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 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Governor vetoes legislative attempt to bolster ferry budget

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has used his veto power to thwart a legislative effort to boost the state ferry system budget. The governor cut almost $8.5...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Borough manager attracts 10 applicants

The borough has been without a permanent manager since last May, and the mayor is hoping the latest round of applications will produce a successful...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

SEARHC now requires all employees to be vaccinated

As of last week, employees, contractors and volunteers with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, which operates in Haines and 18 other com...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Haines recovery group focuses on raising money

“Getting people back into secure housing is costly,” said Sylvia Heinz, coordinator for the Haines Long Term Recovery Group, established soon...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Work starts this week on Beach Road

Southeast Road Builders plans to start work Friday morning under a $166,760 borough contract to remove debris from the December landslide across...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Dunleavy vetoes small PFD, tells legislators to try again

Legislators are scheduled to return to Juneau next month and will try again to settle on an amount for this fall’s Permanent Fund dividend after...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Governor's reductions hit tourism, seafood marketing and SE hatchery funding

Gov. Mike Dunleavy has vetoed $215 million from the state budget, about 4% of $4.6 billion spending in unrestricted general fund dollars on public...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 8, 2021

ADF&G seeks help identifying mule deer in Skagway and Haines

As mule deer appear to expand their population in Alaska, the state Department of Fish and Game is asking residents for help monitoring the animals....

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

First of large cruise ships due in Southeast on trial voyage

It’s not like the old times of 1.3 million cruise ship visitors to Southeast Alaska, but it’s the start of the best it’s going to be this...

 

Legislators plan town hall Friday evening

The two legislators who represent Haines will be in town for a community meeting 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the American Legion Hall. Sen. Jesse Kiehl and...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 8, 2021

Playwright explores gun violence in 'Ghost Town Bardo' performance

“I believe artists play a role in helping carve pathways back to the imagination because change comes from the imagination,” said Aaron Davidman,...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 8, 2021

Hawkweed blooms big, threatening local plants

A small orange flower is blooming around town, and it’s not welcome.  “I’m seeing whole fields full of orange flowers that are this invasive sp...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 8, 2021

Grant money fuels Haines tourism marketing efforts

As summer gets underway in Haines, amid another season of few cruise ships and a closed border with Canada, the Haines Economic Development Corp. is w...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 8, 2021

Discussion continues on whether to allow yurts as permanent housing

Haines government leaders continue to grapple with the question of whether yurts should be allowed as permanent residences throughout the townsite....

 

Thin for better fruit

Each spring, fruit trees and berries produce all the blossoms they can muster. By late June and early July, the fruitlets are forming and it’s time...

 

Elliott takes first place in Ripinsky Run

Haines resident Sarah Elliott finished first in the annual Fourth of July Ripinsky Run on Sunday....

 
 

PFD does not belong in the constitution

Editorial from this week’s Wrangell Sentinel Alaskans have taken a collective leap over the embankment of common sense. We didn’t merely leave...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 8, 2021

Governor is wrong to call legal help for domestic violence victims a subsidy

The governor’s office got it wrong when it referred to $400,000 in state funding for the Alaska Legal Services Corp. as a subsidy. Guess they had...

 

Mielke: Life-long Alaskan, avid outdoorsman

Life-long Alaskan, Glen Herman Mielke, 90, passed away on June 22, 2021 at Haines Assisted Living... Full story

 

Marching band fundraiser was the best

We’re proud to announce the Fort Seward cannon blasted the donated pair of panties a record-setting distance of 87 feet, 1 inch. This 50/50 raffle...

 

Thanks for a successful Friends of Library event

The Friends of the Library’s July 4th BBQ, Bake & Book sales were a huge success this year — and we could not have done it without the more than...

 

Fort hospital building should be preserved

I’m so sad to see the hospital building in Fort Seward go the way of the barracks building. Most people know the hospital building as Alaska Indian...

 

Lutak Dock not a municipal obligation

Haines Borough taxpayers might consider whether the Lutak Dock is truly a municipal obligation or a piece of freight industry infrastructure the...

 

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