Articles from the May 6, 2021 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021

Assembly to look at severance tax as source of revenue

The Haines Borough Assembly is considering a severance tax. Assembly member Carol Tuynman suggested the revenue-generating measure, a tax on natural...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 6, 2021

Skyrocketing lumber prices shift demand

The soaring price of lumber and construction materials nationwide is forcing Haines residents to delay projects, eat the high cost of materials and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021

Museum funding uncertain; CIA offers to take on building

Funding for the Haines Sheldon Museum in this year’s Haines Borough budget remains an open question after more than an hour of discussion at a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 6, 2021

Beach Road residents brace for another year without power, reliable access

Beach Road residents will have to wait another year for a permanent road and power to their homes if the Haines Borough Assembly follows the advice...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021

CIA opens disaster relief program

The Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) began accepting applications last week for a disaster relief program targeting homeowners with damage from the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021

ProHNS submits proposal for road design

Engineering firm proHNS has submitted a proposal for the engineering of roads damaged by the December natural disaster, a first step toward permanent...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021

Reality TV bolsters community center budget

The Mosquito Lake Community Center will likely receive another year of funding, thanks in part to a rental agreement with Raw TV, the London-based...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021

Alten hired as deputy clerk

Former Haines Sheldon Museum director Helen Alten is the new Haines Borough deputy clerk. Alten, who was brought on as a temporary, emergency hire to...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Limited in-person assembly meeting attendance likely to return

The Haines Borough is revisiting its COVID-19 mitigation policy regarding assembly meeting attendance after a handful of residents showed up to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021

Haines seeks funding for two trail projects

Two borough-supported applications have been submitted to the state Recreational Trails Program for improvements to Haines’ trail system. The...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    May 6, 2021

Verhamme takes first at regional wrestling tournament

Senior Wesley Verhamme placed first for the heavyweight class in the Region V wrestling tournament in Ketchikan on April 23. Verhamme was the only...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    May 6, 2021

Matanuska back, but state 'considering alternatives'

After four breakdowns of the state ferry Matanuska in a little over two months, the Department of Transportation is considering its options to ensure...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    May 6, 2021

When did gun safety debates go off the rails?

A historical perspective might help inform the conversation we’re having on becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. A Haines Chatters debate...

 
 By Lydia Andriesen    Opinion    May 6, 2021

On keeping ideas in the 'rough draft stage'

Each year the Chilkat Valley News awards a $1,000 scholarship for an essay writing contest for graduating seniors. Students typically have less than...

 

Scovill was multitalented craft maker, loving mother

Longtime Haines resident Virginia Eleze Scovill, known by many as Ginger, died Dec. 28 at Bartlett...

 

We should be a sanctuary from political toxicity

Assemblyman Paul Rogers recently submitted a resolution to declare Haines a sanctuary city. I unequivocally agree and want the record to show that I,...

 

Sanctuary- a place that provides protection

I wish for this place we call Haines to have sanctuary from exploitative logging operations that specialize in hauling our forests away to Asia;...

 

The sky isn't falling

No, Chicken Little, the sky is NOT falling. I agree with previous naysayers Aronson and Figdor who deplore Mr. Paul Rogers’ wrongheaded resolution...

 

Health freedom is important

Twice recently, in Haines, I was restricted, because of social pressure, from activities because I’m not vaccinated. These experiences gave me...

 

Thanks for the trim

The Haines Community Garden is deeply grateful to Burl Sheldon for pruning our cherry trees. Burl generously gave his time and expertise, and now...

 

Thanks for supporting our gallery opening

We would like to thank all the fine folks that ventured forth and attended the revival of our traditional spring gallery opening. It was good to see...

 

Our future is fish

The Palmer Project is now owned by DOWA Holdings, Japan, Ltd.—a massive multi-billion-dollar corporation headquartered in Tokyo.  Their shiny, whit...

 

I say NO to exploitative industry

I agree with Richard Clement of the Alaska Miners Association, except that he has my NO’s incorrect. As a resident who cares about the environment...

 

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