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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017 

Manager hire vote roils community

The Haines Borough Assembly’s 5-1 decision to hire Debra Schnabel as borough manager Tuesday has further engulfed a community already embroiled in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017 

Union Files grievance against borough

The Alaska Laborers union filed a grievance against the Haines Borough after assembly member Tom Morphet released to the public earlier this month...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017 

Email an issue for targets of recall

The recall effort is generating distrust between several Haines Borough Assembly members and some borough staff after the recall’s sponsor...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 27, 2017 

Marchers hit streets in defense of science

More than 50 Haines residents and seven dogs gathered for Haines’ March for Science on Earth Day Saturday, carrying signs in support of science and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017 

Relay squad powers track team at Ketchikan meet

Haines High School freshmen stepped up at last weekend’s Ketchikan Invitational Track Meet, teaming up with the team’s seniors to put dents in...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 27, 2017 

Whales and nets: Are entanglements on rise?

About eight whales a year in Alaska are freed from fishing nets, crab pot lines and other marine equipment that threaten the animals’ survival....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017 

Plastic debris, gear piles on beaches

Marine debris, including lost and discarded fishing gear, is found on remote coasts throughout Alaska, sometimes in staggering volumes, speakers told...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017 

Beach cleanup set for May 13-14

Haines Friends of Recyling, Alaska Division of State Parks and a local hiking club are sponsoring the first beach cleanup here in about seven years...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 27, 2017 

School savings down to $195K

A budget battle between the Alaska state Senate and House of Representatives has the Haines School District budget in a lurch until the state’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017 

Young actors will bring 'Mr.Toad' to Life

This year’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory students will perform “The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad,” inspired by the popular children’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

All drug charges against Lari dropped

The state dismissed all drug charges against Dean Lari last week because of what a magistrate judge described as a “technicality” and Lari’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

Early data on goats presented

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Kevin White presented Thursday preliminary findings of a seven-year study on regional mountain goat...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

'Girls Rock' the focus of weekend concerts

Local and state musicians will rock out this weekend at the Chilkat Center and Pioneer Bar to raise money for Haines girls to attend this summer’s...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Sportsmen considering coho derby

With unprecedented restrictions on fishing for king salmon, the Haines Sportsman’s Association has turned to coho. Group president Charlie DeWitt...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Statewide gathering of Legion next week

The Haines American Legion chapter will host Alaska’s 98th American Legion Department Convention April 27-29, bringing more than 95 people to town....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Klukwan School loses principal after 3 years

The superintendent of Chatham School District, who also serves as Klukwan School principal, resigned last week. Superintendent Bernie Grieve...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Mining steering committee plans forum on issues

A new mining steering committee recently organized by Takshanuk Watershed Council plans to educate the public through a “comprehensive and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Planners mum on plans for pot farm

Marijuana cultivation is legal statewide, but municipalities have the option to more stringently regulate it or outlaw it all together. In the face...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Klukwan program aimed at youth jobs

Klukwan high school students are learning the basics of pre-employment skills and career exploration, hoping to snag a job this summer at local busine...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 20, 2017

Fish habitat regulations a concern for advisory committee

Members of the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee expressed support for more public notification of work impacting salmon habitat...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Sportsmen set sights on upgrade for range

The Haines Sportsman’s Association is planning a facelift of its Mud Bay Road rifle range. Board member Shane Horton said the group will start...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

Assembly debates police issues

After reviewing a large budget increase for the police department, the Haines Borough Assembly discussed a host of police issues during a budget...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

For differing reasons, revolving loan funds stalled

Between an apparent lack of awareness and the inability to continue financing due to default, two local revolving business loan-funding options have...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

Biologist cites high diversity among goats

According to information provided at last week’s goat presentation by Alaska Department of Fish and Game: -43 percent of mountain goats die from...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Planners seek to expand notification

The Haines Borough Planning Commission voted to notify more neighbors when development projects are being planned. Households within 500 feet of a...

 

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