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 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

Assembly schedules public interviews tonight of 2 finalists for borough manager

The borough assembly is scheduled to interview its two finalists for the manager job in a public meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

COVID cases climbing back up in Alaska

State officials say the highly contagious delta variant is likely driving the increase in COVID-19 cases reported in Alaska, plus the fact that more...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 15, 2021

Haines businesses adapt to second summer of less tourist traffic in their shops

For the second year in a row, summer visitor numbers in Haines are greatly reduced as the world...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

Haines scheduled for one ferry a week January and February

Haines would see just one ferry a week in January and February under the draft winter schedule released Tuesday evening by the Alaska Marine Highway...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

COVID cases send ship into quarantine in Juneau

The first cruise ship to cancel runs through Southeast Alaska this summer due to COVID-19 cases on board is tied up in Juneau, waiting for a 10-day...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

PFD is the deadline as lawmakers work on a state fiscal plan

Alaska lawmakers are scheduled to reconvene in another special session in just over two weeks to consider a long-term fiscal plan for the state ...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

Legislators hear strong objections to ferry terminal at Cascade Point

The Alaska Department of Transportation has been working more than two years on the idea of building a new state ferry terminal at Cascade Point, almo...

 

Landfill adjusts hours due to Beach Road cleanup

Community Waste Solutions has adjusted its landfill hours and the borough is asking people to avoid Beach Road for the next couple of weeks as heavy...

 

Misfits win volleyball tourney

Of the seven teams that competed in the Fourth of July volleyball tournament, the winning combination was a collection of everyone who showed up at...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 15, 2021

New reporter hops from Homer to Haines

By Max Graham Before arriving in Haines on Sunday to start my new job as a reporter for the Chilkat...

 

Forest Service issues final EIS for expansion at Kensington gold mine

The U.S. Forest Service has issued its final supplemental environmental impact statement and draft record of decision to allow expansion of the...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 15, 2021

Chum returns are off to a good start, but sockeye below average

Three weeks into the Upper Lynn Canal commercial gillnetting season, fisheries managers say it’s off to a good start. “It’s actually pretty...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 15, 2021

Haines Little League grows in popularity

On Wednesday and Friday evenings in the summer, young Haines athletes take to the baseball field to play Little League. This year, Haines is seeing a...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 15, 2021

Glacier Bay earthquake rattles Haines and Klukwan

Chilkat Valley residents reported a big midday shake last week as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck 20 miles southwest of Klukwan in Glacier Bay on Th...

 

Actress, dancer Carla Brott dies at 63

There will be a celebration of life for Carla Brott at 2 p.m. Friday, July 23, in the Presbyterian...

 

Tom Matthews loved the outdoors

Tom Matthews, who grew up in Haines but moved to the upper valley to pursue a life outdoors, died...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Alaskans need to hear real facts about budget

Could anything be more difficult than getting the Alaska Legislature to settle on a workable, affordable, sustainable fiscal plan for the state? Yes....

 

A fond farewell to the Henderson Garden Group

The Henderson Garden Group (HGG) originated when advancing age made it impossible for Bob Henderson to continue his garden without help. In 2009 he...

 

This Week in History

July 16, 1971 Pipeline halt will cut down jobs Closure of the Army's Haines-Fairbanks petroleum...

 

Learn about the safety of radio frequencies

“The Invisible Rainbow, A History of Electricity and Life,” by Arthur Firstenberg, is a book I am interested in reading and it’s coming soon to...

 

Better ways to spend public money

After dispensing “The First Big Fish Award” — when someone recommended landing the Malaspina — it occurred to me: “I wonder if it’s...

 

Thank you to CIA for new walking trail

Without any fanfare, the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) built and opened for public use an accessible walking trail connecting East and West Fair...

 

Duly Noted

Deanna Wheeler and Candi Bradford hosted a “see ya later” party on June 27 for the Crager family and Joshua Wheeler. Joshua Wheeler and Makayla...

 

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