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Articles from the December 4, 2014 edition

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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Borough to await state's lead on pot

The Haines Borough is waiting for the state to take the lead on how marijuana dispensaries and grow operations will be regulated following the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Pair implicated in break-in on Comstock

Haines Borough Police charged a 23-year-old man last week with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft for allegedly breaking into a woman’s Comstock...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

AP&T's lost $6K in cash found behind drawer

It’s an early Christmas miracle. An Alaska Power and Telephone employee found $6,000 in missing cash behind a desk drawer on the afternoon of Nov....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 4, 2014

School board taps Tiffany DeWitt, Mike Wilson

Following a 20-minute closed-door session to “compare and contrast” candidates, the Haines Borough School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to appoi...

 

Musician, baker cooks up new home in Chilkat Valley

There was blue sky over the mountains and Fort Seward when Cambria Goodwin first arrived in Haines in September 2013. She was on her way from summer...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Corps permit sought for Juneau Road

The Alaska Department of Transportation this week applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fill or dredge about 100 acres of...

 

Christmas follies seeks more acts

Acts are still needed for the annual Holly Jolly Christmas Follies, a lighthearted Christmas variety show. Annette Smith of the Lynn Canal Community...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Interviews start for ecnomic development job

A four-person hiring committee interviewed candidates this week for the Haines Borough’s community and economic development director position. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 4, 2014

'Black Friday' draws shoppers to Haines stores

Local shops reported brisk traffic during last week’s “Black Friday” shopping promotion, sponsored in part by the Haines Chamber of Commerce....

 

Community Thanksgiving attracts 150, including visitors

Church leaders who organized a community Thanksgiving celebration held at the Haines School cafeteria say the event was a success they’ll continue...

 

Dolphins plunge into swim season

Members of the Haines Dolphins swim team are about to take a two-week break from the pool, after packing three meets into a monthlong stretch. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Borough to seek water,sewer rate increases

After eight weeks of consultation with senior Haines Borough staffers, manager David Sosa is recommending the assembly raise water and sewer rates....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 4, 2014

School enrollment nearly even with last year

Enrollment at Haines School hasn’t dropped this year nearly as much as was projected. The district’s student count, which ended last year at 270,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Contest will decide valley's best cookie

A major contender is bowing out of the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Cookie and Candy Contest this year, opening the field for challengers to fight...

 

Volleyball tournament this weekend

When Haines High School hosts the Region V volleyball tournament this weekend, coach Gina Randles-Comstock expects her players will be better...

 

'Grandpa Chuck' found niche as fix-it man

A memorial service for Charles Wayne "Grandpa Chuck" Davis will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the A...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

'Dude' will track upkeep of facilities

The Haines Borough’s Public Facilities Department is investing in a new program to more efficiently track and schedule maintenance of municipal faci...

 

Police Report

Monday, Dec. 1 A Main Street business owner reported she received a call from a man requesting personal information. The man hung up when she said she...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    News    December 4, 2014

Duly Noted

Former Haines public health nurse Vera Smith turned 100 on Nov. 24. She received cards from the White House and from former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell,...

 

Friends grateful for help at library lighting

The Friends of the Library would like to thank all those who made our 12th annual Holiday Open House a rousing success. Special thanks to Howsers IGA...

 

Family thankful for help during illness

We deeply appreciate all your kind thoughts and prayers. For those who have offered their help and resources, we are stunned by the depth of...

 

Behind-doors decisions appear underhanded

Assembly members voted for a rate increase without the rationale for that vote being made public. Deals made behind closed doors always give the...

 

Patrol elated by traditional decorations

I was elated to walk into the Haines Library and finally see some evidence of Christianity in the decorations which, in previous years, only touted...

 

State parks a true partner on trail-making effort

The Haines Ski and Hike Club would like to thank Alaska State Parks for the generous support for the second year with the use of two, state-owned...

 

Editorial

Thanks to Wayne Cowart and other church leaders who organized the community Thanksgiving celebration at Haines School. A communitywide get-together...

 

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