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Articles from the July 2, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

July 10 deadline for borough grants to businesses, nonprofits

The application period for the Haines Borough’s small business and nonprofit COVID-19 relief grants opened on June 25 and will remain open until 5...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

Can political masks keep Haines safe?

National polls report that face-mask wearing has become a partisan issue. Local seamstress Sheri...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

Museum board eliminates director job to save money

Haines Sheldon Museum executive director Helen Alten was let go without warning Tuesday night after the board eliminated her position. Board...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 2, 2020

Work underway at boat launch; completion scheduled for Oct. 31

Work is underway on the $5.4 million project to build a two-lane boat-launch ramp at Haines Small...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 2, 2020

Haines police kill sow and two cubs

Haines police last weekend killed the sow brown bear and two cubs that had been causing property damage across town for weeks. Police responded to a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 2, 2020

Third local case of COVID-19 reported

It was reported Wednesday that a male age 20-29 had tested positive for COVID-19 in Haines, bringing the borough’s case count to six — three...

 

Chilkoot road improvements could begin this summer

The Chilkoot Corridor road improvement project could begin as soon as mid-August, according to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of...

 

Coast Guard airlifts river rafter stranded on Klehini sandbar

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a packrafter on June 14 after her raft capsized the day before on the Klehini River. The 42-year-old woman...

 

Delta Western cleans up small diesel spill

Delta Western is moving forward with cleanup from the May 29 diesel leak at its tank farm in Haines. The leak occurred around noon when 750 gallons...

 

Business Briefs

Refillable foods at the Farmers Market Potter Betsy Van Burgh is expanding her pottery business to the sale of bulk and non-bulk food in refillable co...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

Historic piano hits all the right notes at the Haines Bookstore

Haines bookstore owner Amy Kane went looking for a display table on Haines Classifieds and came...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

Police chief withdraws application from consideration for Unalaska job

Haines police chief Heath Scott has withdrawn from consideration for police chief and public safety director of Unalaska. He was one of two finalists...

 

The latest attack doesn't hold up

The extreme environmentalists will do or say anything to stop mining in Alaska. Their latest scam is barite. A valuable and versatile mineral used...

 

Our heroes deserve thanks

At this time when our nation is in such turmoil, we would like to take a moment and share our extreme appreciation for our local police department....

 

Better ways to use CARES Act money

So Haines is receiving $4 million from the federal CARES Act for COVID-19 relief program. Per my understanding, this money is to be used exclusively...

 

Constantine's finances tell us a lot

Kyle Clayton’s article on Constantine Metals and the Palmer Project last week raised important questions about the project and the company’s...

 

Train your dog with love, not pain

The training of a dog or puppy shouldn’t be taken lightly and must come from love. Seek help, ask questions, read books, but only from people and...

 

Protests are relevant to Alaska's past

If you think that the protests aren’t relevant, that it doesn’t affect or apply to us in our small faraway Alaska town: The knee on the neck of...

 

Duly Noted

Huxley Evans Dunbar was born to Brittany and Luck Dunbar at Bartlett Hospital in Juneau at 6:50 p.m. June 24. He weighed 7 pounds and was 20 inches...

 

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