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 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 6, 2020

School board approves back-to-school plan

Part-time classroom schooling, increased focus on outdoor education, a compressed schedule, lunch and breakfast in the classroom and mandatory face...

 

Doug Olerud running for mayor

Business owner and former borough assembly member Doug Olerud is running for mayor in this October’s municipal election. Olerud owns and manages...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020

Application period opens for Haines household COVID-19 grants

The application period for the Haines Borough’s household CARES Act grants is open. The deadline is Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. As of Wednesday, the borough h...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 6, 2020

Sow found dead Sunday, cubs put down

Alaska State Wildlife Trooper Colin Nemec is investigating the cause of death of a sow whose carcass was found in the woods behind the Eagles Nest...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020

GAS Committee supports museum restructuring, begins car towing plan

A restructuring of the Haines Sheldon Museum is on the horizon if the board and the Haines Borough Assembly have their way. At present, the museum is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020

EOC recommends holding off on mask mandate, for now

The soonest the Haines Borough Assembly would consider a public mask mandate, if it follows Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recommendations, would...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020

Siberian smoke travels to Haines

The smoky haze blanketing the Chilkat Valley last week was the result of forest fires burning 3,500 miles away in Siberia. The phenomenon occurred...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020

Borough takes step toward new public safety building

Thirteen companies applied to design the new Haines Borough public safety building by the July 30 request for qualifications deadline. The borough...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020

Haines forest management enters 21st century

The Alaska Division of Forestry is in the process of using state-of-the-art Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to update geographic data...

 

Man arrested last week charged with additional crimes

The Haines man arrested last week for intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin has been charged with two additional drug crimes. Police also...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 6, 2020

HEDC hires new part-time director

The Haines Economic Development Corporation hired David Simmons, 30, as its new, part-time executive director on Aug. 1. Simmons will work on an...

 

Guest commentary by Burl Sheldon

About 21 years ago, the Haines Borough and the City of Haines convened its first solid waste working group and professional waste management consultan...

 

Decaying corpse of summer finally pronounced dead, police suspect foul play

SEARHC doctor Adam Fibula finally pronounced Summer 2020 deceased as laughing ravens flew over its rain-drenched body. “Realistically, summer probab...

 

See the magic in the mess

Not all creatures can adapt so easily to our world. However, we humans can do something to help. We have the ability to appreciate what some animals...

 

Don't confuse selfishness for personal freedom

Would you smoke a cigarette on an airplane to assert your right to do as you choose? The need to limit a citizen’s “right” to do whatever they...

 

Thanks for Lucy Harrell tribute

Thank you, Sue Waterhouse, for organizing the lovely, heartfelt tribute to Lucy Harrell on the Sheldon Museum Facebook page. Thank you to those who...

 

Duly Noted

Jess Giddings married Austin Strutz on July 18 in Harrisburg, Oregon. The bride’s father, Al Giddings, officiated the ceremony. A total of 40 people...

 

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