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 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014

Crime, weather left mark on 2014

The Haines Borough, its school and police department, came under new management in 2014, a year marked by lopsided weather patterns, infrastructure...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014

Day camp to teach adult dance, music

Haines Music and Dance Camp, a one-day series of workshops for adults and teens of all skill levels, will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Chilkat Cent...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014 

Borough holds $15 million in savings

As a percentage of spending, the Haines Borough’s $15 million in savings is exponentially more than what many other municipalities hold onto, but...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014 

Residents rally to keep school building

Saying they were shocked to recently learn that the Haines Borough might sell Mosquito Lake School, upper valley residents – including young parents...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    December 11, 2014 

Volleyball marginalized; needs support, gym time

Last week’s Region V championship game between Craig and Klawock showed volleyball is a game of momentum, and Haines must somehow get back up to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014 

Preschool will pursue Willard site

The Chilkat Valley Preschool board last week voted to pursue a Willard Street commercial building as the school’s new site. Also, at January’s Hai...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    Duly Noted    December 11, 2014 

Duly Noted

Corrie and Daniel Stickler are parents of Olen Atlas Stickler, born Nov. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in Anchorage. Olen weighed 8 lbs., 11 ounces, and measured...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    December 11, 2014 

Editorial

Haines Borough taxpayers should think twice before accepting the notion that they’re on the hook for rebuilding the Lutak Dock. What public service...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 4, 2014

School board taps Tiffany DeWitt, Mike Wilson

Following a 20-minute closed-door session to “compare and contrast” candidates, the Haines Borough School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to appoi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 4, 2014

'Black Friday' draws shoppers to Haines stores

Local shops reported brisk traffic during last week’s “Black Friday” shopping promotion, sponsored in part by the Haines Chamber of Commerce....

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    December 4, 2014

Dolphins plunge into swim season

Members of the Haines Dolphins swim team are about to take a two-week break from the pool, after packing three meets into a monthlong stretch. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 4, 2014

School enrollment nearly even with last year

Enrollment at Haines School hasn’t dropped this year nearly as much as was projected. The district’s student count, which ended last year at 270,...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    December 4, 2014

Volleyball tournament this weekend

When Haines High School hosts the Region V volleyball tournament this weekend, coach Gina Randles-Comstock expects her players will be better...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    News    December 4, 2014

Duly Noted

Former Haines public health nurse Vera Smith turned 100 on Nov. 24. She received cards from the White House and from former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    December 4, 2014

Editorial

Thanks to Wayne Cowart and other church leaders who organized the community Thanksgiving celebration at Haines School. A communitywide get-together...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 27, 2014

Researcher tracks Southeast eagles - to landfills

Brown bears aren’t the valley’s only wildlife dining at the dump. Six or more of 12 bald eagles from the Chilkat Valley tracked by researcher...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 27, 2014

Researcher collides with bald eagle

Researcher Rachel Wheat, who started tracking eagles from Haines with satellite technology two years ago, said she’s had a half-dozen close calls...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    November 27, 2014

Haines wrestlers notch dozens of pins

Haines High School wrestlers scored dozens of pins at their home tournament last weekend, the team’s final competition before the regional...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    News    November 27, 2014

Duly Noted

Leo Randal Nash was born 2:27 a.m. on Nov. 17 at Riverbend Hospital in Springfield, Ore., to parents Emma and Carl Nash. Leo weighed 8 pounds, 2.4...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 20, 2014

Class plumbs history of village at Klucktoo

Local histories of a Native village known as Klucktoo say it was destroyed by a mudslide in the 1890s and abandoned, but a recent review of historic...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 20, 2014

O'Connor takes over Public Health office

The Haines Public Health office is holding an open house starting 1 p.m. Tuesday for residents to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 20, 2014

Landfill scores 91 in state review

The Community Waste Solutions landfill has scored 91 percent on its annual state inspection. That’s slightly lower than last year’s score of 93...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 20, 2014

Repair of school roof to be bid next spring

Voters rejected bonding for a $1.8 million roof replacement for the Haines School, but the borough will go ahead with a $60,000 repair project funded...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    November 20, 2014

Wrestling tournament in Haines this weekend

Wrestlers from more than 10 high schools are expected at this weekend’s tournament in Haines. Competition opens about 3 p.m. Friday at the Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 20, 2014

Community Thanksgiving 1 p.m. at school cafeteria

All residents and visitors are invited to a community Thanksgiving celebration sponsored by area churches, starting 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 27 at the...

 

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