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 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Tourism code goes back to committee

In the borough’s newest rendition of tourism code, administration is allowed unscheduled site visits and operators are required to submit a safety p...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Chilkat historical society works to inject energy into its mission

“Relevance” was the buzz word at the Chilkat Valley Historical Society (CVHS) meeting on Thursday, where members wordsmithed a new mission...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Call ins aimed at seniors

The Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) will host teleconferences every two weeks through April to a discuss a targeted “watch list” of at least...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Assembly split on water main extension

A resolution to authorize the upgrade of a water main on Mathias Avenue failed this week when assembly members Tom Morphet and Brenda Josephson said...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Should cottage businesses pay sales tax?

What is the appropriate profit margin for a lemonade stand to begin collecting sales tax? This was a question the Haines Borough Finance Committee...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

Timber company wins $25,000 regional award

Haines sawmill owners Sylvia Heinz and Chad Bieberich won a $25,000 "Path to Prosperity" business co...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

Homeless duck claimed, named and thriving

A homeless Rouen duck was adopted Saturday into a flock of waterfowl and chickens, according to Haines Animal Rescue Kennel’s (HARK) Tracy...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

University to permit hunting on its land

The University of Alaska’s land management office is researching its land-use permitting process to allow hunting west of the Chilkat River, Univers...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

Area museums popular with state grantee

Three of the eight Alaska museums selected to receive money aimed at supporting local artists are...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

Residents discuss future of $1.6 million golf course

Fifteen residents met to discuss forming a working group for keeping the Valley of the Eagles golf course property in community use after its sale....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 31, 2019

Tourism industry leaders lash out at permit fee increase proposal

Borough Manager Debra Schnabel opened Tuesday night’s commerce committee meeting with an assurance to the tourism industry that “this...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 31, 2019

Speakers approved for mining forum

The Chilkat Valley Mining Forum Committee approved a geologist, a socio-community specialist and a Sealaska board member to present at its Feb. 24 for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 24, 2019

ALCAN 200 celebrates 50 years of speed

On the far side of the finish line, snowmachines sailed in and racers dismounted, gladly accepting c...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 24, 2019

Four Dolphins qualify for 'Champs' meet in Anchorage

To check what races she competed in last weekend, Haines Dolphin swimmer, Tia Dombrock, glimpsed...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 24, 2019

Wayward Rouen hanging poolside at HARK

The apparent owners of a duck rescued on Main Street this week said they'll take him back- if they h...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 24, 2019

Police officials at 'highest levels' discuss request for Trooper post

The Haines Borough Assembly’s letter to Alaska State Troopers refusing to violate its own charter by providing borough-wide police protection...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 24, 2019

Sewer plant, harbor among assembly project priorities

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday approving capital project and state funding priorities. Completing...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Residents pitch in during hard times

In the wake of recent tragedies in Haines, community members have pooled resources of time, food,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Students reflect on 2018, future hopes

Cataloged by trips taken, lessons learned and national news with harrowing implications, 2018 has been, in a word, “eventful,” according to a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Assembly to consider renowned firm for Portage Cove Trail design

After an hour-long discussion on Thursday, the planning commission unanimously voted to recommend that the assembly bring an internationally...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Residents learn avalanche safety at library workshop

Using a prepacked bag, multimedia and over a decade of training, local avalanche expert Jonny Bomber led a group of more than 20 participants through...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Tourism operators oppose proposed permit fee increase

A proposed $225 annual increase in the base permit fee for tour operators created tension at the borough Commerce Committee meeting Tuesday, up from...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Planning commission overturns manager's decision on AMG permit

The planning commission voted Thursday to overturn the borough manager’s decision to deny Alaska Mountain Guide’s request to add additional...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

New after-school wrestling, boxing clubs popular with students

Throwing punches and landing tackles are newly approved after-school activities after two grants...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 20, 2018

Small salmon runs keep bears foraging into winter

It’s still too early to put away your bear spray, according to Fish and Game wildlife biologist Anthony Crupi. On Dec. 8, Heather Lende and...

 

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