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Assembly hopefuls sound alike at 1st forum

Four candidates for Haines Borough Assembly sounded more alike than different at Monday’s forum sponsored by We the People’s Haines chapter....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 25, 2014

Skippers: Rescue was luck

Two gillnet boat captains credited with rescuing commercial fisherman Woody Pahl said luck – including a piece of floating debris and the presence o...

 

Culbeck passes up development position

Haines Borough manager David Sosa’s top choice for the new community and economic development director has turned down the job offer. Sosa emailed...

 

Home rifle range owner wins appeal

The Haines Borough Assembly decided Tuesday a Beach Road man can keep the personal shooting range he’s maintained at his residence for 28 years. ...

 

Townsite ATV park heads to committee

Haines Borough Assembly member George Campbell’s dream of creating a motorized recreation area near town is still alive, and now is going to the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 25, 2014

Army Corps down to 2 pipeline clean-up projects

The Haines section of the Haines-Fairbanks military fuel pipeline suffered bullet holes, collisions with vehicles and corrosion during its 16 years...

 

Staff swamped; manager inherits harbor trash issue

Garbage disposal at the Small Boat Harbor has been an issue for a long time, and the Haines Borough’s Port and Harbor Advisory Committee wants the...

 

Bears face season's big test

The Haines High School cross-country teams face their biggest contests of the season Saturday in Ketchikan, where teams will vie for the honor of repr...

 

Trail-builders needed Saturday

Alaska State Parks officials in Haines are hoping residents will turn out to celebrate National Public Lands Day by helping extend improvements along...

 

Arts Confluence hires Donahue

The Alaska Arts Confluence last month hired Shannon Donahue as its part-time business manager to oversee the nonprofit’s projects, finances and...

 

Business briefs

Garage opens at 3rd and Dalton Bill Wilson, a mechanic with three decades’ experience in Juneau and Portland, Ore., opened Chilkat Automotive Sept....

 

Correction

A correction in last week’s paper identified Betsy Lyons as the wife of Jerry Burkert. Burkert and Lyons are not married....

 

Hertz was devoted mom, athlete

Georgia "Geoy" Hertz, a 40-year resident remembered as a devoted mother and Catholic Church member,...

 

Editorial

Turnout at Saturday night’s Chilkat Valley Preschool fundraiser suggests there’s broad support for a new preschool building in Haines. So why not...

 

Steel roof for school, Jan Hill for mayor

So someone finally spoke up about fixing the school roof problem. Why not put a good steel roof on that will last much longer? Change the ordinance....

 

Quash attempt to expand heli-ski map

There is another attempt in the works by a few owners and proponents of the heliski industry as Title 5 Ordinance revision 14-08-390 to access...

 

DOT pushing road down throats

It wasn’t long ago that our communities rallied against the road to Juneau and the end of regular ferry service to our area. Once again, the state...

 

Arts Confluence grateful for support

The Alaska Arts Confluence board of directors wants to thank the people of Haines and the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for our first grant,...

 

Thanks for movement class

Last week the Children’s Reading Foundation of Haines (CRFH) sponsored two classes with Christine Roberts, founder of Nurturing Pathways. Christine...

 

Imagination failure downtown

Again a store closing in downtown Haines. And I can certainly understand the lament. It’s regrettable that it is so hard to sustain a business in Ha...

 

State reps provided grants

During the month of September as we celebrate National Senior Center Month, we want to give special thanks to state Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and...

 

Frost part of school leaks?

Maybe the school leak problem is a condensation issue. If there is no vapor barrier or a poor one, warm, moist air inside a building will travel...

 

Town helped Bigs with raffle

Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank the community for making this year’s raffle a success. The three winners of the statewide...

 

Duly Noted

Stanford University graduate student Chandler Kemp is back in California, after a summer fellowship in Borneo, the largest island in Asia. Chandler...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 22 A caller on Piedad Road reported hearing gun shots. Police advised duck season was open and people were hunting near the river. A...

 

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