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 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020 

Assembly may hold town hall on role of borough manager

The public may have an opportunity to weigh in on the Haines Borough’s next manager. After a meeting July 1, the assembly’s personnel committee...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 9, 2020 

Skagway residents line up for first $1,000 CARES Act checks

Alaska cities and boroughs are still figuring out how to spend the $569 million in federal CARES Act funding coming their way from the state — with...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020 

School proposes in-person classes, shortened days for upcoming year

The Haines Borough School District has developed a tentative COVID-19 mitigation plan for the upcoming school year including in-person classes, small...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020 

Fishermen have until Aug. 8 to apply for improved federal loan program

The U.S. Small Business Administration has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to new loan applicants, while a recent change amends the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 9, 2020 

Matanuska back in service after 6 months

Alaska state ferry service is getting closer to normal, even though passenger loads are far from normal. Even the Matanuska, the oldest operating...

 
 By Kathleen McCoy    News    July 9, 2020 

Lende's latest book reflects on small-town political stress

Oh, the toxic political vitriol, the alternative facts, the intimidating personalities, the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020 

Slow start to season for Lynn Canal gillnetters

The commercial drift gillnet season, which began June 21, is off to a slow start. Prices are comparable to this time last year, but so far fish...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Board releases statement on Helen Alten dismissal

On Tuesday, the Haines Sheldon Museum board of directors released an official statement about the firing of director Helen Alten. Alten, who worked...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Annual work begins on Chilkoot Lake docks

Chilkoot Lake Tours began annual maintenance on the Chilkoot Lake boat docks July 6. This year, dock repairs will be more extensive than in past...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 9, 2020 

Last big cruise line cancels

Norwegian Cruise Line has decided to give up on bringing its ships to Alaska even in late September and early October, putting an end to any chance...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Community Players still looking for storytellers

The Lynn Canal Community Players is continuing to recruit storytellers, historians, comics and improvisational performers for what the organization...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 9, 2020 

Peratrovich $1 coin not easy to get

The U.S. Mint in February released its $1 coin commemorating and honoring the late Alaska Native civil rights leader Elizabeth Wanamaker Peratrovich,...

 
 News    July 9, 2020 

Business Briefs

Pioneer Bar reopens after 3-month closure The Pioneer Bar reopened June 26 for the first time since closing March 17 amid COVID-19 concerns. The bar...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

July 10 deadline for borough grants to businesses, nonprofits

The application period for the Haines Borough’s small business and nonprofit COVID-19 relief grants opened on June 25 and will remain open until 5...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

Can political masks keep Haines safe?

National polls report that face-mask wearing has become a partisan issue. Local seamstress Sheri...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

Museum board eliminates director job to save money

Haines Sheldon Museum executive director Helen Alten was let go without warning Tuesday night after the board eliminated her position. Board...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 2, 2020

Work underway at boat launch; completion scheduled for Oct. 31

Work is underway on the $5.4 million project to build a two-lane boat-launch ramp at Haines Small...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 2, 2020

Haines police kill sow and two cubs

Haines police last weekend killed the sow brown bear and two cubs that had been causing property damage across town for weeks. Police responded to a...

 

Chilkoot road improvements could begin this summer

The Chilkoot Corridor road improvement project could begin as soon as mid-August, according to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of...

 

Coast Guard airlifts river rafter stranded on Klehini sandbar

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a packrafter on June 14 after her raft capsized the day before on the Klehini River. The 42-year-old woman...

 

Delta Western cleans up small diesel spill

Delta Western is moving forward with cleanup from the May 29 diesel leak at its tank farm in Haines. The leak occurred around noon when 750 gallons...

 

Business Briefs

Refillable foods at the Farmers Market Potter Betsy Van Burgh is expanding her pottery business to the sale of bulk and non-bulk food in refillable co...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 2, 2020

Historic piano hits all the right notes at the Haines Bookstore

Haines bookstore owner Amy Kane went looking for a display table on Haines Classifieds and came...

 

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