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Articles from the January 30, 2020 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 30, 2020

Haines breaks record with heavy snowfall

Sunday's 23.5-inch snowfall was a 24-hour record for the Chilkat Valley, according to NOAA...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Foul weather highlights need for ferries

After ferry mechanical issues and record-breaking snowfall over the weekend, stranded residents had to come up with a creative solution to get home....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Should the borough have a role in child care?

Affordability and availability of child care is a big issue for some Chilkat Valley residents. Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) has...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Assembly appoints Lapp to fill vacancy

Haines Borough Assembly members appointed Jerry Lapp to fill the assembly’s vacant seat by a vote of 3-2 at a meeting Tuesday night. The seat had be...

 

Bears beat Wrangell in final home games

The Wrangell Wolves traveled north to Haines last weekend for a Region 5 basketball series and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

U.S.-China trade deal includes timber exports

Phase one of the new U.S.-China trade deal could rekindle the sale of roughly 6,000 acres of timber in the Chilkat Valley. Last year, sale negotiation...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 30, 2020

Public safety commission to develop charter amendment

Assembly member Paul Rogers has created a draft Haines Borough Charter amendment that adds emergency police response outside of the townsite to the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Cruise ship company considers Haines

Haines tourism director Steven Auch will travel to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) headquarters on Feb. 25 to pitch Haines as part of efforts to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Online sales net more than $70,000 in 2019

In Haines, it will soon be impossible to escape sales tax, even online. On Tuesday, Jan. 28, the Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance that...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Code revisions target hunting, fishing guides

Proposed changes to Haines tourism code would require all hunting and fishing charters to apply for commercial tour permits with the borough. At...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Water woes no more?

Water shortages are a thing of the past for Haines Borough, according to water and sewer supervisor Dennis Durr. Last summer, drought conditions and...

 

Arts Outlook

The Haines Arts Council will host two concerts this month at the Chilkat Center. On Sunday, Feb. 23, soloist Gideon Freudmann will perform...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 30, 2020

Bards final in Ketchikan, prepare for state

The Haines Glacier Bards drama debate and forensics team is headed to the state meet in Juneau after successful performances at last week’s regional...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 30, 2020

'Will work for food'

John Nettleton volunteered his time and equipment to help keep townsite residents’ driveways cleared during this week’s snowstorms. “A lot of...

 

Corrections

In last week’s article “State DOT, resident head to court over eminent domain dispute,” Alaska Department of Transportation Environmental...

 

Praise for pool schedule changes

No more crunch at the lunch swim!! The pool schedule has changed, big-time! Four days a week now feature a 3-hour-long slot for rec/lap swimming, and...

 

Duly Noted

Kirby Faverty’s dunk in the varsity basketball game against Craig on Jan. 19 rocked the gym. Fans don’t get to see dunks very often. Glacier Bear...

 

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