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 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019 

Looming SCOTUS decision delays permit

By Jenna Kunze The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s forthcoming decision to approve or revoke Constantine Metal Resources’ waste...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019 

Pool opening dependent on contractor sign off

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to prioritize getting swimmers into the pool—so long as the contractor on the job accepts a change order...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019 

Scott, Maidy push to fund safe home

Last month, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to grant Becky’s Place—a local safe house for victims of abuse—$8,000 for rent....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019 

Policing issue heads GAS committee

Despite its new three-members, the Haines Borough Assembly is no closer to a solution on areawide policing. On Tuesday, the same resolution that...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019 

Business Briefs

Bamboo Room pop up Those who don't have, borrow for a small fee-that's chef Travis Kukull's motto,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 7, 2019

Ferry service cuts threaten to strand residents

The Alaska Marine Highway System has reduced winter service to Haines yet again—this time to one ferry a week from November to March. The state...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 7, 2019

Town beaver's lair discovered

To local eyewitnesses, he goes by Timber, Cleaver, The Beavs and, for those determined not to get...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 7, 2019

Tlingit language class back at Sheldon

In a nod to Native American Heritage Month, Tlingit elder and traditional practitioner Marsha Hotch will teach her second annual (in recent history)...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 7, 2019

Trooper post remains open, 'internal matter'

Alaska state wildlife trooper Wallace Kirksey left his Haines post for another station in October, leaving the post to an uncertain future. State...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 31, 2019

150-year-old Tlingit maps celebrated

In 2007, when cartographer John Cloud was cataloging more than 7,000 maps at the National Archives...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 31, 2019

Bears wrestlers hit the mats at home meet

Just two weeks into their season, the new Glacier Bears wrestling squad-comprised of two freshmen... Full story

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 31, 2019

Long rejoins police force, Brown resigns

After a five month “sabbatical” from the Haines Borough Police Department, officer Brayton Long unearthed his old uniform, ironed it, and headed...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 31, 2019

Federal grant for handicapped, elderly, seeks local applicants

The Alaska Community Development Block Grant, a federal grant funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help vulnerable...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 31, 2019

New landfill manager aims to rebuild "from the ground up"

Community Waste Solutions, Haines' lone landfill facility, has gotten a new face, incoming general...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019

Heliport re-application in the works

Borough planning commissioners Thursday delayed voting on a tour operator’s eight-year push for a permit to construct a commercial heliport near 26...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019

Canadian team again wins Chilkat Chef

On Saturday, Canadian trio "Go Big or Coho" won the Chilkat Chef competition for the second...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019

Haines Avalanche Center to hold free regular classes

Temperatures have begun to dip below freezing, stirring winter recreators and, with them, the Haines Avalanche Center’s announcement for regular...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 17, 2019

Sales tax revenue steadily increases

The Haines Borough generated $3.6 million in sales tax revenue for fiscal year 2019, a period spanning July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019. The total is...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

Bear mauls local hunter

Around 7 p.m. on Oct. 3, Casey Bradford, 21, and his father Scott Bradford, 55, were moose hunting near Wells Bridge at 25 Mile when a brown bear...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

King runs on the rise, though not yet "healthy"

Preliminary estimates show that Chilkat king salmon are expected to meet escapement goal for the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

Power company incentivizes green driving

Alaska Power & Telephone is offering a $1,000 credit to reward Southeast customers who purchase...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

Assembly Briefs

Election Canvass The Haines Borough Assembly canvassed the municipal election on Tuesday, tallying an additional 63 outstanding absentee votes.... Full story

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 3, 2019

Election seats Thomas, Rogers and Sincerny

Voters Tuesday elected Gabe Thomas and Paul Rogers to serve on the Haines Borough Assembly, according to unofficial results. The third highest...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 3, 2019

Increased traffic stops, rising DUIs

In the month of September, the Haines Borough Police Department has pulled over more than twice as many drivers as its monthly average of for the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 3, 2019

Fossman to assistant coach at UAA

Haines' basketball star Kyle Fossman is returning to the court-this time as an assistant coach to...

 

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