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 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2015 

Borough to enforce sign law

“This is one ordinance that I would very much like to see resolved, once and for all.” – Mark Earnest, on proposed changes to the Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2015 

Town 'Clean Sweep' hits streets on Monday

“Operation: Clean Sweep,” the town’s annual roadside cleanup effort, starts Monday and runs through May 9, with targeted cleanup efforts May...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2015 

On harbor issue, planners voice support, concerns

A discussion of Haines Borough planning commissioners last week reflected apparent support for the municipality’s harbor expansion plan, but members...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2015 

Lende's new book out, in demand

Local writer Heather Lende’s latest book, “Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer” is out. The book’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2015 

UV rays to track contaminants

A site-wide search for contaminants using ultraviolet screening technology should make for one of the largest, single field seasons of cleanup work...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 16, 2015

Computer initiative stirs school board discussion

At a Tuesday budget workshop, Haines Borough School Board members questioned a technology initiative supported by the district’s administration...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    April 16, 2015

Henderson: Former mayor, author, farmer dies at 95

Bob Henderson, an energetic high school science teacher, farmer and Haines Borough mayor known as...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 16, 2015

Editorial

Working on the Haines Visitor’s Guide this week made us think of using the town’s marketing slogan, “Adventure Capital of Alaska.” Including...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 16, 2015

Landing craft sold, will be ferry at Prince of Wales

A private, landing-craft ferry built for service in Lynn Canal is being repurposed as a ferry that will operate out of Prince of Wales Island. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 16, 2015

Supporters: Keep highway school open 2 days weekly

Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center is asking the Haines Borough to spend an additional $9,400 per year to keep the facility open...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 16, 2015

Haines High grad True pens book on missionaries

Writing about another culture isn’t like putting a butterfly under a microscope. That’s the underlying lesson of “Masters and Students,” a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 9, 2015

Conservation groups appeal big timber sale

Lynn Canal Conservation and two other conservation groups on Monday appealed the state’s Baby Brown timber sale, a planned clearcut of about 900 acr...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 9, 2015

Chamber questions scope, cost of harbor expansion

The Haines Chamber of Commerce says that a financial plan for improvements to the Small Boat Harbor should be in place before construction starts....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 9, 2015

Mining forum digs into questions of regulation

Government mining agencies defended their regulation of the industry while watchdog and conservation group representatives said additional...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 9, 2015

Preschool may stay put, after all

Chilkat Valley Preschool leaders have told Haines Borough officials they may be interested in the government gifting them the Human Resources...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 2, 2015

Red Cross to honor 3 fishermen

Blake Ward said he doesn’t consider himself a hero “but I felt like one that night” on Sept. 21 when a raging storm sank the commercial gillnet...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 2, 2015

Town loses insurance company

Haines is losing its only insurance company. Owner Ned Rozbicki left town this week to transfer account files from Mojave West Insurance Services to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 2, 2015

Advice from afar for smell patient

A woman in Michigan reached out this week to Klukwan’s Dakota Strong, saying he may be suffering from a little-known smelling disorder for which she...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015

Assembly pushes harbor project past questions, critics

Haines Borough Assembly members and mayor Jan Hill this week turned back efforts to extend public comment time on the Small Boat Harbor expansion proj...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015

Freeride at last: Skies open for skiers

A 10-day wait for clear skies paid off for organizers of the Freeride World Tour, who held their international, big-mountain skiing and snowboard comp...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015

Police will investigate rogue artist

The owners of the boarded-up Coliseum Theater on Main Street this week said they were pursuing criminal charges against a Haines man who attached an...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015

NSRAA cuts incubation boxes

Haines fishermen are questioning a recent decision by Northern Southeast Regional Aquaculture Association (NSRAA) to suspend a chum incubation-box...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

King salmon rules tighten

Department of Fish and Game biologists this week outlined new restrictions on area fisheries aimed to protect the Chilkat king salmon return,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

Can theater festival be revived?

A group of theater and arts supporters in Haines met Monday to discuss the viability of resurrecting the Alaska Community Theater Festival (ACTFEST),...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 19, 2015

'Common Core' foes present case

A group opposed to federal education standards known as the “Common Core” gave a presentation at the public library Tuesday, characterizing the...

 

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