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Articles from the May 18, 2023 edition

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 By Lee Zion    News    May 18, 2023

Haines woman achieves lifelong dream of meeting Dr. Phil

A prominent Haines businesswoman has achieved her lifelong dream. And it took her only 16 years to...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2023

Heliport granted conditional use permit amid opposition

The Haines Borough Planning Commission voted 6-1 to approve a conditional use permit for a heliport at a 26 Mile airport amid opposition from...

 By Larry Persily    News    May 18, 2023

Legislators likely to head into OT due to PFD debates

Alaska lawmakers have spent the final days of the 121-day legislative session disagreeing over the amount of this fall’s Permanent Fund dividend....

 By Madeline Perreard    News    May 18, 2023

Beloved art teacher steps down

When students were instructed to write about the person who left the greatest impact on their... Full story

 By Larry Persily    News    May 18, 2023

Exaggerated claims don't help anyone

Elected officials, ballot initiative supporters and opponents, campaign managers and anyone else who writes, texts or tweets outlandish claims and...

 By Madeline Perreard    News    May 18, 2023

New marijuana shop hits the street

A second marijuana dispensary has launched in town, and it's offering locally-grown THC products....

 By Lee Zion    News    May 18, 2023

A Covid Story

OK, this is a newspaper, and when there’s a newspaper, that means you have a right to know. Everyone has a right to know when something goes wrong...


Former mayor, Mike Case, dies at 90

Former Mayor Mike Case, 90, died peacefully at the Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home in Palmer on... Full story

 By Madeline Perreard    News    May 18, 2023

Borough clarifies Viking Cove rights

Mud Bay residents plan to appeal a recent decision from the borough manager that allows an area vacation rental to continue to host weddings....

 By Madeline Perreard    News    May 18, 2023

Local author self-publishes first novel

Local author, wood carver, jeweler, puppeteer, and chocolatier Debi Knight Kennedy has self-publishe...

 By Lee Zion    News    May 18, 2023

Popular fundraiser returns - and wow, just in time!

A fundraiser that had to take three years off because of COVID has now returned, and will be held once again this weekend. And — as it just so...

 By Lee Zion    News    May 18, 2023

More money possible for schools and activities

“You know that feeling when you almost fall back in your chair? That’s what it’s constantly like.” This is how Roy Getchell, superintendent...


Former businesswoman and Haines City Councilor, Lynda Walker, dies at 79

Former businesswoman and Haines City Councilor, Lynda Walker, 79, died April 26 in Albany, Oregon,... Full story

 By Yereth Rosen    News    May 18, 2023

EPA focused on new SE wastewater requirements

Alaska’s coastal communities are home to more than a third of the U.S. wastewater plants still allowed to treat their sewage at the lowest and most...

 By Lee Zion    News    May 18, 2023

Library hosts programs for children and families

It's Monday morning, and Holly Davis sings to her audience. She makes drum noises and plays with sca...


Salmon habitat and your voice

By the time this letter is published there will be 2 weeks left on DNR’s comment period for Constantine’s extensive permit “amendment.” The...


Restore the Townsite name to Deishú

I recently wrote two obituaries that make reference to the City of Haines and Haines Borough. The City ceased to exist when the two governments...


Yard waste suggestion

Yard waste, what we do with it. The Borough owns a lot on Mud Bay Rd. where we, the taxpayers, can pay to dump yard waste. How nice, a lot for yard...


Haines Little League

Haines Little League would like to thank the Salvation Army and the Haines Sportsmans Association for their recent donations to the League. We have...


Duly Noted

The Haines School hosted a Spring Art Show reception last Friday. Paintings, drawings and ceramics from all grade levels were displayed on the walls a...


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