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Articles from the February 13, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Hundreds rally to restore marine highway

More than 225 Haines residents gathered at the public safety building at noon on Tuesday to rally...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 13, 2020

Town hall to chip away at biomass project

In a recent borough memo, public facilities director Ed Coffland said the Haines biomass boiler project isn’t economical, that the cost of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

One in three racers finish 51st Alcan 200

Melted pistons, blown belts, an engine fire and a broken limb ensured the majority of racers did not...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 13, 2020

Preserve council seeks to repeal Parks regulation

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council is seeking repeal of a regulation restricting firearms use in the preserve. Council members...

 

Timber sale stalled despite trade deal progress

The University of Alaska’s timber sale in Haines remains on hold despite last month’s announcement of a U.S. trade deal with China. While phase...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Borough-subsidized ferry untenable, assembly says

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to send a letter requesting the legislature allocate funds to cover service gaps after the breakdown of the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Funding for port repairs remains elusive

“We got too many pigs for the tits,” Port and Harbor Advisory Committee chair Terry Pardee said, summarizing the dilemma facing committee members...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 13, 2020

Glacier Bears boys fall in final seconds against Metlakatla

The Haines Glacier Bears boys basketball team fell twice to the Metlakatla Chiefs after two breathless comebacks by the scrappy Haines squad. “I...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    February 13, 2020

New Tier 3 bill recevies local opposition in House committee

Public testimony is being heard this week in the House Resources Committee for House Bill No. 138, which establishes the Alaska Outstanding Resource...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Residents route through Canada to fly

Whitehorse is the new Juneau for many air travelers this winter season. While Haines residents have traditionally booked trips to Juneau on the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 13, 2020

As travel breaks down, future school activities expected to change

Haines School activities travel costs are seeing a spike, although a boon from A&E’s Ghost Hunters film crew paid the way for the basketball...

 

Note Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

February is the month to celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich day, honoring a pioneer in Alaska civil rights. Haines schools will have a 9 a.m. assembly...

 

Thank you for the Sauna!

As I sit in the sauna at the Haines pool, I am filled with gratitude to the people who gave their time, energy, and expertise to make it happen. It...

 

State's poor fiscal decision a factor with ferries

Among Sean Parnell’s various bad decisions as Alaska’s Governor—made with the Republican-led legislature—was building ferries outside the comp...

 

Duly Noted

Janet and Jim Hayes drove to Anchorage with just more than 1,000 pieces of clothing and 59 pairs of shoes for their annual “blessings trip.” They...

 

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