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Articles from the April 14, 2022 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2022

Assembly approves phase 3 concept for Lutak Dock

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to approve conceptual plans for Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Lutak Dock—a controversial vote for many residents wh...

 

Haines receives five superior ratings at Region V Music Festival

The Haines High School’s concert band and choir received a total of five superior ratings at the Southeast Region V Music Festival held at...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 14, 2022

Constantine to build new facilities with big 2022 budget

Constantine Metal Resources plans to spend $18 million on the Palmer Project in 2022 — its largest annual project budget to date, according to a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 14, 2022

Possible human remains found during Haines Highway construction

Work at a small section of the Haines Highway reconstruction project was stopped Monday — and will remain suspended indefinitely — after possible...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2022

Lynn Canal Players summer theater camp planned

After a two-year hiatus due to covid concerns, Lynn Canal Community Players is bringing back its Summer Youth Theater Conservatory—a three-week...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2022

Disaster recovery to ramp up this spring

The Haines Long Term Recovery Group has assisted 131 households affected by the December 2020 storms, roughly 18% of all the households in Haines—7%...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 14, 2022

Mortgage relief program draws 35 applications

A federally funded mortgage relief program to help homeowners hurt financially by the pandemic drew 10,737 applications in Alaska, with 35 from...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    April 14, 2022

State ferry system silent on summer plans for Columbia

The Alaska Marine Highway System has been hoping since last August to bring back the Columbia to service this year after an almost three-year...

 

Campaign finance disclosure good for the public

A big part of a well-functioning democracy is running for office or, if you don’t want your name on the ballot, backing a candidate, taking a...

 

Jerry Ashcraft 1961 - 2022

On March 31st, Jerry Ashcraft passed unexpectedly following a heart attack while on the North Slope.... Full story

 

Haley Michele Rostron 1989-2022

Haley Michele Rostron was born in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, September 13, 1989. From her first... Full story

 

Concerned about ore trucks

 I am very concerned about the potential detrimental effect that heavy ore-bearing traffic would have on Haines. It would threaten air and water...

 

Young people are ruining everything

It never ceases to amaze me that people who have been alive for less time than the Simpsons have been on television can be responsible for so much... Full story

 

Seeking your creativity

Help HFR highlight interesting and fun ways to repurpose materials and share your creativity at the Earth Day Celebration. Please send .jpg photos...

 

Government by misinformation

It is now apparent from communications from Lynn Canal Conservation that the chairwoman of the planning commission started the April 7th meeting with...

 

What about fuel trucks?

Someone once said “the only true wilderness is between a greenies’ ears.” Here are a couple of local examples. What would be more catastrophic...

 

Keep Haines swimming

As the borough drafts our community’s budget for the coming year, I urge them to sustain support for the swimming pool. The facility serves young...

 

To build public trust, we must do better

The process for the Lutak Dock rehabilitation is severely flawed. From the last three public meetings on the topic, it appears that a minority group o...

 

A message for the top of the ziggurat

You know, Haines? I was surprised when my folklore started becoming locally useful. I didn’t begin studying the Kung Fu genre expecting it to be a h...

 

Not an environmentalist, don't want ore trucks

I’d like to address the subject of foreign mining companies operating in the Chilkat Valley. I am not an environmentalist, but imagine the traffic...

 

Duly Noted

Norman Hughes and Meghan Condon are back in town. Their time out included eight days spent paddling and motoring through Everglades National Park in...

 

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