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EOC and SEARHC ramp up preparations for coronavirus vaccine distribution

The Haines Borough conducted a Point of Distribution (POD) tabletop exercise on Nov. 13 to prepare for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine. The...

 

Free, asymptomatic testing to end Dec. 19

Free, asymptomatic coronavirus testing will end in Haines and Klukwan on Dec. 19, according to a Tuesday press release from the Southeast Alaska Regio...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 19, 2020 

Social services organizations prepare for socially distanced Thanksgiving

Social services organizations in Haines have had to pivot their traditional Thanksgiving offerings this year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 19, 2020 

Borough explains lack of participant list at Zoom meetings

The transition to Zoom meetings as a COVID-19 precautionary measure has been somewhat bumpy for the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 19, 2020 

Video celebrates what would have been 26th Alaska Bald Eagle Festival

On Wednesday, the American Bald Eagle Foundation released a short film "trailer" to mark what would...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 19, 2020 

Lynn Canal Community Players launch first production since pandemic onset

For many, 2020 has offered few opportunities for laughter. Tresham Gregg and the Lynn Canal...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Assembly to allocate remaining CARES Act funds for those with greatest need

Under a revised CARES Act spending plan, the borough has $134,989 left to use before the end of the year. The question before the assembly is what to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Bear activity persists despite early snow

Two bears were shot in the Haines Borough this past weekend, both by homeowners defending chickens. Although bear-related calls to the police dipped...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Klukwan pastor begins short-range radio transmissions

Human connection has been hard for many since the pandemic began. In Klukwan, Pastor Jami Campbell...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

New assembly tackles manager hiring question

The Haines Borough Assembly’s on-again, off-again manager hiring process is on again, again. At a meeting Tuesday, members restarted the discussion...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Borough sales tax down, but not as much as anticipated

Sales tax in the Haines Borough this year is down 31% through August, according to a recent report. The borough had collected $1.7 million in sales ta...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Architecture firm will begin work on public safety building design

Bettisworth North Architects, Inc. has been awarded a contract not to exceed $338,167 to plan and design a new Haines Borough Public Safety Building...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

SEARHC changes free weekend COVID-19 testing to Saturday only

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is making changes to its free, weekend COVID-19 testing schedule. The Haines Health Center...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Assembly standing committee appointments finalized

New mayor Douglas Olerud finalized appointments to the Haines Borough Assembly’s standing committees. The assembly adopted these appointments at a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Avalanche center releases winter course schedule

The Haines Avalanche Center kicked off its winter education schedule last week, hosting two...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 5, 2020

Becky's Place receives $246,000 grant to purchase new safe house

Becky’s Place Haven of Hope, a nonprofit that assists those experiencing domestic violence or sexual assault, is in the process of renovating a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 5, 2020

Glacier Bears take on teachers at Halloween exhibition game

The Glacier Bears volleyball team beat school staff in an Oct. 29 exhibition game, or they would hav...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 5, 2020

After 8-month wait, 13 drivers will receive licenses this month

Last week, 13 prospective drivers passed behind-the-wheel tests, the penultimate step in getting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 5, 2020

CARES Act-funded checks begin to be distributed to applicants

The Haines Borough began cutting checks last week for a CARES Act-funded grant program targeting lower-income residents who have been negatively...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 5, 2020

Citizen science project begins at Jones Point

Two photo stations have been installed at Jones Point to document change in the environment over time, a citizen science project spearheaded by the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 5, 2020

Plan for hiring new borough manager remains up in the air

The Haines Borough has once again postponed a communitywide discussion of the role of the manager. Haines has been without a permanent borough...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

Halloween is a go this year with some COVID-19 mitigations

This year, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many in Haines are still gearing up for Halloween,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

Testing recommendation remains in 4-2 vote

A proposed revision to the resolution recommending travelers either test or quarantine when they enter the Haines Borough highlighted differing views...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

Assembly ends heliski map committee work

The assembly voted down the heliski map committee’s request to continue work for another year. At a meeting earlier this month, the map committee vo...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

Second round of "Shop Local and Save" to begin Nov. 20

Another round of the CARES Act-funded “Shop Local and Save” program is on the way. Earlier this month, the Haines Chamber of Commerce and Haines...

 

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