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Cruise ship COVID-19 case count rises to 10

The COVID-19 case count among the 214 passengers and crew who were aboard the American Constellation’s Southeast Alaska cruise the second week of...

COVID-19 case counts continue to rise across the state

As visitor travel to Alaska picks up strength, as residents participate in summer events, and as the pace of vaccinations slows down, the state’s...

School solicits feedback on COVID-19 mitigation plan

Beginning in the fall, grades 7-12 would be exempt from mask-wearing under the Haines Borough School District’s proposed COVID-19 mitigation plan...

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Chopper hoists stranded paddlers from Tsirku

Three residents plucked from the Tsirku River by a tethered Coast Guard rescue swimmer Sunday said...

Canada border opens, with restrictions

News that Canada would open its borders to U.S. citizens making non-essential trips starting Aug. 9 this week energized residents and business...

Borough manager candidate to visit town

Annette Kreitzer, the last Haines Borough manager candidate still in the running, will visit town Monday through Wednesday to meet borough staff and...

Fair exhibit deadlines coming soon

If you’re planning to exhibit your homemade quilt or leaf lettuce at the fair, time is running short. Exhibits can be submitted in 20 categories,...

Assembly to introduce seasonal sales tax ordinance

Should the Haines Borough have a seasonal sales tax? The assembly’s Commerce Committee considered the idea at a meeting Tuesday before unanimously...

Ask before taking someone's property

To whom it may concern, And you know who you are. Just because something on a person’s property is visible from the road, it is not an invitation...

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Lawson, Army and law enforcement veteran, dies of COVID-19 at 48

Robert Lawson, who grew up in Haines and served eight years as an Alaska state trooper, died of...

Duly Noted

Nash Steel Stickler was born on July 14 at Queen’s North Hawaii Community Hospital on the Big Island. He weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5...

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