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Articles from the September 26, 2019 edition

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Students join in worldwide 'Climate Strike' movement

On Wednesday, students of all ages marched, chanted, and spoke in alignment with 4 million students... Full story

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 26, 2019

The Bee People of Haines try to keep dry

Bees wintering in Haines do not require all that much more than humans do- "plenty of food,"...

 

TAB members frustrated by vacant tourism director job

The Haines Borough Assembly directed borough manager Debra Schnabel to advertise for a new tourism director after the position had been vacant for... Full story

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 26, 2019

Staff to research 'green' harbor parking lot

On Sept. 10, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously directed the manager to explore the possibility of making the Portage Cove boat-launch parking lo...

 

Bears JV ends season strong

Despite injuries and illness, the junior varsity cross-country team set personal records last weekend in Ketchikan. Senior Dori Getchell finished her...

 

Interview with candidates for the Haines Borough Assembly seats

Do you think the borough’s current level of taxation is appropriate? If not, how would you change it?  Sally McGuire:  About one-fifth of our...

 

New borough planner to start October 14

Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel hired Tim O’Melia as the new borough planner for his skills in policy and community engagement, she said. The...

 

Arts Outlook

Artist Talk & Author Readings to be held at museum Artist Katie Ione Craney’s collection “Landfalls” was inspired by Alaskan women writers,...

 

John Marquardt answered the call

Friends and family will gather at New Hope Church on Mosquito Lake Road at 11 a.m. Saturday to... Full story

 

This Week in History

Sept. 24 2009 A miner who was in the shack that blew off the side of a mountain near the border last weekend said the roof of the building was...

 

Duly Noted

On Sept. 14th Haines graduate Tyler Healy married longtime girlfriend Kelsey Myer in an intimate ceremony in Palmer. Attendees included Ben Egolf, Chr...

 

Dolphins ready to jump in

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team will be hosting an information and registration event from 5 to 6 pm this Friday, Sept. 27, at the school cafeteria....

 

Vote to protect our valley and community

We have a big decision to make as a community with electing our next assembly. What type of life do we envision for ourselves? We are at a...

 

Support our youth with climate action

This week, Chilkat Valley kids join 4 million youth worldwide in an international school strike demanding real climate action. They need our support...

 

Vote now, early voting is open

Don’t risk forgetting to vote or having something come up on Election Day.  The polls are already open.  In our democracy voting is not only a rig...

 

Cast your vote for future generations

I believe that we should be living in such a way that the riches we enjoy should be here for our children and grandchildren, and that’s why I’m...

 

Physicians oppose mine in Chilkat Valley

As practicing physicians who live, raise families and care for patients in this community, we are compelled to stand against a proposed mine near the...

 

Thanks for supporting our cross country team

Thank you to all the participants and sponsors for the 2019 Takshanuk Ridge Invitational, including  Alaska Sports Shop, Alaska Backcountry...

 

Get out and pick some mushrooms

With the recent rain development Haines is finally seeing a bumper crop of mushrooms. I encourage everyone to get out and walk through the woods to...

 

Gunalcheesh Zephyr

I first got to know Zephyr through planning our annual Culture Camp out at Chilkoot in coordination with the Haines Library. He was instrumental,...

 

Sincerny listens to learn, a rare quality

I would like to express my support for assembly candidate Zephyr Sincerny. My experience with Zephyr have shown him to be an intelligent, honest and...

 

Vote 'no' on alcohol and marijuana taxes

Citizens should vote “no” on alcohol and marijuana taxes in order to wait one year and dedicate these taxes to a communitywide recreation...

 

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