Articles from the February 11, 2016 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Questions surround dismissal of firefighter

The Haines Borough decided last week it will not continue Jenn Walsh’s employment as the Haines Volunteer Fire Department’s firefighter/training...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Constantine urges delay on 'Tier 3' river protection

Constantine Metal Resources is urging members of the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee to delay any support toward designating the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 11, 2016

Superintendent candidates down to 3

Following about five hours of closed-door meetings to “compare and contrast” candidates, the Haines Borough School Board on Wednesday narrowed to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 11, 2016

Cops' gun has a history of accidents

The pistol that Haines Borough police officer Brayton Long unintentionally shot himself with in January is a model that’s been involved in a high...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Borough will pocket $14K left over from HARK funds

More than $14,000 initially designated for nonprofits will be rolled over and added to the Haines Borough’s $2.8 million areawide general fund balan...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

State increases requirement for testing residential water

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is requiring the Haines Borough’s Water and Sewer Department to submit 40 water samples for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 11, 2016

Haines School schedule revised

Starting next year, the Haines School will return to its traditional 8:25 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. schedule. The staff decision, approved last week by the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Headhunting firm needs surveys by Feb. 20

The deadline for submitting surveys detailing what residents want to see in the Haines Borough’s next manager and police chief is Feb. 20. “Ideal...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Mayor Hill limits assembly comments

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill used Tuesday’s assembly meeting as a “practice run” for her new policy of allowing assembly members to only speak...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Assembly approves pact for use of Mosquito Lake School

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved an agreement with a local nonprofit looking to use the vacant Mosquito Lake School as a community...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

A detour for the borough's motor vehicle tax

After being tasked with looking at the biennial $22 motor vehicle registration tax, the Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services Committee is...

 

Vikings sweep Bears in weekend series

The Petersburg Vikings swept Haines during a four-game series last week. The Viking boys won by scores of 59-33 and 58-17. Haines senior Trevor Cox...

 

Pool sauna project advancing

Progress is moving ahead on the Haines pool sauna project. Under current planning, the dry sauna will be about eight feet square and will be...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Airport decision spares toad habitat

A toad colony at the Haines Airport once threatened by a planned expansion project has apparently been granted a reprieve. The Alaska Department of Tr...

 

Museum name change deadline nears

Residents wanting to weigh in on a new name for the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center have until Wednesday to get their proposals in. The museum’s...

 

Post office grateful for student art

The Haines post office would like to thank the school, Mrs. Kelleen Adams and all the student artists for bringing such beautiful art to the post...

 

Lou Bennett thanks town for support

Thanks to all the wonderful folks in Haines for sending so many beautiful and kind cards of condolence concerning my loss of Layton Bennett. I have...

 

Duly Noted

Brandie Stickler has been accepted to the University of North Dakota’s mechanical engineering program. UND is currently one of only a few schools...

 

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