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Articles from the July 21, 2022 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    July 21, 2022

Disaster aid group lends hands to rebuild

It has been a year and a half since a landslide on Lutak Spur Road destroyed Steve and Sarah Virg-In...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 21, 2022

Renewed plans for Hilltop subdivision clear first hurdle

The Haines Borough Planning Commission on July 14 approved the preliminary plat for Highland Estates’ 65-lot Hilltop subdivision–an area that...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 21, 2022

Geologists move ahead with hazard mapping

There will be an uptick in helicopter activity this week near town as geologists collect data to map past and potential landslide areas across the Hai...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 21, 2022

Senior tax exemption covers 17% of Haines' residential property

As Haines’ population continues to age, an increasing number of homes in town qualify for the state-mandated exemption from property taxes. About...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 21, 2022

Haines joins effort to create first "green corridor" for cruise ships

Haines will join a group effort to explore the possibility of a maritime “green corridor” – a very early-stage emissions-reducing project ...

 

Fair exhibit submission deadlines approaching

Don’t forget to submit your diamond ring or rhubarb pie ahead of next week’s fair. Exhibits can be submitted in 20 categories, ranging from...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 21, 2022

Borough scrapyard plan moves forward

Owners of junk cars may soon have a new place to dump their vehicles. The planning commission on July 14 approved the second stage of a plan for a...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 21, 2022

Planners propose change to Mud Bay business regulations

Haines Borough Assembly members will weigh a change to Mud Bay zoning code after the planning commission voted last week in favor of a modification to...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 21, 2022

Food preservation classes this weekend

Interested in preserving your summer harvest into the cold months? Concerned your canning equipment isn’t making the grade? The University of Alaska...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 21, 2022

Southeast Alaska State Fair

Haines' biggest celebration in three years - the 53rd annual Southeast Alaska State Fair - will kick...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 21, 2022

Fishermen haul in monster halibut

Three local commercial fishermen caught what is likely to be the biggest halibut hauled in by a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 21, 2022

Towns look for answers to public toilet shortage at tourism's peak

Most every town in Southeast faces a similar summer problem: boatloads of visitors and not enough public toilets. Some communities have built...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 21, 2022

PFD donations don't change much with higher payout

This year, deposits of about $3,200 each will begin appearing in Alaskans’ bank accounts on Sept. 20, but so far the promise of a record-high...

 

Wolf dog law based on sad experiences

When I was a boy my folks taught school in rural Alaska. In 1949-51 we were in a village in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta region, where wolfdogs were...

 

Thanks for helping honor David Simmons

Our David Simmons weekend has come to a close, and we are left with our greening landslide, a monumental tombstone, for two beloved young community...

 

Hospice not to open dessert booth at the fair

To our Hospice of Haines friends, pie bakers, cake makers and fair booth supporters: It is out of an abundance of caution that we have regretfully...

 

Thanks for making golf scramble a success

Thank you to everyone who made the Uglys Cancer Fund Golf Scramble so successful. We had 56 rounds played this year and made $2,743.22. Thank you...

 

Duly Noted

A Celebration of Life for David Simmons took place last weekend. Simmons, a world traveler who settled in Haines in 2017, was one of two residents...

 

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