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 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016 

Cleanup at 7 Mile at $800K

The cost of cleanup at an unsanctioned rifle range at 7 Mile has reached $800,000 and will likely continue into next year, a U.S. Bureau of Land...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

State easing off prosecuting cases

Some Haines residents have been getting lucky lately as a convergence of circumstances has led to an uptick in the number of criminal cases being...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

Town's drinking water turns brown

A brown, frothy liquid poured from the taps of the Haines Borough’s water customers last weekend, following a drop in pressure at the borough’s wa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

Permit sale rekindles talk of waste

Sale of a waste-handling business has resurrected discussion of consolidating service in Haines. Acme Transfer owner Paul Nelson has agreed to sell...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016 

State fair fashion show will celebrate diversity

Tiffany DeWitt said a racist comment directed toward her 9-year-old African-American daughter Brooklyn inspired an “American Girls of All...

 
 News    July 21, 2016 

Seasonal EMT added

Due in part to a lack of ambulance crew volunteers, the Haines Volunteer Fire Department is hiring a seasonal, part-time EMT. The $12,182 position...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 21, 2016 

Young actors stage beanstalk musical this weekend

On Friday morning, a club-wielding giant chased a slight boy dressed in green on the Chilkat Center stage. As he swung his club back and forth, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

New cruise lines sign on for 2017

The Haines Borough’s tourism department has been receiving waves of good news recently, with new cruise lines committing to visit Haines in 2017...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 21, 2016 

Parking gridlock at the airport

Officials are trying to find a solution to an overflow of cars parked at the Haines airport, some of which are double- and triple-parked and left for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016 

Young, old impress at revived triathlon

Standout performances by youngest and oldest competitors marked Saturday’s AKtive Triathlon, the first communitywide triathlon held here in about 20...

 
 News    July 21, 2016 

Budgets take hit of $265K

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s last-minute education cuts will cost Haines about $265,000, but most of that will be borne by the Haines Borough, not the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

Plane's gear collapses during airport landing

A local pilot crash-landed his private plane at the Haines Airport Monday afternoon, temporarily closing the airport and freezing flights. Resident...

 
 News    July 21, 2016 

Work starts on replacing steel bridge

Motorists traveling on the Haines Highway should be extra alert around 26 Mile Haines Highway, where construction on the state’s Klehini River...

 
 News    July 21, 2016 

Freeride athlete dies in avalanche

A Swedish athlete who placed second in women’s skiing during the Freeride World Tour event in Haines in March died in an avalanche July 14 in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Buzz-in entry at borough defeated

On a 4-2 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday rejected Bill Seward’s proposal to install a buzz-in security door at the administration...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Borough worker raises OK'd: $351K

The Haines Borough will spend an additional $351,600 on its employees over the course of the next three years following the assembly’s ratification...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Lapham, Lende say they'll run

Though the candidate filing period doesn’t open until Aug. 1, Haines is abuzz with chatter about who will vie for two borough assembly seats up for...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 14, 2016

Ferry roster dings 'Golden Circle'

Cuts in Alaska Marine Highway System ferry service to and from Skagway have driven RV and car travelers away from Haines, causing anxiety for local...

 

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