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 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Store's towel promotion runs dry

Got new towels? Someone apparently has quite a few. So many, in fact, that others have none at all. That’s the upshot of a promotion at Howsers, whi...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Wet snow shuts off power

Lutak residents fired up woodstoves, melted snow and hunkered down Saturday when a hard-to-reach break in a main transmission line left their...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Assembly to mull state tax issues

Should the Haines Borough take a position on a statewide sales tax or a state income tax? The borough assembly will meet as a committee 4 p.m....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Borough, DA won't pursue Turner claim

Neither the state district attorney nor the Haines Borough will investigate a complaint that the assembly acted improperly when it voted against...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Leaders respond to Facebook page

A private Facebook page came under fire at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting. Two assembly members were critical of “Haines Rant and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Heavy snow sinks cabin cruiser

A cabin cruiser that sank early Sunday morning in the Haines Harbor was raised Tuesday by a Juneau-based marine salvage company. The 32-foot...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 9, 2017

Blaze claims home on hillside

A fire of undetermined origin gutted a classic home at 234 W. Oslund Drive on the evening of Feb. 2. No one was hurt in the blaze that claimed most...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 9, 2017

Too many school absences?

Are planned absences taking too big a bite out of learning at the Haines School? At Tuesday’s school board meeting, two veteran teachers expressed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 9, 2017

CIA making headway on trail around homes

The Chilkoot Indian Association is about halfway toward completing a trail encircling its Chilkoot Estates subdivision, an addition that will more...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 9, 2017

Valentine offerings: 3 dinners

Sweethearts have plenty of options for Valentine’s Day. The Presbyterian Church holds its annual Valentine’s Tea starting 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb....

 

Tattoo artist Baker liked to play host

Joe Baker, a tattoo artist and 29-year Haines resident, died Jan. 23 at his home in Port Edwards,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 26, 2017

Museum program offers 'Saturday at Sheldon'

A new program at the Haines Sheldon Museum aimed at families explores the history and culture of the Chilkat Valley. “Saturdays at Sheldon” will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 26, 2017

Heavy rain maxes out sewage plant

A new program at the Haines Sheldon Museum aimed at families explores the history and culture of the Chilkat Valley. “Saturdays at Sheldon” will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 26, 2017

Some Dolphins debut, others stalk team records

A new program at the Haines Sheldon Museum aimed at families explores the history and culture of the Chilkat Valley. “Saturdays at Sheldon” will...

 

Jepsen taught at church farm

Richard Jepsen, a longtime math teacher and gardener at Covenant Life Center, died Thursday at a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 19, 2017

Work to start on waterfront park, trail

A Juneau design firm that has built interpretive trails throughout the region will come to Haines early next week for two community meetings about...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 19, 2017

Legislature looking to tighten alcohol regulations

An ongoing revision of the state’s alcohol-licensing laws could have effects on Haines eating establishments. Specifically, a working group formed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 12, 2017

Ex-workers put spotlight on landfill operation, standards

In 2013, Community Waste Solutions was making strides to improve its FAA Road landfill after years of difficulties meeting state environmental...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 12, 2017

Harrell's donation buys life-saving devices

A $10,000 donation by Lucy Harrell will buy three automatic external defibrillators, renew batteries in existing AEDs and provide for uniform signage...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2016

Year in Review: Art, public projects dominated Haines news

Advances in the arts and public projects marked much of the news in 2016, and combined, for some novel exchanges. At a Sept. 8 Haines Borough...

 

Hinman took pride in parenting

Josephine Marian Hinman died Nov. 30 in Juneau at Bartlett Regional Hospital of complications from...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 23, 2016

Skidder accident claims logger Leo Smih

Longtime resident Leo Smith died Tuesday at an Anchorage hospital. Smith, 89, was injured while operating a piece of logging equipment on Beach Road...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 27, 2016

Fundraiser evening recaps heritage center's first summer

Officials with the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center “got it done enough to open May 14,” executive director Lani Hotch said Saturday. They are...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 20, 2016

Swollen list of voters adds context to turnout

Ever wonder why Haines’ voter turnout percentages seem low? Local elections officials reported the official turnout for the recent municipal...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 13, 2016

In second week, dry spell nears record for October

October, historically the wettest month of the year in Haines, has started like May, the driest. The last measurable rainfall occurred Sept. 28,...

 

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