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Articles from the March 19, 2015 edition

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 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

King salmon rules tighten

Department of Fish and Game biologists this week outlined new restrictions on area fisheries aimed to protect the Chilkat king salmon return,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Waiting on weather: Skiers need 1 clear day for event

Organizers of the Freeride World Tour international ski and snowboard competition this week pinned their hopes for staging the event on a forecast...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Chilkats seek top protection for river

The Chilkat Indian Village is pursuing protections for the Chilkat River that would prohibit activities affecting the river’s water quality. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

Can theater festival be revived?

A group of theater and arts supporters in Haines met Monday to discuss the viability of resurrecting the Alaska Community Theater Festival (ACTFEST),...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Heli-ski area open for 1 year

By Karen Garcia The Bureau of Land Management is opening more than 66,000 acres of land south of Hai...

 

Combine borough offices and library

I kind of miss Joe Parnell’s “Wonderings.” Next to the police report, his article was the second thing we would read. I have a few wonderings...

 

State should keep Daylight Savings Time

That Daylight Savings Time might be terminated in Alaska is devastating news. Haines is east of Anchorage by about 16 degrees, and the sun time is an...

 

Marijuana is not a good choice

Regarding the March 5 article featuring Dean Lari’s invitation to the assembly and police chief to try marijuana, I invite the assembly and police c...

 

Bowl for Kids' Sake netted $11,000

Haines Big Brothers Big Sisters raised over $11,000 during our 2015 Bowl for Kids’ Sake fund drive. We received several hundred individual gifts...

 

Duly Noted

Wayne Price is restoring a 74-year-old Tlingit totem pole in Juneau. The pole, owned by the U.S. Forest Service, originally overlooked the Auke...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Chamber seeks $3 million grant

The Haines Chamber of Commerce last week submitted a grant application that, if awarded, could inject up to $3 million in the local economy. Chamber...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Second, '65-percent' harbor plan out for review on Friday

The Haines Borough Assembly is looking into the cost of moving Lookout Park to keep it from being engulfed by a parking lot in the Small Boat Harbor...

 

Old-timers recount tales of skiing here in 1960s

Before helicopters, skiers fashioned rope tows and used a highway switchback across the Canada border to get their turns, long-time residents...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

'Common Core' foes present case

A group opposed to federal education standards known as the “Common Core” gave a presentation at the public library Tuesday, characterizing the...

 

Police Report

Monday, March 16 A Chestnut Drive resident reported finding the door of his residence kicked in when he came home. He had been out of town and was...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Progress on back taxes

The Haines Borough has made progress on collecting back sales tax from three delinquent business owners it reported owed an estimated $229,000 in...

 

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