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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 15, 2021 

Local annual bike relay to go virtual

The Kluane Chilkat International Bike Relay Board (KCIBR) voted to hold a virtual race where participants can cycle along routes of their choosing,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 15, 2021 

Dusty Trails slated for summer remodel

Dusty Trails Apartments is finally being remodeled after a new owner purchased the property early last year. Six years after improvements were first...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 15, 2021 

Woman arrested for hitting, cutting a man with broken glass

Police charged a 33-year-old woman Monday morning with domestic violence assault, a class B felony, after she allegedly hit her boyfriend in the head...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021

Bidder awarded Baby Brown timber sale

Oregon company NWFP INC. was the high bidder on the 1,000-acre Baby Brown timber sale 37 miles north of Haines—the largest timber sale in more than...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021

OBI Seafoods suspends Excursion Inlet plant operations this summer

Borough fish tax coffers are expected to take a hit next year. OBI Seafoods announced it will suspend its cannery operations at its Excursion Inlet...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021

2021 5th year in a row of no king fishing

King salmon sport fishing in the Chilkat Inlet north of Seduction Point is again closed from April 1 through July 15—the fifth consecutive year...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 8, 2021

McGuire writes new book of essays

Former resident Rosemary McGuire’s third book, “Cold Latitudes,” what she calls a “a love story for a threatened place,” will be published A...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

Haines senior admitted to Air Force Academy

Haines High School senior Haley Boron was home alone quarantining last month when she got a call...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

Bears fall to Vikings in close game at region tourney

The Haines Glacier Bears boys basketball team lost to the Petersburg Vikings at last weekend's 2A...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

Why don't geologists give straight answers?

There’s an old joke among rock experts. Ask a geologist what’s two plus two, they’ll likely answer “somewhere between three and five and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

New kindergarten teacher hired last month

Hailey Copinga-Sanders, 26, was hired last month as the new Haines School kindergarten teacher. She...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 25, 2021

Assembly offers manager job to Zoukee

The Haines Borough Assembly voted this week 5-1 to offer George Zoukee the borough manager job. Zoukee and interim manager and borough clerk Alekka...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 25, 2021

Veteran science teacher hangs up his spurs

Long-time science teacher and CVN “Science Cowboy” column-writer Mark Fontenot is ending his tenure at the Haines School after 26 years. “I did...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 25, 2021

Assembly rescinds quarantine recommendation resolution

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously rescinded the borough’s resolution that encourages incoming travelers to quarantine for 14 days or provide p...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 25, 2021

HEDC receives $260,000 to assist local businesses with marketing

The Haines Economic Development Corporation secured a $260,000 federal grant to enhance digital marketing for local businesses and promote Haines as...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 25, 2021

Grocery supply mostly returning to normal

When the pandemic began last year, many staples like flour, beans and toilet paper went missing from grocery store shelves. While grocery supply has...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 18, 2021

Ordonez to compete in national DDF championship

Haines Glacier Bard junior Stella Ordonez qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament, an opportunity she wouldn’t have had had it not b...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 18, 2021

Planning Commission approves Front Street boat storage permit

The Haines Borough Planning Commission unanimously approved last week a conditional use permit for Roger Schnabel for commercial boat storage and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 11, 2021

Fair to host drive-in movie nights

The Southeast Alaska State Fair is hosting a drive-in movie night outside Harriett Hall on Friday evening at 7 p.m., screening the 1980’s classic...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 11, 2021

Last week's misleading headline

I apologize if the headline in last week’s paper “Study suggests borough to owe $500,000 if museum separates” misled readers. The borough would...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 4, 2021

State denies Virg-Ins assistance for home destroyed in landslide

Steve and Sarah Virg-In's home was one of the five in Haines that the state has categorized...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021

'It's not enough'

As the disaster dust settles, it's clear state and local funding won't be enough to repair property...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021

Business Briefs

Timber framer offers frame package  Timber framer Cosmo Fudge recently started “Cos Woodworx,” and has designed and constructed two timber frame...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021

Southeast Alaska State Fair Winter Fest 2021

A small but lively crowd attended Southeast Alaska State Fair's Winter Games on a snowy Saturday....

 

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