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AP&T rate payers could save money pending state commission decision

Haines residents may see a drop in electrical rates and/or a rebate if a recommendation from the state attorney general’s office is adopted. The Reg...

 

Fair celebrates 50th anniversary with historical exhibit, new rides

The Southeast Alaska State Fair next week will add a 50th anniversary retrospective; new slide and climbing tower; circus dance party; food vendors...

 

Aslan's Army storms Chilkat Center stage

Narnia is headed to Haines this weekend, and it will take four kids to fight off evil and escape....

 

Police close Allen, Comstock Roads to arrest former resident

Allen and Comstock roads were closed for about an hour late Monday afternoon while Haines borough police arrested a former longtime resident who had...

 

Assembly to rezone Jones Point to light industrial

The borough assembly Tuesday unanimously confirmed the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s recommendation to rezone all heavy-industrial land at Jo...

 

Borough to consider new building code for fuel tanks

The borough will consider a building code addressing residential oil tanks and fuel lines. The assembly voted 4-2 Tuesday to instruct staff to draft...

 

Haines heats up; burn ban out

Temperatures have been hot, causing more than just sunburns for Haines residents — burn bans were in effect for Haines and Skagway until Tuesday....

 

Assembly Briefs

Borough updates commercial agriculture laws The assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to change borough land use code to establish use designations for c...

 

New weather station will monitor the pass

Whether you use Haines Pass to backcountry ski or get to the Alaska Highway, you can head out a little more informed this winter. An automated weather...

 

Swinton retires from school board

A 16-year member of the Haines Borough school board has decided to move on, adding a third seat to the October municipal election ballot. Sarah...

 

Heritage Center in Klukwan displays two Chilkat blankets

Visitors to the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center in Klukwan can now see two Chilkat blankets. The...

 

Borough considers a new 1% sales tax instead of landfill fees

The Haines Borough is moving toward proposing an additional 1 percent sales tax to fund a new borough-directed solid waste disposal program — maybe...

 

Car found in pond at 14 Mile

A car was retrieved from a pond along the Chilkat River about 14 miles north on the Haines Highway... Full story

 

Even the Southeast rainforest can be in a drought

The Southeast Alaska rainforest is in a moderate drought, according to the National Weather Service. Not necessarily Haines, but the overall area. A d...

 

Juneau firm proposes to take over borough's junked vehicle removal

The Haines Borough wants to make it easier to get junked vehicles out of town. A code amendment proposed by the planning commission would do that by...

 

Wind and rain instead of snow for bike relay's 25th anniversary

"If you're a rider who's been training for months please move up to the start, and if you started...

 

Borough seeks wood grinder

The Haines Borough is looking to purchase a wood grinder and lease it to an emerging or small business to operate for the community. Bids are due...

 

Assembly at odds over university timber sale

Assembly members, meeting as a committee of the whole June 19, debated whether the borough was misrepresented in information University of Alaska...

 

Bikers gear up for race

Tires, gears, and costumes are getting final touches for the 25th anniversary of the annual Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay on Saturday. The...

 

Summer reporter is ready to write

There's a new girl in town who wears glasses and asks questions. My name is Jenny-Marie...

 

Chum price, run forecast looks good for fishermen

Commercial fishermen can expect an average sockeye return and a high chum price this season, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 

Haines police conduct active shooter training

Local and state law enforcement officers received active shooter emergency response training last week, including active-shooter simulations with...

 

Assembly withdraws funding for OpenGov

The assembly withdrew funding for an online public engagement software program before approving next year’s $13.6 million budget, reversing its...

 

Assembly Briefs

Two tour permits approved The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to grant new commercial tour permits to Uncruise Adventures and SEAK...

 

Morphet, Hart join legislature primaries

Haines residents James Hart and Tom Morphet have filed to run in the Democratic Party primary for Alaska House of Representatives District 33. Hart...

 

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