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 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019 

Pool reopens after seven months

At 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning, 91-year-old Joan Snyder eagerly penned her name on the sign-in sheet at the Haines swimming pool on its opening day....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019 

Maidy hangs up on GAS committee

At a borough government affairs and services committee meeting Nov. 28, member Sean Maidy, who attended by phone, hung up on the two other committee...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019 

Local smokejumper details record season

Squeezed into the back-bending cargo area on a fixed-wing plane in July, Haines resident Russell...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019 

HEDC releases latest economic data

In 2018, private sector employment in Haines was at its highest level in a decade; average monthly wages remained below state averages, education and...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

Dye study underway at Palmer Project

The results of the groundwater tracer dye study Constantine Metal Resources began conducting last month are expected to be released at the end of...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

'Funky' weather brings late harvest

Although she didn't expect to need them, it was out of habit that Rachel Kukull carried foraging too...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

Researchers to conduct mine impact interviews

Next week, Canadian environmental consultants hired by Constantine Metal Resources will visit Haines to interview community members in an effort to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

Cirrus makes a rare ambassador at ABEF

Despite his 10-ounce weight, The American Bald Eagle Foundation's newest resident raptor stands to m...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

LeConte a cheaper fix

On Thursday, the Alaska Marine Highway System announced its decision to move forward with repairs to the LeConte, with overhaul estimates totaling...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

Borough staff to prioritize road maintenance

Of 70 streets in the borough, only 15 of them comply with code. The Haines Borough Planning Commission and staff are beginning to tackle how to priori...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Tazlina to sail again, winter travel remains grim

Last week, some Haines residents learned from Facebook that ferry service would increase from one sailing a week to three with the addition of the Taz...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Pool could open next week, staff says contractor left town

Employees for the Indiana-based contractor working on the swimming pool left town last weekend, though the company president said they will return aft...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Heli port application withdrawn

After a 40-minute discussion at the planning commission meeting Thursday, Big Salmon Ventures owner Scott Sundberg withdrew his application for a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Hunter cited for State Parks violation

Last week, a hunter was cited for shooting a bear—not for the bear itself, but because of where he shot it. On Nov. 11, Alaska State Parks ranger...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Borough approves task force to address bears

A new ad hoc committee Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel created has one goal in mind: to reduce bear and human interactions. Last week, the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Museum up for grant improving handicapped access

The Haines Sheldon Museum is in the running for a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant that, if awarded, will improve accessibility...

 
 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...

 

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