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Articles from the September 1, 2022 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

Camping at Portage Cove Park to end

Day use fees and an end to camping at Portage Cove are among a number of measures that Alaska State Parks is preparing to implement at its Haines...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

Return of tourists tests Chilkoot corridor

After two slow pandemic seasons, tourists are once again flocking to the Chilkoot River, causing...

 

Haines only Alaska town to receive EPA planning grant

Haines was selected as one of 25 towns to receive a Recreation Economies for Rural Communities (RERC) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Age...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

New superintendent garners warm welcome at Klukwan school

Low enrollment again this year could threaten state funding for Klukwan School, but a new...

 

Haines to host Alaska Outdoor Alliance meeting

Around 50 leaders — including U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski — will gather at the Chilkat Center next week for Alaska Outdoor Alliance’s (AOA) 7th...

 

Tax exemption request for Hilltop subdivision to face assembly hearings

The Haines Borough Assembly will hold two public hearings next month on Roger Schnabel’s request to receive a ten-year tax exemption on...

 

Lapp fills one-month assembly vacancy

The Haines Borough Assembly at its Aug. 24 meeting unanimously appointed Jerry Lapp to fill the vacancy created by Caitie Rothbart’s resignation....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 1, 2022

Fair seeks new executive director

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will be seeking a new executive director and board chair following its annual membership meeting Aug. 25. Kari...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 1, 2022

Chamber executive director resigns

Tracey Harmon resigned as the Haines Chamber of Commerce Executive Director effective Aug. 24 as she pursues her new career as the owner of the fish...

 

Sales tax discussion tabled

The motion to include sales tax reallocation on the October ballot died at the Aug. 24 assembly meeting. Even assembly member Debra Schnabel, who had...

 

Assembly hires state and federal lobbyists

After state lobbyists secured 3.2 million in funding for Lutak Dock, the Haines Borough assembly voted both to renew that contract and sign on a new...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 1, 2022

Harbor committee proposes slight harbor-related fee increases

Boaters would see small increases in a number of harbor-related fees if the Haines Borough Assembly approves an Aug. 25 recommendation by the...

 

AIA pays past due property taxes

Alaska Indian Arts paid its overdue property tax bill last month after Haines Borough Manager Annette Kreitzer withdrew from negotiations with the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 1, 2022

Cross-country fundraiser draws 15 rugged runners

Breaking through fog, rain and gusts up to 30 mph, Garrett Montgomery handily won the third running of the Takshanuk Ridge Run Saturday, breaking his...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 1, 2022

'Tool library' fundraiser on Sunday

A gourmet dinner to benefit a tool lending library at Mosquito Lake School and Community Center will be held Sunday 5 p.m. at the center. The event...

 

Gerard "Jerry" Ballanco

Obituary submitted by Jean Meaux "Jerry" Ballanco, M.D. departed this life on August 25, 2022 at... Full story

 

Michael McDonnell Bridge

Obituary submitted by Colleen Bridge. Mike Bridge of Kenai Walked Into the Woods on August 5, 2022.... Full story

 

"Ritter's River" Cartoon

Marc Lutz is the editor of the Wrangell Sentinel and a longtime cartoonist who has lived in...

 

Forgiving student debt is unconscionable

I have disagreed with most things that Pres. Biden has done during his administration but his latest action in Forgiving Student Loan Debt is...

 

Little League season a huge success

On behalf of the Haines Little League Board of Directors, I would like to give a very big thank you to everyone who helped make this past season such...

 

Volunteer snow plowers needed

The Mosquito Lake School Community Center is looking for volunteer snow plowers for the upcoming winter. Since the weather disaster of December 2020,...

 

Ben Aultman-Moore for assembly

Ben Aultman-Moore and I sat in conversation regarding his recent decision to run for a seat at the Haines Borough Assembly. When I inquired about his...

 

We have learned from our mistakes

When 44 bears were killed in defense of life and property in 2020, the bear population took a huge hit and it will be years before they recover. This...

 

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