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Articles from the December 8, 2022 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Tazlina to sail twice a week in Jan, Feb

The state will bring the Tazlina ferry out of layup to sail the northern panhandle route in January and February, filling a wide service gap in...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Dock scope change nears fed approval

The new Lutak Dock conceptual design is nearing final approval from the federal government, a step that’s needed before the project can advance...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Man arrested after altercation with Mud Bay neighbor

A man was arrested last week at 7 Mile Mud Bay Road after a months-long dispute over property ownership escalated into a violent altercation Nov. 29,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

State reps want to fund ferries, education

Haines’ representatives in the state legislature plan to prioritize ferry service and education funding in the upcoming legislative session, they...

 

Locals start package forwarding business

Residents Martha and Mike Mackowiak launched Deliver2Alaska in August, a new business that forwards packages to residents from companies that don’t...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Backcountry hut gets final approval

A proposal to build a public-use cabin on a ridge in the Takshanuk Mountains crossed its final permitting hurdle this week. The Alaska Department of...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Hydropower cable replacement delayed

A project to replace a precarious section of the undersea cable that brings hydropower from Skagway to Haines has been delayed half a year due to...

 
 By Michael York    News    December 8, 2022

Meeting planned to discuss possible ski lift

A Friday gathering is slated to address the idea of developing a ski lift and operation in Haines. The Lutak side of Mt. Ripinsky and Mosquito...

 
 By Michael York    News    December 8, 2022

Eagle count numbers second lowest on record

The number of Eagles returning to the Chilkat Valley this year was 452, the second lowest count since they began in 1988. The count is up from the...

 

Alaska needs to accept that the world is changing

The world will continue to need liquid fuels refined from crude oil for decades. But it likely will need less in the decades ahead as it transitions...

 

Northern Light Showcase back after pandemic hiatus

The Haines Arts Council is hosting the Northern Light Showcase for the first time since 2020. Eight performers will present music and spoken word...

 
 By Michael York    News    December 8, 2022

Ways to give back this holiday season

Local charities have already been busy and officials say more help will be needed to serve everyone who needs help this season. At the Salvation Army...

 

Duly Noted

The 25-foot Christmas tree at the public library was donated by Wendel Hales and came from his property on Lutak Inlet. Brady McGuire donated use of...

 

A public official should be open-minded

As a newly-appointed member of the Haines Planning Commission, I would hope Mr. Richard Clement would be more informed and open minded about the...

 

The Salvation Army needs your help

I would like to personally thank all those in the Haines community who have been so generous already this Thanksgiving /Christmas season. The need...

 

Special thanks to special people

First, a special thanks needs to go out to everyone who contributed to the holiday calendar, especially Suzy Waterhouse for her work in encouraging,...

 

Wolves in sheeps clothing

Antisemite Kenye West/Ye is no Christian nor patriot. Neither is Andrew Torba of Gab,nor Alex Jones of InfoWars. Christians should speak out against t...

 

Thanks for supporting a holiday tradition

To make Saturday’s Lighting of the Fort happen, Port Chilkoot Distillery provided food, Felicia Finley organized the Nativity tableau, Greg Podsiki...

 

Dock is designed to meet seismic standards

In last week’s CVN, a Lynn Canal Conservation representative implied in a LTE that the Turnagain Marine Lutak Dock is designed to allow for large...

 

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