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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Lawyer cites family conflict for Schnabel

An hour before the Haines Borough Assembly was set to discuss a manager contract for Debra Schnabel, the assembly received a memo from its attorney...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 1, 2017

Group rescues sole survivor of plane crash

As an incoming tide swamped the wreckage of a private plane that crashed at Glacier Point Saturday, a Haines family, a tour guide and a visitor from...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Friedenauer quits assembly, cites bullying, vitriol

Haines Borough Assembly member Margaret Friedenauer resigned her assembly seat Wednesday, citing bitterness, cynicism and a lost desire to lead....

 
 By Kyle Claytion    News    June 1, 2017

Lube formula the key to 'Slip and Slide,' creators say

This year’s post-brewfest “slip and slide” was a milestone for some and a trip to the clinic for another. Vanessa Stewart and her husband John H...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Mayor blasts assembly, calls hire a 'set-up'

Haines Mayor Jan Hill lambasted the borough assembly Tuesday evening, accusing members of violating borough charter and saying the hiring of Debra...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Assembly balks at trooper bid to expand police role

The Haines Borough Assembly will seek legal advice regarding an Alaska State Trooper official’s opinion that the borough is responsible for policing...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 1, 2017

Hurdler Stigen 2nd at state championship

Senior Jacob Stigen of Haines High School came within a hair’s breadth of capturing the small school title in 110-meter hurdles at last weekend’s...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Tourism director says job exceeds description

Haines tourism director Leslie Ross will leave her position June 8, but may do extended work to finish ongoing projects and contribute to the hiring...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Promotion celebrates 8th graders

Twenty Haines School eighth graders walked the stage in the elementary school gym May 24 as they were promoted to high school. Student Haley Boron was...

 

More than 10 camps offered for summer

Local organizations will host more than 10 camps this summer for Haines youths. New this year are Tlingit Culture Classes and Programs through the...

 

Crash probe will start with rebuilding of debris

Clint Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska Regional Chief, said Tuesday that his agency has a hangar in Juneau ready to...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

'Lemon Lavender' wins people's choice at beerfest

The 25th Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival attracted 1,700 to the fairgrounds May 26- 27, with the event’s first hard cider...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Interns will launch projects at library

Incoming Haines High School seniors Sarah Long and Keegan Palmieri are the first two summer interns in a national pilot program at Haines Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Rules on conflicts-of-interest differ among Southeast towns

The Petersburg and Wrangell borough codes do not prohibit family members of public officers from contracting with their boroughs. Wrangell Borough...

 

Project to fix gym floor set to start

The Haines School gym will get a facelift this month after equipment malfunctions last August left the floor with imperfections. Alaskan Industries...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Acclaimed author attracts crowd

ulitzer Prize-nominated author Eowyn Ivey visited the Haines Borough Public Library Tuesday, her last stop on a Southeast tour to promote her latest...

 

Schnabel is now manager; get over it

Wow, Krista Kielsmeier is clearly disappointed with the hiring of Debra Schnabel. However, unless you are self-employed, you don’t get to choose...

 

Museum thankful for hammering drinkers

The Hammer Museum is grateful to all those who helped make our fundraising Hammer Striker competition at Beer Fest a big success. Winners took away...

 

God bless Ewing on new adventure

Keri Ewing, who has worked at the Chamber of Commerce and coached high school track, cross country and volleyball for the last year has been called...

 

Musicians, speakers key to observance

I want to thank everyone who attended the memorial services at Jones Point and Klukwan on Memorial Day. A special thanks to our speaker Jan Hill; Jay...

 

Song Nash was chef, entrepreneur

The funeral for Song Nash in Shoreline, Wash., Monday filled the 600 seats of St. Luke Catholic...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    June 1, 2017

Duly Noted

Nicole Stickler and David Lorentz were married Saturday afternoon, May 27, at the Letnikof beach pavilion. Jim Szymanski served as minister. The coupl...

 

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