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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 28, 2016

Duly Noted

Nicole Horton Holm recently flew to San Diego, Calif., to pose in a patriotic outfit for Haus of Volta’s annual pin-up calendar. Haus of Volta is a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 18, 2016

Ferry study draws mixed response

Alaska legislators this week gave varying views of a McDowell Group report that found a return of $2.50 in economic benefits for every state dollar sp...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

'Big issues' in upcoming union talks

Negotiations between the Local 71 workers’ union and the Haines Borough are about to begin, and local union representative Tom Brice said members...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Executive sessions close door on public

In the past month, the Haines Borough Assembly and its committees have met four times in closed-door sessions. According to a public notice, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 26, 2015

Tour season: Ships up, Canadians down

Tourism-related businesses in Haines report mixed returns in 2015, with tour operators benefitting from a jump in cruise passenger numbers but...

 
 By Heather Lende    Obituaries    November 26, 2015

Lowden remembered as skilled mechanic

Longtime Haines mechanic Bob Lowden, 64, died Nov. 16 of prostate cancer at a hospice care home in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    October 15, 2015

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Charlie Lou Katzeek was born at 4:23 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Bartlett Regional Hospital to parents Hannah Blilie and Tom Katzeek. She weighed seven...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 1, 2015

HARK, Sosa hit standoff in talks

Contract negotiations between the Haines Borough and Haines Animal Rescue Kennel ground to a halt last week, with the two sides blaming each other...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    July 30, 2015

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Bryan Joseph Hinderberger and Joanna Jeanne Lende were married Saturday aboard the Haines-Skagway Fast Ferry M/V Fairweather, with Fort Seward as the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Assembly wants alternatives to cutting HARK

Dog lovers, don’t despair yet. The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday passed a motion directing borough staff to investigate different ways the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Legislature cutting local jobs, services

The Haines Division of Forestry office was apparently eliminated and the future of public radio funding and the ferry schedule hanged in the balance...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    Duly Noted    February 12, 2015

Duly Noted

Haines had a chance to roll out the welcome mat an extra day for junior high basketball players here from Juneau for the Triple Threat Tournament,...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    News    December 4, 2014

Duly Noted

Former Haines public health nurse Vera Smith turned 100 on Nov. 24. She received cards from the White House and from former Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell,...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    November 13, 2014

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If you don’t have a working carbon monoxide detector in your house, get one. Matt Davis’ parents, John and Peggy Davis, died last month of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 18, 2014

All-night drilling at harbor irks residents, raises questions

Noise complaints about around-the-clock drilling at the Small Boat Harbor expansion project have prompted the Haines Borough to consider whether it...

 
 News    July 3, 2014

Bruins not around - yet

Got brown bears? If you do, you may be the exception, as wildlife officials and residents say the numbers of bruins typically spotted around town and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 12, 2014

Fort tower goes up, up, up

Contractor Dave Ricke restored a bit of the original Fort Seward skyline Tuesday, erecting a 60-foot tower modeled after one built for the U.S. Army...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    April 24, 2014

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Grace Marie Pamela Comstock was born 12:19 p.m. Easter Sunday at the SEARHC Mount Edgecumbe Hospital in Sitka to parents Gina and Korey Comstock. She...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 23, 2014

Brooks brings Alcan trophy back to town

Chris Brooks averaged 106 mph to win the 45th Alcan 200 Saturday, becoming the first resident to...

 
 By Eileen McIver    Duly Noted    January 16, 2014

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Barb Blood reports that son Matt Blood recently passed the Flight Paramedic Certification exam. The FP-C is the highest level of paramedic certificati...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 9, 2014

SEABA agrees to pay $21K to BLM

A Haines helicopter skiing company has agreed to pay more than $21,000 in fines and fees for flying on federal lands closed to the activity 54 times d...

 
 Letters    January 9, 2014

Hire Ford as chief, question power use

Hire Simon Ford as police chief and stop spending money advertising. If David Sosa is the guy for manager and he accepts the job, have him come back...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 19, 2013

In 2013, projects belied forecast

For the first time since the rebuilt Haines School was oriented toward Old Haines Highway in 2007, students could make it to the school along a...

 

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