Articles from the March 10, 2022 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    March 10, 2022

Borough plans to appeal 2020 census results

Haines Borough officials are planning to appeal 2020 U.S. Census results, which likely were inaccurate in Haines, state researchers said last week....

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 10, 2022

Canada's new cruise guidelines pave way for summer season

Canada announced this week new guidelines for cruise ships, following a two-year ban during the pandemic that reduced sailings to Alaska. The...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 10, 2022

EOC stands down

The Haines Borough Emergency Operations Center (EOC) deactivated its response to the covid-19 pandemic effective March 1, EOC commander Carolann...

 

State to implement paid parking at Southeast airports

Sitka will switch from free to paid airport parking next month under a state program that later could come to other Southeast communities, although...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 10, 2022

Wages rose last decade- but not by much

Wages in the Haines Borough rose by 8% last decade, a growth rate outpaced by most other census areas in Alaska, according to the state’s March...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 10, 2022

Ferry system still short of hiring target for summer schedule

State ferry system and Transportation Department officials plan to gather this week in Ketchikan to consider options for fulfilling the advertised sum...

 

Assembly Briefs

The Haines Borough Assembly changed its heliski code and administrative policy Tuesday in part to align with language similar to the Bureau of Land...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 10, 2022

BLM questions 'decline' of Takhinsha area goat populations

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee questioned Bureau of Land Management staff about why the federal agency isn’t restricting...

 

Borough receives 43 capital improvement plan proposals

The Haines Borough received 43 capital improvement plan proposals as part of a public engagement program launched this year. Nine of the ideas were...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 10, 2022

Dolphins end season with more than 100 personal best times

The Haines Dolphins Swim team held a time trial this weekend, their final event as a team this season after interruptions in ferry service forced a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 10, 2022

High water temperatures measured last year at Chilkat Lake weir

Temperatures high enough, in theory, to harm fish were measured in 2019 and again last year at the Chilkat Lake weir, along a major thoroughfare for t...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 10, 2022

Pregnant moose killed on FAA road charged man, Trooper says

A moose killed late last month by a FAA Road resident was shot in defense of life and property, Alaska Wildlife Trooper Colin Nemec told the CVN....

 

Active community member dies at 77

Peggy Ormasen, who worked for decades at L.A.B. Flying Service, died Feb. 23 of heart and kidney... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    March 10, 2022

Is your free speech Russian propaganda?

There was a derogatory name leveled at people during the Cold War who were unwittingly influenced by the Soviet Union: useful idiots. Russian presiden...

 

Botched census shouldn't have happened

I can’t believe anyone was surprised by the census count’s inaccuracy.  I complained on social media about the incompetence while it was occurrin...

 

Support the Dolphins at 'Swimboree'

Thank you so much to all the volunteers who make the Haines Dolphins Swim Team the vibrant organization that it is. Many thanks to the American...

 

Thanks to those who display integrity

I would like to appreciate Kyle Clayton and Doug Olerud for their dedication to public service in our community. Although these two do not always...

 

Thanks for rich curriculum at Klukwan School

Klukwan School would like to thank Joe Hotch for teaching traditional Tlingit knowledge, Tracy Wirak-Cassidy for her ongoing real-world science...

 

No snakes in Alaska or on the Moon (yet)

Is Alaska familiar with St. Patrick’s Day? That one night of the year American-lrish people live for—yet can never remember? (The tragedy of my...

 

Duly Noted

Klukwan School teacher Laura McIndoe reports that students learned about animal tracks, snow crystals, measuring snow and types of snow in Tracy Wirak...

 

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