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 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 10, 2021

Haines on track for fall brown bear hunt, despite lowered harvest limit

Spring brown bear hunting season ended May 31 with two males harvested, putting Haines on track for a fall bear hunt, provided the town avoids a repea...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

U.S. Senators renew push for landless tribe settlement

Alaska’s U.S. Senators are planning to reintroduce legislation that would allow Native Alaskans in Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

PHAC: Abandon old Lutak Dock repair plan

The Haines Borough Port and Harbor Advisory Committee (PHAC) is recommending the assembly abandon current Lutak Dock plans and pursue funding for a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

Haines Real Estate owner to become borough planner

Newly hired Haines Borough planner Dave Long begins work on June 14. Long, who co-owns Haines Real Estate with his wife Pam, will distance himself...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

Borough finances better than expected

The Haines Borough areawide general fund is earning more and spending less than budgeted this fiscal year, according to a recent financial report for...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

Borough resumes Beach Road fire and ambulance service

Emergency services have been restored to Beach Road, bringing residents one step closer to returning to homes. Haines Borough interim manager Alekka...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

Last large cruise line cancels

Hope for large cruise ship visits in Haines this summer was short-lived. Last week, president Joe Biden signed a bill temporarily exempting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

GAS Committee reimagines nonprofit funding process

The Haines Borough Assembly is in the early stages of revamping its nonprofit funding program. Under a proposal assembly member Caitie Kirby...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly adds $263,000 to budget

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday added roughly $263,000 from a mixture of borough funds and CARES Act dollars to the $13 million operating and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Museum Board asks to take on Sheldon Museum building

The Haines Borough’s aged museum building now has two potential owners—the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) and the Haines Sheldon Museum...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Royal Caribbean cancels remaining 2021 Haines stops

Statewide, prospects for a 2021 cruise ship season are looking up, but in Haines, the hope of port calls from large ships has been almost entirely...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

State Senate rejects Lutak Dock funding

The Alaska State Senate voted 14-6 against a budget amendment that would have added $7 million for the first phase of Lutak Dock renovations. The Luta...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Lutak could get cell service

Cell phone service could be coming to Lutak. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance that would authorize the lease of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly Briefs

Disaster-impacted property owners eligible for tax reduction The assembly adopted an ordinance allowing the borough to offer tax relief to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 20, 2021

EMS calls on the rise in Southeast

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department has seen an increase in ambulance calls in recent years, a trend consistent with communities throughout the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 20, 2021

Users object to summer pool closure

Pool users are pushing back against a proposed three-month summer closure in the Haines Borough budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 20, 2021

Borough develops cheaper, phased Lutak Dock plan

A revised Lutak Dock renovation plan could save the Haines Borough tens of millions of dollars. The Lutak Dock face has reached the end of its...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 20, 2021

Lende selected as state writer laureate

Local writer Heather Lende has been named Alaska State Writer Laureate for 2021-2023 by the Alaska State Council on the Arts (ASCA) and the Alaska...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 20, 2021

SEARHC and borough consider location for new medical facility

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is considering building a new medical facility in Haines. “I’ve been yakking at the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 20, 2021

Displaced residents start science center

Haines residents Steven Villano and Steve Wishstar are starting Haines Science Center, a nonprofit to gather and synthesize data to help Chilkat...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 13, 2021

Assembly adds nonprofit funding to budget

Funding for the Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) and the Southeast Alaska State Fair have been added to the Haines Borough’s budget...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 13, 2021

Haines borough becomes Second Amendment Sanctuary

Haines Borough has joined an ever-growing list of municipalities nationwide vowing to uphold the Second Amendment in the event the federal government...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 13, 2021

Borough presents plan for new public safety building

A brand-new public safety building on undeveloped property adjacent to the current facility is the best option for replacing the crumbling piece of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 13, 2021

AP&T to move forward with Skagway cable replacement

Alaska Power & Telephone (AP&T) is one step closer to replacing the damaged power and fiber optic cable connecting its Kasidaya hydropower plant, and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 13, 2021

Bear kills two tamed moose

A male brown bear killed two tamed moose at the Kroschel Wildlife Center on May 5, the town's first...

 

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