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Articles from the October 8, 2020 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2020

Glacier Bears take regional championship

Both the girls and boys Haines Glacier Bears cross-country teams are this year's Region 5 champions...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Stickler, Lapp, Kirby secure assembly seats

This year’s Haines Borough election was marked by high voter turnout, increased early and absentee voting, an above-average number of write-in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2020

$40,000 generated by shop local program so far

About 100 residents spent more than $40,000 at local businesses during the first week of the “byHaines Shop Local and Save” program. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Haines economy worse than unemployment rate suggests

Job numbers bounced back slightly in August, but not as much as unemployment rates across the state would suggest. Southeast remains the hardest hit...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Pandemic causes nonprofits to cancel in-person fundraising events

COVID-19 has created new fundraising challenges for Chilkat Valley nonprofits. While many have had access to coronavirus relief grants through the...

 

Personnel committee recommends more manager-assembly communication

The next Haines Borough manager will work more closely with and report more frequently to the assembly if members adopt changes approved by the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Charitable gaming takes a hit due to COVID-19

Pull-tab sales are down in the Chilkat Valley and statewide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pull-tabs, a type of charitable game regulated by the... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Haines Huts will apply for Ripinsky trail easement

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a resolution on Sept. 22 supporting Haines Huts’ application for the state’s Recreational Trails...

 

Census deadline extended to Oct. 31

A court ruling has resulted in the extension of the U.S. census response deadline to Oct. 31. While the deadline is normally July, this year,...

 

2020 moose hunt ends

The Haines moose hunt closed three days early this year after hunters reached the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s 25-bull harvest guideline....

 

Finger pointing and another discredited rumor

I’ve heard accusations and rumors during the past several weeks that Debra Schnabel is now editing the newspaper, scrubbing out the names of her...

 

Beware false promises

It’s an election year, which means some legislative candidates around the state are pledging the unaffordable. It’s comforting to know that even...

 

Support Al Gross for Senate

Alaskans have some important decisions to make in 2020. The most important may be the person we send to Washington, D.C. to be our senator for the nex...

 

Gratitude for medical professionals

Our family would like to express our deepest gratitude to Haines EMS, Dr. Wendell and the SEARHC staff, U.S. Coast Guard and Guardian flight crew for...

 

The racist narrative needs to be reexamined

Our first 10 Amendments were ratified in 1791. The First Amendment was our right to free speech, the Second Amendment was our right to bear arms. The...

 

Mining company exploits community divisions

Haines has a history of polarization. It’s no surprise that when a foreign mining company comes to town, it exploits divisions within our community,...

 

Why is a Constantine rep moderating an election forum?

I was shocked to learn from last week’s CVN that we allowed a representative of a foreign corporation to preside over an American election process...

 

Expanding no-hunting buffer would protect Chilkoot's bears

Like a lot of folks, I was saddened to learn of the death of Speedy, arguably one of Chilkoot’s most observed, loved and photographed bears. It is...

 

Duly Noted

It was a busy week on the obstetrics and delivery floor at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Four Haines babies were delivered between September...

 

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