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Articles from the July 5, 2019 edition

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 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Governor's vetoes hit seniors, schools

Borough manager Debra Schnabel said Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s deep cuts in public services will make living in Alaska more difficult and she expects a...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Research: proposed mine tailings ordinance will not be effective

A proposed ordinance aimed at limiting storage of hazardous liquids within one mile of waterways will not meet its intended goal of regulating a mine...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Spiritual 'water blessing' honors life of young Haines man

On June 26, a year to the hour of the death of 23-year-old Mario Julian Benassi, more than 60...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

High bidder for harbor project complains to assembly

On June 27, borough staff recommended the assembly proceed with awarding a harbor project to low-bidder Hamilton Construction. But the assembly took...

 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Hot Shots hit the mark in Chugiak

The Haines Hot Shots are living up to their name. At the annual AlaskaYESS (Alaska Youth Education in Shooting Sports) State Championship June 5-8 in...

 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2019

Fall/Winter ferry schedule expected by mid-July

The Alaska Marine Highway System expects to have its draft fall/winter 2019/2020 schedule available for public comment in mid-July — about six...

 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Commander shares Eldred Rock lighthouse stories, memories

Before his talk Saturday evening at the Haines Sheldon Museum, Roger Beving warned listeners, "My...

 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Borough will release RFP for wood chipper

The Haines Borough Assembly has taken a step towards purchasing a wood chipper, its next move in a multi-year borough discussion about converting of...

 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

'A family affair': local novelist follows daughter's lead

With the publication of his first novel, Haines resident Tom McGuire is following in the footsteps of his daughter. “Steller’s Orchid,...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Borough Briefs

Quarterly sales tax collections down Sales tax collections submitted to the Haines Borough for the first quarter of 2019 are down 3.6 percent, or $17,...

 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Lemonade stand turns a profit

At first, business was slow. The visiting cruise ship did not generate the expected traffic, and...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Police back to full strength

The Haines Borough Police Department returned to full strength when mayor Jan Hill swore in Michael... Full story


Is beauty the price we have to pay?

I’m sure it is probably financially effective, and fast to remove vegetation in this chopping machine manner. But at what cost to the beauty?...


Christmas in July

We here at The Salvation Army would like to share with you an exciting opportunity for you to“Help Us, Help Haines.” On the first of July we will...


Mining threatens life in Alaska

Dear Editor of the Chilkat Valley News: From 1945 to 1950 I lived in Haines, Alaska. My father, Kenneth F. Fox was pastor of the Haines and Klukwan...

 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    July 5, 2019

Duly Noted

More than 100 people stopped at the Pioneer Bar Saturday to honor Helen Tengs, 93,who has moved to Juneau’s Pioneer Home. Helen lived above the bar...


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