Articles from the January 14, 2021 edition

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SEARHC prepares for arrival of 600 COVID-19 vaccines

To date, more than 300 Chilkat Valley residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and hundreds more will fall into this category... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Beach Road closure extended

Beach Road east of a barricade at the far end of Portage Cove will remain closed to the public after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 14, 2021

Man trapped under icy woodpile saved by Siri

Funny Farm manager Mark Kelly, 50, relied on a weak wifi signal and the iPhone’s Siri voice command app to call for help after he was buried and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 14, 2021

Swinton hired as new boys basketball coach

Former Haines Glacier Bears basketball player and Haines School graduate Tyler Swinton, 27, is the new boys’ basketball head coach for this...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Assembly votes to advertise new manager hire

Eight months after the firing of then-manager Debra Schnabel, the Haines Borough is advertising for a new, permanent manager. On Tuesday, assembly...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

COVID-19 mitigation plan required for 2021 tour companies

This year, tour companies will need a COVID-19 mitigation plan approved by the Haines Borough manager before they can conduct tours. On Tuesday, the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Federal government extends CARES Act spending deadline

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to roll back a December spending plan for leftover CARES Act funds after the federal government approved an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

PERS termination study for Sheldon Museum approved by borough

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a PERS termination study for the Haines Sheldon Museum, a neces...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Chilkat Valley Orchard Project launches educational workshop series for residents

A free workshop about starting an orchard drew 80 participants on Saturday. The workshop is the first in a series hosted by the Chilkat Valley...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 14, 2021

New magistrate sworn in

A new magistrate judge was sworn in Monday morning at the Haines courthouse. Kila Orion...

 

Governor makes dividends key element of legislative session

The Legislature is set to convene next week in Juneau, with the Permanent Fund dividend perhaps the biggest issue lawmakers will confront. Gov. Mike...

 

It's up to Congress to do better

It was depressingly sad to watch the scenes in the Capitol last week as destructive rioters took over the historic building, furious at the outcome...

 

This week in history

Jan. 1971 The usually booming local timber industry is in the throes of problems. Friday evening the...

 

We need help

I’m a displaced resident on Beach Road.  We’re trying to cope with the landslide’s aftermath.  We realize there are different perspectives on...

 

Sentiments from a Beach Road evacuee family

Words seem immeasurable to the gratitude we feel for this town. The support, love, compassionate empathy and listening ear that was gifted during...

 

Degree of landslide certainty is concerning

The most important point defined by the event on Beach Road is “we live in an area where landslides happen.” The situation causing the slide had...

 

We need people we can trust on the EOC

Brenda Josephson lost her seat on the borough assembly because many of us who voted for her the first time around were appalled by her misuse of...

 

Set ski tracks at 25 mile appreciated

Thank you Jim Stanford and Travis Russell for setting ski tracks at 25 Mile.  Besides volunteering time and gas to set track, Jim also clears a path...

 

Thanks for spreading Christmas magic

The Haines Senior Center would like to thank a few people that helped make the holidays extra special for the seniors of Haines. We were lucky to...

 

Wow, what a community we live in!

There are definitely people in our town in need of financial help during these times.  There are also those of us fortunate enough to have very...

 

Senator Dan Sullivan is complicit

So now you see what four years of denial have brought. You supported this demagogue, you enabled this demagogue, you embolden this demagogue, you...

 

Collaboration leads to positive hiring process

My compliments to the Haines Borough Assembly, the Personnel Committee, and the mayor for doing a thorough job in finding the best borough manager...

 

Duly Noted

Nora Grace Taylor was born on Dec. 10 in Hong Kong to Barry Taylor and Fransiska Sukarni. Nora was 8 pounds 4 ounces. Fransiska is from Sumatra,...

 

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