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 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Rogers only filer for two assembly seats

With less than one week before the filing deadline, Paul Rogers is the only candidate registered to run for one of two open seats on the Haines...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Family brings relative's remains home after 85 years

Last month, 85 years after she died, Louise Hinchman's remains were laid to rest beside relatives...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Pretzel lines linger on Main Street

On Friday, food-truck owner Chris Peterson worked through a line of customers that spilled out into...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

EPA fines Kensington mine for illegal discharge violations

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached three settlements with Kensington gold mine totaling $534,500 for discharge...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Wildlife trooper to leave Haines

Alaska State Wildlife Trooper Wallace Kirksey is set to leave Haines for another station in October after just five months in the Haines post. The...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Assembly to consider cutting staff positions

The Haines Borough Assembly will meet as a committee of the whole with manager Debra Schnabel on Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss personnel...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Environmental groups, residents push back against Constantine's exploration permits

At least five local and out-of-state environmental groups and individuals filed informal requests for review to the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Nearly 300 voters sign petition to recall Dunleavy

As of Wednesday, 294 Haines residents have joined a statewide movement to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Marching band receives long-awaited sousaphone

The Haines Community Marching Band finally got its "booming baseline"-the sousaphone-after four...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS receives borough funding The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $20,000 allocation Thursday to KHNS in the wake of stripped state...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Scholarship funding for college students restored

State university students no longer have to worry about losing their scholarship funds—for now. Last month, University of Alaska students held...

 

Klukwan residents brace for budget cuts

Klukwan residents are still bracing for hard times, despite the Alaska Legislature passing a bill this week that promised to reverse more than $400...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

Borough staff shakeup: 3 employees to leave, chief looks to Wrangell

Two Haines Borough department heads and one administrative employee are vacating their positions within the next month, and a fourth department head...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

School board sets goals for upcoming year

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday established goals for the coming school year that include: improving reading capabilities for kindergarten...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

Business Briefs

Taco truck opens A new food truck in town is serving up authentic Mexican food. Mario and Natalie Benassi opened “Julian’s Todos Tacos” food...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Boroughwide policing back on the table

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to advance a charter amendment that would again put the question of boroughwide policing on the October ballot....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Shoppers to enjoy sales tax free day

On Oct. 19 and March 2, Haines residents will be excused from paying 5.5% sales tax at local and online retail stores that choose to participate. Last...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Brad Ryan offered Skagway borough manager position

Brad Ryan offered Skagway position On July 18, the Skagway Borough Assembly unanimously voted to offer its vacant manager position to Haines public...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Hamilton awarded $4.7 million bid

The Haines Borough assembly unanimously voted to award the $4.7 million Portage Cover boat launch project to Skagway-based company Hamilton...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Assembly to Resume Tuesday Meetings

Beginning Aug. 13, the Haines Borough Assembly will resume their regularly scheduled Tuesday meetings. This summer, the assembly voted to move...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Voters to decide on tour tax

The Haines Borough assembly voted 5-1 to place a proposition on the fall ballot that would reallocate one-half percent of tax proceeds distributed to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Should the assembly be in charge of police chief?

The assembly voted 5-1 on July 18 to elevate the Haines Borough chief of police position to a borough officer. That would put the chief directly...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS asks assembly for funding KHNS has requested $20,000 from the borough assembly in the wake Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes that eliminate...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019

Dunleavy budget touches young and old

This is the first in a series of stories about how Gov. Mike Dunleav’s vetoes will affect Haines residents. Haines students attending University of...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019

Stakeholders meet about king decline

The pride of the Chilkat Valley— all five species of Pacific salmon— is at risk with Chilkat king salmon on the decline for six of the last seven...

 

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