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Articles from the September 10, 2020 edition

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King meet escapement goal 2nd year in a row

This year, the Chilkat River king salmon run met the 1,750 to 3,500-fish escapement goal for the second year in a row. It’s likely that more than...

 

Union filed grievance against borough over Alten firing

The Haines Borough is dealing with a July 14 grievance from Public Employees Local 71, the borough’s employees union, filed on behalf of former...

 

Heliski map committee to consider terrain closure recommendations

The borough’s heliski map committee is awaiting industry data before settling on a recommendation that could limit heliski activity in the...

 

3rd Annual Coho Derby begins next week

The Haines Sportsman’s Association third annual coho derby is scheduled to kick off next week, with some changes to accommodate pandemic mitigation...

 

Assembly finalizes plan for $3.7 million in CARES Act funds

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday finalized a plan for spending most of the $4 million the borough is scheduled to receive from the federal CARES...

 

Should the permanent fund be tapped?

A measure on the ballot for the Oct. 3 election has sparked debate over the Haines Borough permanent fund’s purpose—whether the principal should...

 

New businesses falling through the cracks

Businesses that started this year have been feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19, but because...

 

Lack of manager delays pool reopening

After a pandemic, budget cuts and repair needs led to spring and summer closure, the Haines Borough swimming pool is finally ready to reopen, with...

 

Police arrest fugitive from Idaho

A 38-year-old man with an outstanding warrant arrest for sex crimes in Idaho was apprehended at the Chilkat Lake landing on Monday, Sept. 7. The man...

 

State orders municipalities to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

The Haines Borough’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been instructed by the state to prepare to administer a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of...

 

Road closed at Chilkoot corridor

Construction on the Chilkoot Lake road corridor has begun and the road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians seven days a week with some exceptions fo...

 

Bear breaks through front door as woman sleeps

Kristine Harder was woken up at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning to the sound of her Fox Terrier barking at a bear busting through her front door. “I was...

 

Assembly Briefs

Borough discusses AIDEA support for Lutak Dock Haines Borough department heads met Aug. 27 with representatives from the Alaska Industrial...

 

'Masking equals caring' is misguided

Fifty-one years ago, I was introduced to a holistic philosophy/cosmology/way of living on the earth that became a foundation for my life as...

 

Helen Alten for Assembly

Good to see courageous people who are interested in the arts, culture, history, economic and social well-being of our community running for the...

 

Duly Noted

The fourth wedding Katie Dickerson planned this year was a charm. Her previous wedding plans had been foiled due to the pandemic. She and Ben Bard...

 

This week in history

2010 Chilkats launch version of historic seafarer Klukwan villagers recently launched a 36-foot, sea...

 

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