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 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 25, 2020 

New traveler recommendation creates testing gap in Haines

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly updated its 14-day quarantine recommendation to mirror the state’s new mandate for travelers entering...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 25, 2020 

$850,000 will fund first round of CARES Act business grants

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a spending plan for $2.1 million in federal COVID-19 relief, the first of three installments the boroug...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 25, 2020 

Marijuana businesses have been shut out from COVID-19 relief

Marijuana businesses are falling through the cracks when it comes to economic assistance for COVID-19. Although pot businesses were deemed essential...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 25, 2020 

Assembly puts permanent fund question to voters

In October, Haines residents will vote on a proposed $450,000 draw from the borough’s permanent fund to offset unexpected costs associated with scho...

 
 News    June 25, 2020 

Police kill sow causing property damage

Haines police officer Brayton Long shot a female bear on Highland Drive this week and police later cited the resident for an unsecured compost pile th...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    COVID-19    June 25, 2020 

Haines EOC says individual refuses to quarantine, situation now resolved

The Haines Borough Emergency Operations Center (EOC) issued a press release on Facebook Wednesday evening stating that an asymptomatic woman who...

 

I've never had issues with bears

In over 50 years of living in Haines and operating a garbage company for 17 years in Haines, I have never had a bear damage property or return to my...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

CARES Act distribution still a work in progress

In the next six months, Alaska municipalities will need to figure out how to distribute a total of $569 million in federal CARES Act coronavirus relie...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 18, 2020

Police authorized to kill sow, cubs damaging property

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game has given the Haines Borough Police Department permission to kill a sow and two cubs after reports of property...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

AML will build new freight ramp for Haines

The Haines Borough has reached an agreement with Alaska Marine Lines (AML) for construction of a new roll-on, roll-off ramp at Lutak Dock. At present,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    June 18, 2020

DHSS classifies first COVID-19 case in Haines 'community spread'

Haines’ first case of COVID-19 has been classified as “community spread.” After conducting a contact tracing investigation, the Alaska...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

2020 Census could influence future COVID-19 recovery funds

After a month without much movement, Haines’ census response rate is now 27%, more than twice what it was a week ago. However, this is still 35%...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

Without borough funding, HEDC faces uncertain future

Since losing borough funding, the Haines Economic Development Corporation faces an uncertain future. The uncertainty is making it difficult for the...

 

Duly Noted

Amelia Nash celebrated her birthday last week with a virtual karaoke party. “Sing me a song for my birthday!” she wrote. “I miss public...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    June 11, 2020

First case of COVID-19 reported in Haines

On Monday, the Haines Borough announced the first case of COVID-19 in the Chilkat Valley. The male patient was tested at the Southeast Alaska...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 11, 2020

Volunteers rally for food security, Mosquito Lake Community Center

About 60 volunteers helped cultivate a new community garden Saturday at the Mosquito Lake Community...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Final hour budget cuts reduce funding for museum, police

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a $19.7 million operating and capital budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Borough's virus blocker screens emails from residents

In March, responding to a rise in coronavirus-related cyberattacks, the Haines Borough put in place a filtering system to screen emails containing...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Assembly narrows down use of $2.1 million in federal funds

The Haines Borough is inching toward a finalized plan for how to spend roughly $2.1 million in federal CARES Act funds. In total, the borough is...

 

Assembly will begin manager hiring process

The Haines Borough Assembly plans to discuss hire of a new borough manager at the end of this month. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, members added...

 

GAS committee advances charter amendment

The Government Affairs and Services (GAS) committee unanimously approved a draft ordinance placing a proposition on October’s ballot that would...

 

Duly Noted

Liam Cassidy and Tracy Wirak were married on Saturday, June 6th, just past Kelgaya Point. The bride’s sister, Lizi Wirak, served as marriage...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Governor removes major obstacle for cruise ships coming to Southeast

Beginning June 6, travelers entering Alaska can opt out of the state's 14-day quarantine if they...

 

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