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Long-time resident to compete in Roller Derby World Cup

Former Haines resident Victoria Moore will be representing her Native heritage when she steps onto...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    August 24, 2017

Heavy metal cleanup at shooting range moves forward

The Bureau of Land managment has resumed cleanup at the unofficial shooting range at 7 Mile Haines Highway. This week a work crew marked 20-foot grid...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 23, 2017

Outdoorsman takes helm of library education program

Zephyr Sincerny is the new education and cultural coordinator at the Haines Borough Public Library. The part-time job, previously held by Jessie...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Crowd Rallies against recreation map plan

The future of mapping winter recreation sites in the Haines Borough was uncertain after more than 100 residents turned out Tuesday to criticize the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Harbor group likes $37 million option

The Haines Borough’s Port and Harbor Advisory Committee on Feb. 2 endorsed a $37.3 million Lutak Dock rebuild option. It’s a variation of a $32...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Studley Loses case

The Alaska Supreme Court last month rejected a former Haines Borough candidate’s claims that he had to keep confidential his financial earnings....

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

Assembly takes up taxes, cuts

Haines Borough Assembly members voiced support for reducing or eliminating dedication of sales taxes, and pursuing new alcohol, tobacco and marijuana...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

Speaker: Mining boosts town

Local involvement in mining – including residents working at mines in Southeast, and Haines-based placer, gravel pit and reality TV operations – m...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

Lapham complaint heads to DA

Fifteen Haines residents recently filed a complaint with the Haines Borough on behalf of Diana Lapham, who applied for, but wasn’t appointed to the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

What recession? : Surveys find business owners optimistic

The results of two recent surveys by the Haines Chamber of Commerce paint an upbeat picture of operating a local business. “People aren’t as glum...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 26, 2017

Assembly extends lobbyist's hire

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to keep lobbyist Bill Thomas on the job until June, to advertise for a permanent borough manager in Alaska...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 26, 2017

Despite wind and cold, women's march draws 150

With cleats strapped to XtraTufs and clutching signs with slogans like “My body, my choice” and “Stronger together,” about 150 women, men,...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 26, 2017

Workers' survey results mixed

A recent survey of Haines Borough employees found workers like their jobs and coworkers but are dissatisfied with overall compensation and critical of...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 19, 2017

Legislators say they'll defend trooper slot

Legislators representing Haines said in recent interviews they would work to block proposed cuts to the Chilkat Valley. The 30th Alaska Legislature...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 19, 2017

License price hike for hunting, fishing

Hunters, trappers and sport fishermen will be charged more for licenses and tag fees in 2017. The Alaska State Legislature raised the fees last...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

Facilities chief Ryan is interim manager

Haines Borough Facilities Director Brad Ryan is once again interim manager. Mayor Jan Hill broke a 3-3 assembly deadlock Tuesday, giving Ryan the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

Cheaper internet in the works

Alaska Power and Telephone customers will soon get faster Internet speeds and be able to transfer more data, thanks to the fiber optic line that runs...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

Assembly OKs sewer plant upgrade

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to approve a $1.9 million contract with Wolverine Supply of Wasilla for upgrade of the sewer treatment...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

2016 warmest year in town

The past year came in like a lamb, and mostly stayed that way. The average temperature in Haines in 2016 was 44.2 degrees F., making it apparently...

 

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