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Articles from the November 27, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Fish agency approves new highway plan

After panning the Haines Highway expansion project last year, the federal National Marine Fisheries Service has determined the state has made enough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Invitations to Lutak Dock meeting cause rift

A private development group in Haines is holding its own meeting on the Lutak Dock after discovering participation in a Haines Borough-sponsored event...

 

107-year-old Nightingale sinks at harbor

By Tom Morphet Fishermen and volunteers used six, 55-gallon drums as bladders Monday night to refloat the 40-foot fishing vessel Nightingale that sank...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Valley foundation gives $15K to 14 nonprofits

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation last week awarded $15,500 to 14 local nonprofits, doubling the number of groups that received funding last yea...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Leaders explain support, opposition of power rate increase

Haines Borough officials said this week that information that can’t be disclosed led them to vote in favor of a settlement with the Alaska Power...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 27, 2014

Researcher tracks Southeast eagles - to landfills

Brown bears aren’t the valley’s only wildlife dining at the dump. Six or more of 12 bald eagles from the Chilkat Valley tracked by researcher...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 27, 2014

Researcher collides with bald eagle

Researcher Rachel Wheat, who started tracking eagles from Haines with satellite technology two years ago, said she’s had a half-dozen close calls...

 

Haines wrestlers notch dozens of pins

Haines High School wrestlers scored dozens of pins at their home tournament last weekend, the team’s final competition before the regional...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Pot, seal bomb found at school

Haines School officials last week discovered multiple students in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a “California” seal bomb, but...

 

Irene Ward remembered for style, faith

There will be a celebration of life for longtime resident Irene Ward 1 p.m. Saturday at Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Energy efficiency expert visits businesses

By Karen Garcia A statewide energy efficiency expert recently met with local businesses hoping to get a few pointers on how to cut down on their...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Advisory committee to hold elections, discuss proposals

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Council will elect three new members at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, in the assembly chambers. Two,...

 

Police Report

Monday, Nov. 23 Officers processed evidence recovered from a Honda Pilot recently crashed near 8 Mile Haines Highway. Fingerprints were taken....

 

Duly Noted

Leo Randal Nash was born 2:27 a.m. on Nov. 17 at Riverbend Hospital in Springfield, Ore., to parents Emma and Carl Nash. Leo weighed 8 pounds, 2.4...

 

Tribe in turmoil; needs new rules

It seems the Chilkoot Indian Association is always in turmoil. For the record, most of us could care less anymore. We never know what they’re up...

 

Foundation boosted heritage center

I am writing to express my appreciation to all the people who have donated to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation. I attended the CVCF gathering...

 

Time of unite under new Gov. Walker

Now that the people of Alaska have chosen the unity team of Gov.Bill Walker and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, it’s time to stop the blood sport of partisa...

 

Couple grateful for help with fundraiser

We would like to express our many thanks and appreciation to all the people who made the Nov. 15 fundraiser an overwhelming success. Thank you to...

 

Volunteers helped raise sunken boat

I’d like to thank Gregg Bigsby and the Rustler and harbormaster Phil Benner and his crew. Also, thanks to the following people for coming out and...

 

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