Articles written by Ceri Godinez

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

Geoscientists begin fieldwork this week

Geotechnical experts are in Haines this week, collecting information about the stability of the Beach Road area to inform future decisions about acces...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

At least $17.5 million CARES Act funds reached Haines in 2020

Roughly $17.5 million came into the Haines Borough through the CARES Act in 2020, not counting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

Task force continues to discuss wildlife tech

The Haines Borough Bear Task Force is working on a detailed recommendation for funding a new “wildlife tech” position to help address the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

New travel recommendations exempt vaccinated

Travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are no longer encouraged to test before they enter Haines. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

ADFG reduces bear harvest limit

By Ceri Godinez The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has reduced the harvest limit for the spring 2021 brown bear hunt to five, including no...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

December disaster fuels SAR volunteerism

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department has seen a surge of interest with 12 new applicants this month. Currently, the force has 35 members. Fire chief A...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

Architect lists options for new Public Safety Building design

The Haines Borough is one step closer to a design for a new Public Safety Building. Last week, Bettisworth North Architects, Inc., the company...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

Bag ban fizzles amid pandemic

Plastic-bag bans nationwide have seen a dip in compliance due to the COVID-19 pandemic with communities from Anchorage to New York City delaying or su...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Beach Road resident returns to his home

Phil Pink, 71, did not sign up to live off the grid when he moved from Florida to his cabin at the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Feds make hazard mitigation funding available tor Southeast

The federal government will make funding available for hazard mitigation and repairs to public infrastructure in Southeast communities including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Woman gets surprise bite while using outhouse

Although Shannon Stevens was prepared for the sting of cold when she bared her behind in a Chilkat Lake outhouse last weekend, she wasn’t expecting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Board cancels 2021 Beerfest

The Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival, “Beerfest,” has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “B...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Assembly tweaks bear attractants ordinance

The Haines Borough Assembly is refining an ordinance specifying what constitutes a bear attractant in preparation for the upcoming bear season....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Lynn Canal gillnetters face another year of conservative management restrictions

The Haines gillnet fleet will, once again, see a conservative set of management restrictions for the 2021 season, according to a Feb. 8 press release...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 11, 2021

Haines braces for another summer without cruise ships

On Feb. 4, Canada extended a ban on cruise ships carrying more than 100 passengers for another year. “The scary part is, if this truly does cancel t... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 11, 2021

Uptick in dogs caught in traps this winter

Three dogs have been caught in traps during the past two months. Most recently, on Jan. 30, Bodhi, a husky mix, got his foot caught in a leg-hold... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 11, 2021

Mechanical difficulties prompt DOT to cancel Matanuska sailings

Haines may be in for a repeat of last winter. The Matanuska is once again experiencing mechanical difficulties, according to the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 11, 2021

Borough finances healthy, well-managed, auditor says

The Haines Borough has a healthy amount of savings, better than many other Alaska municipalities, according to the 2020 financial audit. Based on...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 11, 2021

Assembly approves ATV access for Beach Road neighborhood

Displaced Beach Road residents will be allowed ATV access to homes until further notice after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

State waffles on $1.4 million crisis stabilization grant

The fate of a $1.4 million crisis stabilization grant from the state remains up in the air. On Dec. 10, the Alaska Department of Health and Social...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact economy

As 2020 came to a close, unemployment claims in Haines remained high compared to the prior year. In December 2019, 77 individuals filed for...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

AMHS draft summer schedule proposes increase from 2020

Haines would receive four to five ferries per week between May 1 and Sept. 30 under the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT)’s proposed summer...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

TAB works on tour companies' mitigation plan

What are the basics any good COVID-19 mitigation plan should address? The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) is working to answer this...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

Beach Road residents ask for road access, power and ability to move home

At a townhall meeting Monday, Beach Road residents asked that the Haines Borough Assembly continue working to improve access to the neighborhood,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

Road damage reduces access to shooting range in wake of flood

Access to the Haines Sportsman's Association shooting range has been limited since the private road...

 

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