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Articles from the October 8, 2015 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    October 8, 2015

Friedenauer wins seat; Lapp, Gregg deadlock

It’s a tie. Tuesday’s unofficial election results have Haines Borough Assembly candidate Margaret Friedenauer as the clear winner of one seat,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 8, 2015

New permit requirement sinks harbor schedule

The Small Boat Harbor expansion project has hit another obstacle that could delay the project from going out to bid for a year or more. The Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 8, 2015

DOT: Snowplowing, sanding will be reduced

Due to budget cuts to the state Department of Transportation, motorists should expect to be driving in more snow this winter during evenings and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 8, 2015

Citizens push petition, question minor offenses vote

Although the Haines Borough Assembly approved it two weeks ago, the controversial minor offenses ordinance is still creating a buzz around town, with...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 8, 2015

Drug charge dropped after border crossing

A cocaine possession charge leveled against a 22-year-old Haines man on Sept. 26 was dropped by prosecutors days later due to a lack of evidence....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 8, 2015

House blaze apparently started in chimney

Greg Christianson, whose Comstock Road home was destroyed by fire early Saturday, said this week he felt lucky that most of the family was gone at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 8, 2015

Borough planners will review 72-lot subdivision

After being sent back to the drawing board at September’s Haines Borough Planning Commission meeting, a local developer is returning to the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 8, 2015

Marijuana primer attracts a crowd

Residents packed the seats and floor of the Haines Borough Assembly chambers Tuesday night to hear about the state’s proposed marijuana regulations...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 8, 2015

School roof job exposes more issues

A recent $60,000 “patch job” roof repair at the Haines School looks mostly successful but uncovered other issues, school maintenance manager Gary...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 8, 2015

Teachers, staff oppose siting preschool at Haines School

At Tuesday’s Haines Borough School Board meeting, teachers lined up against siting the Chilkat Valley Preschool in the Haines School, saying it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 8, 2015

Borough officials pitch to cruise companies

Representatives from the Haines Borough and its tourism industry say they are confident their pitch of reduced docking fees influenced cruise line...

 

Glacier Bear spikers ready to launch season

An expanded Haines High School volleyball team opens play this weekend at the annual Juneau Invitational Volleyball Extravaganza (JIVE) competition....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 8, 2015

Budget crunch time at KHNS; programming targeted

Radio station manager Kay Clements told KHNS members at the public station’s 35th anniversary membership meeting Oct. 2 that the station had some...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 8, 2015

DOT equipment taken on joyride, damaged

Someone took two pieces of Alaska Department of Transportation equipment for a joyride near 19 Mile Haines Highway last week, lodging a street...

 

Police Report

Monday, Oct. 5 A caller reported receiving a fraudulent voice message from the IRS. An officer spoke with the caller. Sunday, Oct. 4 A Comstock Road r...

 

Duly Noted

KTVA Anchorage Channel 11’s Heather Hintze traveled to Haines last week to interview owners of the Haines Brewing Company and Port Chilkoot...

 

HARK should be thanked and funded

Haines is an animal-loving place. It is evident in how many homes have cats and in how many cars have a dog or two. Haines Animal Rescue Kennel has...

 

Shared tears, laughter at Hospice event

A few tears, some laughter and stories were shared around a fire and under the stars at Hospice of Haines’ Light the Night remembrance gathering....

 

Venturer Scouts honor Karl Ward

For the 18th year Haines Scouts have moved wood from my lot to my porch, starting the year my husband, Karl Ward, died. Since then, Boy Scouts, Cub...

 

Encourage assembly to do the right thing

On Sept. 22, the borough assembly voted to pass the minor offenses ordinance. Three assembly members voted “yes” to pass the ordinance. Mayor...

 

Reconsider vote and rebuild public trust

On Sept. 22, the Haines Borough Assembly voted to adopt the minor offenses ordinance with an effective date of Jan. 1, subject to certain conditions....

 

Manager may prove his own point

In Haines we have a borough manager who has stated that the best way to get rid of a bad or improper law is to strictly enforce it.   I would like...

 

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