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Articles from the June 18, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

CARES Act distribution still a work in progress

In the next six months, Alaska municipalities will need to figure out how to distribute a total of $569 million in federal CARES Act coronavirus relie...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 18, 2020

Police authorized to kill sow, cubs damaging property

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has given the Haines Borough Police Department permission to kill a sow and two cubs after reports of property...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

AML will build new freight ramp for Haines

The Haines Borough has reached an agreement with Alaska Marine Lines (AML) for construction of a new roll-on, roll-off ramp at Lutak Dock. At present,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    June 18, 2020

DHSS classifies first COVID-19 case in Haines 'community spread'

Haines’ first case of COVID-19 has been classified as “community spread.” After conducting a contact tracing investigation, the Alaska...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

2020 Census could influence future COVID-19 recovery funds

After a month without much movement, Haines’ census response rate is now 27%, more than twice what it was a week ago. However, this is still 35%...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

State grants are slow to come for eligible businesses

The state’s small business and nonprofit relief program opened on June 1, but the $290 million allocated is taking a while to make its way to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

Without borough funding, HEDC faces uncertain future

Since losing borough funding, the Haines Economic Development Corporation faces an uncertain future. The uncertainty is making it difficult for the...

 

Business Briefs

Recent grad offers drone services Joseph Rossman is providing unmanned drone services including aerial photography and 3D and 2D mapping through his...

 

Pink Panther

Haines has an opportunity to take a leadership role throughout our region, and possibly even our country, during the current crisis roiling law...

 

Set an example for others to live by

As a child I was taught to be respectful to all people even when I didn’t like them. I assumed since adults taught it so frequently they practiced...

 

Public union need to be reevaluated

Dear Fellow Americans, I believe that the case could be made that had we listened to FDR who opposed public sector unions, George Floyd would be...

 

Beware of cruel training devices

Puppies are here and here is some training advice about the companies selling the absurd “Halti, Soft halti or Gentle Leader.” These are cruel...

 

Public officials should put their egos aside

I was very disappointed when Mr. Rogers, Assembly members Thomas, Josephson and Mayor Hill fired the borough manager without cause. The decision,...

 

Submit comments to support public-use cabins

If you’re interested in the state developing a public-use cabin in Haines, you have until June 25 to send comments to help move such a project forwa...

 

The public deserves answers

Constantine spokesperson Liz Cornejo refused to respond to questions in last week’s paper raised by an evaluation of the Palmer Project Preliminary...

 

Rumors and monsters live in the dark

I hope that ours is a community where a person with COVID- 19 would feel comfortable saying it. I hope that we would give that person nothing but...

 

Ad hominem attacks don't cut it

In Jim Kuiper’s independent analysis of Constantine Metal’s preliminary economic assessment, the possibility of a profitable mine is judged “hig...

 

What is history?

Whether it happened an hour ago or three thousand years ago, it is history. Scholars and others who seek wisdom study history. Those who do not will...

 

Duly Noted

Amelia Nash celebrated her birthday last week with a virtual karaoke party. “Sing me a song for my birthday!” she wrote. “I miss public...

 

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