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Juneau firm proposes to take over borough's junked vehicle removal

The Haines Borough wants to make it easier to get junked vehicles out of town. A code amendment proposed by the planning commission would do that by...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 21, 2018

Board unhappy with consultant's economic reports

The Haines Economic Development Corp. has expressed dissatisfaction with the McDowell Group’s work on a five-year economic development plan and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 21, 2018

Local idea for UA lands too late

A potential investor interested in purchasing some of the University of Alaska land slated for a proposed timber sale approached the Haines Economic...

 

Wind and rain instead of snow for bike relay's 25th anniversary

"If you're a rider who's been training for months please move up to the start, and if you started...

 

Borough seeks wood grinder

The Haines Borough is looking to purchase a wood grinder and lease it to an emerging or small business to operate for the community. Bids are due...

 

Triathlon sign-up closes Monday

Registration for the July 1 Chilkat Challenge Triathlon closes Monday. Participants can paddle, bike and run the 40-mile route from Mosquito Lake to...

 

Assembly at odds over university timber sale

Assembly members, meeting as a committee of the whole June 19, debated whether the borough was misrepresented in information University of Alaska...

 

Bikers gear up for race

Tires, gears, and costumes are getting final touches for the 25th anniversary of the annual Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay on Saturday. The...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 14, 2018

Fullerton to become state trooper

Michael Fullerton has started over many times throughout his adult life-he's been a financial...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 14, 2018

Borough to advance taxpayer-funded solid waste program

Prompted by citizen complaints and borough staff intervention, the Haines Borough Assembly this week decided to take a more active role in waste...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 14, 2018

C-SPAN heads to town

The C-SPAN bus is making a pit stop in Haines on its quest to visit all 50 state capitals. Mayor Jan Hill said she was contacted by officials from...

 

Summer reporter is ready to write

There's a new girl in town who wears glasses and asks questions. My name is Jenny-Marie...

 

Chum price, run forecast looks good for fishermen

Commercial fishermen can expect an average sockeye return and a high chum price this season, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 14, 2018

Debate continues over police patrols outside townsite

The Haines Borough Assembly again discussed the merits of police patrols outside the townsite—shining a light on a more than year-long debate about...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 14, 2018

Constantine to initiate economic viability study

Constantine Metal Resources started another summer of drilling at the Palmer Project this month with plans to expand exploration and reevaluate its...

 

Haines police conduct active shooter training

Local and state law enforcement officers received active shooter emergency response training last week, including active-shooter simulations with...

 

Assembly withdraws funding for OpenGov

The assembly withdrew funding for an online public engagement software program before approving next year’s $13.6 million budget, reversing its...

 

Graffiti greets visitors

Cruise ship passengers and boaters will not only be treated to glacier and mountain views during the run up the Lynn Canal toward Haines, but also...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 14, 2018

Committee rejects proposal to elect board, planning commission members

Haines Mayor Jan Hill will continue to appoint volunteers to the borough’s committees and boards after a proposal to shift responsibility to voters...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 14, 2018

$100,000 'lipstick job': officials discuss fate of public safety building

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed what should happen with the borough’s public safety building Monday, a facility that one assembly member said...

 

Editor's Note

I’m leaving for a few weeks to go commercial fishing in Bristol Bay again this summer and I want to introduce readers to two individuals who are... Full story

 

Summer camp schedule

Children in the Chilkat Valley shouldn’t be bored this summer with dozens of camps, classes and activities to join. Sports, culture, language,...

 

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