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Articles from the May 7, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Assembly considers year-long museum closure

A new budget draft discussed at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting proposes cuts including a one-month closure of the library and a...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Harbor seal pupping season has begun

Two abandoned harbor seal pups were found on beaches near Haines last week. One pup, a male, was...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Census resumes field operations in Alaska

The bad news is that, as of Tuesday, Haines’ census response rate was 12.5%, roughly 20% below the state average and 40% below the national...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Board cancels 2020 State Fair

For the first time since its inception more than half a century ago, the Southeast Alaska State Fair has been cancelled. On Friday, May 1, fair staff...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Murkowski to address graduation, virtually

Sen. Lisa Murkowski will speak at Haines School’s virtual graduation ceremony later this month. In late April, Alaska Education Commissioner...

 News    May 7, 2020

Artist Katie Craney to teach online art class

Artist Katie Craney is teaching a found materials art class via Zoom on May 14 at 7 p.m. The course, hosted by Southeast Alaska Conservation Council,...

 News    May 7, 2020

Borough assembly passes revised ordinance on tour regulations

Measures in the new code include a flat $250 fee for tour permit applications, a concrete definition of “expanded tour” for the purpose of public...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Virtual veternarian helps daughter save choking dog

Haines and Yukon veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley said she was in tears by the time her Haines-based daughter, also her vet tech, successfully...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Tourism board: Bring more RCCL ships

The Tourism Advisory Board is unanimously recommending that the Haines Borough Assembly pass a resolution in favor of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.... Full story


McNamara, NBA star and coach, leaves legacy

Local coach, filmmaker, and former NBA player Mark McNamara, 60, died of heart failure on April 27... Full story

 News    May 7, 2020

Business Briefs

Pretzels back on the menu for Haines Peterson’s Pretzels is winding its way back to Haines this summer for the foreseeable future, said owner Chris...

 News    May 7, 2020


Last week’s story “Assembly approves $3,000 chamber request” said the chamber funding was for the upcoming budget. The funding was approved for...


School staff teach lesson on hardship

I want to thank all the staff at the Haines Borough School District, and especially Mr. Sam McPhetres, for all their hard work that they have been...


Shelter grateful for 15K grant

Becky’s Place would like to acknowledge and thank “The Alaska Community Foundation” for awarding us a COVID-19 grant for $15,000.00! We feel...


Lunches, flowers brighten senior's day

I would like to thank the Haines Senior Center very much for their great senior lunches. I get one every day and two on Thursday because they are...


Don't patronize tight-lipped fuel dealer

It would have been refreshing and enlightening had Tesoro given a clear and concise answer to last week’s inquiry as to why gas prices are and have...


Quarantine the sick not the healthy

In the April 23 issue of the Chilkat Valley News, a letter to the editor titled “It’s about us, not I,” the author responded to an earlier...


Time to defend borough facilities

During the May 5 Haines Borough Assembly budget discussion, manager Debra Schnabel presented a budget proposal to close the Sheldon Museum to the... Full story


Volunteering is its own reward

Thank you, mayor Jan Hill, for your hard work and long hours during these trying times. Thank you to all of the volunteers for your hard work and...

 By Sylvia Heinz    Duly Noted    May 7, 2020

Duly Noted

Erika Merklin donated sunflower starts to Haines School teachers and staff to celebrate Teacher’s Appreciation Week. Merklin and children Cameron...


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