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 By Natalie Helms    News    July 13, 2017

Habra's departure remains a mystery

Six days after the departure of superintendent Tony Habra, Haines School Board members refused to provide details on why he was leaving one year into...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

Dwindling kings crimp subsistence

Closure of Chilkat Inlet to subsistence fishermen has been extended another week, due to a late and record-low showing of large kings moving into the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

Museum show highlights 'lost art' of spruce basket

A renowned epidemiologist who became a textile artist and has written three books on the art will visit Haines Sunday, part of a trip that will...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

Flagpole puts brake on runaway trailer, boat

It’s scary to watch the boat and trailer you’re towing pull up alongside you. It’s also scary to have them careening toward you, out of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 13, 2017

Highway police vote introduced

On a 4-2 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday introduced a ballot question on creating a “Community Safety” service area to address the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 13, 2017

Assembly favors taking ownership of bridge

The Haines Borough Assembly expressed support for taking over ownership and maintenance of a new bridge at Excursion Inlet to be built by the U.S....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 13, 2017

'Wild and free': Tourism video is a hit

The new promotional video for the Haines Borough’s Tourism Department is drawing raves – and more importantly, views. Released Thursday, July 6, t...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 13, 2017

Wooten will head tour office

Carolann Wooten will take over as Haines Borough tourism director this month, hoping to use tourism as a “bridge builder” between differing...

 

Pool sauna project nears construction

After years of planning, the Haines Pool is inching closer to having a sauna. Haines Borough Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan said the borough is...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 13, 2017

Assembly censures Morphet

With little discussion, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted Tuesday to censure member Tom Morphet for violating code and the borough’s...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 13, 2017

KHNS cuts length, availability of commentaries

KHNS is tightening listener commentary availability and online comment policies. The public radio station published a new policy on listener commentar...

 

Deadlines for exhibits at fair start on July 21

If you’re interested in entering an exhibit item to be judged and displayed as part of the Southeast Alaska State Fair, deadlines for submissions...

 

Hatchery chum harvest nears record

A near-record harvest of hatchery-raised chum salmon rocked the commercial fishery last week, but a paltry showing of Chilkoot Lake sockeyes is...

 

Kerwin launched annual health fair

Former Haines public health nurse Naomi Kerwin died June 22 in Palo Alto, Calif. She was 83 and had...

 

Homesteader Loomis dies at 95

Former resident Bernard "Jerry" Loomis died July 5 in Toledo, Wash. following a brief illness. He...

 

Executives leave; taxpayers get bills

Once again, the cycle of hiring, firing and paying settlements continues. I see no precedent, nor contractual obligation to pay a post resignation...

 

Couple's work revives downtown park

Haines is fortunate to have such caring and wonderful people living here. The long-neglected George Mark Park on Third and Main Street in front of...

 

Recall has political, not ethical, goal

Alaska law provides a process for holding a recall election when there has been serious misconduct, incompetence, or illegal behavior by an elected of...

 

Big guns complicated riverside dispute

The dispute over property rights versus subsistence use in Lutak Inlet has been resolved by the courts, yet it has led to a severe financial penalty...

 

Register to vote against recall effort

It is almost here!  This Saturday, July 15 is the deadline for you to register as a Haines Borough voter to vote in the Haines Borough recall...

 

Community center to offer refreshments

Thank you to all of the attendees and vendors who braved Sunday’s rain to support Mosquito Lake School Community Center’s July Market. We’ll...

 

Driver sheds more light on Uber option

After a couple of weeks of being signed up as an Uber driver, I wanted to shed a little more light on the matter. First off, the rideshare app that Ub...

 

Thanks for hammerers, spike drivers

The Hammer Museum’s annual Fourth of July spike-driving and nail-pounding competitions were a big success this year. Thirty-two men and women...

 

Haines steps up for holiday pies

Once again, the community of Haines did not disappoint! We had our best Pie Sale ever! And in the rain! A huge thanks to the Haines Brewing Company...

 

Duly Noted

Azeo James Walsh was born July 7 in Juneau to Jenn Walsh and Chris Downer. Azeo arrived at 10:09 p.m. at the Juneau Family Health and Birth Center....

 

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