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Articles from the January 16, 2020 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 16, 2020

Consultant advises public corporations for AMHS

The Alaska Department of Transportation released the long-awaited draft study for reshaping the Alaska Marine Highway System with the aim of reducing... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 16, 2020

ALCAN 200 delayed due to bad weather

The Alcan 200 snowmachine race has been postponed until Feb. 8 due to frigid weather and bare road conditions. The race had been scheduled to begin...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Fish advisory committee opposes conservation measures for humpbacks

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to oppose a proposed federal rule that would designate 22,000 square...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Assembly to solicit interest for vacant seat

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to solicit letters of interest to fill its sixth seat left vacant by Sean Maidy last month. Immediately...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Bill Thomas hired to work in governor's office

Lifelong Haines resident Bill Thomas was hired this week to work as a special assistant to Gov. Mike Dunleavy in Juneau. Beginning Jan. 15, Thomas... Full story

 By Sylvia Heinz    News    January 16, 2020

Kiehl talks budget, hunting at town hall

State Sen Jesse Kiehl discussed a wide range of topics with Haines and Klukwan residents during a visit last week. Hot button issues included concern...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 16, 2020

Musicians to perform at Chilkat Center

Local musicians and artists will perform at the 13th annual Northern Lights Showcase Sunday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Chilkat Center.  Henry Leasia,...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Flat budget still hurts, leaders say

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his flat-funded 2021 budget last month, with the biggest threats to Haines being a prolonged hit to ferry service, a...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 16, 2020

New teacher joins the ranks of Klukwan School

Stefanie Sidney arrived this month from Whitehorse to join the teaching staff at Klukwan School. Sid...


Glacier Bears fall to Petersburg during home games

The Petersburg Viking basketball teams landed in Haines on Saturday afternoon and quickly took to the court. Due to a ferry cancellation, the games...


Schmitz was a loving mother and kind, despite difficulties

Mother and waitress Robyn Schmitz, 56, died Dec. 22 at the Kamalani Assisted Living Home in... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 16, 2020

New reporter backs Subaru into snow drift

After an uneventful 14-hour drive through -40 degree weather in the Yukon, it took me less than 48...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

New data quantifies 2019 tour season

From May through September last year, 85,330 people toured the Chilkat Valley by four-wheeler, boat, bus, bike, plane or on their own feet, according...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

A reporter's reflection

“So soon? Didn’t you just get here?” Greg Podsiki at the post office asked when I went in to forward my mail. To me, 16 months has felt like...


Haines comforts family in difficult times

The tremendous outpouring of support and care we have received from this community has been a very needed help through our recent loss. With your...


Duly Noted

Lila Chip Lende was born to Christian Lende and Ella Shepherd of Margaret River, Western Australia, on Jan. 9. Lila weighed 7.5 lbs. and measured 20...


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