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Articles from the February 18, 2021 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Beach Road resident returns to his home

Phil Pink, 71, did not sign up to live off the grid when he moved from Florida to his cabin at the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Feds make hazard mitigation funding available tor Southeast

The federal government will make funding available for hazard mitigation and repairs to public infrastructure in Southeast communities including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Woman gets surprise bite while using outhouse

Although Shannon Stevens was prepared for the sting of cold when she bared her behind in a Chilkat Lake outhouse last weekend, she wasn’t expecting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Board cancels 2021 Beerfest

The Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival, “Beerfest,” has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “B...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 18, 2021

Local salvages valuable Persian rug from dump

Andrew Letchworth salvaged a pet-stained Persian rug likely worth thousands of dollars from the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 18, 2021

Bards earn top spots at state

All five Haines Glacier Bards made it to the final round and earned top finishes for the second year in a row for the debate, drama and forensics...

 

Former resident fills Connecticut school with 'Hearts for Haines'

A Connecticut elementary school is filled with about 200 multi-colored, glittery hearts that former...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Assembly tweaks bear attractants ordinance

The Haines Borough Assembly is refining an ordinance specifying what constitutes a bear attractant in preparation for the upcoming bear season....

 

Haines Glacier Bears boys go 1-1 against Metlakatla at home

More than a year after the last Division 2A games took place in Haines, the Metlakatla Chiefs...

 

Lady Bears narrowly lose to Miss Chiefs

The Lady Bears took on the Metlakatla Chiefs on Haines' home court Feb. 14 and 15. On the first...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Lynn Canal gillnetters face another year of conservative management restrictions

The Haines gillnet fleet will, once again, see a conservative set of management restrictions for the 2021 season, according to a Feb. 8 press release...

 

Legislators will want a say in spending additional federal pandemic aid

More than $6.5 billion in federal funding for pandemic relief has already been authorized for individuals, communities, school districts, businesses,...

 

This week in history

Feb. 18, 1971 'Alcan 200' completed: Don Douglass in shortest time The Second Annual "Alcan 200,"...

 

How we treat our vets is shameful

I am ashamed of my country’s government and many of our elected representatives.  They ordered many of our young men and women in the armed...

 

Valentine's dinner profits to help garden

Thank you to everyone in the community that donated to our Valentine’s Day Dinner Fundraiser and ordered our East Indian dinner for two cooked by...

 

Time to move on

The Hammer Museum Board is relieved that this sad chapter in our history has come to a close. Our sense of betrayal can now turn to one of compassion...

 

Thanks for helping Haines skate

This cold weather makes for good skating at the Raven Arena in the fairgrounds. Thanks to the Southeast Alaska State Fair for providing a portion of...

 

Trauma should not be ignored

The role of CVN obituaries has long been confusing. As an editor, I would struggle with how to handle the obituary for Doris Ward. The final version...

 

Duly Noted

It was a busy week for Haines High School students and staff. The Student Council put on a cupcake Valentine’s Day fundraiser: North Douglas...

 

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