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 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Tuynman wins fourth assembly seat 11 votes ahead of Josephson

The results of this year’s nail-biter assembly race are in. Cheryl Stickler and Caitie Kirby, the top vote-getters, will serve three-year terms...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Chief shoots bear outside his home

Haines police chief Heath Scott shot and wounded a sow brown bear that he said had attempted to get into his garage and opened a garbage can outside...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Two new COVID-19 virus cases reported this week

The Haines Borough EOC reported two new cases of COVID-19 this week. On Tuesday the EOC reported that a resident tested positive for COVID-19, the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Coho derby participation higher than last year despite border closure

With two weeks remaining in the third annual Haines Sportsman’s Association coho derby, resident Steve Anderson is in the lead as of Oct. 14 with a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Bear damages vehicles along Young Road

This month, an increasing number of residents have taken to locking cars as a preventative measure against the bear that has learned to open doors....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Borough re-revises morgue project

The Haines Borough is revising plans for a CARES Act-funded morgue again. The change means roughly $22,000 in CARES Act funds will go to waste. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Haines library nominated for national honor

The Haines Borough Public Library has been nominated by Sen. Lisa Murkowski for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Borough to look into providing public access to dumpster when landfill is closed

The Haines Borough Finance Committee recommended the Solid Waste Working Group look into providing public access to dumpsters when the landfill is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

TAB approves changes to heliski tour GPS reporting requirements

The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) approved staff-recommended changes to heliski code and administrative policy at an Oct. 8 meeting....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Driver's license applicants and fishermen to receive CARES Act assistance

The Haines Borough Assembly approved three CARES Act-spending measures at Tuesday’s meeting including $15,000 to address a backlog in driver’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Oct. 31 no-sail extension gives some hope for 2021 tour season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the no-sail order for cruise ships through the end of the month. The order had been set...

 

Rasmussen remembered for joyful spirit

Ellen Rasmussen, 33, died peacefully at Harborview Medical Center on Sept. 21 of complications from...

 

Thanks for running a great program

On behalf of the Haines High School Cross Country Team and myself, We would like to thank the following people:  Liam Cassidy, Rayshal Spalding,...

 

I need a dollar! A dollar is what I need!

In the Oct. 1 CVN, Terrance Pardee refers to “highly paid environmental mouths.” It would have been nice of Terrance to let us know where we can f...

 

Racism still exists in America

Mr. Dave Werner has bravely taken it upon himself to disprove the existence of racism in a town that is one half of one percent black.  Perhaps if...

 

Beware the dissenter

Are we willing participants of a script pre-written eloquently by a select technocracy? Yes. The authors are embedded within agencies and corporations...

 

Duly Noted

Haines Compost has composted more than 100,120 pounds of biodegradable waste and food scraps since their start in September 2018. Owner Genny Rietze...

 

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