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 By Natalie Helms    News    May 3, 2018

Board asks Klukwan to pull nets during king peak

In an attempt to save king salmon, a local advisory committee considered asking Klukwan subsistence fishermen to pull their nets out of the Chilkat...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 3, 2018

Monitor presence to diminish in Chilkoot Corridor

Chilkoot Bear Foundation volunteers may take a backseat during the busy summer bear season at Chilkoot River as State Parks officials say they are...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 26, 2018

Dan Henry gives book talk at Chilkat Center

After 32 years of work, Dan Henry presented his book "Across the Shaman's River" about John Muir,...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 26, 2018

Arts Outlook

First Friday abloom with art, activities May’s First Friday is abloom with puppets, paintings, plants and more at participating businesses. Port...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Earth Week speaker talks trash, compost

Zero-waste lifestyle expert and author Bea Johnson encouraged Haines to live simply and skip single-use plastics at her recent presentation. “If...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Plastic bags in Haines

Plastic bags have a bad rap and Haines is taking strides to reduce their use. Haines Friends of Recycling’s zero-waste themed Earth Week has renewed...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Safety commission wants drug dog

The Haines Borough Public Safety Commission recommended the borough research purchasing a drug-sniffing dog for the police department. Officer Chris...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Students garner praise at Music Fest

Haines High School musicians received high marks at the 2018 Southeast Alaska Spring Music Festival in Juneau last week. Individuals and ensembles in...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 19, 2018

Lighthouse committee on third round attempt to lease Eldred Rock

The Eldred Rock Lighthouse Committee hopes it’s near the end of an almost 20-year battle to access the island and restore the historic lighthouse....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

AML to pay for partial Lutak Dock repairs

Alaska Marine Lines may pay for the construction of a new ramp at Lutak Dock and lease its working space from the Haines Borough. Borough manager...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Discussion begins on Chilkat access

Avid users of the Chilkat River expressed concerns Monday about access to the water when construction on Haines Highway begins. Haines Borough...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

King concerns among Forestry plan comments

A local nonprofit group and an advisory committee are urging the state Division of Forestry to halt timber sales planned for the next five years that...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Planning Commission weighs Jones Point rezone request

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will continue to research rezoning efforts at Jones Point as members disagree on a solution. Takshanuk...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Ring of Fire plan still open for comment

The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting comments from Haines residents as it starts work again on the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Regional EMS event heads to Haines

About 80 emergency medical professionals from Southeast Alaska, Yukon and Washington state will head to town this month for Haines’ first EMS...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 5, 2018

Public packs assembly chambers during timber sale meeting

The Haines Borough Assembly heard from more than 40 people Tuesday about the University of Alaska’s proposed 13,000-acre timber sale, but more...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 5, 2018

Cruise ship traffic to jump

Haines will see more cruise ship passengers this year and next as new cruise lines and ships dock in town. Haines Borough Tourism Director Carolann Wo...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 29, 2018

Track canceled as team searches for head coach

Haines High School track practice is canceled until a head coach is hired. Activities director Tiana Taylor said the position is advertised, but the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 29, 2018

Planner to draft resource extraction ordinance

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is nearing a consensus on the resource extraction definition, but some members don’t think it’s ready to...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 29, 2018

Seaplanes offers flights from Juneau to Whitehorse

Alaska Seaplanes will soon offer flights from Juneau to Whitehorse, Yukon. Seaplanes general manager Carl Ramseth, who announced the plans at a...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 29, 2018

Arts Outlook

First Friday to start 'Shop Local' drive Alaska Arts Confluence creative director Carol Tuynman...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 22, 2018

Borough prepares for Chilkoot corridor squeeze

Alaska State Parks ranger Travis Russell said he’ll crack down on parking violations along the Chilkoot River corridor this summer in hopes of chang...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 22, 2018

Police invite public for coffee

The Haines Borough Police Department will host “Coffee with a Cop” on Saturday, a program to build relationships between officers and the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 22, 2018

Track team searching for a full-time coach

The Haines High School track team is looking for a permanent coach as the season ramps up. Cross-country coach Alixanne Goodman said she stepped up...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 15, 2018

Students show solidarity with nationwide walkout

About 25 high school students and 30 community members joined the National School Walkout Wednesday...

 

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