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Articles from the July 29, 2021 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021

Attractants, garbage continue to draw bears

Bear attractants remain an issue in Haines, according to a CVN review of more than 140 police reports, and are associated with property damage...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2021

Fair opens with COVID precautions

With reported COVID-19 cases again rising in Alaska, officials with the Southeast Alaska State Fair...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2021

Fair offerings: winning ribbons, training chickens

Taylen Reed couldn't get off from her job bartending at Kito's Kave in Petersburg to attend the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021

Manager job offered to Annette Kreitzer

After a 15-month process that included two rounds of searches and a job offer that was turned down i...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 29, 2021

Wrong remains find final resting place at peak of Mount Sinclair

When John Svenson learned fellow climbers would be ascending Mount Sinclair, a 6,800 foot peak...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021

Haines unlikely to serve as port for Yukon ore exports

At a public meeting hosted by Lynn Canal Conservation last week speakers cast doubt that Haines could be a viable port for Yukon mining interests....

 

Bald Eagle Foundation cancels fall festival

The American Bald Eagle Foundation announced Tuesday that it is canceling its November festival due to COVID-19 concerns and a limited budget. “We...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2021

Highway project costs increase at 19 Mile

A major design change to work at the 19 Mile slide will add up to $2 million to the cost of the Haines Highway reconstruction project and may delay a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021

Assembly briefs

Assembly approves disaster debris processing funds The Haines Borough assembly approved unanimously at its Tuesday meeting up to $110,000 for...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 29, 2021

Regional, economic divides hinder compomise on state's fiscal future

Some of the key players in legislative efforts to reach a compromise on a long-term fiscal plan for the state — in addition to settling on an...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021

Disaster relief group could help rebuild homes

Representatives from the Mennonite Disaster Services (MDS) were in town this week meeting with the Haines Long Term Recovery Group and residents...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 29, 2021

Arts Outlook

Display of antiquarian books Haines reporter and writer Tom Morphet will display a collection of...

 

COVID claims Haines High grad

Scott Hibbard, who grew up in Haines, died Nov. 11, 2020 of a lung infection and complications of...

 

Phillips worked as mechanic, minister

A funeral was held Saturday at the Haines ANB Hall for Fred Phillips. Phillips, who grew up in...

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    July 29, 2021

Bad time to rewrite the state constitution

The list of escalating Alaska political divides is growing faster than skunk cabbage in a rainforest. And it smells just as bad. The line-up for the...

 

To go green, we need mining

It is tragically ironic that the anti-mining Lynn Canal Conservation organization has chosen to raffle an electric bicycle rather than a...

 

It takes a community to grow a garden

The Takshanuk Watershed Council’s Marvin Garden has been a hustle and bustle of activity this summer. Students have been busy taking care of the...

 

It's time to fix dilapidated Fort Seward

If you want an interesting story about local stuff, you should have a reporter look into what is happening, or should I say, not happening in Fort...

 

"I Love Lucy Day" is this Sunday

in appreciation for the late Lucy Harrell who generously donated millions of dollars to our community over several decades. There isn’t one single...

 

Let's avoid a North Garbage Point

When I first moved to Haines in 1987, the area we now call “Picture Point” was called “Garbage Point.” All kinds of garbage and appliances...

 

Duly Noted

Dan Schultz and Stacie Evans were married at Chilkat State Park on July 24. Derek Poinsette officiated the wedding ceremony that was followed by a...

 

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