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 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021 

Assembly opens Beach Road neighborhood

The Beach Road neighborhood will open to the public for the first time since Dec. 2 after the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021 

SEARHC halts Johnson & Johnson vaccinations

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has temporarily paused use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Haines and other...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021 

Bladesmith's TikTok ploy pays off

On April 1, local bladesmith Trevor Barrett set out on a quest to gift celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021 

Deputy clerk to help shoulder Fullerton's burden

The Haines Borough will hire a deputy clerk to assist clerk Alekka Fullerton, who is currently also serving as borough manager. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021 

Assembly to consider Beach Road tax exemption

Beach Road property owners cut off from electricity and road access may receive a reduction in taxes for the current fiscal year. The assembly at a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021 

Assembly Briefs

Assembly supports Cascade Point ferry terminal The assembly voted 4-2 to write a letter in support of a ferry terminal at Cascade Point. Members...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

DOWA gets majority share of Palmer Project

After this summer, Constantine Metal Resources will no longer have a majority interest in the Palmer Project. DOWA Metals and Mining, Constantine’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

Manager's budget proposes modest increases, axes museum payroll

The Haines Borough’s $13 million operating and capital budget for next fiscal year (FY22), proposed by interim manager Alekka Fullerton,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

Assembly to restart manager search

The Haines Borough Assembly is starting over with the search for a new manager after Tennessee real estate investor George Zoukee turned down the job...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

Growers apply lessons from orchard workshops

As the U.S. Department of Agriculture grant-funded Chilkat Valley Orchard Project nears the end of its educational workshop series, several residents...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

State seeks to expand behavioral health support in Haines

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services plans to support the expansion of behavioral health services in Haines. In late February, the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Zoukee rejects manager job offer

Tennessee real estate investor George Zoukee may have set a new record for shortest Haines Borough manager tenure when he turned down the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Assembly to consider supporting improved Juneau access

The Haines Borough Assembly plans to take up a resolution in support of a ferry terminal at Cascade Point, 30 miles north of Juneau’s Auke Bay...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Displaced residents see drop in property values

Some Beach Road residents are requesting a moratorium on property taxes until utilities and road access have been restored to their neighborhood. On...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine sign-ups dwindle

With roughly 60% of the adult population having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Haines’ vaccination rate is starting to plateau....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

DOT cancels Matanuska sailings for third time in 2021

Less than a week after the only state ferry currently serving Haines returned to service, it was broken down again. On March 27, the state Department...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Tour operators plan to welcome independent travelers

As hope for large cruise ship traffic dwindles, some tour operators are planning for a season based on independent travelers. Visits by small cruise...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Haines DMV closure receives bipartisan opposition in legislature

The proposal to close Haines’ Division of Motor Vehicles office, along with offices in several other rural communities, has hit bipartisan oppositio...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Board asks borough for bare-bones museum funding

The Haines Sheldon Museum board of trustees is asking the Haines Borough Assembly to fund payroll for the coming fiscal year (FY22) at a level that...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 25, 2021

FEMA funds landslide mapping

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved $100,000 to fund landslide mapping and slope analysis for select areas in Haines...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 25, 2021

Displaced resident considers moving on

As displaced Beach Road residents wait for a verdict on if and when they can safely return to their houses, some are starting to consider futures...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 25, 2021

Skiers rescued from Juneau icefield amid winter storm

TEMSCO Helicopters Inc. rescued two Haines skiers on Thursday, March 18 after a vicious winter storm pinned them on the Juneau Icefield halfway...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 25, 2021

Borough offers Alten grievance settlement

Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud has sent a settlement offer to Public Employees Local 71, the borough’s employees union, in an effort to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 25, 2021

Residents reflect on the first year of the pandemic

For some in Haines, the arrival of COVID-19 one year ago felt like a seismic shift. “I will never forget it. My daughter was in labor in Juneau....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 25, 2021

Heavy snow threatens access road

The Haines Avalanche Center has reduced the avalanche risk assessment for the Beach Road landslide path to “moderate.” The risk level was lowered...

 

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