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Articles from the August 4, 2022 edition

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 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022 

Kirby resignation opens third assembly seat in local election

Haines Borough assembly member Caitie Kirby resigned on July 29, opening a third seat on the assembly for the October municipal election. In a letter...

 By Max Graham    News    August 4, 2022 

Colorado organization rescues six suspected Haines wolfdogs

While thousands danced and dined at the Southeast Alaska State Fair last weekend, Drew Robertson of Sedalia, Colorado was rescuing a half dozen local...

 By Max Graham    News    August 4, 2022 

CIA embarks on initiative to boost Tlingit language use

There are only three fluent Tlingit language speakers left in the Chilkat Valley — and the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) is working hard to...

 By Max Graham    News    August 4, 2022 

State adopts new forest management schedule

The state last week adopted a five-year forest management schedule for the Haines State Forest that outlines several proposed timber sales as well as...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 4, 2022 

Gillnetters see strong sockeye returns

Lynn Canal gillnetters hauled in the best catches of the season so far during the past week. Alaska Department of Fish and Game commercial fisheries...

 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022 

GAS discusses solid waste prices, approves nonprofit grant form

The Haines Borough’s Government and Services Committee at its Aug. 2 meeting discussed possible borough actions to reduce illegal dumping and...

 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022 

PhD candidate studies Haines as disaster relief case study

Larysa Murray, a doctoral candidate in emergency management at Jacksonville State University, will spend the next six months in town conducting...

 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022 

Haines leads Southeast in unemployment, labor report finds

Data published by the Alaska Department of Labor in its August 2022 Alaska Economic Trends Reports indicates that Haines this summer has the highest...

 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022 

Lutak Dock contract delayed, consultant presents on build method

The Haines Borough is awaiting approval from MARAD (The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration Division) to finalize its...

 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022 

November bald eagle festival to return after two years off

The Alaska Bald Eagle Festival will again draw raptor enthusiasts to Haines this November, following a two-year break because of covid. “Everyone...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 4, 2022 

Swimming now official high school sport

Haines High School swimmers will compete against 2A schools again this year after the school board voted unanimously on Tuesday to formally include...

 News    August 4, 2022 

SEAK State Fair photos and results

Talent Show: Youth Winner: Nate White and Maddox Rogers Adult Winner: Tom Morphet Parade:  Grand... Full story


Thomas W. Boisvert

Obituary submitted by Sally Boisvert. Sally and Marie Boisvert's father, Tom Boisvert, Professor... Full story


Leatha Vada Aitken

Obituary submitted by Sherry Aitken. Leatha Vada Aitken "Vada" went home to her Lord on July 19,... Full story

 News    August 4, 2022 

This Week in History

Aug. 2, 1972 Earthquake Jars Haines: No Damage Reported The first major earthquake to hit Haines...


Thanks for rezoning efforts

Dear Friends of Chilkat Inlet Retreat, borough assembly, planning commission, planner Dave Long and mayor Olerud, Thank you for your efforts...


Thanks for a great fair

Amanda Randles and her team deserve a big thank you for organizing and putting on a great Southeast State Fair. I think everyone had a good time...


Need help with my garbage math skills

I have a math problem that I need help with, a story problem, if you remember those from your school days: Recently I visited family in the Lower 48...


Public deserves a say in wastewater plan

Thank you for covering the lack of public notice on the construction approval for the Palmer Project’s wastewater discharge system. Six...


Skeptical that covid numbers will help

Responding to Tom Morphet (a fave of mine in this town) and his July 28 letter to the editor. Maybe you’re correct, Tom. Maybe covid case numbers...


Tax disposable beverages to promote health

We can address two extreme societal problems locally. Both require changing behavior and a pile of new money: 1) Reduce waste management costs and...


Duly Noted

The Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) hosted their annual Culture Camp at Chilkoot Lake from July 17-23. Mary Cruise Folletti, Lkoot Kwáan Culture Ca... Full story


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