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Articles from the December 17, 2020 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

What can Haines learn from Sitka's deadly landslide?

On Aug. 18, 2015 more than 40 landslides fell across Baranof and Chichagof Islands. The largest slid... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

Beach Road residents must reckon with long-term risk of living under Mount Riley

As geoscientists learn more about the Beach Road slide and the geology of Mount Riley, area... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

33 residents still displaced; nine homes destroyed

As of Tuesday, 14 residents were registered to spend the night in Red Cross-provided housing, down from 101 early last week. Interim borough manager... Full story


COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Alaska but will take longer to reach Haines

The first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Alaska late Sunday. As of Wednesday, it was unclear when the vaccine will arrive in... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Messages of support and donations pour into Chilkat Valley

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and supplies have entered Haines in the wake of the Dec. 2 landslide, including roughly $450,000 raised...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Haines receives massive grant to expand behavioral health services post-disaster

Local agencies and partners at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau have two weeks to spend an unprecedented $1.4 million the state is channeling... Full story

 By CVN Staff    News    December 17, 2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters can match again

In 2018, a funding shortfall prompted Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska to stop making new matches in Haines, but a new state grant will help at...


EOC opens southernmost part of Beach Road

Residents at the southernmost end of Beach Road can return home after state geologists downgraded... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Borough completes temporary repairs to storm-damaged infrastructure

By Ceri Godinez The Haines Borough finished temporary repairs to public infrastructure on Friday, Dec. 11 and is transitioning to long-term repair... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Borough to solicit Lutak Dock development proposal from AIDEA

The Haines Borough Assembly asked interim manager Alekka Fullerton to reach out to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) rega...


Hometown teacher achieved her dreams

Lifelong resident and first-year kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson is missing and is believed to...


Simmons traveled the world, found home in Haines

Haines Economic Development Corporation executive director David Simmons, 30, is missing and...


Assembly Briefs

Manager hiring process to begin Dec. 21 The Haines Borough Assembly has agreed to engage the services of consultant Lenise Henderson-Fontenot, who...


I've never been more proud of Haines

I have never felt so much pride in, so much compassion for, or so much love for a community as I have felt in the last two weeks. My faith in...


Thanks to neighbors for a helping hand

It is our creek that was responsible for the “7 Mile Slide” on the Haines Highway. All of the boulders and rock debris made it to the road via...


Christmas came early

For Christmas this year I got: • A fancy hotel room at the Aspen for a week; • Dozens of new friends;  • A different person/restaurant made me...


How can we further help Beach Road residents?

I am worried about the folks who have been evacuated from their homes on Beach Road, unable to return due to the instability of the mountain above...


Stop gulping for air

What is happening across the globe right now is not the “Great Reset,” but “The Great Leap Forward” once implemented in “well meaning” soc...


Let's hope the waters still

On Dec. 21 a rare astronomical event, one replete with literary significance, will be visible for the first time in 800 years. A conjunction between...


Duly Noted

Frank Hickman and Rita Brouillette welcomed twin boys: Cyrus Rockford Hickman and Gunnar Cruz Hickman on Sept. 27 in Anchorage. The boys are joined...


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