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Articles from the November 18, 2021 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Borough secures $20 million to renovate Lutak Dock

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski called Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud on Tuesday with some long and eagerly awaited news: The borough has been...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

For first time, town will have two lenders

Since the First National Bank came to Haines in 1962, there has been only one place in town to make deposits and take out loans. Soon there will be tw...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Two storms bring first measurable snow

As the season’s first snow fell in town last week, four car accidents were reported to the Haines Borough Police, including a four-vehicle accident...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Father and son reunite after Canadian border reopens

After the sounds of the marching band and cheers from local businesses celebrating the opening of the Canadian border to customers and tourists...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Could an arcane law help land owners affected by the December disaster?

Wendie Marriott and Bern Savikko’s Beach Road cabin was leveled by the December landslide. “It was smack dab in the middle of the slide,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Participation down in shop local program

In an effort to increase participation, shoppers are now eligible to apply twice to the byHaines Shop Local and Save program. That means if consumers...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Final redistricting map could mean change in House rep

After several weeks of public hearings across Alaska, the state’s redistricting board settled on a state house map that would link Haines to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Local owner of fish company stars in global film

Marie Rose has done it all. She has caught and bought fish and now she markets and distributes it. H...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

HEDC presents economic indicators at annual meeting

The Haines Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting last week and presented the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Haines museums among 13 in Alaska selected for grant awards

Audio tours, new art and rehousing and cataloging collections are on the horizon for local museums...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

AIDEA recommends letting Skagway Ore Terminal lease expire

Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority staff recommended that AIDEA let its lease with the Skagway Ore Terminal expire in March 2023. AIDEA...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 18, 2021

Constantine adjusts some language around Palmer road access

In recent months, Constantine revised language on its website with regard to the Palmer Project’s road access—an issue raised in a securities...

 

Corroded steel delays Matanuska return by two weeks

The 58-year-old state ferry Matanuska will spend an additional two weeks in a Ketchikan shipyard so that workers can repair and replace corroded steel...

 

Peel, wife and mother, dies at 89

Juneau resident Donna Lorene Peel, 89, passed away after a brief illness on October 25, 2021 in... Full story

 

Nicole Studley, 'emissary of love,' will be missed by all

Nicole Marie Studley was born on Oct. 22, 1992 in Anchorage, Alaska at Providence Hospital. She passed from her earthly vessel into another place we c... Full story

 

Just as bad an idea now as it was last time

The Alaska Constitution requires that every 10 years voters consider whether it’s time to elect and convene a group of several dozen Alaskans to...

 

Bear Crisis

I believe biologists Carl Koch and Anthony Crupi created the 2020 brown bear crisis, combined with Chilkoot River bear viewing activities. Biologists...

 

Time to oust legacy politicians

As the election campaign season begins to raise its insidious head yet again, we are once again faced with the usual suspects promising to get it...

 

Don't make emotion-based decisions

I realize the heliski conversation is an emotional topic but I’m encouraged to see folks moving past their opinions and starting to realize some...

 

Public Safety Building is a yurt

Yurts are clearly a great danger to the value of properties in town and must be banned along with many other things. We currently define yurts as...

 

Compassion should trump property values

I read in the paper that the reason for banning yurts in the townsite is because it might affect property values. I ask you to think about all the imp...

 

Socrates and "the Mine"

Elephant in the room time, folks. (How to reference George Orwell’s classic essay with a single word 101: Bang! Look it up yourself—I have a 250...

 

Thanks for advancing dock discussion

The Haines Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the Haines Borough staff and assembly, grant administrator Carolann Wooton, Haines Borough Ports...

 

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