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 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Police kill brown bear believed responsible for vehicle damage

Two brown bears were killed in Haines last week, bringing the total killed outside hunting season in management unit 1D this year to 26. One bear was...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

290 people receive flu shots at free clinic

This year, for the first time, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is offering free...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Heliski map committee asks for another year to address concerns

Another contentious meeting of the heliski map committee ended with a recommendation to the borough manager that members be allowed to continue commit...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Voters decide to draw $450,000 from permanent fund, assembly surprised

On Oct. 6, Haines Borough voters surprised many assembly members by approving a one-time, $450,000 draw from the borough’s permanent fund principal...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

U.S. Army disposes of two grenades found within the Haines Borough

On Oct. 8, the U.S. Army disposed of two grenades found in the Haines Borough. One was in Alaska Wildlife Trooper possession and the other was turned...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Bettisworth North will do conceptual design for new public safety building

The Haines Borough has selected Alaska-based architecture firm Bettisworth North, the same firm that worked on Skagway’s public safety building and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Ballot measure 2 aims to change state level voting

If passed, the Alaskans for Better Elections Initiative, measure two on the November ballot, will change the way elections are conducted at the state...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Census counting ends Oct. 15

The saga of the 2020 U.S. Census appears to have finally come to an end. This year, responding to the census was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Tuynman wins fourth assembly seat 11 votes ahead of Josephson

The results of this year’s nail-biter assembly race are in. Cheryl Stickler and Caitie Kirby, the top vote-getters, will serve three-year terms...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Bear damages vehicles along Young Road

This month, an increasing number of residents have taken to locking cars as a preventative measure against the bear that has learned to open doors....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Borough re-revises morgue project

The Haines Borough is revising plans for a CARES Act-funded morgue again. The change means roughly $22,000 in CARES Act funds will go to waste. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Haines library nominated for national honor

The Haines Borough Public Library has been nominated by Sen. Lisa Murkowski for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

TAB approves changes to heliski tour GPS reporting requirements

The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) approved staff-recommended changes to heliski code and administrative policy at an Oct. 8 meeting....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Driver's license applicants and fishermen to receive CARES Act assistance

The Haines Borough Assembly approved three CARES Act-spending measures at Tuesday’s meeting including $15,000 to address a backlog in driver’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Oct. 31 no-sail extension gives some hope for 2021 tour season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the no-sail order for cruise ships through the end of the month. The order had been set...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Stickler, Lapp, Kirby secure assembly seats

This year’s Haines Borough election was marked by high voter turnout, increased early and absentee voting, an above-average number of write-in...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Haines economy worse than unemployment rate suggests

Job numbers bounced back slightly in August, but not as much as unemployment rates across the state would suggest. Southeast remains the hardest hit...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Pandemic causes nonprofits to cancel in-person fundraising events

COVID-19 has created new fundraising challenges for Chilkat Valley nonprofits. While many have had access to coronavirus relief grants through the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Charitable gaming takes a hit due to COVID-19

Pull-tab sales are down in the Chilkat Valley and statewide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pull-tabs, a type of charitable game regulated by the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Haines Huts will apply for Ripinsky trail easement

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a resolution on Sept. 22 supporting Haines Huts’ application for the state’s Recreational Trails...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 1, 2020

Mayoral candidates contrast leadership styles at final forum

Haines’ two mayoral candidates—incumbent Jan Hill and challenger Doug Olerud—spent much of the Sept. 25 KHNS-CVN forum highlighting their...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 1, 2020

Locals and visitors remember beloved Chilkoot bear

News of the death of Speedy, a beloved brown bear matriarch in the Chilkoot Corridor, has attracted...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 1, 2020

Borough opts to develop Mt. Riley Land

The Haines Borough took the first step in a project that will likely span the next decade—the development and sale of roughly 450 acres on the...

 

Candidates discuss firing, budget and cultural institutions

Questions about an ore terminal, the firing of manager Debra Schnabel and the best way to keep cultural institutions open during economically challeng...

 

Borough-funded COVID-19 tests see little use

It’s been more than a month since the Haines Borough began offering free COVID-19 testing for people entering the community from elsewhere in...

 

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