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 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Fish advisory committee opposes conservation measures for humpbacks

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee unanimously voted Wednesday to oppose a proposed federal rule that would designate 22,000 square...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Assembly to solicit interest for vacant seat

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to solicit letters of interest to fill its sixth seat left vacant by Sean Maidy last month. Immediately...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Bill Thomas hired to work in governor's office

Lifelong Haines resident Bill Thomas was hired this week to work as a special assistant to Gov. Mike Dunleavy in Juneau. Beginning Jan. 15, Thomas...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Flat budget still hurts, leaders say

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his flat-funded 2021 budget last month, with the biggest threats to Haines being a prolonged hit to ferry service, a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

New data quantifies 2019 tour season

From May through September last year, 85,330 people toured the Chilkat Valley by four-wheeler, boat, bus, bike, plane or on their own feet, according...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

A reporter's reflection

“So soon? Didn’t you just get here?” Greg Podsiki at the post office asked when I went in to forward my mail. To me, 16 months has felt like...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 9, 2020

Haines residents remember Green, Durr

More than 300 people poured into the Chilkat Center auditorium Tuesday evening to celebrate the lives of Matthew Green and Zane Durr, both 21, who...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 9, 2020

One last year for phone books

The Alaska Power & Telephone directory will see its last printing this year. Starting in 2021, AP&T will cease printing phone books for its users,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 9, 2020

Brown Bag Lunches return to museum

In celebration of its 40-year anniversary, the Haines Sheldon Museum will resume its “Brown Bag Lunch” lecture series this Friday, Jan. 10, with...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 19, 2019

State assistance losses affect 101 residents

One hundred and one blind or disabled residents in Haines and Klukwan stand to lose an average of $224 each month in state cash assistance due to an...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 19, 2019

Plastic bag ban begins January 1

Beginning Jan. 1, an ordinance banning the distribution of plastic shopping bags will take effect in the Haines Borough, though some store owners say...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 19, 2019

Haines custodian nationally recognized

Haines custodian Natasha Fitzpatrick is unfazed by most things-even middle school boys' bathrooms, w...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 19, 2019

Assembly approves harbor fee increase

Harbor fees and port tariffs will be increasing, beginning Jan. 1. On Tuesday, the borough assembly unanimously adopted an ordinance increasing...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Maidy resigns over charter interpretation

Haines Borough Assembly member Sean Maidy resigned Tuesday, following the assembly’s 4-2 approval of a resolution interpreting charter to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Monsters raise money for preschool

Haines artists last week brought to life the monsters lurking in the imaginations of Chilkat Valley...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Giving Tuesday benefits local nonprofits

Nine nonprofits reaped more than $16,000 in donations on Tuesday, December 3. Giving Tuesday, defined as a “global generosity movement” on its...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

New data to drive policy making

The Haines Economic Development Corporation will use its newest data set to help answer the question: Who are the people of Haines? On Thursday, HEDC...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Repairman in town to fix pool leaks

Professional leak detector John Wainscott arrived at the Haines swimming pool Wednesday afternoon hoping to locate and assess what Haines staff claim...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Local groups protest Ring of Fire management plan

The Bureau of Land Management may expand allotted helicopter landings on the 320,000 acres of mountain terrain in the Chilkat Valley from 300 to...

 
 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...

 

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