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 By Helen Edwards    News    October 10, 2013

Homeschooler Mackowiak named merit semifinalist

The National Merit scholarship isn’t only for youths in public school. Homeschool student Sasha Mackowiak of Haines recently was named semi-finalist...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    September 26, 2013

White a merit scholar semifinalist

Haines High School senior Eli White has been named a semifinalist in the 59th National Merit Scholarship program, the first local student to achieve...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    September 19, 2013

Warm summer boosts apple trees

A warm summer helped produce an encouraging crop of apples downtown this year. Joe Poor said “it was a very good year” for the 37 apple trees he...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    September 19, 2013

Exchange students join high school

Three foreign exchange students are attending Haines High School this year. Sophomore Marvin Steinmeister, 15, came from Hamburg, Germany, a city of...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    September 12, 2013

With postmaster hire, mail office fully staffed

Genevieve Bell started work on Monday as Haines’ new postmaster. Bell, 35, transferred here from...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    September 5, 2013

Director job reopens after museum's pick renegs

The Sheldon Museum board of directors is looking for a new museum director after its first choice declined the offer at the end of July. John Hairr...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    August 22, 2013

Gray takes helm at FNBA branch

The Haines branch of First National Bank Alaska has a new manager following the departure of Allen...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    August 15, 2013

Chopper lifts hikers off Ripinsky flank

A Coast Guard helicopter lifted a Haines woman and her father off Mount Ripinsky 3:30 p.m. Tuesday after the pair spent a night lost on the mountain....

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    August 15, 2013

Snafu, ship visit kill cell service

Cell phone service came to a virtual standstill in Haines Wednesday when statewide problems affecting provider ACS coincided with an ongoing gridlock...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    August 15, 2013

Resident petitions to pave Blacksmith

Blacksmith Street resident Leo Smith is fed up with the dust from the heavily trafficked roadway outside his house and has organized a petition to...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    July 18, 2013

45th Southeast fair kicks off Thursday

The 45th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair opens noon Thursday with the raising of the U.S. flag on the fairgrounds and Alisha Young of Haines...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    July 11, 2013

State fair exhibit deadlines approach

The deadline for entering most exhibits in the Southeast Alaska State Fair is fewer than 10 days away. “We always hope for lots of entries to make...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    July 11, 2013

Museum chief hired

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a new director for the Sheldon Museum Tuesday. John Hairr, currently site manager for the House in the Horseshoe...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    July 5, 2013

Survey: Seniors get enough food

A recent survey in Haines found 96 percent of senior citizens felt they had enough to eat but only 57 percent were satisfied with the variety of...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    June 27, 2013

Makeover at state fairgrounds

The east side of the state fairgrounds is getting a makeover. A recently built pavilion will give the Southeast Alaska State Fair a new,...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    June 27, 2013

Mud Bay cabin fire squelched by owner

Action by a neighbor limited damage from a fire that scorched a cabin near 6 Mile Mud Bay Road around 10:30 p.m. June 20. Ashley Hilsinger, renter of...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    June 20, 2013

Expert bands 100 hummingbirds

A weekend banding project on rufous hummingbirds may provide insights into where the tiny fliers go...

 
 By Helen Edwards    News    June 13, 2013

Mountaineer Swift recounts early trail-maintenance efforts

There wasn’t much of a hiking culture when Paul Swift, 76, came to Haines in the early 1970s. “The town was geared to industry. Logging, mining...