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Community foundation gives $19K in grants

The Haines Senior Center will use its $1,000 grant to help purchase a new van to pick up elderly clients. Jackie Mazeikas will spend her $1,500 on...

 

Retired judge Asper returns to Haines courtroom

From now until the end of the fiscal year in June, Haines will once again have a resident magistrate – thanks to the community spirit of retired...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    December 8, 2016

Haines resident 'pistol whipped' in assault

A 28-year-old Haines man was arrested Thursday involving a felony assault charge in which the victim was “pistol whipped” and shot at twice from...

 

Exhibit revisits filming of 'Fang'

A year ago, Madeline Witek helped plan future exhibits at the Haines Sheldon Museum. She realized then a blockbuster was heading the town’s way. It...

 

Parks and Rec panel discusses heliskiing

The other recreationists who populate the backcountry of Haines weighed in Monday on the controversial remapping of heliski site maps where helicopter...

 

Becky's Place: Nonprofit offers shelter to abused

Jackie Mazeikas remembers walking around Haines, questioning people about something nobody here wanted to talk about. Women were being assaulted and s...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    December 8, 2016

High demand shuts down electrical grid

All of Haines and Skagway went black for 13 minutes Monday as winter electricity demands maxed out power systems. Darren Belisle, Alaska Power and...

 

Assembly to tackle big agenda Tuesday

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday will issue a six-month report card for newly-arrived manager Bill Seward to determine whether any course...

 

Fire department looks at 2 chief candidates

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department this month will elect a new chief from among two veteran finalists. The victor will inherit ongoing state budget...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    December 8, 2016

Holiday happenings in Haines

Put on your holiday best, dress your pets, prepare your snowshoes and get your taste buds ready for holiday events in Haines this weekend. Pet picture...

 

Bazaar vendors feature handmade, homecooked goods

Bob Duis began whipping up his famous fiery chili-for-a-cause three decades ago back in Chicago. Natalie Benassi believes she just might make the...

 

Playing Santa: Reporter works holiday kettle

So there I was, standing inside the covered entrance of Howsers IGA, wearing a borrowed Santa’s cap, red apron and jingly bracelet on my wrist....

 

Cruise ships caught dumping

When state conservation officials learned last week that Princess Cruise Lines agreed to plead guilty to a systematic cover-up of its policy to dump...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    December 8, 2016

Volleyball team finishes difficult season

The Glacier Bear’s volleyball season came to an end last weekend at the Southeast Alaska Region V tournament in Craig. The team placed fifth at the...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    December 8, 2016

Wrestlers prepare for region meet

The Glacier Bears wrestling team finished the regular season last weekend in Wrangell and now turns its sights to the Region V Wrestling Tournament...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    December 8, 2016

CYD teams compete in Juneau tournament

In harmony with this winter’s lowest temperatures, the Haines Community Youth Development basketball teams traveled to Juneau last weekend for the a...

 

Two hunters plead guilty in moose case

Two Alaska hunters last week pleaded guilty in Haines court involving the shooting, harvesting and transportation of sublegal moose during the 2016...

 

Hinman took pride in parenting

Josephine Marian Hinman died Nov. 30 in Juneau at Bartlett Regional Hospital of complications from...

 

Duly Noted

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department can help you make your winter a safe one. Vouchers for $30 off the price of ice grippers are available on a...

 

Volunteers keep recycling happening

Haines Friends of Recycling would like to recognize the extraordinary volunteers who sustain downtown recycling pickup to benefit the public. Year in...

 

Fiscal officer clarifies recent comment

Thank you for your Dec. 1 article “Assembly Members Brace for Big Budget Battle.” I would like to clarify one point. Your article said that I...

 

Smith family appreciates community concern

The family of Leo Smith would like to thank the community of Haines for your prayers, cards, flowers and loving support during the recent loss of our...

 

Please recycle those holiday lights

If you have old holiday lights that no longer work, you can recycle them at Haines Friends of Recycling, 2.5 Mile Small Tracts Road, when we do our...

 

Police should read Alaska statutes

I recently submitted a public information request to receive the police report/blotter in its entirety. First I got an e-mail from the dispatcher who...

 

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