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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

For sale: Town's businesses in flux

When Scott Haston, a 1980 Haines High School graduate, returned to town this May after 35 years away, his first reaction was, “Everywhere you look,...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 11, 2016

Public Works chief Borders retires

It’s not yet 5 a.m. Sunday, the final day of the Southeast Alaska State Fair. There are no cars on the roads. Except for laughter and the sound of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

Local woman wins Fulbright award

When Tlingit Native and former Haines resident Crystalyn Lemieux decided to apply for the Fulbright Scholar program only two weeks before the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

Museum purchases $25,000 war helmet

The Haines Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center recently finalized purchase of a Tlingit war helmet created by local artist Wayne Price. The $25,000 car...

 

One week remaining to file for local office

The deadline to file for Haines Borough office is drawing near, with three residents submitting the required paperwork as of press time Wednesday....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

New planner worked on comprehensive plan

The Haines Borough's new planner is a fourth-generation Southeast Alaska resident and already has ex...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

Assembly comment time mulled

Audience members who ask questions and voice concerns during the public comment period at the beginning of Haines Borough Assembly meetings could...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

Assembly OKs preschool lease

The Chilkat Valley Preschool has passed the halfway mark in its effort to raise $420,000 for the construction of its new home, a 1,400-square-foot...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 11, 2016

U.S. Senate candidate targets parties, money's influence

An independent U.S. Senate candidate with a $475,000 war chest and an impressive resume campaigned...

 

Skit workshops offered

Lynn Canal Community Players is offering two additional skit development workshops in advance of the Sept. 10 event, “Skitsophrenia: Historic...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

Turner wins award for supporting town

The Haines Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday kicked off with an exceptional amount of back-patting, including the presentation of a new award...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

College group meets Tuesday

Greg Podsiki is leading the charge to rally community support for a college in Haines. Podsiki, a 37-year resident, believes a small college or...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

Record surge for Chilkoot sockeye

One of the largest surges of sockeye into Chilkoot Lake kept commercial fishermen busy and swamped subsistence nets in the past week. About 40,000...

 

Assembly says little after lengthy secret session

The Haines Borough Assembly emerged from a 90-minute closed door session with its attorney Tuesday, only to give a one-sentence update on the ongoing...

 

Glacier Bears off and running

The Haines High School cross-country team is off and running as of Aug. 1 to prepare for the 2016 season. Head coach Keri Ewing said his squad...

 

McCarter, ferry worker, KHNS volunteer, dies at 67

Mick McCarter, a former KHNS volunteer and board member died Saturday, Aug.  6, of apparent heart...

 

Charlie Jimmie was image of Alaska to outside world

Haines cultural and dance leader Charlie Jimmie, 84, died Friday in the Alaska Native Medical...

 

Animals need love, companionship

Are you guilty of animal cruelty? You may not think you are, but if you keep your pet tied in your yard or locked in a pen every day, you are guilty...

 

Schnabel: Harbor views are my own

In your article describing opposition to the harbor project (8/4/16), I was identified as the executive director of the Chamber of Commerce. In that...

 

Harbor project naked of logic

The emperor has no clothes. You needn’t look any further than the harbor project. Fred Shields...

 

Constantine shared science with students

I would like to thank Constantine Metal Resources for inviting school district personnel to come out and learn about the Palmer Project. In small town...

 

Sorting is key to successful recycling

Haines Friends of Recycling thanks the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for a grant last fall that allowed us to purchase three Bear Saver bins...

 

Thanks for well wishes on birthday

Thank you so much for the well wishes, gifts, cards and guests at my party. I had a wonderful birthday week. Mary Price...

 

Totem Trotters take off this weekend

The Haines Sheldon Museum’s annual fundraiser, the Totem Trot, celebrates our rich heritage this weekend. Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. is a...

 

Duly Noted

Mary Price turned 85 on Thursday, July 28, celebrating at the senior center lunch, with a cake gifted by Carol Clifton as well as a dozen cream...

 

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