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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017 

Meeting to address hard drug use issue

A town hall meeting will be held June 1 to address what police and some health officials say is a rise in hard drug use. Besides anecdotal evidence, l...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017 

Logging or land development

A week after the Haines Borough Planning Commission discussed placing restrictions on commercial logging and other resource extraction in the Mud Bay...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017 

In 25th year, festival will feature 130 beers

Twenty-one brewing companies from Alaska, Washington and Canada along with three distributors will offer more than 130 types of beer during this...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 25, 2017 

Grocers take steps to minimize food waste, a growing issue

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that about 40 percent of food in United States is thrown away, due largely to cosmetic defects or...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 25, 2017 

Rain sets single-day record

A rare May storm dropped more than two inches of rain on town Sunday, about a half-inch more than the average total rainfall for the entire month....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 25, 2017 

Waste group: Support for Borough ownership

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group may recommend the borough take over solid waste management from the private company that now provides...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017 

Track and field team surprises

Six of 15 Haines High School track and field team athletes qualified for the upcoming state championship in Palmer during last weekend’s windblown a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017 

Assembly favors former mayor for Case's seat

Former Haines mayor Stephanie Scott will likely fill the vacant assembly seat, left by Mike Case after he resigned last month, if the Haines Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017 

Bear spray, bug dope suspected in landfill gassing

State officials are encouraging residents to mind disposal of hazardous wastes following an incident last week where two workers were injured by a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017 

HHS Class of 2017 takes a bow

Winnie the Pooh, Will Rogers and a hat made of squirrel pelts were invoked at Tuesday’s graduation ceremony for the Haines High School class of 2017...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 25, 2017 

Online farmers market sales open on June 1

The Salt & Soil Marketplace, an online farmers’ market based in Haines, will open to online food orders June 1, with pickup of goods starting...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 25, 2017 

Food bank inventory runs low

The Haines Salvation Army is hoping to boost food pantry donations for residents in need. It is seeing high demands with few donations despite...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 25, 2017 

Duly Noted

Song Nash, 41, died of stomach cancer in Seattle on May 20. A funeral will be held 3 p.m. Monday, May 29 at St. Luke Catholic Church in Shoreline. Wif...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017

Gas at landfill sends two workers to clinic

A Community Waste Solutions Bobcat ran over a container containing unidentified chemical irritants Wednesday, sending two employees to the Haines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017

Assembly seat draws 7 applicants

Seven residents are seeking appointment to the Haines Borough Assembly seat vacated by the resignation of Mike Case. The applicants include some who...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 18, 2017

Lendes donate $25K

Haines residents Chip and Heather Lende have donated $25,000 to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for a new fund to support local fitness and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 18, 2017

Seep leaks tank farm fuel

Work at the Haines Fuel Terminal last year revealed significant underground pollution at Tanani Point Beach, representing as much as one third of the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 18, 2017

At Battery Point, 13 bags of plastic

Seventeen volunteers collected 13 garbage bags of beach debris – including a discarded section of gillnet and two bags of polypropylene line –...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017

Tengs Fowler, Plachta win awards for arts projects

Two residents are among 25 individuals chosen by the Rasmuson Foundation for a 2017 individual artist’s project award. Some 335 applications were...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017

Mud Bay neighbors weigh resource extraction

Mud Bay residents and the Haines Borough Planning Commission are trying to decide how much is too much when it comes to natural resource extraction...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017

Planners: Don't expand borough

The Haines Borough Planning Commission quashed the idea of expanding borough boundaries after the assembly referred the idea to planners last month....

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 18, 2017

Duly Noted

Jessie Hopper of Fayetteville, Ga., is processing archival collections at Haines Sheldon Museum thanks to a grant from the National Historical...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Date-rape druggings reported to police

Two women drinking at bars Friday night told the police they were slipped a date-rape drug in separate incidents, according to the Haines Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Young puppeteers to stage 'Faust'

As the Haines Borough savings dwindle, borough officials are investigating alcohol and tobacco taxes as means of increasing revenues. At the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Moment of silence, apology at meeting

At a meeting that included colorful moments, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday heard the tourism director explain why she recently resigned,...

 

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