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Articles from the April 29, 2021 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 29, 2021

Chamber facilitates AIDEA Lutak Dock financing discussion

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) last week proposed financing and developing Lutak Dock reconstruction to include an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Haines will see at least one cruise ship in 2021

When the American Constellation docks in Haines on June 12, it will mark the first cruise ship in town in more than 20 months. American Cruise Lines...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution delayed after public opposition

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday postponed a resolution to make the town a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” The vote to delay came after 45...

 

Glacier Bears track team sets 24 personal bests in Ketchikan

The Haines track team competed in Ketchikan on April 23 and 24. This was the first track meet since...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Hit and run suspect still on the loose

Police are still looking for a man involved in a hit and run on April 21. Around 4:30 p.m., Dave...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 29, 2021

State American Legion awards local post, leader

Chuck Mitman was awarded the Commander of the Year Award by the Department of Alaska of The American Legion and Lynn Canal Post 12 was given the...

 

Graduation expected to be in-person

The Haines High School Class of 2021’s graduation is scheduled for May 18, and as long as pandemic risk levels remain low, will be a limited, in-per...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 29, 2021

Dolphins compete in first meet

The Haines Dolphins swim team competed for the first time this season for the Age Group Champs at...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Royal Caribbean talks berthing agreement with assembly

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) is interested in a contractual berthing agreement with Haines, cruise line executives said during a Monday...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Rasmuson Foundation weighs in on museum NEH grant

In a 3-3 tie broken by mayor Douglas Olerud, the Haines Borough Assembly voted to postpone discussion about returning a $350,000 National Endowment...

 

Positive, symptomatic COVID-19 case in Haines

The Haines Borough Emergency Operations Center Wednesday reported a positive, symptomatic COVID-19 case in town. The 50-59-year-old person caught the... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Assembly weighs Beach Road access versus stability assessment

The Haines Borough Assembly faces another difficult decision that will impact the lives of Beach Road property owners—whether to expedite the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Ambulance billing on the table, again

The Haines Borough plans to restart discussion of charging for ambulance service. “(The Haines Borough Volunteer Fire Department is) on target to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

NOAA to update 30-year weather averages

New National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) climate “normals” set for release in May will reflect weather trends from the past...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 29, 2021

Debra Schnabel, Bill Seward offer services as interim manager

The Personnel Committee Tuesday discussed ways to improve the borough manager hiring process including turning over to the borough clerk...

 
 By Sarah Elliott    News    April 29, 2021

SEABA hosts Instagram models in marketing effort

A bevy of Instagram models and "influencers" descended on Haines earlier this month as a promotion...

 

Lack of fiscal plan adds to Alaska's struggles

“Confidence in an economy matters,” Dan Robinson, research chief at the state Department of Labor, told the House Ways and Means Committee...

 

Holgate was proud pilot, fisherman and homemaker

Betty Holgate, 88, was buried beside her husband, son, and a family friend at a simple service on... Full story

 

Composting for people who hate gardening

Is hate too strong a word? Maybe it’s more of a general disinterest in gardening as a hobby or lack of confidence in our ability to make a garden a...

 

Chickens and Gardening

“Anyone who isn’t thinking about growing their own food hasn’t been paying attention.” - Maine farmer, c 2018 The first things to think about...

 

Too mulch information

If you are preparing your garden beds during the next few weeks, you should consider mulching.  Many Haines gardeners mulch with seaweed over the...

 

Advice on onions and how to deal with root maggots

Most likely many of you gardeners have your garden spaces melted off and some are digging in the soil already. But then some of us still have piles of...

 

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