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Articles from the July 22, 2021 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    July 22, 2021

Chopper hoists stranded paddlers from Tsirku

Three residents plucked from the Tsirku River by a tethered Coast Guard rescue swimmer Sunday said...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 22, 2021

Canada border opens, with restrictions

News that Canada would open its borders to U.S. citizens making non-essential trips starting Aug. 9 this week energized residents and business owners,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 22, 2021

Borough manager candidate to visit town

Annette Kreitzer, the last Haines Borough manager candidate still in the running, will visit town Monday through Wednesday to meet borough staff and...

 

Fair exhibit deadlines coming soon

If you’re planning to exhibit your homemade quilt or leaf lettuce at the fair, time is running short. Exhibits can be submitted in 20 categories, ra...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly to introduce seasonal sales tax ordinance

Should the Haines Borough have a seasonal sales tax? The assembly’s Commerce Committee considered the idea at a meeting Tuesday before unanimously...

 

Battery Point trail open but access remains restricted

Alaska State Parks officials are asking the public to refrain from using the Battery Point trail until the Haines Borough reopens Beach Road, which...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 22, 2021

Two Haines businesses are finalists for regional award

Two foraging-focused Haines businesses, Adventure Harvest and Spruce & Birch Acres, are among 12 finalists for the 2021 Path to Prosperity award, a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 22, 2021

New trail opens between Fair drives

The Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) opened an easy-access walking trail connecting East and West...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 22, 2021

Proposed once-a-week winter ferry schedule raises concerns

The state’s draft winter ferry schedule, which was announced on July 13, sends one ferry a week to Haines in January and February. It could be costl...

 

Cruise ship COVID-19 case count rises to 10

The COVID-19 case count among the 214 passengers and crew who were aboard the American Constellation’s Southeast Alaska cruise the second week of... Full story

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 22, 2021

Southeast Alaska State Fair

The town's biggest celebration in two years will culminate with an all-comers whipped-cream pie...

 

Soul, Punk and Metal bands to perform at state fair

Diggin Dirt, a California funk and soul band influenced by James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone, heads up a heavily regional roster of Main Stage...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 22, 2021

Geotechnical study wraps up surface investigation

Geotechnical consulting firm Landslide Technologies has finished its second surface reconnaissance, part of a state-commissioned study of the stabilit...

 

COVID-19 case counts continue to rise across the state

As visitor travel to Alaska picks up strength, as residents participate in summer events, and as the pace of vaccinations slows down, the state’s... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 22, 2021

School solicits feedback on COVID-19 mitigation plan

Beginning in the fall, grades 7-12 would be exempt from mask-wearing under the Haines Borough School District’s proposed COVID-19 mitigation plan... Full story

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 22, 2021

Occupational therapist blends traditional, holistic approaches

Occupational therapy is not at all what it sounds like at first glance. "Everyone always asks me if...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 22, 2021

SAIL intern program finishes 6th season

Southeast Alaska Independent Living and Takshanuk Watershed Council’s Summer Work Program wrapped up last week. The program, which offers...

 

Stability assessments begin for storm-damaged roads

A section of Mosquito Lake Road closed this past week while the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) conducted drilling to assess area...

 

Lawson, Army and law enforcement veteran, dies of COVID-19 at 48

Robert Lawson, who grew up in Haines and served eight years as an Alaska state trooper, died of... Full story

 

This week in history

July 1971 Non-reserved vehicles have 3-day wait now for ferry Southbound vehicle traffic on the...

 

Ask before taking someone's property

To whom it may concern, And you know who you are. Just because something on a person’s property is visible from the road, it is not an invitation...

 

Duly Noted

Nash Steel Stickler was born on July 14 at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital on the Big Island. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5 inc...

 

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