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 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016 

Rain garden aims to slow runoff

Seventh-graders in Pete Degen’s science class capped a weeks-long lesson about watersheds by planting a “rain garden” around the Chilkoot...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016 

Twelve Glacier Bears qualify for state track

Senior Casey Bradford posted a career-best time of 53.93 to win the 400-meter run for small schools at last weekend’s Southeast regional track meet...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016 

Haines High School grads 'shake it off' at ceremony

Speaker Suzanne Newton urged graduates to make “glorious, fantastic mistakes” at the commencement exercises for Haines High School’s class of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 26, 2016 

Editorial

Who is in charge of scheduling in this town? No one. Should there be? Consider: On Saturday, May 14, civic-minded folks were forced to choose between...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Culture center doors open to large crowd

During a friend’s slideshow more than 20 years ago, Bernadette Price, an executive assistant from Portland, Ore., saw photos of the Whale House...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Bananas: Glacier Bears mix it up before regional championships

Glacier Bear runners and throwers went a little off script at last week’s Haines Invitational, and it included a banana relay. Besides a baton,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Cabin cruiser stranded on sandbar

A cabin cruiser that ran aground on the Chilkat River flats Saturday apparently was refloated on a Sunday night tide. The vessel came to an abrupt...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Village cultural center opens Saturday

State museum officials, clan and tribal leaders and experts in Northwest Coast Native art are expected to attend the opening of the Jilkaat Kwaan...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Uglys to help cancer patients

Uglys of Haines will hold a pig-roast fundraiser May 21 they’re hoping will become an annual event to aid cancer patients in the Chilkat Valley. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Teacher seeks district's apology in dismissal

The Haines Borough School Board will hold an “informal non-retention hearing” starting 6 p.m. June 28 to consider the dismissal of kindergarten...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Students choose Newton as speaker

By Tom Morphet Suzanne Newton will give the commencement address at Haines High School graduation May 24. “I think she’s funny and a really good...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Home track meet starts Friday

Fans get one last chance to see several seniors compete in the Haines Invitational Track Meet starting 2:30 p.m. Friday with high jump at Karl Ward Gy...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Wellness Center opens; donor Harrell honored

When you go to the dentist at the new SEARHC clinic, you’ll be able to see your sore tooth live on TV. An oral display filmed with a pen-sized...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Public health nurse office jobs here to be eliminated

The regional manager for the state’s Public Health Nurse program this week said two full-time Haines positions will be eliminated and the public...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 12, 2016

Picnic to spotlight preschool's plans

Supporters of a project that would expand the Haines Senior Center with an addition to the building for Chilkat Valley Preschool say they’re about...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 5, 2016

Freeride's partner search will plumb deep pockets

Haines has a strong calling card for hosting extreme ski events like the Freeride World Tour, but gaining the level of sponsorship sought by the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 5, 2016

Options sought for Bug Lake park privy

The Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is looking for alternatives to provide an outhouse at Mosquito Lake campground. Due to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 5, 2016

Cleanup season reveals pockets of dumped garbage

The spring cleanup season this year coincided with discoveries of dumped trash and trashed areas. A retired teacher with a heart condition hauled...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 5, 2016

Second surge hikes eulachon count

The Takshanuk Watershed Council will be revising its estimate of the eulachon run to Chilkoot River following a resurgence of spawning there last...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 5, 2016

Small squad holds own at Sitka track meet

With only four athletes, the Haines girls’ track team came within a handful of points of second place at last week’s Sitka Invitational Track...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 5, 2016

Editorial

I participated in the 16 Mile cleanup Saturday. I wasn’t planning to spend an hour scooping bullet casings, metal junk and half-burnt copies of...

 
 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’...

 

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