerland. Rae and McPhetres completed eight...

 

Editorial

It’s with great sadness that we report this week the death of Ray Menaker, the founder of this newspaper. We were hoping Ray would make it to...

 

To Your Health

With the fall weather comes a new hunting season. Wild game is a very healthy diet choice. Benefits come from the lean meat, the clean and natural...

 

Center foundation show sparkled

We may be Off Broadway, but we are right on for entertainment. The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts dazzled with its celebration of...

 

Phillips family grateful for support

I want to thank all the people who helped volunteer their time in helping the family of Kathy Phillips lay her to rest. A special thanks to Jenn...

 

Sea lion bounty supported

I saw the recent write-up on the front page of our paper about the increase of the sea lion population in our waters. Being a resident of Haines for...

 

Hats off to Snowburners for clean-up

In support of Kathi Lapp and her recent letter, I want to praise the Snowburners for doing a clean-up of the riparian area at 25 Mile. Snowburners...

 

Emergency responders there in the clutch

I wish to thank all the emergency responders for their care and compassion when I needed them for my dear friend, Rhona Nelson. Thanks to all, from...

 

Foundation's support bought carousel chariots

Thanks to the donors and board of the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for a grant supporting construction of two new chariots for the fair’s...

 

Foundation grant bought pool time

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for their generous support, which the team used to provide...

 

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