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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Washington, D.C. cop offered job as chief

The Haines Borough Assembly emerged Tuesday from a 45-minute closed-door session to confirm interim manager Brad Ryan’s decision to negotiate a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

VanSpronsen forfeits police badge

Former Alaska Wildlife Trooper and Haines Borough Police Department officer Ken VanSpronsen has become the fifth Haines law enforcement officer in fiv...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Plainclothes officer to walk grounds during Beer Fest

Haines Borough interim police chief Josh Dryden said he has been getting flack for his decision to station an officer in street clothes at this...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Puppeteers make debut on big stage

After years of performing in makeshift tents, basements and other small venues around town, the Haines puppetry troupe Geppetto’s Junkyard is ready...

 
 News    May 26, 2016 

Klukwan School graduates 3

Preschooler David Hotch, eighth-grader Natalia Holcomb and high school senior Rachel Katzeek graduated during a ceremony Friday at Klukwan School....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Assembly defeats attempt to terminate lobbyist contract

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

End draws near for 'The Swamp'

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016 

Rain garden aims to slow runoff

Seventh-graders in Pete Degen’s science class capped a weeks-long lesson about watersheds by planting a “rain garden” around the Chilkoot...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016 

Twelve Glacier Bears qualify for state track

Senior Casey Bradford posted a career-best time of 53.93 to win the 400-meter run for small schools at last weekend’s Southeast regional track meet...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 26, 2016 

Haines High School grads 'shake it off' at ceremony

Speaker Suzanne Newton urged graduates to make “glorious, fantastic mistakes” at the commencement exercises for Haines High School’s class of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Court Report

Michael R. McGregor, 32, pleaded guilty on April 28 to committing fourth-degree assault on Dec. 28. An officer responded to Union Street after a man...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Borough receives key Corps permit

The Small Boat Harbor expansion project cleared a major hurdle this week, with the Haines Borough receiving the Army Corps of Engineers 408 permit it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Police Report

Monday, May 23 A caller asked for help relaying a message to a relative. Police didn’t have any contact information for the relative. A caller...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Assembly chooses Coast Guardsman as manager

The Haines Borough Assembly bucked the staff’s choice for manager on Saturday, voting 4-2 to offer the job to Coast Guard veteran William Seward...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Culture center doors open to large crowd

During a friend’s slideshow more than 20 years ago, Bernadette Price, an executive assistant from Portland, Ore., saw photos of the Whale House...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Transgender student sets own path

Nattaphon "Ice" Wangyot dressed like a girl long before she moved to Haines, Alaska. But when her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Juneau man shot to death at Excursion Inlet

A 53-year-old man who allegedly murdered a hunting companion in Excursion Inlet Sunday is a former Arizona legislator with a history of violence....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Sailboat capsizes near Skagway

The Skagway Volunteer Fire Department rescued a person from a capsized vessel about halfway between Haines and Skagway in Taiya Inlet Sunday night....

 
 News    May 19, 2016

Behavioral study seeks Native participants

Two behavioral biologists are hoping to enlist local Natives in a study of behavior and group identity. The study revolves around how people identify...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 19, 2016

Bananas: Glacier Bears mix it up before regional championships

Glacier Bear runners and throwers went a little off script at last week’s Haines Invitational, and it included a banana relay. Besides a baton,...

 

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