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Articles from the October 1, 2020 edition

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 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 1, 2020

Mayoral candidates contrast leadership styles at final forum

Haines’ two mayoral candidates—incumbent Jan Hill and challenger Doug Olerud—spent much of the Sept. 25 KHNS-CVN forum highlighting their...

 

Glacier Bears to run virtual regional championship

On Saturday the Valley of the Eagles Golf Course will host the Haines Glacier Bears as they attempt to claim the Region V cross-country title. Their...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 1, 2020

Locals and visitors remember beloved Chilkoot bear

News of the death of Speedy, a beloved brown bear matriarch in the Chilkoot Corridor, has attracted...

 

Correction

The times for the Haines Borough General Election on Tuesday, Oct. 6 was wrong in this week's Save the Date. The polls for this election will be open... Full story

 

Moose hunt slows in second week

This year’s moose hunt began at a breakneck pace with 17 animals harvested in the first five days, but rainy, windy weather has slowed things down...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 1, 2020

Borough opts to develop Mt. Riley Land

The Haines Borough took the first step in a project that will likely span the next decade—the development and sale of roughly 450 acres on the...

 

Assembly restarts manager hiring process

After four months of inactivity, the Haines Borough Assembly took a step toward hiring a new, permanent manager, setting meeting dates for the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 1, 2020

Candidates talk mining during final forum

The Haines chapter of the Alaska Miners Association hosted the final forum of the election season this week where candidates answered questions relate...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 1, 2020

CARES Act committee recommends funding drivers tests

The CARES Act ad hoc committee recommended Tuesday that the borough use up to $15,000 to pay a contractor to issue drivers tests for Haines residents...

 

Six Candidates Running for Assembly

Six candidates, Caitie Kirby, Helen Alten, Jerry Lapp, Cheryl Stickler, Brenda Josephson and Carol Tuynman are running for two three-year seats and...

 

Vote for kindness and better values

I was worried after the attempted recall and associated vitriol regarding assembly politics, and the mean-spirited fiasco of manager Schnabel’s firi...

 

A 15-years-late thank you

I have been thinking about people in my life that probably saved me. Here is a thank you note 15 years late: Thanks, Joann Ross Cunningham for...

 

Let's talk about voting

Did you know that last year Haines Borough voters turned out some of the highest numbers of any community in Alaska during the 2019 municipal... Full story

 

"Four Winds Mountain" name origin?

I have lived under Four Winds Mountain in Mosquito Lake for 20 years. I have asked many people where they believed the name of the mountain came from...

 

What will future generations think?

Saturday, Sept. 12, two Los Angeles police deputies sat in their parked car. A man walks up to the window and shoots both officers multiple times. The...

 

Your support is appreciated

Thank you to the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, the Uglies and the New Fellowship Church and family and friends for phone calls,...

 

AIDEA funding will create a better future

I’ve monitored some of the borough meeting comments made by local pseudo-experts, re: the Lutak Dock upgrades and the potential Alaska Industrial...

 

COVID-19 is not over

Listening to last week’s assembly meeting I believe I heard a member state “now that COVID is over....” Not once but twice. I was alarmed at...

 

Favorites and best non-favorites

In the assembly election we have six people running for four seats.  I was planning on voting for four.  However, a friend told me to vote only for...

 

Vote for who you support, leave the rest behind

Local voting is on my mind. Having thought about what would make a good assembly/mayor combination, I finally decided who I will vote for. The...

 

Traut family appreciates the support

The family of Alan Traut wishes to thank you for supporting the Alan Traut Estate Sales. So many of his personal items not only found loving homes,... Full story

 

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