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 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...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 13, 2014

Student building jetboat designed for local rivers

Haines High School senior Jordan Badger is building a 17-foot aluminum jet boat using a design crafted for local river conditions that’s inspired...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 13, 2014

Forecasters: Expect winter to be warmer

Summer’s especially soggy weather continued into fall, and rain may be the norm for the winter. According to the National Weather Service,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 13, 2014

New home for a mom on wheels

Chun Williamson thanked John Katzeek for the keys to her new home Friday, and told him he could bring her a burger. It was an old joke between...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 13, 2014

Findings of goat study Monday

Of the estimated 1,500 mountain goats that range in the Chilkoot and Chilkat drainages, there are seven, geographically discrete sub-populations,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 13, 2014

District seeks tighter budgeting

The Haines Borough School District is changing how it budgets, aiming for greater transparency and accountability. Under new superintendent Ginger...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 6, 2014

Board OKs Fontenot leave, travel funds

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday approved new, matching funding for student travel to state competitions, and one year’s unpaid leave for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 6, 2014

Eagle festival turns 20 with release of 2 birds

The eagle-watchers are here. Special guests – including two rehabilitated eagles from the Anchorage area to be released into the wild – will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 6, 2014

Preschool to seek extension on move

Still far away from a fundraising goal of $200,000, board members of the Chilkat Valley Preschool Monday agreed to seek a one-year extension of its...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

Gifts in memory of a music-maker

Six wind instruments have been donated to the Haines School band program in memory of Sally Bridge, a spirited graduate with a lifetime passion for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

With clock ticking, preschool weighs options for site

With time running out to vacate their Haines Borough-owned building by June 30, the board of the Chilkat Valley Preschool will meet 6 p.m. Monday,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

Dunbar challenging Rep. Young

The race for Alaska’s lone seat in Congress pits incumbent Republican Don Young against Democratic challenger Forrest Dunbar. Young, 81, a former...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

Sen. Begich, Sullivan hear residents' concerns

U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, a one-term incumbent, faces a challenge from former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner Repub...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 23, 2014

Village heritage center aims for May 2016 opening

Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center executive director Lani Hotch told a crowd at the project’s annual benefit dinner Friday she hopes to open the doors...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 23, 2014

Police go lightly in enforcing bear-attractant law

Haines Borough Police Chief Bill Musser said this week he’s using public education to gain compliance with the municipality’s bear attractant...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 23, 2014

Sockeye surge, hatchery chum buoy gillnetters

An unexpected surge of Chilkoot-run sockeye, stable prices and hatchery chum catches helped make the 2014 commercial gillnet fishery another lucrative...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 16, 2014

Eagle plate collection has landed

Besides a spot to stage 62 mounted game specimens received from a Juneau natural history display, the American Bald Eagle Foundation also is looking...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 16, 2014

Volunteers make headway on lighthouse upgrade

Teams of volunteers spent four days this year at Eldred Rock and are slowly making the cavernous lighthouse building more livable, said Pam Randles. ...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 16, 2014

KHNS will add 2nd full-time reporter

Public radio station KHNS will employ a second, full-time reporter starting Nov. 3, staff reported at the station’s annual membership meeting Sept....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 16, 2014

Borough designates downtown boat yard

The Haines Borough is taking the first step toward a downtown municipal boat yard, a facility supporters say will help keep money in town during the w...

 

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