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Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

Big cuts could be on the horizon for Haines

Elimination of borough funding for the Haines Economic Development Corporation, reduced tourism office staff and seasonal operation of the library...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

Students plan for virtual graduation

This year’s Haines High School seniors are in the early stages of designing a virtual graduation ceremony since the state issued a health mandate...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 23, 2020

Ocean-going king smolt continues to dip

An estimated 61,000 king smolt left the Chilkat River drainage in 2015, the lowest on record according to new Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

DOT reduces summer ferry schedule

The Alaska Department of Transportation announced reductions to ferry service in the coming months in response to a decrease in travelers. In recent...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2020

Snowfall this winter bucks warming trend

At 217.6 inches, the winter's snowfall in downtown Haines was more than five feet above the average...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

State shuts down guided hunting

The start of bear hunting season has been delayed for nonresidents until May 31 as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Last week, the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

Jusi will be Haines' new police officer, eventually

Haines dispatcher Max Jusi has been recommended to fill the vacant officer position on the police force. However, the next step in the process—the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

HEDC proposes job creation program, asks feds for more money

The Haines Economic Development Corporation is taking steps to address the economic fallout of COVID-19. At a meeting last week, board members...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 23, 2020

New shipping containers include a temporary morgue

The Haines Borough has purchased three shipping containers-two for storing search and rescue and wil...

 

CVN wins eight state journalism awards

The Chilkat Valley News won eight 2019 Alaska Press Club awards this year. The annual conference and awards ceremony was canceled this year due to...

 

Winery clears hurdle in permitting process

A winery is making its way through the permitting process. Last week, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved the liquor license application...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

Bars unlikely to implement curbside sales, some owners say

The state recently approved curbside beer and wine sales for restaurants, bars and breweries and is considering allowing similar sales for marijuana...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

Highway construction could start in July

Despite ongoing right-of-way disputes and pandemic concerns, summer work on the Haines Highway construction project is still scheduled to take place,...

 

Lee Roberts dies at 60

Ellene “Lee” Roberts, a fourth-generation resident of the Chilkat Valley, died March 12. She was 60. Roberts is survived by son Ben Feldman and...

 

It's about us, not I

Just before Patrick Henry said his famous line, “Give me liberty or give me death” he said, “Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles...

 

Changes to recycling service

Haines Friends of Recycling thanks our community for recycling while hunkered down for COVID.  Please welcome Bo Dunn, joining Jeremy Settem to keep...

 

How much is a life worth?

How much is a human life worth? We now have an answer: “…would require renegotiating legal contracts” (Chilkat Valley News Vol. LIV, Issue 13)....

 

Duly Noted

By Sylvia Heinz Four-year-old Zane Poirier tapped his first birch last week with his father, Josh Poirier. “We both drilled it,” Zane said. “I d...

 

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