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Swinton retires from school board

A 16-year member of the Haines Borough school board has decided to move on, adding a third seat to the October municipal election ballot. Sarah...

 

Heritage Center in Klukwan displays two Chilkat blankets

Visitors to the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center in Klukwan can now see two Chilkat blankets. The...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 5, 2018

Police warn they will cite owners for wandering dogs

Following recent reports of dog bites and attacks on cats and wildlife, the Haines Borough Police Department said it will enforce the laws against...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Public swim time now free for 17 and younger

A borough assembly ordinance took effect July 1 that eliminates the fee for anyone through age 18 to get in the water during public swim time at the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 5, 2018

Dungeons & Dragons rolls to new popularity

Haines is overrun with ogres and dragons, magic spells, inhuman creatures and epic battles as part o...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

Funding might be available for re-use of Jones Point

The Takshanuk Watershed Council believes it is nearing the end of soil remediation at the former Jones Point property that it purchased three years...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 5, 2018

State awaits risk assessment of tank farm contamination

The state anticipates receiving a work plan this year for how the Army will measure and judge the risks from contamination remaining at the site of th...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 28, 2018

Borough, AML may strike deal for ramp

The Haines Borough is considering a partnership with freight company Alaska Marine Lines, which would construct, operate and own a new...

 

Borough considers a new 1% sales tax instead of landfill fees

The Haines Borough is moving toward proposing an additional 1 percent sales tax to fund a new borough-directed solid waste disposal program — maybe...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 28, 2018

Assembly will review exempting residential rentals from sales tax

The Haines Borough Assembly will review a finance committee recommendation that the borough exempt residential renters from paying sales tax if they...

 

Car found in pond at 14 Mile

A car was retrieved from a pond along the Chilkat River about 14 miles north on the Haines Highway...

 

Even the Southeast rainforest can be in a drought

The Southeast Alaska rainforest is in a moderate drought, according to the National Weather Service. Not necessarily Haines, but the overall area. A d...

 

Training almost over, triathlon this Sunday

Biking, paddling and running solo for a total of almost 40 miles sounds hard enough, but imagine carrying your bike on your back as you hike several m...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 28, 2018

Hatchery chums are '$10 fish'

It’s looking like a lousy king salmon year and it’s too early to know much about sockeye returns, but the Haines fishing fleet is harvesting a sol...

 

Business Briefs

Noodle-bowl themed restaurant coming this fall After years of running a food booth at the beer fest and Southeast Alaska State Fair, Sarah Bishop is...

 

Assembly Briefs

Assembly adopts Chilkat River Access recommendations The borough assembly unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday endorsing the Chilkat River Access...

 

Arts Outlook

Photos and demos at July First Friday Businesses participating in Haines’ First Friday celebration invite the public to view nature photography,...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 28, 2018

Haines 4th of July Special Feature

Grand marshal honor goes to Lucy Harrell The Haines Fourth of July organizing committee has planned...

 

4th of July event schedule

Saturday, June 30 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Volunteer Fire Dept. Annual Texas Style BBQ at the firehall. 6:00 p.m. Patriotic Concert at the American...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 21, 2018

University approves moving ahead with Haines timber sale

The University of Alaska Board of Regents has directed staff to proceed with negotiations for a timber sale in the Haines area, with final contract...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 21, 2018

Industrial zoning up for debate

The Haines Borough Planning Commission recommended rezoning land at Jones Point from heavy industrial to industrial light commercial to accommodate...

 

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