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Speakers address trauma, recovery at December storm anniversary memorial

The anniversary memorial of the Dec. 2 storm drew more than 150 residents to the small boat harbor...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 9, 2021

New housing group considers dry cabins, zoning, tax incentives

Should the Haines Borough have more dry cabins? Tax incentives for developers? Another low-income apartment complex? These are among the questions...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 9, 2021

Giddings to end tenure as chief, Clay elected to seat

Al Giddings will finish his tenure as fire chief of the Haines Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) in January, following a decision not to seek...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 9, 2021

Hot-mic remark causes concern

Assuming he was muted on Zoom at a Nov. 29 heliski Committee of the Whole meeting, Eric Holle said, “I’d like to kill Liz Cornejo.” Cornejo had...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    December 9, 2021

Alaska continues distributing pandemic aid to renters

The Alaska Housing Finance Corp. is continuing its monthslong program of sending out rental and utility assistance payments — including almost...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 9, 2021

Disaster response group to form a local chapter

National volunteer organization Team Rubicon, which helped remove December storm debris this fall, is establishing a local leadership team to assist w...

 

Wrestlers compete in last meet in Juneau before regionals

Haines Glacier Bear wrestlers competed at a meet in Juneau last weekend with three of five wrestlers now seeded for the Region V tournament in...

 

FBI investigates Haines man for selling narcotics

Alaska State Troopers arrested a 62-year-old Haines man in Craig last week for allegedly selling methamphetamine last fall. The man was being...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    December 9, 2021

State extends Kennicott schedule to cover for delayed Matanuska

For the second time in the past 30 days, the state has to shift around the two other ferries serving Southeast to cover for the Matanuska, which will...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 9, 2021

State considers renting out Chilkat State Park cabin next winter

The Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation is considering opening the cabin at Chilkat State Park for public use in the winter, starting as...

 

Should Eric Holle be canceled?

Eric Holle’s recent Zoom meeting comment when he, thinking he was muted, said “I’d like to kill Liz Cornejo,” and much of the reaction to it,...

 

Mayor Douglas Olerud's December 2nd disaster memorial speech

I want to say a few words to all of you about our loss, about trauma, and about healing and...

 

What if Santa rode a state ferry instead of a sleigh?

For the sake of this holiday political fable, let’s assume there is a Santa Claus and the all-knowing gift giver tracks your behavior 365 days a...

 

Apology for comment at a COW meeting

I sincerely apologize for the comment I made at the Nov. 29th COW meeting. It doesn’t matter that I believed I was speaking in private. What I said...

 

Takeaways from Larry Benda's Bear Crisis

1. Biologist Carl Koch and Anthony Crupi are “cooking the books” to prevent me and my kind from killing more bears for profit. It must be a...

 

Don't allow motorized vehicles on Lily Lake Road

On snow shoeing into Lily Lake this week I noticed a public notice on the gate.  It is at a gate about 50-100 ft through fairly deep snow not on the...

 

Thank you for being a loving community

Words cannot adequately express the outpouring of compassion our community has for those young treasures that have passed, and there have been...

 

Use of oil and minerals is a personal choice

I am an environmentalist and believe in conservation. I have been rewarded with walking and bicycling for 25 years. I believe lowering our use of oil...

 

Can the mine operate without damage?

Constantine President Garfield McVeigh recently admitted, as reported in the CVN, that the Canadian stock exchange requested revisions in information...

 

CMR hasn't been 'abundantly clear'

Constantine Metal Resources (CMR) president Garfield MacVeigh’s Nov. 18 letter wraps a kernel of truth in significant untruths and ignores...

 

Thanks for help with Main Street Holiday Tree

A very special thank you is in order to all the people and organizations that helped with the Haines Borough Holiday Tree on Main Street this year....

 

Duly Noted

Klukwan is mourning the deaths of two long-time residents, Smith “Smitty” Katzeek, 85, and Tony Strong, 75. Smith died Monday morning at his...

 

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