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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015 

What's in the water?

The Haines Borough weathered an E. coli scare last week, but there are other contaminants of concern in the town’s water. Like many rural Alaskan...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015 

State seeks hunting at Chilkat park

The state Department of Natural Resources is proposing to open all of Chilkat State Park to lawful hunting and trapping, when formerly only the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015 

Public scrutinizes minor offense law

An ordinance establishing a minor offenses fee schedule has residents asking why many of the laws are even on the books, and why Haines Borough employ...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015 

Senior Center cut to four-day schedule

The Haines Senior Center is cutting back from five to four days of service per week due to funding issues, said Mary Ann Mills, director of Southeast...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Rasmuson pledges $35K

Representatives of the Rasmuson Foundation this week pledged to match up to $35,000 in donations toward the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation’s go...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Borough tracking E. coli source

Haines Borough employees are scratching their heads as to why a water sample last week tested positive for E. coli, when five follow-up samples came b...

 
 News    July 2, 2015 

Haines 4th of July Festivities

Oh, say can you see: Fireworks are back The rockets’ red glare returns this year with a fireworks display that will be shot off Port Chilkoot Dock s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

E. coli in water; state orders boil order

Don’t drink the water, unless you’re getting it from somewhere other than the Haines Borough’s distribution system. The public water system...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Deadline for harbor job not set in stone

A July 2017 deadline for construction of a planned expansion of the Small Boat Harbor isn’t as hard and fast as some supporters have suggested,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Drop in salmon prices a blow to fleet

A major drop in prices paid to fishermen soured the opening week of the Lynn Canal commercial gillnet season. Blame it on a storm in the global...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Progress, setbacks for downtown effort

A little more than a year after a series of Chilkat Valley News articles put a spotlight on downtown decay, two shuttered buildings have re-opened, a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Rasmuson group to visit next week

Haines is rolling out the red carpet in its small-town way for 24 board and staff members of the Rasmuson Foundation next week. The statewide...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

No penalty for Jewell breaking contract

The Haines Borough School Board considered but chose not to pursue a penalty against departing superintendent Ginger Jewell for breaking a three-year...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Cruise ships get half-price fees

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday agreed to waive 50 percent of docking fees for every new and existing cruise ship that visits the Port...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Blaze levels Chilkat Lake home

Jon and Mary Cummins could only watch as their Chilkat Lake home burned down Sunday night. The couple tried to put out the growing fire with a garden...

 
 News    June 25, 2015

Staff will align code, policy on agenda

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to have manager David Sosa and clerk Julie Cozzi ensure code and policy are aligned when it comes to how ite...

 
 News    June 25, 2015

Borough committee members needed

Residents are needed to fill 11 vacant seats on five of the Haines Borough’s advisory committees. Three seats are open on the Parks and Recreation...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Asquith, Lendes top local riders in KCIBR

Haines riders finished near the front and at the very back of the 23rd Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay Saturday. Resident Jenn Walsh won her t...

 
 News    June 25, 2015

DMV to reopen July 20

The Haines Department of Motor Vehicles office will likely reopen on July 20, state DMV director Amy Erickson said this week.   DMV’s Southeast...

 

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