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 By Natalie Helms    News    December 14, 2017 

Arts economy focus of national training program heading to town

A team of five Haines residents will spend two years focusing on arts-based economic development in a new national training program. Brenda Josephson...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    December 14, 2017 

Freezing rain, snow blocks pass

Heavy snowfall, freezing rain and black ice caused Yukon transportation officials to close the Haines Highway past the border Dec. 5, blocking the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    December 14, 2017 

Red kettle donations dwindle as needs rise

The Salvation Army is falling behind on its holiday season fundraising goal, but Lieutenant Kevin Woods said he hopes to finish strong in the days...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    December 14, 2017 

State offices to display local art

Two well-known Haines artists’ artwork will be added to a circulating collection of more than 700 pieces displayed in State of Alaska offices. A...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    December 14, 2017 

Women's shooting club aims to empower

Female gun owners can become educated and empowered to operate firearms as members of the Haines Gals Shooting Club. The new organization, which held...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Board opts for in-house superintendent search

The Haines Borough School Board decided Tuesday to conduct the district’s superintendent search in-house with assistance from a consultant and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Public versus private; residents debate downtown property use

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee recommended Thursday the borough assembly designate the property at Third Avenue and Main...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Superintendent search draws on low fund balance

Haines Borough School District Interim Superintendent Rich Carlson said Tuesday he is “cautiously optimistic” about the district’s budget...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Police to experiment with new jails program aimed at diversion

The Haines Borough Police Department was the first of 15 rural Alaskan communities to sign a contract with the state to receive funding for new...

 

Three school board candidates run uncontested

Three incumbents running unchallenged to reclaim their seats on the Haines Borough School Board said declining enrollment, budget woes and hiring a pe...

 

Borough candidates talk business in final forum

The Haines Chamber of Commerce asked business and economy-focused questions of assembly and mayoral candidates at the third and final candidate forum...

 

Kito talks troopers, ferry

Rep. Sam Kito updated Haines constituents Thursday on Alaska’s fiscal situation and the state of the Alaska Marine Highway. Kito, who represents...

 

Arts Outlook

First Friday features pottery, mixology As tourism season wraps up and summer turns to fall, Haines businesses will keep their doors open for...

 

Officials investigating shot seal

A harbor seal was found shot on a Mud Bay beach, 2.5 miles north of Letnikof Boat Harbor at...

 

Bald Eagle Foundation receives $25K donation

The American Bald Eagle Foundation recently received a $25,000 donation toward its aviary redesign project. The nonprofit is in the early stages of...

 

Haines considers Petersburg's model for solid waste, recycling

Petersburg’s Public Works Director Karl Hagerman presented for a second time to the Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group Monday on...

 

School board has "hefty expectations" for superintendent hire, Carlson says

The Haines Borough School Board began discussion Tuesday on its hiring process for a new permanent superintendent. Former superintendent Tony Habra...

 

Haines volleyball team to warm up this weekend in first match

The Haines High School volleyball team will face off against Thunder Mountain High School at home this weekend for its first matches of the season....

 

Boys cross-country team places second, girls fourth

The Haines High School cross-country team held its own against other Southeast schools in the Sitka Invitational meet Saturday, and are in the thick...

 

Ferry should be a public corporation, experts say

Members of the Southeast Conference presented their progress on the Alaska Marine Highway Reform project at the organization’s annual meeting...

 

Borough candidates differ on police, Tier 3 protection

Haines Borough mayor and assembly candidates differed on policing outside the townsite and Tier 3...

 

Long-awaited studies meet with mixed reviews on how to apply data

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game presented its findings from a seven-year study on mountain... Full story

 

Engineer presents $6 million harbor parking plan

The Haines Borough could have a completed harbor parking lot by summer of 2020 for a total price tag of about $6 million, said PND Engineers’...

 

Solid waste group sets recycling goals

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group refined a new list of goals Sept. 6 in preparation to present them to the borough assembly. Group...

 

Coho derby to last through October

Haines’ first Silver Salmon Derby kicked off Sunday. The event, sponsored by the Haines Sportsman’s Association, will run through Oct. 29. Cash...

 

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