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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 3, 2019

Workshop to mentor men in self-awareness

Joey Cardella will lead a workshop aimed at improving emotional literacy and leadership for men at Body IQ on Oct. 11th and 12th. “This workshop is...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 3, 2019

New assembly chambers put on hold

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted last month to postpone a decision on whether or not to include assembly chambers in the library...

 

TAB members frustrated by vacant tourism director job

The Haines Borough Assembly directed borough manager Debra Schnabel to advertise for a new tourism director after the position had been vacant for...

 

CIA applies with state to change Seduction Point to Tlingit 'Ayiklutu'

The Chilkoot Indian Association has applied with the Alaska Historical Commission to change the name of Seduction Point, the southern tip of the...

 

Ship cancels Chilkat Inlet sailing after fishermen protest

A cruise ship sailing north up the Chilkat Inlet last Tuesday roiled fishermen as about 25...

 

Resident group commissions report on socioeconomic impact of mining

By Kyle Clayton A group of citizens concerned about mining impacts in the Chilkat Valley, the Friends of the Chilkat and Klehini Rivers, commissioned...

 

Constantine permit remanded by DEC

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is remanding a Constantine Metal Resources waste management permit for additional review after a...

 

Valley brown bears take international trips

More than 50 bear enthusiasts got to track local brown bears’ travel across the valley and beyond during an Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 

Eagle festival participation in a tailspin with no ferries

As of Monday, the American Bald Eagle Foundation had only 17 out-of-towners registered for its November Bald Eagle Festival, well below the 100...

 

Bear charges cruise ship crew members on trail

A bear charged a group of cruise ship crewmembers while hiking the Skyline Trail Wednesday morning. One of the hikers sustained minor injuries. Alaska...

 

Commercial Fishermen smoke shark after early morning tussle

Commerical gillnetter Matt Davis treated his family to smoked shark after the fisherman and his...

 

Pool delays continue through October

The pool will remain closed through October after the Indianapolis contractor RenoSys has again announced project delays, according to public...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Fire Chief requests additional paid staff

Citing burnout, increased training requirements and more call-outs, Haines Volunteer Fire Department Chief Al Giddings last month told the borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Local entrepreneur aims to start kelp farm

A Haines resident is working to start a new form of commercial agriculture taking root in Alaska: kelp farming. Alain D’Epremesnil has applied with...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Man flips car into Chilkat River

Police are investigating a Haines man who flipped his car over a guardrail at 6.5 Mile Haines Highwa...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Lawyer seeks residents input for scholarship

The Haines Borough School Board is seeking public input on how residents would like to see a recent donated scholarship fund dispersed to students....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

School enrollment increases by 29

Enrollment in the Haines Borough School District is at a five-year high, with 29 more students attending class than was budgeted for in the spring....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Manager hires new facilities director

Borough manager Debra Schnabel hired new employees to fill the director of public facilities, and contracts and grants administration positions. Ed...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Gillnetter tips over on repair grid, spills fuel

The F/V Windbreaker tipped over on the repair grid at the Small Boat Harbor at around 8 p.m. last Wednesday evening and leaked a small amount of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 29, 2019

Adventurous deckhand climbs floating tree

Fishermen come up with myriad activities to buck their boredom on a slow day at sea, but a deckhand...

 

Juneau Catholic diocese names clergy accused of sexual misconduct;Three priests served in Haines

On Aug. 21, the Catholic Diocese of Juneau released a report naming seven priests credibly alleged to have committed acts of sexual misconduct with mi...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 22, 2019

Eagle's Nest trailer park water shut off due to leaks

The Haines Borough temporarily shut off water to the Eagle’s Nest Trailer Park for three days last week due to significant leaks that have been...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 22, 2019

Is an ancient species of Fremont squash growing in a Haines garden?

"Porcupine" squash plants believed by some to be descended from seeds preserved for centuries in an...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 22, 2019

Wind storm beaches boats, causes power outage

A wind storm last weekend toppled a tree on Beach Road and broke lines on boats in Letnikof Cove, se...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 22, 2019

New teachers join Haines School

New fifth grade and art teachers have joined the Haines Borough School District this year. Giselle...

 

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