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Articles from the February 4, 2021 edition

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 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 Kyle Clayton    News    February 4, 2021

State proposes Baby Brown timber sale again

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is again putting out to bid the old-growth Baby Brown and Glacier Side timber sale 37 miles north of...

 

938 in Haines have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Haines continues to have one of the highest COVID-19 vaccinations rates in the state or country. “To date, (the Haines Health Center) has given 938...

 
 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 Kyle Clayton    News    February 4, 2021

Chilkoot Lake Road closed to winter vehicle traffic permanently

Alaska State Parks has permanently closed the Chilkoot Lake corridor road to motorized vehicle...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 4, 2021

GAS committee discusses commercial user fees in Porcupine area

The Haines Borough officials are discussing a fee system for commercial users to maintain Porcupine Road and other roads in the area that lie within...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 4, 2021

Planning commission asks if more affordable housing is needed

A planning commission discussion on amending the definition of a mobile home and the zoning use chart sparked questions about the availability of...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    February 4, 2021

Governor wants summer advisory vote on Permanent Fund Dividend

Gov. Mike Dunleavy is asking legislators for $2 million in state funds to hold a special election this summer, to ask voters their opinion of a...

 

Lakeman, 92, hard worker, painter

Painter and former resident Daniel Lakeman, 92, died Jan. 20 in hospice care at the Sheridan...

 

Restaurant cook found bliss at Chilkat Lake

Kathy Lake, a waitress and restaurant cook who found contentment at her Chilkat Lake cabin, died...

 

Governor needs a plan, not a poker face

The governor had a chance to talk honestly about taxes when he announced his 10-year budget plan last month. He had a second chance Jan. 28 with his...

 

Grateful to those who helped

I am grateful the Haines Borough Assembly approved construction of temporary road access for Beach Road residents. I am grateful that Roger Schnabel...

 

Please let us make our decisions

We wish to thank the many Haines community members who helped us so much recovering personal property during the recent temporary opening of Beach...

 

SEARHC's vaccine efforts are appreciated

We would like to thank the SEARHC clinic and the entire native community for providing the COVID-19 virus vaccine for the entire community of Haines....

 

Closer to whole

I sincerely thank Mr. Roger Schnabel for taking action, and providing us safe access.  We moved more than 30 vehicles out. Thank you to the assembly...

 

This week in history

‘Alvin’ finds a friend Feb. 1, 1971 Who finds a bear cub wandering around in the snow in January? Who, indeed, but Mary and George Meacock....

 

Duly Noted

Piper Grall reached out to Melissa Ganey and encouraged a collaboration with artist Cara Murray to turn her painting ‘Haines Stay Strong’ into a...

 

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