The Haines Borough will withhold the Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts' $35,000 budget pending renegotiation of the foundation's lease on the facility.
Families taking in the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines this year will get some special attention.
The state Department of Transportation laid out plans for dozens of new roads in Southeast Tuesday, putting the Juneau Access project among its top projects. Tom Briggs, deputy commissioner for the Department of Transportation, Gary Paxton, DOT's Southeast region director, and Capt. George Capacci, general manager of the Alaska Marine Highway System, laid out the new transportation plans at the 46th annual meeting of the Southeast Conference.
The Haines Borough will resume management and maintenance of the Chilkat Center for the Arts. Mayor Jan Hill said she's begun the process of taking over the management of the center from the Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts, the nonprofit that's operated the building since 1996.
Just days into Perseverance Theatre's one-man, second-stage production of "SantaLand Diaries" last November, lead actor Ben Brown (Crumpet the Elf) was already talking about the possibility of taking the show on a tour of Southeast Alaska.
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HAINES - The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium Health Promotion department is hosting free health screenings for adults age 18 and older this month in Haines.
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He was born May 18, 1925, to John and Frances Ward. He joined the U.S. Army in 1944, serving in Attu, then in Burma and India, where he spent most of World War II working on roads. After he returned to Alaska, he worked at the first local sawmill, then on the Southeast mail boat, the Estebeth.
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