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Articles from the March 18, 2021 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Matanuska breaks down for second time in 2021

The Matanuska ferry, the only Alaska Marine Highway vessel currently serving Haines, is once again...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 18, 2021

Ordonez to compete in national DDF championship

Haines Glacier Bard junior Stella Ordonez qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament, an opportunity she wouldn’t have had had it not b...

 

Region V basketball tournament still on

The annual Southeast Region V basketball tournament is planned for March 27 in Ketchikan. Only the top four 2A teams will participate and they will...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Misclassification threatens to deprive community of relief funds

The Haines Borough is slated to receive at least $490,000 through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the new pandemic economic recovery bill...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Library plans to reopen Fridays, evenings

The Haines Borough Public Library is planning to reopen Fridays and evenings, provided it can bring on the necessary staff and volunteers. COVID-19 an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

ADFG forecast: salmon returns down

Salmon runs for the Chilkat and Chilkoot rivers are expected to be below average to average this year, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 18, 2021

Planning Commission approves Front Street boat storage permit

The Haines Borough Planning Commission unanimously approved last week a conditional use permit for Roger Schnabel for commercial boat storage and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Borough and Mental Health Trust agree on state park trail access

The Haines Borough has reached an agreement with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority so that residents and tour groups are no longer trespassing...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Borough reaches out to CIA to purchase museum building

One avenue the Haines Borough is exploring, as the Haines Sheldon Museum board of trustees works to restructure as a separate nonprofit, is the possib...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Library named finalist for national award

The Haines Borough Public Library is a finalist for the 2021 National Medal for Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest recognition for...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Three manager candidates advance to second-round interviews

All three remaining Haines Borough manager candidates have advanced to the next interview round. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly held...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 18, 2021

Legislators, governor differ on ferry system advisory board

Gov. Mike Dunleavy wants to create a new state ferry system advisory board with one state official and 10 public members to replace an existing...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    March 18, 2021

State sells fast ferries to Spanish operator

After spending almost $1.1 million to keep the vessels out of service to save money and safely tied up the past several years, the state last week...

 

Assembly should help us restore power

I am writing this letter in hopes of getting power back to the homes on Beach Road. AP&T has been quite clear that to do this, they need the Borough...

 

Thanks to our essential grocery workers

Our heartfelt thanks to all of the grocery stores here in Haines (Mountain Market, Oleruds and Howsers) for their generous service of curbside...

 

We already have spaces for the assembly

Haines Borough and the former City of Haines consolidated as one government in the early 2000’s. Before combining, our Haines assembly was also the...

 

What we have is priceless

It’s no surprise that AIDEA and the Canadian miners want to “just hand Skagway the keys” and walk away from their aging ore facility. Industry...

 

Sorry if I caused discomfort

I’m writing this note to make my apology to those who I may have caused anxiety, discomfort, or required their participation in legal proceedings...

 

Thank you for making benefit dinner possible

We would like to send out a huge thank you to the Ugly’s for the time and effort it takes to put together a benefit dinner and auction. Thank you...

 

Duly Noted

Willamina Assunta Goodwin-Bruckert was born in Sitka on Feb. 17 to Cambria Goodwin and Luke Bruckert. Cambria said, “She was born healthy and...

 

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