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Articles from the September 29, 2016 edition

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 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016

Native groups win Chilkoot lawsuit

Vehicles are now legally allowed to access a popular hooligan dipnetting spot near the Chilkoot River Bridge. Last week, Superior Court Judge Philip...

 

School board candidates worry about budget and enrollments

Incumbent Haines School Board members Sarah Swinton and Lisa Schwartz are running for re-election unopposed for two seats on the board in this...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016

Assembly hopefuls enter final stretch

Now it’s your turn. Haines voters will cast their ballots Tuesday for two highly contested seats on the Haines Borough Assembly and two non-conteste...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016

Weather station is installed on Mount Ripinsky

The Haines Borough’s first avalanche-oriented weather station is a couple weeks from going online. About 10 people climbed up Mount Ripinsky...

 

Cultural exchange brings neighboring tribes

The Haines Borough Public Library invites the community to learn about Tlingit, Haida, Athabascan and First Nations culture through the Cultural...

 

Duo performs this weekend

Folk rock duo Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer will return to Haines at 7 p.m. Saturday to perform songs from their new album at the Chilkat Center....

 

Threshold Singers bring comfort to the sick

Entrancing a cappella harmonies rang out over the harbor in the soft sunshine of a September evening. Four members of the Haines Threshold Singers...

 

Kids gain work experience at local museums

Teenagers can learn the ins and outs of working at a museum as part of the Sheldon Museum’s second annual Junior Curator program. Museum director He...

 

Freshman Bear to run at State

Freshman Marirose Evenden will be Haines’ sole runner at the state cross-country meet in Anchorage on Oct. 1. She placed 11th in last Saturday’s...

 

Alumni sought for scrimmage

The Haines High School girls’ volleyball team is seeking interested alumni for an open scrimmage to be held at the high school gym on Oct. 1, 5 to...

 

Students selected for regional honor choir

Fourteen Haines High School singers were invited to participate in this year’s Southeast Alaska Honor Music Festival that will be held in Haines on...

 

Haines assembly picks code review commission

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously appointed seven people Tuesday to the borough’s new commission to review its code. Overall, the borough...

 

Rasmuson leaders to meet with Haines

Officials from the Rasmuson Foundation will visit Haines on Monday. The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation will host a public meet-and-greet session...

 

Eagle count abnormally high for now

This winter’s bald eagle counts began Monday with 333 eagles spotted in the Chilkat Valley, a high number for this time of year. Chloe Goodson,...

 

Assembly green-lights garbage working group

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously decided Tuesday to create a citizens working group to study whether any garbage issues need to be tackled....

 

Phone book rumors unfounded

A rumor that the 2017 Alaska Power and Telephone phone book will be the last one printed is not true. “For some reason that rumor keeps cycling...

 

Museum checks out new ideas

Haines museum staff and business leaders attended six educational sessions Sept. 15-16 that were broadcast online at the Sheldon Museum from the 2016...

 

Assembly members need to follow codes

To all voters in the Haines Borough, We need to make a change in our incumbent Haines Borough Assembly members. Six candidates running for two open...

 

Exploration company to work together 

As we continue to explore and evaluate the mineral potential of the Palmer Project, we are making significant investments in understanding the local e...

 

Thank you to Community Foundation

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center and the special people we serve, I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the Chilkat Valley...

 

Work to control local water pollution

Do the people of Haines see what’s happening with the pristine waters of your gorgeous, untouched coastline? Little by little Haines is being...

 

Local radio station appreciated

I wish that KHNS would stop calling itself a good radio station, it isn’t. It’s a GREAT radio station. I have been an avid listener for nearly 24...

 

People movers are the best!

Our volunteers for the People Mover Cart down at the dock are the BEST! Thanks for being very dependable and friendly: Bob Budke, Jerry Blood, Janet...

 

Keeping the arts alive a group effort

Alaska Arts Confluence says thank you to all who so generously give of their time, money and emotional support to others. Your positive energy and...

 

Things to consider in candidates

Take a closer look at the candidates. Qualities to consider when choosing assembly members: CREATIVE - Will they bring new ideas, and creative...

 

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