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Articles from the December 10, 2020 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Floods, slides pummel Haines, rebuilding begins

The skies cleared Wednesday after a week of rain that kept instabilities in the landscape active and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Changing climate means more landslides in future, scientists say

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

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Evacuees worry about homes and when they will be able to return safely

After the Dec. 2 Beach Road landslide, more than 50 Haines residents were displaced when... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Search for Larson and Simmons is suspended, friends and family grieve

The Alaska State Troopers Monday suspended the search for kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson, 23,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 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


Volunteers comb beaches for debris after ground search efforts suspended

Local volunteers are continuing to comb beaches for personal belongings and debris from the Dec. 2... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Upper Mount Riley Road houses evacuated based on available data

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

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Governor makes state assistance available for infrastructure repairs

On Dec. 5, Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed a disaster declaration for Southeast Alaska after flooding and... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Beach Road residents request organized effort to winterize homes, mayor says landslide risk too high

Some Beach Road residents apparently made attempts to reach their homes Wednesday morning as... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

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

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

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

AP&T installs temporary lines to restore 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 10, 2020

Geoscientists remain in town to monitor landscape as rain continues

The geoscientists continued to get a more refined understanding of slope instabilities Tuesday and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

A 200-year weather event could happen in any given year, according to NOAA

The 200-year weather event that flooded Haines and triggered a lethal landslide on Dec. 2 has the... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Natural disaster puts community at heightened risk of COVID-19 spread

Officials are holding their breath while they wait to see what happens with COVID-19 in Haines in... Full story


I am proud of Doug Olerud

I am moved each time I hear mayor Douglas Olerud speak at the recent daily emergency briefings. I was especially moved hearing him interact with...


Neighbors help save house from water

When Young Road collapsed last week, an alarming surge of water hit my house. While vainly trying to shovel the flow away from the house, my neighbor...


There is much love in the town of Haines

As part of a displaced evacuee family, I’ve been given a humbling period to reflect on the kinds of love shown in our town - there are many kinds...


Sending condolences from England to Haines

My wife and I have spent many weeks over the last thirty years in and around your wonderful town. We regard it as “heaven on earth” and were...


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