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Articles from the February 10, 2022 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

Borough staff propose rate hike for water and sewer

A rate hike for utilities could be on the horizon. Haines Borough staff on Tuesday proposed increasing water and sewer rates by 5% each year for four...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

Inflation, supply issues persist as business owners seek stability

Fuel prices shot up 30% nationwide last year. Paper-cup costs are crescendoing. Local grocers are left guessing when products, from bread one week to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

Assembly passes restriction on yurts, container homes

In a 4-2 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance on Tuesday that defines yurts and container homes and restricts their use in some...

 

Lady Bears win first basketball conference game in over five years

The Glacier Bear girls split the series against the Petersburg Vikings last weekend. The ladies...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 10, 2022

Bards debate team back after a decade

The Haines Glacier Bards debate team is back after a decade hiatus and the rookie debaters said the experience has already helped them become better...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

Assembly approves Lutak cell tower lease

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to approve a land lease agreement for a telecommunications tower near Lutak Dock. The agreement enables...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 10, 2022

Bird count low but includes snowy owl

The number of birds spotted in the 2021 Audubon Christmas Bird Count dropped from historic numbers,...

 

Glacier Bears split series against Petersburg Vikings in conference games

The Haines Glacier Bears split their series against the Petersburg Vikings last weekend, winning...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

A scientist works to solve the mystery of glacier bears

If you’ve lived in Haines for some time, you’ve probably heard of glacier bears — the rare black bear with gray or blue fur that has long been...

 

Library director takes job in Bethel

Haines Public Library director and community volunteer Carolyn Goolsby will end her tenure next...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 10, 2022

Where did those potted plants come from?

No one can quite explain the three-dozen plants in the swimming pool atrium. They just materialized during the 40 years since the pool was built....

 

State contracts with search firm to help fill ferry system jobs

The state has contracted with an Anchorage-based search firm to help recruit and fill almost 50 job openings with the Alaska Marine Highway System,...

 

Corrections

A Feb. 3 article titled “Report: Shellfish toxin levels low last year” reported that a Haines fisherman died in 2010 of a suspected case of...

 

Thanks to a helpful neighbor

I would like to thank Zephyr Sincerny who shoveled the snow off the roof on Jan. 15. I had four feet of snow on the roof annex and thought the roof...

 

Great insight from Art Woodard

Thank you so much to Art Woodard and his paraphrase from “The Thinker’s Guide to Fallacies” by Richard Paul and Linda Elder, CVN, February 3,...

 

Limiting yurts is discriminatory, short sighted

Non-Indigenous Alaskan culture is rooted in the individual’s right to do as she pleases - at least we pretend it is, until she wants to live a...

 

Duly Noted

Haines School superintendent Roy Getchell might add “light dentistry” to the list of “other duties, as assigned” in his contract. Getchell...

 

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