Day: October 29, 2015

More human bones found at Haines gravel pit

  The state medical examiner determined last week that the initial assessment of a human skull found in Haines was correct. He released the skull and it’s on its way back. Meanwhile, the nod from the state also means that the two sites where the skull came from and was ultimately unearthed, were cleared for closer examination. More bones and fragments were found this week at both the Bald Eagle Foundation and the gravel pit at 6.5 mile. More pieces of the skull, two leg bones and a shard of pelvis were uncovered on Sunday and Monday, filling...

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Concerns emerge in Haines School Board preschool discussion

The discussion over whether the Haines School should house the private Chilkat Valley Preschool continued at a school board workshop Wednesday. The board seemed divided between two desires: on one hand, to listen to school staff who say they’re already squeezed for space, and on the other, to help the organization that fills an early childhood education gap in Haines. The workshop was crowded with teachers from Haines School, along with parents and board members from the preschool. School Board President Anne Marie Palmieri opened the meeting by recognizing the tension. “I just want to ask everybody to be...

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