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Assembly candidates outline competing visions

Five Haines Borough Assembly candidates outlined different visions for the future of Haines during...

 

Logging on Peninsula: University pulls trigger on timber sale in response to potential zoning restrictions

The University of Alaska's Board of Regents last week approved a competitive timber sale on about...

 

Officials investigating shot seal

A harbor seal was found shot on a Mud Bay beach, 2.5 miles north of Letnikof Boat Harbor at...

 

Alcohol board bans mixed drinks, distiller keeps serving

Port Chilkoot Distillery owner Heather Shade hasn't stopped serving cocktails despite an Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board ruling that orders...

 

Mayoral candidates differ on leadership style

Differences in leadership style and how to conduct civil discourse in the midst of divisiveness were two themes incumbent mayor Mayor Jan Hill and cha...

 

Bald Eagle Foundation receives $25K donation

The American Bald Eagle Foundation recently received a $25,000 donation toward its aviary redesign project. The nonprofit is in the early stages of...

 

Former officer returns to police department

Former Haines police officer Adam Patterson,47, is rejoining the department this November. Patterson worked for the police department from 2012...

 

Vet in town for school year

Veterinarian Dr. Michelle Oakley will provide regular, basic veterinary service in Haines for the school year. Oakley travelled the Yukon and other...

 

Haines considers Petersburg's model for solid waste, recycling

Petersburg’s Public Works Director Karl Hagerman presented for a second time to the Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group Monday on...

 

Fifteen moose harvested so far

Fifteen moose have been harvested during this year’s Unit 1D subsistence moose hunt as of press time Wednesday. Hunters have reported two sub-legal...

 

School board has "hefty expectations" for superintendent hire, Carlson says

The Haines Borough School Board began discussion Tuesday on its hiring process for a new permanent superintendent. Former superintendent Tony Habra...

 

Haines volleyball team to warm up this weekend in first match

The Haines High School volleyball team will face off against Thunder Mountain High School at home this weekend for its first matches of the season....

 

Thief stalks flower beds

A thief has raided the Chilkat Restaurant & Bakery’s flower beds, according to owner Miki Atkins. Atkins said she noticed her snapdragons weren’t...

 

Boys cross-country team places second, girls fourth

The Haines High School cross-country team held its own against other Southeast schools in the Sitka Invitational meet Saturday, and are in the thick...

 

Ferry should be a public corporation, experts say

Members of the Southeast Conference presented their progress on the Alaska Marine Highway Reform project at the organization’s annual meeting...

 

This week in history

Sept. 27, 1967 The Haines-Port Chilkoot school board has lost access to all Haines city tax money...

 

Divisiveness and vitriol behind us?

It’s difficult to sit through candidate forums and hear some say the recent political divisiveness is “behind us.” It’s not. To casually...

 

Dolphins off to a swimming start

The Haines Dolphins Swim Team’s 2017-2018 season is off to a great start. We are very excited to have Jackie St. Clair, a former Dolphins swimmer...

 

Chilkat foundation supports seniors

We want to express the heartfelt thanks of the residents of the Haines Senior Village for the grant award from the Chilkat Valley Community...

 

Tier 3 would counter natural cycles

Is the purpose of Tier 3 protection to preserve the water quality of the river in order to save the fish, or preserve our town (keep mining out)?...

 

2017 Totem Trot a step up from 2016

Thank you to the sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the fourth annual Totem Trot a success. This annual fundraiser for the Haines Sheldon...

 

Mosquito Lake buzzes

Thank you to the nearly 40 people in attendance at each recent event held at Mosquito Lake School Community Center (MLSCC): the Sept. 10 Community...

 

Wagner displays leadership

As a leader, Joanie Wagner has many personal qualities that are important for our community now. We need someone who can bridge our differing...

 

Wagner offers fresh outlook

Joanie Wagner is offering her talents, skills, and love of community to all in her run for the office of Mayor of Haines. Positivity, creativity,...

 

New tone needed for Haines

Our leaders set the tone for public discourse, and by the power we give them, their actions and words hold us to their standards of respect, trust,...

 

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