Day: February 26, 2016

Aging Southeast: How seniors impact local economies

As senior populations grow throughout Southeast Alaska, what kind of impact do they have on the economy? According to experts, it’s a good one. A state report on Alaska’s aging population says seniors contributed an estimated $2.4 billion to the economy in 2014. That comes mostly from retirement income, health care spending and wages.   Haines resident and borough assembly member Ron Jackson is 75 years old. He moved here 15 years ago, after retirement. “This was the closest thing to home that I’d ever felt. So that was pretty cool. It was like, I belong here. And I’ve...

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Skagway Panther Girls vs. Yakutat Eagles 26 February 2016

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4 Final Score: Skagway 7, Yakutat 66 Announcing By Issac and...

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Officer Chris Brown: “I’m here for the good people”

Former Idaho cop Chris Brown was sworn in this week as an officer of the Haines Borough Police Department. That brings the tally up to two permanent officers, an acting chief, and a temporary officer. Brown has only been here for two weeks or so, but he says he’s already got a pretty good handle on the good and not-so-good aspects of the community. One of his first observations, he says, was the abundance of drugs and alcohol in such a small place. “There’s a tremendous amount of good people here, but there’s still a lot of people...

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