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 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 27, 2020 

State close to finalizing interim ferry plan

The Alaska Department of Transportation is close to finalizing interim transportation for passengers while its mainline ferries remain out of service....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 27, 2020 

Budget can't support 24-hour service, chief says

Haines police chief Heath Scott said the department lacks funding to provide adequate 24-hour police service. This comment was part of a presentation...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 27, 2020 

Organizers begin next phase of Recall Dunleavy

Recall Dunleavy is entering its second round of signature gathering with the goal of collecting 91,000 signatures statewide in five weeks. In Haines,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 27, 2020 

New Ocean Ranger program considered

The Alaska Legislature is considering a revised version of a bill that would eliminate the state’s Ocean Ranger program and give the Department of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 27, 2020 

TAB keeps public hearings for tour permits

Tourism Advisory Board members upheld the status quo during a meeting last week to finalize recommendations about two contentious issues in tourism co...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020

Elizabeth Peratrovich celebration incorporates hands-on learning

On Feb. 18, students and families gathered in the Haines School gym for performances celebrating Eli...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020

Plans for Excursion Inlet remain unchanged

While news outlets have reported that Ocean Beauty Seafoods is in talks to merge with Canadian seafood company Cooke Aquaculture Inc., this will not...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020

Bear task force tackles trash disposal

Garbage wrangling was the topic of the day at the Bear Task Force meeting on Feb. 19. Discussion covered the cost and feasibility of bearproofing...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020

Revised tour code could eliminate public hearings

A new version of the Haines tourism code could remove public hearings from the commercial tour permitting process. The change, proposed by borough...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020

Broken leg brings out the best in Haines

While shattered lower leg bones, emergency surgery, and weeks of immobilization sound like a devastating situation, for Haines resident Woody Pahl, it...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020

Planning commission approves Constantine heliport permits

On Thursday, Feb. 13 the Haines Borough Planning Commission approved conditional use permits for two Constantine mine heliports that are currently in...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Hundreds rally to restore marine highway

More than 225 Haines residents gathered at the public safety building at noon on Tuesday to rally...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

One in three racers finish 51st Alcan 200

Melted pistons, blown belts, an engine fire and a broken limb ensured the majority of racers did not...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Borough-subsidized ferry untenable, assembly says

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to send a letter requesting the legislature allocate funds to cover service gaps after the breakdown of the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Funding for port repairs remains elusive

“We got too many pigs for the tits,” Port and Harbor Advisory Committee chair Terry Pardee said, summarizing the dilemma facing committee members...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Residents route through Canada to fly

Whitehorse is the new Juneau for many air travelers this winter season. While Haines residents have traditionally booked trips to Juneau on the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 6, 2020

Only mainline ferry canceled until March

March 1 is now the earliest the Matanuska will be up and running, the Department of Transportation announced in a press release Wednesday evening....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 6, 2020

Fort Seward hauntings investigated

Those who believe Haines is haunted may finally have the confirmation they’ve been seeking. “Ghost Hunters” has come to town, and while the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 6, 2020

Capital budget requests deemed futile

There was a palpable lack of enthusiasm at the Haines Borough Assembly’s meeting to discuss project priorities for the state’s capital budget....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 6, 2020

ALCAN worth the wait, organizers say

Delay has only increased racers’ excitement for this year’s Alcan 200 snowmachine race set to begin on Saturday at 10 a.m. After a 50-year run,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Foul weather highlights need for ferries

After ferry mechanical issues and record-breaking snowfall over the weekend, stranded residents had to come up with a creative solution to get home....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Should the borough have a role in child care?

Affordability and availability of child care is a big issue for some Chilkat Valley residents. Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) has...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Assembly appoints Lapp to fill vacancy

Haines Borough Assembly members appointed Jerry Lapp to fill the assembly’s vacant seat by a vote of 3-2 at a meeting Tuesday night. The seat had be...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

U.S.-China trade deal includes timber exports

Phase one of the new U.S.-China trade deal could rekindle the sale of roughly 6,000 acres of timber in the Chilkat Valley. Last year, sale negotiation...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Cruise ship company considers Haines

Haines tourism director Steven Auch will travel to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) headquarters on Feb. 25 to pitch Haines as part of efforts to...

 

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