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Articles from the September 19, 2019 edition

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CIA applies with state to change Seduction Point to Tlingit 'Ayiklutu'

The Chilkoot Indian Association has applied with the Alaska Historical Commission to change the name of Seduction Point, the southern tip of the...

 

Ship cancels Chilkat Inlet sailing after fishermen protest

A cruise ship sailing north up the Chilkat Inlet last Tuesday roiled fishermen as about 25...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

'Race Trail' closed to the public

By Jenna Kunze The race trail off Young Road that weaves up the steep face of Mount Ripinsky is clos...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

Candidates outline positions during first of three forums

Five assembly candidates twice responded to questions on their ideas of the Haines Borough’s most pressing problems, ways to generate revenue, thoug...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

Haines stands to lose half its cruise traffic

Holland America will not be porting at least two large vessels in Haines in 2020, borough manager Debra Schnabel said after a conversation with...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

New signs beg the question: What is a scenic view?

New road signs installed on the Haines Highway by the Department of Transportation last month have some residents scratching their heads. Last month,...

 

Resident group commissions report on socioeconomic impact of mining

By Kyle Clayton A group of citizens concerned about mining impacts in the Chilkat Valley, the Friends of the Chilkat and Klehini Rivers, commissioned...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

Meet the borough assembly candidates

Six candidates are vying for two seats on the Haines Borough Assembly in the Oct. 1 municipal election. The third highest vote getter will be...

 

Cornejo to be replaced as mining forum chair

Haines Mining Forum committee member Heather Shade summarized changes to the mining forum during an HEDC meeting on Friday, including the decision to...

 

Hunters report six moose as of Wednesday

As of Wednesday afternoon, valley hunters have reported six moose taken since the hunt began Sunday. “(I’m) happy that all are legal so far with...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 19, 2019

State test results show strides in English, math targeted for improvement

Results from 2019 Performance Evaluation for Alaska’s Schools statewide exams show Haines students have achieved significant growth in language...

 

George finishes first at home meet

Glacier Bears Cross Country runner Siyel George finished first overall in the 500 meters men's race...

 

Duly Noted

Elisabeth Laurel Ford was born to Lilly and Michael Ford on Sept. 13 at 3:25 AM, weighing in at 7 pounds 1 ounce and 19 and a half inches. Her arrival...

 

Visitor recognizes local generosity

My wife and I have always enjoyed our visits to Haines .  However this time was special.  We were overwhelmed  with a sense of being in a kind...

 

The state won't protect our resources

Last winter former Alaska state economist Gregg Erikson spoke in Haines on the economic impacts we might face if the Palmer Project goes forward....

 

A missed thank you

In July I wrote a letter thanking all the people who helped with the 4th of July Woman’s Club Pie Sale.  I just recently realized that I made an...

 

Governor values outside industry over locals

I am amazed at the flagrant corruption our current governor exhibits.  What state elected official, who won an election because of large...

 

There's only one Chilkat River

There are many locations where mines can be developed.  There is only one Chilkat River, with its abundance of salmon, cultural importance, the...

 

Dunleavy's unannounced visit is appalling

Haines’ residents learned after-the-fact about Gov. Dunleavy’s recent visit to the Palmer Project with his chief of staff, Ben Stevens,...

 

Wilderness memorial a success

Many thanks to all the organizations and individuals who provided help on the Chilkat Valley Wilderness Memorial. Without their help this project...

 

Sincerny will advocate for a sustainable Haines

I would like to commend Zephyr Sincerey for offering to serve our community as an assembly member. I have known Zephyr for many years and have always...

 

Constantine has shown its hand

How sleazy can you get, Constantine? Calling in the governor for a private meeting in Haines to pull the strings on your screwed up wastewater...

 

Thanks to AML for free playground shipping

The staff, students and families of Klukwan School would like to send out a very heartfelt thank you to Alaska Marine Lines for the donation of...

 

Sally McGuire is a team player

I have known Sally McGuire for nearly two decades. Over the years we have shared countless cups of tea while exploring issues important to the...

 

Residents come out for Senior Center

The Haines Senior Center Fundraiser was a success! There are many wonderful people that made this happen. Specifically, a big shout out to Christy...

 

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