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Articles from the April 2, 2020 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 2, 2020

Police tell residents to stay home as state mandates 'social distancing'

Governor Mike Dunleavy's self-quarantine mandate hit home for Bob Lix, 89, this week after the Haine...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

COVID-19 causes more ferry delays

COVID-19 is taking its toll on the state’s newly functioning ferry system. Decreases in revenue from lost ticket sales could impact Alaska Marine...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Local businesses reel from economic hit

As the economic impacts of COVID-19 are increasingly felt by individuals and businesses in Haines and across the country, state and federal stimulus...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 2, 2020

School implements distance learning

Students, parents and teachers are adjusting to distance learning this week as the district works...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 2, 2020

Grocery store workers adapt to new normal as essential workers

As residents across the Chilkat Valley hunker down at home to stay safe and keep COVID-19 from spreading, grocery store workers mix with the public...

 

Car theft investigated

A car theft occurred in Haines. “The vehicle was recovered,” police chief Heath Scott said. He declined to comment further. Scott asked community...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Census fieldwork further delayed

The U.S. Census Bureau has extended its suspension of field operations through April 15. The original suspension had been set to expire on April 1,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Seattle closes port to cruise ships indefinitely

Last week, the Port of Seattle canceled its cruise ship season indefinitely until COVID-19 concerns diminish. The closure of Seattle’s port reduced...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Local seamstresses address mask shortage

Global mask shortages have left essential businesses in Haines unable to outfit workers with an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Haines legislators discuss budget, coronavirus response

By Ceri Godinez The second session of the 31st Alaska Legislature ended Sunday March 29 after a whirlwind three weeks leading up to passage of the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Police consider two officer applicants

The Haines Borough Police Department is considering applications for a fifth officer to bring the force back to full staffing. The position has been...

 

Local garage owner remembered for humor

Freddie Sloan, a mechanic and Vietnam veteran, died of a heart attack Jan.30 in Crossville, Tenn....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Residents question quarantine enforcement at town hall meeting

At a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday night, Emergency Operations Center members and medical and emergency services staff fielded questions from Hain...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    April 2, 2020

SEARHC should let local doctors communicate with the public

SEARHC should designate a local health expert to update the media and the public on how it’s adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents and local...

 

Thank you to medical and rescue teams

I would like to thank our neighbors, the Haines SEARHC after-hours staff, Haines ambulance crew, Sitka Coast Guard flight crew, Juneau fire...

 

Neighbors support each other during crisis

The Haines Borough should encourage all residents to participate in local gardening, either cooperative or self, wherever there is space to plant....

 

What is essential?

Every member of this community has been burdened and in many cases been drastically impacted by the shelter in place and its associated consequences....

 

Outside workers not 'essential'

I encourage residents to contact Haines Borough Assembly members, mayor Jan Hill and manager Debra Schnabel and urge them not to exempt from 14-day...

 

Quarantine vital for seasonal workers

The borough of Haines has rallied in its implementation of safety measures for its citizens. Initially, we went beyond the state’s mandates for...

 

Community is important during pandemic

The end is not here. We are in the midst of change, and this is actually the norm of life: change is constant. Our volunteers are outstanding, our...

 

Thanks to all who helped with Ski Classic

A belated thanks to state parks ranger Russell Travis and Jim Stanford for their preparation of trail work and improvements at 25 Mile ahead of the...

 

Duly

The website Thrillist has named the Haines Highway Alaska’s best scenic drive. “It’s not the road or even the legendary backdrop that puts...

 

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