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 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015 

Skinny salmon leave fishermen wanting more

Commercial fishermen who’ve seen the value of their catch drop with changes in prices from processors are taking a double hit this year because...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015 

Chum salmon channels get $620K expansion

The region’s aquaculture association last week completed a $620,000 extension of two chum spawning channels located near the Porcupine Road in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015 

Klukwan School starts year with 17 students

Klukwan School opened Aug. 25 with 17 students in grades K-12, including six from outside the village. Kathy Carl is again lead teacher, with responsi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015 

District seeks input for superintendent hire

If no one in the pool of finalists for the school’s superintendent job measures up to the school board’s expectations for the position,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015 

Duty contract settles issue of janitor pay

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved an “extra duty contract” that would allow the district to pay for head custodian...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 3, 2015 

Wilson, Gross, Chapell to seek school board seats

Inez Gross, operations supervisor at First National Bank Alaska, has joined two incumbents in the fall election to fill three seats on the Haines...

 
 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    September 3, 2015 

Judy Berry operated fuel plant, Food Center grocery

Former Haines business owner Judith Ann "Judy" Berry died Aug. 2 in Medford, Oregon, of several...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

Seven Mile pullout an eyesore no more

Native groups and the State of Alaska have cleaned up and cordoned off a Haines Highway pullout that for decades attracted squatters, partiers and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

NPS biologist: Make rules, enforce them at Chilkoot

Making human use predictable and preventing bears from getting human food – including fish from anglers – should be top priorities along the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

Friske recounts fatal Sitka slide that claimed house

Former resident Andrew Friske this week said he feels lucky his family wasn’t hurt in an Aug. 18 landslide in Sitka that crushed his house and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015

Boreal locavore to fix gourmet meal for museum

Early this week, Michelle Genest of Whitehorse, Y.T., was tucking into a dinner of chick-pea curry with a sauce of rosehips she picked and rhubarb...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    August 27, 2015

Cross-country squads off and running; home meet Sept. 5

The Haines High School cross-country team’s home meet on Saturday, Sept. 5, is expected to include a community run for all-comers. Event times and...

 
 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    August 27, 2015

Rhona Nelson kept books, operated fabric store

Friends are grieving the sudden death of former fabric store owner and bookkeeper Rhona Nelson, 70. She died of an apparent heart attack at her home...

 
 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    August 27, 2015

Vinca Gilman helped launch HARK

Vinca Helen Gilman, a founder of the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel, died Aug. 14 at Bartlett Regional...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    August 27, 2015

Editorial

As it was only about 15 years ago that brown bear sows and cubs started showing up in numbers along the Chilkoot River during daylight hours, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Chilkoot bear scene 'worse than a zoo'

By Tom Morphet Crowding, garbage and careless behavior became so prevalent at Chilkoot River during last weekend’s Dominion Day holiday that some...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

School board approves teachers' contract

After a 45-minute executive session, the Haines Borough School Board Tuesday accepted a revised contract with the local teachers’ union. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Troopers still looking into bear suit stunt

State trooper Sgt. Aaron Frenzel said this week that an investigation into the actions of a man wearing a bear costume along the Chilkoot River last...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Newcomer restoring noted painter's stone house

A commercial real estate developer who moved to town last spring is restoring a stone-sided house on the Chilkat River, partly as a tribute to Gil...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

District to pay $7,000 for help with superintendent hire

The Haines School Board on Tuesday approved paying the Alaska Association of School Boards $7,000 to lead it through its next superintendent hire....

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    August 20, 2015

Duly Noted

Haines animal lover and Haines Animal Rescue Kennel founder Vinca Gilman died Friday in Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital of sepsis, partner Mike...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 13, 2015

Main Street's new totem pole will feature a tourist

The Sheldon Museum sign, a rotting timber and stone edifice that was sinking into a lawn adjacent to Main Street, is scheduled to be replaced by...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 13, 2015

Gov. Walker: New revenues, including taxes, will be discussed

During an afternoon visit here last week, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he would be putting the issue of new revenues “on the table” when the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 13, 2015

Classes at Haines School start Tuesday

Set the alarm clocks earlier. Students at Haines School return to classes next week under a new schedule. Classes start at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 13, 2015

Return of Chilkoot bears brings 'mad house,' shouting

Residents and some visitors are raising concerns about bear-viewing etiquette along the Chilkoot River. “It’s a mad house. All day long. It’s a...

 

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