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Sale of Landmark Theater Breathes New Life into Main Street.

Six years boarded up, Coliseum building is sold

A Haines businessman this week added the former Coliseum Theater building to his growing list of local real estate purchases. Chiropractor Chris...

Haislers to close store they operated 47 years

A business that has anchored Main Street for more than 45 years is closing its doors at the end of September. Jeff Haisler, owner of Haisler...

'Mystery room' full of evidence discovered at police station

The Haines Borough Police Department last week discovered a “secret” room at the station that turned out to be an evidence storage repository....

Library expansion plan grows new wing

Following a June visit by the Rasmuson Foundation, Haines Borough Public Library Board members have decided to think big when it comes to a planned...

Seven Mile pullout an eyesore no more

Native groups and the State of Alaska have cleaned up and cordoned off a Haines Highway pullout that for decades attracted squatters, partiers and...

Jones Point property now open to recreation

Thanks to all those that came out for the End of Summer Fun Run with the Takshanuk Watershed Council and the Southeast Alaska State Fair! A special...

Start lottery on when Lutak Dock will collapse

By jove, I’ve got it. We should have a contest to guess when the Lutak Dock in Haines is going to collapse into the sea. It will be like that...

Crab thieves, be proud of yourselves

I would like to thank the low-life S.O.B who has robbed my crab pots the last two times I put them out. Being on a set income, I evidently don’t...

Bears are still being abused at Chilkoot

I have photos of a red truck with Alaska plates chasing a sow and cubs down the road at Chilkoot. They show a bear on its hind legs, nearly...

Editorial

As it was only about 15 years ago that brown bear sows and cubs started showing up in numbers along the Chilkoot River during daylight hours, the...

Rhona Nelson kept books, operated fabric store

Friends are grieving the sudden death of former fabric store owner and bookkeeper Rhona Nelson, 70. She died of an apparent heart attack at her home...

Vinca Gilman helped launch HARK

Vinca Helen Gilman, a founder of the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel, died Aug. 14 at Bartlett...

Duly Noted

    Sockeye Cycle had a celebrity guest on one of its Skagway bicycle tours last week. Academy Award-winning actor Gene Hackman and wife Betsy...

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 24 A caller reported a horse running loose on Small Tracts Road. The owner secured the horse. A person reported a brown bear floating...

 
 
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