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Articles from the December 3, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Residents battle flooding, mudslides, sinkholes during record-breaking storm

Chilkat Valley residents woke to widespread flooding and mudslides on Dec. 2 after the weather stati... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

AP&T works to restore power to Lutak area, keeping town powered remains priority as flash flood watch continues through Sunday

AP&T crews are working to restore power to 46 Lutak homes today, Dec. 5, as long as access remains... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Geologists say Beach Road slide area remains unsafe for on-foot search and rescue

On Friday, three State of Alaska geologists were finally able to get into Haines via the ferry to... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Changing climate means more landslides in future, scientists say in wake of Haines disaster

The Dec. 2 slope failure at Beach Road that left two residents missing is at once tragic and... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

75-year-old woman rescues her malamute, neighbors' cats from Beach Road homes

Although residents were ordered to stay away from Beach Road after Wednesday's massive landslide,... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Some regional resources in search for missing residents sent home

Regional assets assisting in the search for 30-year-old David Simmons and 23-year-old Jenae Larson,... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Be on the lookout for scammers in the wake of natural disasters, state officials say

Natural disasters like the widespread flooding and landslides in Haines this week can bring out the... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

Beach Road residents ask for organized effort to winterize homes, Mayor cites ongoing landslide risks

Some Beach Road residents want to travel to their homes to winterize houses, dispose of food and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Upper Mount Riley Road houses evacuated based on available geoscience data

Houses on upper Mount Riley Road are now under mandatory evacuation. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

AP&T crew installs temporary lines, restores power to Lutak homes

AP&T crews restored power at about 3 p.m. Sunday to the 46 homes toward the end of Lutak Road that h... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

Geohydrologists remain in town to monitor landscape as rain continues, spring melt could pose additional risks

A team of state geologists briefed displaced residents Sunday evening and said small, localized... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

Troopers suspend search for Simmons and Larson

The Alaska State Troopers suspended search operations Monday for Jenae Larson, 23, and David... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

New risk identified in area immediately to the south of Beach Road slide

There's potential for another landslide on the south side of the Beach Road slide area, based on... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Evacuees leave homes with few possessions

Your house is flooding, what do you save?-a classic hypothetical many in Haines thought they'd... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Volunteers turnout to assist with search for Simmons and Larson

Roughly 100 masked volunteers met at 6 a.m. at the Haines Borough Public Safety building on... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Committee asks borough to step up bear-attractant law enforcement

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee (ULCFGAC) is asking the Haines Borough to address the local bear problem through stronger enforc...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Consumers to pay more at checkout next year after AML increases shipping rates

Prices in stores throughout Haines are likely to rise beginning Jan. 31 when Alaska Marine Lines (AML) increases shipping rates in Southeast by 5%. Th...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Personnel Committee asks assembly to finalize borough manager hiring plan

The Haines Borough could begin accepting applications for a new, permanent manager as soon as this month if the assembly acts on a Personnel...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Borough now captioning assembly meetings

Captioning is now available for select Haines Borough Zoom meetings. The feature was implemented for the first time at a Personnel Committee meeting...

 By CVN Staff    News    December 3, 2020

Shop Local and Save round two generates $160,000 in one week

The second round of the Haines Borough’s “Shop Local and Save” program, which opened Nov. 20, ended a week early after residents submitted the...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Snowy November offers early outdoor recreation opportunities close to town

This past month was the snowiest November Haines has seen in roughly a decade, according to the...


404 applications approved, 36 denied, 90 still pending for individual grant program

The Haines Borough is wrapping up processing for its CARES Act-funded individual grant program. In total, the borough received 530 applications for...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

Solid Waste Working Group to address bear nuisance code language

The Solid Waste Working Group discussed researching potential borough code change recommendations that pertain to bear nuisances in an effort to...


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