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Articles from the June 4, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Governor removes major obstacle for cruise ships coming to Southeast

Beginning June 6, travelers entering Alaska can opt out of the state's 14-day quarantine if they...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

More stores, borough facilities reopen

The Bookstore opened its doors Wednesday for the first time since March 15. Owner Amy Kane, who recently purchased the business, was only open for a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

Friedenauer resigns from HEDC with plans to move from Haines

Haines Economic Development Corporation executive director Margaret Friedenauer is resigning from her position this month and is leaving Haines for a...

 

Candlelight vigil draws hundreds

More than 300 people attended a candlelight vigil at the parade grounds Tuesday that was organized t...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

ADF&G restrictions, COVID-19 could dampen gillnet season

Gillnetters in the Lynn Canal will face restrictions similar to last year’s despite a slight rebound in the Chilkat River chinook salmon population...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Chamber moves forward with plans for July 4 parade

The Haines Fourth of July celebration is one community event still on the calendar for this year. On Thursday, May 28, the Haines Chamber of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Main St. construction will finish this month

For the past several weeks, direct access to Main Street from the Haines Highway has been blocked by construction. The project, managed by the Alaska...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Assembly begins work on ballot measure

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly’s finance committee gave chair Brenda Josephson the authority to work with staff to draft language for a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Gold Rush crew returns to Haines

Raw TV’s crew has returned to Haines to film another season of “Gold Rush,” a reality show about miners in Alaska and the Yukon aired on the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

Arts Outlook

Artists assist borough with COVID-19 outreach Seven Haines artists painted signs posted throughout...

 

Turnbull was a world traveler, green thumb, died at 88

Former resident Marcia Turnbull, 81, died April 26 at her home in Mesa, Arizona of heart and kidney...

 

Leak remembered for humility, intelligence

There will be a celebration of electrician Marvin Leak's life at 2 p.m. on June 27 at New Hope...

 

Stevens: life-long caregiver, loyal friend

Friends and family in Klukwan are mourning the loss of Anna Stevens, 45. She died May 12 at the Alas...

 

Confront prejudice in daily encounters

If you hear someone casually using derogatory or devising language toward a gender, race, sexual orientation or religion just do the hard thing, tell...

 

Schnabel, citizens deserve better

Debra deserved better. So did the people of Haines. I look forward to the day when petty people who misuse their political power are no longer elected...

 

Thanks to businesses using caution

I would like to express my appreciation to local businesses who have adopted a cautious approach to operating or opening, especially Lutak Lumber and...

 

School created memorable events

We want to thank the dedicated staff and administration at the Haines school for all of the determination, creativity, and love you showed the...

 

Follow Skagway's lead on CARES Act

There seems to be some question about how to legally spend the CARES act money of $4 million. I have recently heard that Skagway is proposing to...

 

Firefighters kept fair blaze from spreading

On the morning of June 3, I was feeding a brush fire on the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds. I noticed a small flame on the side of the old horse s...

 

Duly Noted

Mike Case, a former Haines Borough assembly member and mayor, has moved with dog Fox to the Palmer Pioneer Home. Case said that although it is quite...

 

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