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 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 28, 2021

Assembly approves access to Beach Road

Beach Road residents were able to extract cars and possessions from homes beginning Monday at noon... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 28, 2021

Assembly approves dumpster loan, advances bear-attractant code revisions

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $16,000 loan to Community Waste Solutions (CWS) for 10 additional bear-proof dumpsters...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 28, 2021

Damage from December storms results in $1.5 million decline in property value

Assessed property value in the borough decreased, at least temporarily, by more than $1.5 million in the wake of the early December storms, according...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 28, 2021

Shop local program closes after distributing $14,000 to displaced families

The shop local disaster relief program, a collaboration between the Haines Chamber of Commerce, Haines Economic Development Corporation and Chilkoot...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 21, 2021

Seven weeks after slide, full extent of recovery aid still unknown

On Tuesday, the state submitted to FEMA a “Preliminary Damage Assessment,” cataloging damage to public and private infrastructure in the wake of...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 21, 2021

Haines COVID-19 vaccination rate nears 40 percent

Roughly 580 Haines residents received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine last weekend... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 21, 2021

Small landslide indicates instability in Beach Road area, EOC says

A small landslide occurred on the southeast flank of the Dec. 2 Beach Road slide path between...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 21, 2021

Assembly makes plan to address Haines' bear problem

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Commerce Committee began chipping away at a plan to address the borough’s bear problem at a meeting Tuesday. The...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 21, 2021

CIA applies for funding to repair borough roads damaged by landslides and flooding

The Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) is partnering with the Haines Borough to secure funding to repair local roads damaged by the early December...


SEARHC prepares for arrival of 600 COVID-19 vaccines

To date, more than 300 Chilkat Valley residents have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and hundreds more will fall into this category... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Beach Road closure extended

Beach Road east of a barricade at the far end of Portage Cove will remain closed to the public after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Assembly votes to advertise new manager hire

Eight months after the firing of then-manager Debra Schnabel, the Haines Borough is advertising for a new, permanent manager. On Tuesday, assembly...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

COVID-19 mitigation plan required for 2021 tour companies

This year, tour companies will need a COVID-19 mitigation plan approved by the Haines Borough manager before they can conduct tours. On Tuesday, the...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Federal government extends CARES Act spending deadline

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to roll back a December spending plan for leftover CARES Act funds after the federal government approved an...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

PERS termination study for Sheldon Museum approved by borough

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a PERS termination study for the Haines Sheldon Museum, a neces...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Chilkat Valley Orchard Project launches educational workshop series for residents

A free workshop about starting an orchard drew 80 participants on Saturday. The workshop is the first in a series hosted by the Chilkat Valley...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

First responders, healthcare workers, elders receive first COVID-19 vaccines in Haines

In the past week, more than 100 Chilkat Valley residents received the first of two shots required... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Beach Road residents face months of displacement, at minimum

Residents at the southernmost end of Beach Road were officially allowed to return to their properties after state geologists downgraded the area on... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Governor's budget shifts additional costs to borough, closes local DMV office

The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget proposal Gov. Mike Dunleavy released on Dec. 11 contains several significant cuts for the Haines Borough including...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Police chief recovers from COVID-19

Although there are no known active COVID-19 cases in Haines, in recent weeks, four residents have tested positive for the virus while traveling... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

HEDC brings on interim director

On Dec. 14, Sally Andersen was brought on as interim director for the Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC), stepping into the role after...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Assembly plans to finalize manager advertisement by next regular meeting

The Haines Borough Assembly is picking up the pace of the manager hiring process. Over the course of two committee of the whole meetings held on Monda...


COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Alaska but will take longer to reach Haines

The first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Alaska late Sunday. As of Wednesday, it was unclear when the vaccine will arrive in... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Messages of support and donations pour into Chilkat Valley

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and supplies have entered Haines in the wake of the Dec. 2 landslide, including roughly $450,000 raised...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Haines receives massive grant to expand behavioral health services post-disaster

Local agencies and partners at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau have two weeks to spend an unprecedented $1.4 million the state is channeling... Full story


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