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 By Tom Morphet    News    April 10, 2014 

Assembly OKs 2 river tour permits

On 5-1 votes, the Haines Borough Assembly approved a new tour permit for Haines Rafting Co. and expanded tours for Rainbow Glacier Adventures at its...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 3, 2014

Assembly looks to up investment in stocks

Should the Haines Borough invest more of its $8 million permanent fund in the stock market? The borough assembly’s finance committee agreed March...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 3, 2014

Superintendent finalist bows out

The Haines Borough School District is again shopping for a superintendent. The district’s lone finalist for the job, Ted VanBronkhorst of Unalakleet...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 3, 2014

Cost sinks Katzehin cabin move

Local plans for improvements to a landing strip and cabin on U.S. Forest Service land at Katzehin Flats stopped due to procedural costs, according to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 27, 2014

Breakwater, dredging costs raise questions

Concerns about meeting the cost – including future maintenance – of a harbor expansion surfaced at the March 12 Haines Borough Assembly meeting,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 27, 2014

District down to a single finalist

Following the Wrangell school district’s hire of Jay Thomas, the Haines Borough School Board is down to a single finalist for its superintendent job...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 27, 2014

Interrupted trivia game sparks ruckus at bar

The timing was apparently off for three Whitehorse, Y.T., residents who came looking for a party early Saturday night at a downtown bar. According to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 20, 2014

School superintendent hire looms

The Haines Borough School Board is hoping to select a new superintendent by March 29. A hiring committee of board members and school officials that...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 20, 2014

Assembly OKs ATVs on borough roads

The Haines Borough Assembly last week unanimously approved an ordinance change that will allow ATVs on borough-owned roads. Member Diana Lapham raised...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Assembly OKs 26 Mile heliport

A Haines Borough Assembly meeting that lasted nearly nine hours this week after it was continued to a second night resulted in a split decision for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

School board votes to close Mosquito Lake

The Haines Borough School Board voted 6-0 Tuesday to close the Mosquito Lake School. Member Brian Clay abstained. No members of the public testified o...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Wolf kills, eats dog during daylight ordeal

A Haines woman beat back a wolf with a ski pole but was unable to keep it from killing and devouring one of four dogs she was walking with during a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Borough approved fireworks display

Haines Borough officials said they’d work in the future to provide advance public notice following complaints about a borough-approved private firew...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

At harbor, skiff cabin cruiser sink

The owner of a 31-foot cabin cruiser that sank early this week said he hoped to find out why it went under. “I hope we’ll be able to get it up...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Summit: Tourism, real estate sectors rebounding

Presenters at the Haines Chamber of Commerce “Economic Summit” Saturday reported a “considerable rebound” in the local real estate market and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 6, 2014

Borough pursues bonds for school

Acting as a combined body, the Haines Borough Assembly and school board voted Tuesday to begin a process that could put $6.94 million in school...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 6, 2014

American Legion post adding room, breakfast

American Legion officials say they hope to complete an addition to their Second Avenue hall by the end of the month. A Vietnam Veterans’ Day dinner...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 6, 2014

Poker league retired after 8 years

For players in the World Tavern Poker league, it’s time to fold ’em. After eight years, local league play ended last month, with a potluck at the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 20, 2014

School board to seek maximum support from borough

Facing declining enrollment and state foundation funding that hasn’t increased for several years, the Haines School Board will be seeking the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 13, 2014

Puppet-palooza: Month of shows, programs

A month of puppet-related activities around Haines starts with the exhibit “Strung Up and Reconfigured: Puppetry in Haines and Beyond,” 5 p.m. Thu...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 6, 2014

Michael Byer resigns after 7 years

Haines Borough School District Superintendent Michael Byer will be leaving at the end of the school year. Byer, who started with the district in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 6, 2014

Grounded squadron waiting for buyers

More than five years after L.A.B. Flying Service closed its doors, much of the airline’s fleet sits along runways in Haines and Juneau, waiting for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 6, 2014

Preschool pursues modular unit on school grounds

Members of the Chilkat Valley Preschool board agreed Monday to pursue purchase of a modular structure to be located on the Haines School grounds as...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 30, 2014

Hiker lost on Riley retrieved

A 16-year-old hiker who became stranded Saturday while hiking on Mount Riley said steep terrain prevented her from backtracking along the route she...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 23, 2014

Highway residents push school ideas

About 20 upper valley residents and others made an enthusiastic appeal for keeping Mosquito Lake School open Tuesday, saying the Haines Borough...

 

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