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 By Natalie Helms    News    March 23, 2017 

Portage Cove trail may cost $6 million

A waterfront trail stretching from Picture Point to the Portage Cove state campground and a rebuilt Lookout Park will cost an estimated $5.9 million,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017 

Drugs stolen at clinic

A “small amount” of prescription painkillers and sedatives were stolen late March 16 or early March 17 during an apparent break-in at the SEARHC m...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017 

Schnabel permit OK'd, with conditions

Resident Ella Bredthauer said this week she would take a wait-and-see approach to a permit for blasting and hauling rock through her residential...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 23, 2017 

Computer scams sting residents

Convincing lies and bold pop-up ads have caused Haines residents to fall victim to online scams in recent weeks. Computer consultant James Alborough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017 

Bike relay, beer fest sell out in a hurry

Two landmark summer events celebrating their 25th anniversaries in 2017 are already sell-outs. Some 1,900 tickets to the afternoon beer-tasting at...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 23, 2017 

Veteran actors team up in classic Neil Simon comedy

After years of producing “drama-dies” for Lynn Canal Community Players, director Tod Sebens decided it was time for a full-on comedy. Plus,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017 

Planners eye building height cap

Building height restrictions across the Haines Borough might be limited to 30 feet after the planning commission voted 5-2 last week to recommend...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 23, 2017 

Radio supporters fight proposed cuts

KHNS is bracing for another year of potential budget cuts after the Senate Finance Subcommittee again proposed to defund public broadcasting across...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 23, 2017 

Board takes up cost of school administration

The Haines Borough School Board zeroed in on administration at its first run-through of next year’s budget on March 16. “Talking about...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 23, 2017 

Freeride coming down to the wire

The fate of the 2017 Freeride World Tour in Haines will come down to weather and slope conditions Friday and Saturday. The event was delayed through...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    March 23, 2017 

Kurtz, 74, advocated for port, rail projects

Bill Kurz was buried March 16 at Jones Point in a large crate he had used as a toolbox. Kurz, who ha...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 23, 2017 

Valley teams winning early at Medal tourney

At press time Wednesday, teams from the Chilkat Valley were undefeated after five games at Juneau’s Gold Medal Basketball Tournament. The Haines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Assembly reverses on trash regulation

The Haines Borough Assembly Wednesday reversed a decision made earlier this month and is now in favor of borough regulation of garbage collection...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Snow, athletes converge for 'Freeride'

Eight inches of snow fell Sunday and Monday. Next come the skiers. Twenty-eight professional skiers and snowboarders will shred powder during the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Wings of Alaska shuts down; air carriers down to 1

Wings of Alaska has shut its doors, reducing service to Haines to a single air carrier. But as the company’s service has been limited, the closure...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Porta-potty an upgrade at airport

Alaska Seaplanes customers and workers have a porta-potty to use when nature calls. That’s an improvement. They’ve been holding it since...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Sales tax revenues drop first time in 5 years

Haines Borough sales tax revenue in 2016 took its first dip in more than five years, led by a 4 percent decrease in retail revenue. According to borou...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Police budget boosted by $63K

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to provide its police department an additional $63,000 for recent and anticipated personnel costs in excess of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Teacher Patty Brown to retire

Longtime Haines School teacher Patty Brown will resign from her position this year, accepting a retirement incentive option offered to eight eligible...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Police budget boosted by $63K

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to provide its police department an additional $63,000 for recent and anticipated personnel costs in excess of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Forester job clears initial hurdlle

The state House of Representatives Finance Committee approved an amendment last week that could lead to funding for a nine-month forester position in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Manager candidates down to 3

Residents Debra Schnabel and Brad Ryan made the shortlist for borough manager applicants that the borough assembly will interview. Assembly members...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Investing in Mosquito Lake School

The idea of the Haines Borough selling the Mosquito Lake Community Center may be off the table for at least three years following a March 7 recommenda...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Sprinkler burst shuts down pool

Broken piping in the sprinkler system caused the Haines Pool to unexpectedly close for a week. On Friday, March 10, interim public facilities...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Waste group weighs new model

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group discussed the merits of mandatory collection March 3 following a presentation from Karl Hagerman,...

 

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