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 By Tom Morphet    News    April 28, 2016 

Skiers bump sales tax income in 2015

A springtime bump apparently from skiing and the Freeride World Tour helped push sales tax revenues to a five-year high in 2015. Haines Borough...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 28, 2016 

Eulachon harvest up on Chilkoot, Chilkat

Subsistence fishermen who netted buckets of eulachon on the Chilkoot River late last week got another chance this week along the Chilkat, including...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 28, 2016 

Memorial planned for Jones Point cemetery

A “town memorial wall” will be added at Jones Point Cemetery as a marker for deceased residents not buried in the cemetery. “More people are doi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 28, 2016 

Young actors sought for summer theater camp

A production of Vera Morris’ “Fee Fi Fo Fum,” a romp through the Jack and the Beanstalk story, will cap the Lynn Canal Community Players’...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 21, 2016

Earth Day festivities include talks at library

Earth Day will be celebrated a bit differently this year. The annual observance will be held 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the public library and will be...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 21, 2016

Operation Clean Sweep targets roadside debris

Any day is a good day to pick up litter, but residents participating in the Chamber of Commerce’s Operation Clean Sweep can qualify for “dump doll...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 21, 2016

Mill offers rough-cut timbers

Whiterock is offering rough-cut lumber, by order. Owner Jack Smith Sr. said he went into the lumber business a month ago and has an inventory of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 21, 2016

Mercantile to open near cruise dock

Lynnview Mercantile opens May 15 at 77 Beach Road, Portage Cove’s Green Dolphin building that previously housed as a SEARHC counseling office....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 21, 2016

Brewery wins grant

The Haines Brewing Co. has won a $1,000 grant that also makes it eligible for a $25,000 grand prize in the American Small Business Championship, a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 21, 2016

Bear foundation gears up for early season

An early spring means that residents and visitors need to already be taking precautions around bears, as evidenced by Monday’s mauling in the Kickin...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 21, 2016

Biologist: Sea star sightings a spring occurrence

A cluster of mature sea stars discovered last week near Paradise Cove came as a surprise to the family who came upon them, and to other longtime...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 21, 2016

Editorial

It seems oddly synchronous that John Schnabel, Layton Bennett, Ray Menaker and Bob Henderson died within a year of each other. (Henderson, age 95,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 14, 2016

Can log jams help build king salmon run?

State biologists and the Takshanuk Watershed Council believe “engineered log jams” placed at the head of sand bars can create overwintering...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 14, 2016

New program uses culture to connect with Native youths

Angela Williams, 26, had a hard time growing up in Haines. She dropped out of school at age 16 and suffered alcoholism, depression, anxiety and...

 
 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    April 14, 2016

Erma Schnabel remembered as caring, hard-working

A memorial service for Erma Schnabel will be held May 15. Schnabel died April 8 at Mercy Retirement...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 7, 2016

School workers feel sting of insurance cost hike

A 24 percent increase in insurance costs for Haines Borough School District personnel will fall hard on aides and other non-teaching staff, whose...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 7, 2016

World War II vet awarded 'honor flight' to nation's capital

Leo Smith, a 50-year Haines resident and one of the area’s few surviving World War II veterans, will make an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 7, 2016

Carlson: School savings will last 2 more years

School board members started discussing cuts that might be forced two years from now during a budget meeting March 29, where interim superintendent Ri...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 7, 2016

Glacier Bear track team attracts 16 athletes

Keri Ewing, Haines High School’s new track and field coach, says he’ll take his athletes to a Sitka meet April 29-30. Haines has skipped the meet...

 
 By Krista Kielsemeier    News    April 7, 2016

Dolphins dive into Swim-a-Thon Saturday

The annual Swim-a-Thon fundraiser for the Haines Dolphins swim team is this Saturday, April 9, from 9-11 a.m. at the pool. The team has set a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 31, 2016

Legislature targets public health nurse offices

A planned 17 percent cut by the Alaska Legislature to the state public health nurse program will change services and close some offices, but it’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 31, 2016

Local squads win 2 of 4 Gold Medal brackets

Teams from the Chilkat Valley took home half the gold at the 70th Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau last weekend, winning two of four...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 31, 2016

Harbor crew saves sinking pleasure boat

A response by Haines Borough harbor crew kept a 35-foot cabin cruiser from sinking near Battery Point on March 25. Alan Bosworth, wife Angela...

 
 By Krista Kielsemeier    News    March 31, 2016

Four CYD squads compete at Juneau shootout

A jam-packed week of basketball in Juneau included Haines youngsters, who earned a trio of top-three team finishes at the annual Mike Jackson...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    March 31, 2016

Editorial

A plan by Alaska legislators to whack funding for public health nurse personnel seems like a particularly cruel cut. A public health nurse is often...

 

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