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 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 13, 2018 

Is Haines prepared for a big shake?

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake that ruptured the earth in Anchorage on Nov. 30 begs the question: Is Haines prepared for a natural disaster? “We are...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 13, 2018 

HEDC to consider mine impact study

At the Dec. 7 Haines Economic Development Committee meeting, Sue Chasen invited HEDC to take a seat on the Chilkat Valley Mining Committee to lead an...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 13, 2018 

University to hire land caretaker

University of Alaska’s Land Management Office announced it is looking to hire a “local caretaker” to help oversee its nearly 13,000 acres of...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 13, 2018 

Townsite service area is one third sea water

One third of the town site’s 20 square-mile service area is water, according to a realization by the Haines Borough administration. In October,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 13, 2018 

Finance committee considers 1 percent art requirement for projects

Similar to state law, a requirement to allocate 1 percent of a total project’s cost for art in public buildings might become codified in the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 13, 2018 

Redneck Robo Hobos design restoration wheelchair for returning astronauts

Haines’ Redneck Robo Hobos placed second in Robot Games at the Juneau Jamboree Qualifying Tournament for FIRST Lego League on Dec. 9. Seventeen...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 6, 2018

Haines pets get vet's star treatment

Cooing gentle language into a two-year-old feline’s ear, Dr. Michelle Oakley and her vet technician spread the cat out on either end of the table...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 6, 2018

CYD teams net Icebreaker titles

Haines Community Youth Development (CYD) boys' and girls' basketball teams took home championship...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 6, 2018

F&G committee suggests restricted Sullivan Island deer hunt

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee met Friday to vote on game-management proposals to be considered by the Alaska Board of Game...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 29, 2018

Residents weigh in on delayed UA timber sale

The University of Alaska’s land management branch representatives visited Haines this week to host discussion groups on a proposed 10-year timber...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 29, 2018

Retailers welcome large crowds during weekend Black Friday sales

Black Friday turnout in Haines was, in a word, “poppin',” according to Kisa Bergstrand who worked the floor in the clothing department at...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 29, 2018

Committee narrows attorney candidate list

A shortlist of applicants for the Haines Borough attorney position will be interviewed at the end of March, the assembly’s personnel committee...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 29, 2018

Glacier Bears volleyball squad finishes season

The Glacier Bears varsity volleyball team finished off their season on Nov. 17 at the regional tournament in Metlakatla. The team placed last in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2018

Timber group aims to broaden understanding of industry

On Nov. 15, 12 community members went on a field trip into the woods, trailing state forester Greg...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2018

Scott raises concern about Maidy representing borough on KINY radio

“One of the members of our assembly is now a person who communicates with a Juneau radio station and it may not be the right thing to do,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

New owner purchases Main Street bookstore

The Babbling Book and the Dragon’s Nook bookstore on Main Street is changing ownership and names for the second time in the less than two years. Jo...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Sun brightens scenic eagle release

Backdropped by eager spectators with super zoom lenses and the Jilkaat Kwaan dancers donned in clan...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Borough seeks legal counsel on trooper issue

Borough manager Debra Schnabel met with borough attorney Brooks Chandler on Tuesday in Anchorage to draft a response to Alaska State Troopers on...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Community Education director launches 'Walk Fit' fitness challenge

In a nod to Diabetes Awareness Month, a new community program in Haines challenges residents to do one thing: walk. Beginning on Nov. 18, individuals...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Glacier Bears head to regionals in Metlakatla

After a send-off pep rally from the Haines High School, the Glacier Bears varsity volleyball team heads to the Southeast regional championship in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 8, 2018

Assembly changes course on police response

The assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the Haines Borough Police Department to respond to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 8, 2018

Coast Guard rescues two near Tsirku

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew rescued two stranded, hypothermic workers Saturday morning after their...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 1, 2018

University alleges illegal timber harvest

The University of Alaska has alerted the Haines Borough of an "alarming amount of timber theft,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 1, 2018

Eagle festival promotes community education

The 24th annual Alaska Bald Eagle Festival will have a focus on community engagement and education, Sidney Campbell, raptor program manager at the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 1, 2018

New weather station serving high elevation in Haines Pass

On Sunday, five volunteers from the Yukon Avalanche Association (YAA) and the Haines Avalanche Cente...

 

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