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August 3, 2017

Worker Marty Smith peers down the shaft of Haines' new elevator in the expanded Gateway Building. Aug. 6, 1992

Archive news from 50, 25 and 10 years ago.

July 28, 1967

At the local second class borough petition hearing at the Legion Hall on Tuesday, July 25, the only major objections to forming a Haines Borough were voiced by a delegation from Skagway who claimed that Haines wants too much area.

Malcom Moe, representing the Skagway delegation, objected to the lines of the proposed boundary, claiming that it jeopardized hydro development in the Dyea Valley.

Bill Jahn noted that under the Skagway proposal some families living in the Chilkoot area would either have to pay tuition in Haines or send their children to school in Skagway.

August 6, 1992

Local paintings and photographs have been removed from the walls of the Haines post office in accordance with a new statewide postal policy banning the display of art.

The decision was announced last week following a complaint from a Homer resident who interpreted a pastel painting of pyramids at the post office there as satanic.

August 2, 2007

The 39th Southeast Alaska State Fair opened to Hannah Reeves' ethereal rendering of "The Star Spangled Banner" and closed with the guttural rock classic, "Louie, Louie," played by Ketchikan's Potlatch Band.

The four days between saw steady crowds, some new events, two well-attended outdoor evening dances and rain that came mostly at night. Ticket sales at the gate increased to 4,907 from 4,794 last year, said fair executive director Frances Field.


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