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Articles from the September 16, 2021 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021

Proposed redistricting would cut Haines from Douglas, Juneau

A legislative map change proposed last week by Alaska’s redistricting board would link Haines to northern Juneau, severing the borough’s tie to...

 

One moose checked in on opening day

As of Wednesday, one hunter checked in a moose on opening day of the subsistence hunt, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist...

 

Should town have a garbage transfer station?

The borough’s solid waste working group and Community Waste Solutions (CWS) manager Craig Franke want to know how many people would take their...

 

Black bear kill resulted from improper hazing, state trooper says

The local wildlife trooper and an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist will train Haines police later this month on proper hazing methods...

 

Harrell sent out with a bang, donates final $1 million

In accordance with her last will and testament, the late Lucy Harrell was sent "out with a bang" Sat...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021

Committee sends question of fourth heliski permit to assembly

The Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee on Friday deferred action on whether to expand Haines’ limit on heliski operator permits from th...

 

Calling all singers!

Lynn Canal Community Players’ Tod Sebens is searching for 15 local singers to perform in a musical revue that will be staged during one weekend in...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021

Museum takes over staff from borough

All four Haines Sheldon Museum employees were laid off by the borough on Wednesday to be rehired Thursday by the museum, a non-profit. The transition...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 16, 2021

Haines fair talent show winner competes in Palmer

The day before he was to compete in the Alaska's Got Talent competition at the Alaska State Fair,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021

Could Haines become a Tai Chi hub?

Following a master's visit last week, Haines now has four certified Tai Chi instructors - a robust...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021

Coronavirus community spread continues

Haines’ coronavirus outbreak, which seemed to ebb not long ago, rose again this week. The borough’s active case count rose to 43 on Wednesday, up...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021

Mushroom mania and a recipe by local chef, Travis Kukull

Have you noticed the fungus frenzy in your yard or on the trail? Haines has a reputation among foragers, and this year it’s living up to the hype....

 

Legislators pass $1,100 PFD; governor wants more

Not content with the $1,100 Permanent Fund dividend adopted on the final day of the special legislative session that ended Tuesday, Gov. Mike...

 

Southeast visitor industry looks forward to 2022

More than 150 officials convened in Haines this week for the annual Southeast Conference — with more participating online — and much of the...

 

Yukon musician Nicole Edwards

Nicole Edwards (September 14, 1970 – September 8, 2021) Nicole Edwards, musician, community...

 

I have a dream...

One of the great speeches of my lifetime immortalized that phrase with deep meaning and symbolism that will stretch far into the future beyond our...

 

The conspiracy has been revealed

Thank you for pointing out the Illuminati symbolism around Haines. I too am concerned about the proliferation of these symbols. Cruise ship lines,...

 

Try a conversation before public shaming

I was saddened to see a community member start a confrontation around my dad’s creative mailbox/lighthouse that he built at our beautiful homestead...

 

Huling will bring balance

People in Haines talk about the local economy quite a bit. After 19 years of smokejumping, I make $25 an hour. A fire jump takes two minutes to get to...

 

Josephson puts the community first

Dear Haines, very soon we will be voting for two new assembly members. While all the candidates bring something special, Brenda Josephson has always...

 

Science over fiction

It is unfortunate that Mayor Bronson of Anchorage does not know what more can be done to stem the spread of Covid in his town. One wonders if he...

 

The black bear killing was another disgrace

The unwarranted killing of the museum apple-eating black bear recently by two local officials was a disgrace.  Our chief of police, currently under...

 

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