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Articles from the March 5, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 5, 2020

Haines prepares for Coronavirus threat

As the number of U.S. coronavirus cases continues to climb, state and local government are working t...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    March 5, 2020

Aqueous storage draft ordinance recommended for official withdrawal

The Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services Committee recommended the assembly withdraw from consideration six pending ordinances introduced...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 5, 2020

A new VA program helps keep disabled vets at home

Some military veterans who would otherwise need to live in nursing homes are able to remain at home thanks to a U.S. Department of Veteran’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 5, 2020

Two mining forums scheduled this week

Two mining forums will be available to residents again this month—one discussing mining risks, led by Southeast Alaska Conservation Council’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 5, 2020

'Steel Magnolias' opens Friday

"Steel Magnolias" opens at the Chilkat Center on Friday with Lorrie Dudzik and Judith McDermaid,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 5, 2020

Ferry expected in Haines for 1st sailing in 7 weeks

On March 6, the Tazlina will arrive in Haines. It will be the first time Haines has had a ferry dock in roughly seven weeks. The Alaska Department of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 5, 2020

Brewery, distillery law in the works

News of a compromise that will likely allow state alcohol law revisions to pass the Alaska Legislature this year was met with indifference by local...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 5, 2020

Charters highlight need to accommodate larger boats

Does it make sense to take action to allow larger vessels to tie up more easily in the Small Boat Harbor? Port and Harbor Advisory Committee (PHAC)...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 5, 2020

Tourism code sunsets without new one in place

On Sunday, March 1, changes to Haines tourism code reached their sunset date without replacement provisions in place. Last year, the Haines Borough...

 

Bears finish season; regionals next

The Haines Glacier Bears basketball teams completed their regular seasons last week with games on fo...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    March 5, 2020

Shops seek new date for tax-free promotion

Participating local businesses experienced a boost in sales Monday during the second sales tax holiday of the fiscal year. The sales tax holiday...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 5, 2020

Being prepared is not being alarmist

While it’s important not to be reactionary or alarmist, it’s also critical that the public has an awareness of what the COVID-19 coronavirus is, a...

 

Recall failure potentially devastating

A prediction. If the recall efforts fail, a year from now we won’t have a “marine highway” left to talk about. A year ago the governor backed aw...

 

Flash free verse poem 'Transportation'

I am speaking up for transportation, specifically the ferry which has been the life blood and circulation for the Southeast congregation. The ferries...

 

Community is not mining company's priority

If you plan to attend this weekend’s mining forum, please be cautious of outsiders being paid big bucks to influence our community. I’ll start by...

 

Thank you for genuine care and concern

Tim Maust and family would like to thank Lutak Lumber and the whole Haines community for the outpouring of support and love we’ve received these...

 

Pahl's medical fundraiser a huge success

The Uglys of Haines would like to thank everyone for helping to make the fundraiser for Woody Pahl a huge success. As most of you know he severely...

 

Duly Noted

Folks born on a leap year observed their quadrennial birthdays last weekend. Co-workers of Libby Kurz at Alaska Mountain Guides treated her to a...

 

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