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 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017

Hall wants buyout or town contract

Community Waste Solutions owner Tom Hall proposed two options to the Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group for future management of Haines’...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017

Unicyclists make Kluane history

A track left in the snow by a single tire on the unplowed Haines Highway early Saturday testified to the odyssey of UniQuest Yukon, a unicycle team...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017

Thorgesen: 'I don't like 'For Sale' signs going up unchecked'

Chris Thorgesen has heard a lot about himself lately. “I’ve heard I’ve got mafia ties, or that I’m a member of religious cult that’s taking...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017

Fish tales win praise for hometown author

Rosemary McGuire, 40, is considering returning to school to study biology. “Forty is probably old enough to get a useful degree,” she joked this...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017

Marksmen win medals

The Haines Hot Shots and Haines Glacier Bears shooting teams traveled to Birchwood for a state shooting competition this month. Dawson Holm, Jackson...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017

Are there deer here?

Resident Alexis Dombrock said she was more than surprised to see a deer bound along Lutak Road near the ferry terminal on May 28. “I was in such a...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017

Charging sow a concern at Chilkoot

Visitors take caution. A brown bear sow accompanied by three yearling cubs has lunged at cars and people along the Chilkoot Corridor and Lutak Spur Ro...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017

Assembly seeks advice on conflict code change

The Haines Borough Assembly directed the manager and borough attorney June 13 to consider revision of code that bars the borough from contracting with...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017

Waterfront planning grant: $86K

The Alaska Arts Confluence in partnership with the Haines Borough has been awarded an $86,000 grant for supporting a community design of an...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017

Assembly tilts toward Hart for assembly seat

The Haines Borough committee of the whole supported James Hart for the open assembly seat Monday, contingent on his availability to attend meetings...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017

Kings dribbling in

Recent tracking efforts show low numbers of king salmon returning to Chilkat River, but definitive numbers won’t be known until about the Fourth of...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017

Gillnet season starts out strong

A healthy plug of chum salmon and an improved price over last season bolstered the opening week of the Lynn Canal drift gillnet season. Preliminary...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 22, 2017

2017: A blank page in the history of the KCIBR

On the eve of Saturday’s scheduled Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay, race officials had a contingency in place in the event of snow accumulat...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017

Ham radio event set for weekend

A group of Haines and California residents are learning to set up and operate ham radios this weekend to connect to the outside world in case of an...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 22, 2017

Bald eagle shot near Mud Bay, treated in Sitka

An injured bald eagle brought to the American Bald Eagle Foundation last week had been shot. Raptor curator Leia Minch said the adult eagle arrived...

 By Tom Morphet    News    June 15, 2017 

Singer tracing roots finds opera

Mimi Gregg, the daughter of a famous soprano and a lifelong advocate for the arts in Haines, always hoped her family would produce another opera singe...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017 

Assembly passes $18 million budget

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $17.8 million budget Tuesday, including funding $95,000 for a local economic development...


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