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 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...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 9, 2014

Mine summit leans to port partnership

A private-public partnership to restore the Chilkoot Lumber Co. dock as an ore terminal was floated as a potential model at the Haines Port...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 9, 2014

School extends paid vacations

The Haines Borough School Board voted 5-2 Tuesday to give as much as six weeks of annual paid vacation leave to three janitorial and maintenance...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 9, 2014

Bee gone: Event unpopular, drain on staff

The Haines School spelling bee has been squashed. Principal Cheryl Stickler said the loss of bee sponsorship by the American Legion and declining...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 9, 2014

Sundberg runs 29th at state championship meet

Glacier Bear Keegan Sundberg placed 29th of 129 runners at Saturday’s state cross-country championship near Bartlett High School in Anchorage. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 2, 2014

Eagle foundation seeks room for collection

American Bald Eagle Foundation founder Dave Olerud says his organization has been gifted a significant attraction, but it may take closing a section o...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 2, 2014

School board candidates give views of district

Incumbents Anne Marie Palmieri and Brian Clay are unopposed as they seek re-election to three-year terms on the Haines Borough School Board. A third,...

 

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