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Articles from the April 8, 2021 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

DOWA gets majority share of Palmer Project

After this summer, Constantine Metal Resources will no longer have a majority interest in the Palmer Project. DOWA Metals and Mining, Constantine’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

Manager's budget proposes modest increases, axes museum payroll

The Haines Borough’s $13 million operating and capital budget for next fiscal year (FY22), proposed by interim manager Alekka Fullerton,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021

Bidder awarded Baby Brown timber sale

Oregon company NWFP INC. was the high bidder on the 1,000-acre Baby Brown timber sale 37 miles north of Haines—the largest timber sale in more than...

 

Brewery efforts raise thousands for December storm relief

Breweries in Juneau and Haines raised more than $18,000 in donations for Haines storm relief, an amount that will be doubled by Alaska’s Rasmuson Fo...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

Assembly to restart manager search

The Haines Borough Assembly is starting over with the search for a new manager after Tennessee real estate investor George Zoukee turned down the job...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021

OBI Seafoods suspends Excursion Inlet plant operations this summer

Borough fish tax coffers are expected to take a hit next year. OBI Seafoods announced it will suspend its cannery operations at its Excursion Inlet...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021

2021 5th year in a row of no king fishing

King salmon sport fishing in the Chilkat Inlet north of Seduction Point is again closed from April 1 through July 15—the fifth consecutive year...

 

Cheer team takes first at Region V tourney

The Haines Glacier Bears cheer and dance teams won the 2A region V tournament in Ketchikan last month. Head coach Natalie Benassi said the squad was...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

Growers apply lessons from orchard workshops

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant-funded Chilkat Valley Orchard Project nears the end of its educational workshop series, several residents...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

State seeks to expand behavioral health support in Haines

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services plans to support the expansion of behavioral health services in Haines. In late February, the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021

McGuire writes new book of essays

Former resident Rosemary McGuire’s third book, “Cold Latitudes,” what she calls a “a love story for a threatened place,” will be published A...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    April 8, 2021

School adjusts mitigations to match CDC guidelines

The Haines Borough School District Board approved shortening quarantine periods for vaccinated students and staff at its meeting Tuesday....

 

Burattin kept Tlingit culture alive

Services are pending for Sally Burattin, a fluent Tlingit speaker and minister who found enjoyment...

 

Cohen loved family, music, art

Rosalie Cohen died March 9 at her home outside of Philadelphia. She was 95 and had suffered a series...

 

This Week in History

April, 1971 The new Chilkat Valley Medical Center provides space for dentist Dr. James Nelson as...

 

Don't boondoggle our valley

Constantine has yet to hold a community meeting in either Haines or Klukwan showing the ultimate buildout plans for the Palmer Project. Therefore...

 

Reliable ferry service shouldn't be a problem

Why did the planners and dreamers at Alaska DOT-PF spend millions to construct and pave an additional football field-sized parking lot at the Haines...

 

Beach Road evacuees still in limbo

There’s been a gross lack of communication between the borough, state and Beach Road land owners. I don’t know who decided that we could not go...

 

Duly Noted

Inspired by the work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, art students Finn McMahan and Patience Nelson created a poster to celebrate the valley’s...

 

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