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 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016 

Cleanup at 7 Mile at $800K

The cost of cleanup at an unsanctioned rifle range at 7 Mile has reached $800,000 and will likely continue into next year, a U.S. Bureau of Land...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016 

State fair fashion show will celebrate diversity

Tiffany DeWitt said a racist comment directed toward her 9-year-old African-American daughter Brooklyn inspired an “American Girls of All...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016 

Young, old impress at revived triathlon

Standout performances by youngest and oldest competitors marked Saturday’s AKtive Triathlon, the first communitywide triathlon held here in about 20...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    July 21, 2016 

Former mayor, clerk Van Winkle dies at 68

Former Haines Borough mayor, assembly member and borough clerk Sharan Van Winkle died of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 14, 2016

Cannery canning again on eve of centennial

About 40 years ago, the Haines Packing Co. plant at Letnikof Cove produced its last can of salmon, as environmental regulations caught up to the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 14, 2016

DOT offers ideas for improving bay parking

A state Department of Transportation official on Friday said parallel parking near the end of Mud Bay Road poses a safety hazard and that the state...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 14, 2016

Borough seen as regional pilot for wood chip heat

The revised Haines Borough biomass project was characterized as a pilot project for small towns throughout Southeast at a Monday meeting where a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 7, 2016

Two meetings to give update on biomass project

A shift in plans for municipal biomass heat from wood pellets to chips will be a main topic at two informational public meetings next week hosted by...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 30, 2016

More controls on bear corridor

A new monitor position and a certification program for volunteers are aimed at improving people-brown bear interactions along the Chilkoot River,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 30, 2016

Board upholds non-retention of kindergarten teacher

An informal hearing on a decision by the Haines Borough School Board to not renew the contract of kindergarten teacher Sue Ackerman took on the tenor...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 30, 2016

Asquith leads Haines riders in 24th Kluane

Jumping out with the race leaders in the Kluane-Chilkat International Bicycle Relay paid off for solo rider Sean Asquith, who led Haines teams in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 23, 2016

Price up, harvest low for fleet

Gillnetters are earning a little more for their salmon this season, but harvested fewer fish than expected during the season’s first opener. “On...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 23, 2016

Volunteers needed to help Battery Point

Alaska State Parks is making a final push to complete improvements on the Battery Point trail and needs volunteers to help it happen Saturday. Haines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 23, 2016

Dock busking issue will go to Seward

It appears that one of the first decisions for new manager Bill Seward will be whether musicians can perform in public here, and where. Longtime...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Gillnetters expect improved prices

For commercial fishermen in Lynn Canal this year, size matters. Department of Fish and Game biologist Mark Sogge said sockeye salmon returning to the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

For Native artists, tattooing is a revival of tradition

Tattooing, historically practiced by Native people along the North Pacific coast, is regaining popularity, including as a way of reconnecting with...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Official wears 'shut up' T-shirt to public hearing

A planning commissioner’s choice of a T-shirt to wear at last week’s meeting of the group rankled some citizens and at least one fellow commission...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Free TV: 4 channels available, but antenna needed

Remember free TV? It’s still around. In fact, since May, four channels are available through ARCS, the Alaska Rural Communications System. KHNS...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Fair, fishermen attempt largest salmon barbecue

How do you serve salmon dinner to 2,000 people? Start well in advance, but wait to the last minute to get your fish. Deana Stout started weeks ago,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Just months after installation, Voc Ed air handler on blink

A problem in computerized controls has shut down the air-handling system of the Haines School’s Voc Ed building, part of an $864,099 heating and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

School board OKs $4.85 million budget

The Haines Borough School Board on Tuesday unanimously approved its $4.85 million general fund budget for the coming year, which includes some recent...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Hearings set on wood chip heat proposal

The Haines Borough School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on July 14 to hear a detailed presentation and ask questions about a proposal by borough consultan...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

King salmon feed expands for bicyclists

The 9th Annual Fishermen’s Community King Salmon Barbecue this year will feature four food-serving serving stations and three musical bands...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

Hill considers Washington, D.C. trip to seek funds

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill said a recent visit to town by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, was encouraging and Hill is considering a trip to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 9, 2016

New evening event puts focus on Fort Seward

A new promotion launching next week will highlight businesses in Fort Seward. Starting Thursday evening, June 16, “Fort Night” will be similar to...

 

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