Day: December 18, 2014

KHNS News – Dec. 18, 2014

Two Haines men have been charged with misdemeanors in connection to a 2013 burglary spree; Residents organize their efforts to reopen Mosquito Lake School; The Haines Chamber of Commerce hired Debra Schnabel as its program administrator; RPT recommends hatchery permit changes....

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Mosquito Lake residents organize to reopen school

Mosquito Lake residents are trying to organize so that their local government will take them and their desire to reopen Mosquito Lake School seriously. The school was closed after a drop in attendance. The Haines Borough, which owns the building, is looking into selling it. On Wednesday, about 20 people attended the second “Friends of Mosquito Lake School” meeting, where they talked about their next steps. One of the youngest attendees was 8-year-old Sophia Sutcliffe, who was there with her mother. “When I went to Mosquito Lake I think it was very good because they would show more stuff,” Sophia said....

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Two charged in connection to 2013 burglary spree

Two Haines men, ages 19 and 20, have been charged in connection with a burglary spree from summer 2013. The case involved nearly 30 reports of items being stolen from cars around town one evening in June of last year. More than 90 of the reported stolen items were recovered the next day from a car parked downtown. However, the district attorney is only charging the accused with one misdemeanor each, for being in possession of stolen property. Police have previously said that as soon as a week after the burglaries they had identified suspects in the case. Charges were forwarded to the district attorney early this year by then interim police Chief Simon Ford. DA Amy Williams in Juneau declined to prosecute at that time, telling the Chilkat Valley News that more investigation was necessary. Then, in March, when the police began returning recovered items to owners, pictures of the suspects were discovered on two of the stolen cameras. Court documents say the photos were time stamped for June 18, the date the thefts occurred. The documents also outline other evidence police compiled, including a report from a woman who discovered two men in the residence where she was house-sitting on the same evening as the thefts. The men left when a dog started barking. Another resident who was walking his dog early in the morning on the same...

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Schnabel hired as Chamber of Commerce administrator

The Haines Chamber of Commerce hired Debra Schnabel as its program administrator. Previously, the only staff position with the chamber was an officer manager. The board of directors works on a volunteer basis. She approached the chamber board with the idea of creating a new staff position. She says she wants to work to develop a voice for the Haines business community and help the chamber have more impact in the community. Schnabel is a lifelong resident, business owner and former assembly member. She recently completed her master’s in public administration. Schnabel says in recent years, the chamber has been mostly focused on planning community events, but says she wants to work to get the chamber more engaged in economic development and revitalization activities. Barbra Mulford is the chair of the board of directors. She says the board agreed to Schnabel’s hire in hopes that she can help the organization develop a stronger voice for businesses in the community. Schnabel will work 20 hours a week with the chamber. Mulford says the board will also fill the vacant officer manager...

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