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 By Avery Williamson    News    April 8, 2021

School adjusts mitigations to match CDC guidelines

The Haines Borough School District Board approved shortening quarantine periods for vaccinated students and staff at its meeting Tuesday....

 

This Week in History

April, 1971 The new Chilkat Valley Medical Center provides space for dentist Dr. James Nelson as...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Zoukee rejects manager job offer

Tennessee real estate investor George Zoukee may have set a new record for shortest Haines Borough manager tenure when he turned down the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Assembly to consider supporting improved Juneau access

The Haines Borough Assembly plans to take up a resolution in support of a ferry terminal at Cascade Point, 30 miles north of Juneau’s Auke Bay...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Displaced residents see drop in property values

Some Beach Road residents are requesting a moratorium on property taxes until utilities and road access have been restored to their neighborhood. On...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine sign-ups dwindle

With roughly 60% of the adult population having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Haines’ vaccination rate is starting to plateau....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

Haines senior admitted to Air Force Academy

Haines High School senior Haley Boron was home alone quarantining last month when she got a call...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

Bears fall to Vikings in close game at region tourney

The Haines Glacier Bears boys basketball team lost to the Petersburg Vikings at last weekend's 2A...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

Why don't geologists give straight answers?

There’s an old joke among rock experts. Ask a geologist what’s two plus two, they’ll likely answer “somewhere between three and five and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

DOT cancels Matanuska sailings for third time in 2021

Less than a week after the only state ferry currently serving Haines returned to service, it was broken down again. On March 27, the state Department...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

New kindergarten teacher hired last month

Hailey Copinga-Sanders, 26, was hired last month as the new Haines School kindergarten teacher. She...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Tour operators plan to welcome independent travelers

As hope for large cruise ship traffic dwindles, some tour operators are planning for a season based on independent travelers. Visits by small cruise...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Haines DMV closure receives bipartisan opposition in legislature

The proposal to close Haines’ Division of Motor Vehicles office, along with offices in several other rural communities, has hit bipartisan oppositio...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    April 1, 2021

Track and field season begins

The Haines Borough School District Board has approved the 2020-21 track season. It will start March 29 and end May 28. According to the Alaska...

 

Assembly approves beachfront land swap

The Haines Borough Assembly last week approved the exchange of roughly .3 acres of beachfront borough land near Front Street and Union Street for .3...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Board asks borough for bare-bones museum funding

The Haines Sheldon Museum board of trustees is asking the Haines Borough Assembly to fund payroll for the coming fiscal year (FY22) at a level that...

 

Correction

Last week’s article in the Chilkat Valley News headlined “Veteran science teacher hangs up his spurs,” incorrectly reported that teacher Mark...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 25, 2021

Assembly offers manager job to Zoukee

The Haines Borough Assembly voted this week 5-1 to offer George Zoukee the borough manager job. Zoukee and interim manager and borough clerk Alekka...

 

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