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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Six years boarded up, Coliseum building is sold

A Haines businessman this week added the former Coliseum Theater building to his growing list of local real estate purchases. Chiropractor Chris...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Haislers to close store they operated 47 years

A business that has anchored Main Street for more than 45 years is closing its doors at the end of September. Jeff Haisler, owner of Haisler...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

'Mystery room' full of evidence discovered at police station

The Haines Borough Police Department last week discovered a “secret” room at the station that turned out to be an evidence storage repository....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Library expansion plan grows new wing

Following a June visit by the Rasmuson Foundation, Haines Borough Public Library Board members have decided to think big when it comes to a planned...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015 

Seven Mile pullout an eyesore no more

Native groups and the State of Alaska have cleaned up and cordoned off a Haines Highway pullout that for decades attracted squatters, partiers and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015 

NPS biologist: Make rules, enforce them at Chilkoot

Making human use predictable and preventing bears from getting human food – including fish from anglers – should be top priorities along the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Lemcke leaves facilities job, sees Ryan as replacement

Haines Borough interim public facilities director Brian Lemcke is recommending the municipality hire Haines resident Brad Ryan as his successor.  ...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015 

Friske recounts fatal Sitka slide that claimed house

Former resident Andrew Friske this week said he feels lucky his family wasn’t hurt in an Aug. 18 landslide in Sitka that crushed his house and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 27, 2015 

Boreal locavore to fix gourmet meal for museum

Early this week, Michelle Genest of Whitehorse, Y.T., was tucking into a dinner of chick-pea curry with a sauce of rosehips she picked and rhubarb...

 
 News    August 27, 2015 

Hays and Chrisman to perform Sept. 3

Former Haines resident Christy Hays is bringing her smooth vocals and Americana sound to the Chilkat Center at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3. Hays will be...

 
 News    August 27, 2015 

Valley of the Eagles links wins national publicity

Valley of the Eagles Golf Links is getting some back-to-back press coverage. The local golf course featured prominently in an eight-page spread in the...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    August 27, 2015 

Cross-country squads off and running; home meet Sept. 5

The Haines High School cross-country team’s home meet on Saturday, Sept. 5, is expected to include a community run for all-comers. Event times and...

 
 News    August 27, 2015 

Dolphins swim club starts season Sept. 2

The Haines Dolphin swim team’s season kickoff is set for 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2, at the pool. The event features a pool party, registration,...

 
 News    August 27, 2015 

New Haines School teachers bring diversity of experience

In addition to new superintendent Rich Carlson, the Haines Borough School District hired 10 new teachers this year. Four are profiled in this...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Borough withdraws Lutak Dock RFQ

The Haines Borough this week took a step backward on the Lutak Dock project, rescinding the Request for Qualifications it issued on Aug. 11. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Bank finds 'funny money' in night-drop box

Haines’ local bank manager wasn’t laughing last week when a teller discovered someone had deposited funny money into the night drop box. Haines...

 
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 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

Chilkoot bear scene 'worse than a zoo'

By Tom Morphet Crowding, garbage and careless behavior became so prevalent at Chilkoot River during last weekend’s Dominion Day holiday that some...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Study: Police below standards in many areas

Following last week’s release of a damning study of the Haines Borough Police Department, the Public Safety Commission this week decided to hold a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Sales of lots, houses on the rise, agents say

A tight year-round rental market and technological barriers preventing some would-be residents from moving here are two recent trends in the local...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 20, 2015

School board approves teachers' contract

After a 45-minute executive session, the Haines Borough School Board Tuesday accepted a revised contract with the local teachers’ union. The...

 

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