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Articles from the July 16, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 16, 2020

Clinic offers COVID-19 testing free on weekends

Free COVID-19 testing will be open to all in Haines, even those without symptoms, on weekends beginning Saturday. Earlier this month, the Southeast...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 16, 2020

Suspect charged with arson, fire damages Sea Wolf Gallery

A woman has been charged with arson for starting a fire late Tuesday night that caused significant d...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 16, 2020

Businesses, nonprofits apply for $388,000 in CARES Act grants

The Haines Borough received 137 applications from businesses and nonprofits for CARES Act grant funding before the July 10 deadline, totaling about...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Borough has no plans to consider face mask mandate

A growing number of Alaska communities in recent weeks have considered mandates that people wear...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Nathan Jackson critical of museum director dismissal

Preeminent Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson described Haines Sheldon Museum director Helen Alten's...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

HEDC interviews interim director candidates

The Haines Economic Development Corp. (HEDC) this week interviewed two candidates for interim executive director — local David Simmons and an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Borough delays review of permit for RV park at school board request

The RV park located behind Thor’s Gym may soon be resurrected. Between 2001 and 2011, the Elks Lodge operated an RV park at the location for...

 

Takshanuk adding trails, Jones Point picnic pavillion

Takshanuk Watershed Council is expanding the trail system and constructing a picnic pavilion at its...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

State and borough emphasize absentee voting in 2020 election

In Alaska, state and local governments are emphasizing absentee voting in this year’s elections to protect public health, starting with the Aug. 18...

 

Residents list health, jobs, and education as biggest COVID concerns

A survey of Haines residents “to get a sense of where people are right now,” under the economic and emotional damage caused by COVID-19, found...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Library begins closures due to budget cuts

The Haines Borough Public Library will be closed Fridays beginning July 17 through the end of June 2021, due to budget cuts. This is not the first tim...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Assembly drops biomass project

The Haines Borough’s biomass project has been officially disbanded after the assembly voted Tuesday to return a $900,000 Alaska Energy Authority...

 

History buff Alan Traut dies at 73

The Chilkat Valley News is reprinting Mr. Traut's obituary this week to correct the errors in the... Full story

 

Look at CARES Act money to help museum

I’m confused on how we, the Haines Borough, are interpreting allowable uses for CARES Act funds. I see some creativity in their use for lunches for...

 

Don't leave statewide library consortium

One of the founders of the Alaska Library Consortium (ALC) informed us that “the Haines Public Library officially notified my office that because... Full story

 

Museum board should reconsider its decision

Employment levels are key indicators of community health, and the coronavirus requires us all to think more creatively about how to maintain...

 

Hospice ready to cope with COVID stress

Hospice of Haines is thankful for our more than 30 volunteers who give of their hearts and time to provide care and support to clients through our...

 

Mid-August roadwork would impact bears

The July 2 CVN had an article about the Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation possibly moving up...

 

We will miss Alan Traut and Daphne Ormerod

My heart and condolences go out to the families of Alan Traut and Daphne Ormerod. Alan and Daphne both spent many years volunteering for the Haines...

 

Duly Noted

“Of Bears and Ballots,” a new book by local author Heather Lende, made the Pacific Northwest Independent Bestsellers List. The list is compiled... Full story

 

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