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Articles from the October 30, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

'Emergency' hire for economic job

The Haines Borough has moved tourism director Leslie Ross into the interim community and economic development director position as part of an “emerg...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

Gifts in memory of a music-maker

Six wind instruments have been donated to the Haines School band program in memory of Sally Bridge, a spirited graduate with a lifetime passion for...

 

Vote will decide 5 seats, legal pot, minimum wage

Chilkat Valley voters will cast ballots Tuesday in a statewide election that will decide the town’s representatives to the Alaska Legislature, and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Kito, Dukowitz square off in contest for House

House District 33 candidates Rep. Sam S. Kito III, D-Juneau, and Republican challenger Peter Dukowitz differ plenty on policies, projects and...

 

'Wild' films set for Nov. 7

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival is returning to Harriett Hall at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, with a new collection of thought-provoking films about...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

With clock ticking, preschool weighs options for site

With time running out to vacate their Haines Borough-owned building by June 30, the board of the Chilkat Valley Preschool will meet 6 p.m. Monday,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Assembly holds ground on vet village tax exemption vote

Despite appeals from audience members and the Haines Assisted Living community manager, Haines Borough Assembly members declined to reconsider votes...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

No local agreement on pot's dangers

The Haines Borough Assembly in August passed a resolution opposing Ballot Measure 2. On Tuesday, residents will have the opportunity to decide for...

 

Sosa OKs SEABA skier-day request

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa has set the skier day allocations for the 2015 heli-ski season and has decided not to penalize a company that had a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

Dunbar challenging Rep. Young

The race for Alaska’s lone seat in Congress pits incumbent Republican Don Young against Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar. Young, 81, a former...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

Sen. Begich, Sullivan hear residents' concerns

U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, a one-term incumbent, faces a challenge from former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner Repub...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Egan, Williams vie to represent Haines in Senate

Incumbent Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Tom Williams, R-Juneau, are squaring off to represent Senate District Q in the Alaska Legislature, but Willi...

 

ED&D named Business of the Year

ED&D Inc./Haines Cable TV/Radio Shack Dealer was named Business of the Year by the Haines Chamber of Commerce at the group’s annual meeting and...

 

Survey on subsistence

A researcher who spent the last three summers here is seeking information about subsistence uses of salmon for her doctoral dissertation. Rachel...

 

Car riflings continue on east side

Car riflings around town continued this week, with vehicle owners along Fort Seward’s Officer’s Row and Front Street reporting their cars had...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Charter rule blocks Schnabel from job

Former Haines Borough Assembly member Debra Schnabel applied for the municipality’s community and economic development director position this week,...

 

Spikers 1-4 at Wrangell

The Haines High School volleyball team posted a 1-4 record against Southeast foes at an Oct. 17-18 tournament in Wrangell. “It’s a rebuilding...

 

Brewery on Main Street delayed

Construction of the new Haines Brewing Company building on Main Street has been postponed until next spring. Brewery co-owner Jeanne Kitayama said...

 

Jones was operator, optimist

Stacie Turner will remember her mother, Rowena Jones, a heavy equipment operator and clerk at the fo...

 

Editorial

If you think voting doesn’t change anything, consider the money spent in the past few months to influence how you mark your ballot. Between the Augu...

 

Fines may help etiquette toward bears

By reading our local police blotter, it would seem Haines is being overrun with bears. They are tearing into storage sheds, ripping off doors and...

 

Water is more toxic than pot

Let’s understand the relative danger of substances. Alcohol’s toxicity ratio is about 10:1. If you consume 10 times the normal dose of alcohol,...

 

Legal pot is wrong for Alaska

Vote “no” on Ballot Measure 2. Alaskans, read the law that we are being asked by Outside interests to pass before voting on it. And if you only...

 

Dump Don Young; vote Dunbar

Usually being the longest currently serving Republican in a Republican controlled House of Representatives means that Don Young should exert an enormo...

 

Woman's Club Bazaar Nov. 22

In answer to all the people’s questions about the Haines Woman’s Club Bazaar this year, it will be held Saturday, Nov. 22 at the elementary gym...

 

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