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 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016 

Native groups win Chilkoot lawsuit

Vehicles are now legally allowed to access a popular hooligan dipnetting spot near the Chilkoot River Bridge. Last week, Superior Court Judge Philip...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

School board candidates worry about budget and enrollments

Incumbent Haines School Board members Sarah Swinton and Lisa Schwartz are running for re-election unopposed for two seats on the board in this...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016 

Assembly hopefuls enter final stretch

Now it’s your turn. Haines voters will cast their ballots Tuesday for two highly contested seats on the Haines Borough Assembly and two non-conteste...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016 

Weather station is installed on Mount Ripinsky

The Haines Borough’s first avalanche-oriented weather station is a couple weeks from going online. About 10 people climbed up Mount Ripinsky...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Cultural exchange brings neighboring tribes

The Haines Borough Public Library invites the community to learn about Tlingit, Haida, Athabascan and First Nations culture through the Cultural...

 

Duo performs this weekend

Folk rock duo Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer will return to Haines at 7 p.m. Saturday to perform songs from their new album at the Chilkat Center....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Threshold Singers bring comfort to the sick

Entrancing a cappella harmonies rang out over the harbor in the soft sunshine of a September evening. Four members of the Haines Threshold Singers...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Kids gain work experience at local museums

Teenagers can learn the ins and outs of working at a museum as part of the Sheldon Museum’s second annual Junior Curator program. Museum director He...

 

Freshman Bear to run at State

Freshman Marirose Evenden will be Haines’ sole runner at the state cross-country meet in Anchorage on Oct. 1. She placed 11th in last Saturday’s...

 

Alumni sought for scrimmage

The Haines High School girls’ volleyball team is seeking interested alumni for an open scrimmage to be held at the high school gym on Oct. 1, 5 to...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Students selected for regional honor choir

Fourteen Haines High School singers were invited to participate in this year’s Southeast Alaska Honor Music Festival that will be held in Haines on...

 

Haines assembly picks code review commission

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously appointed seven people Tuesday to the borough’s new commission to review its code. Overall, the borough...

 

Rasmuson leaders to meet with Haines

Officials from the Rasmuson Foundation will visit Haines on Monday. The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation will host a public meet-and-greet session...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    September 29, 2016 

Eagle count abnormally high for now

This winter’s bald eagle counts began Monday with 333 eagles spotted in the Chilkat Valley, a high number for this time of year. Chloe Goodson,...

 

Assembly green-lights garbage working group

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously decided Tuesday to create a citizens working group to study whether any garbage issues need to be tackled....

 

Phone book rumors unfounded

A rumor that the 2017 Alaska Power and Telephone phone book will be the last one printed is not true. “For some reason that rumor keeps cycling...

 

Museum checks out new ideas

Haines museum staff and business leaders attended six educational sessions Sept. 15-16 that were broadcast online at the Sheldon Museum from the 2016...

 

Private practices face challenges

When reached Wednesday afternoon at Family Medical Clinic in Delta Junction, Stacy Chappelle, who supervises the clinic’s office work and...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016

Six different visions proposed by Haines assembly hopefuls

Diana Lapham and Ryan Cook want to push ahead with Haines’ harbor improvements. Leonard Dubber thinks government is just too darn big. Heather...

 

Klukwan students study insect science in Skagway

Nine students from the Klukwan School got their hands wet and their boots muddy as they did the work of professional entomologists Sept. 14 on a...

 

Fiber-optic cable laid in canal

Haines and Skagway residents may soon have access to faster internet service now that Alaska Power and Telephone is laying 86 miles of undersea...

 

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