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State relaxes mandates, some remain cautious

While some local business owners are expanding operations since the state's "Reopen Alaska Responsib... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 30, 2020

As oil prices crash, residents question high pump prices

Oil prices began to plummet in mid-February due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and economic downturn and bottomed out around April 21. Haines gas...

 

Haines' 14-day quarantine is now a suggestion rather than a requirement

The Haines Borough’s quarantine resolution no longer “requires” people entering from other parts of the state to quarantine for 14 days, it... Full story

 

Spring eulachon run brings people together for the first time since March

As spring slowly unlocks in the Chilkat Valley, so too have state social distancing restrictions,... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

Supreme Court Ruling could delay Palmer Project

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling could have a significant impact on plans for Constantine’s Palmer Project. The court case, County of Maui v....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 30, 2020

Price named '2020 Distinguished Artist' by Rasmuson Foundation

Wayne Price was honored Wednesday at the Rasmuson Foundations Distinguished Artist for 2020. The ann...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

Assembly approves $3,000 chamber request

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved at its Tuesday meeting the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s request for $3,000 and declined to discuss...

 

Assembly considers stipend for mayor, EOC volunteers

On Tuesday, the assembly considered increasing mayor Jan Hill’s monthly stipend for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Members decided to... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

Assembly requests new budget with more cuts to offset sales tax loss

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly introduced the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and began discussion of changes necessary to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

RCCL courts Haines as Holland America, Princess cancel for 2020

While hopes for a bustling 2020 cruise ship season continue to dwindle, prospects for future summers may be looking up. At an assembly meeting...

 

Federal funding offers little relief for borough's budget troubles

The Haines Borough is slated to receive $4 million in coronavirus relief funding under a proposal released by Gov. Mike Dunleavy last week. However,... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

Orchard project takes root in Chilkat Valley

The Chilkat Valley Historical Society received a $27,000 U.S. Department of Food and Agriculture grant to fund development of a fruit tree industry...

 

SEAK Mask Makers were a great success

The SE AK Mask Makers group is ending. We thank everyone, including the 43 volunteer sewists in Haines, who helped get SE Alaska “covered”....

 

Assembly lack community values

Potentially harsh economic times are putting some extreme-and frankly preposterous-budget proposals on the table. Instead of seasonally closing the...

 

Duly Noted

Greg Podsiki celebrated 30 years working for the United States Postal Service in Haines this week. Podsiki was surprised with decorations made by his...

 

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