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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018 

Highway to be raised 20 feet in slide areas

Last Sunday and Monday, large mudslides in the upper valley flowed down the steep mountainsides and...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018 

Commission to clarify fines for dog poop litter

Dog owners may want to consider carrying pooper scoopers now that the borough’s code review commission is working to add language to code that will...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018 

New education director plans new clubs, classes

Hired two weeks ago to serve as the borough’s new community education director, returning Haines resident Earleen Lloyd plans to create more clubs,...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018 

Three wildfires burned across borough

U.S. Forest Service firefighters and local volunteers have combatted wildfires in the upper valley and near Battery Point during the past several week...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 11, 2018

Fish and Game tech finds mysterious object in river

A petrified electric toothbrush. A grinder Native people used in ancient times. A thingamajig....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 11, 2018

Attorney says borough has standing to deny Alaska Excursions tour permit

The Haines Borough has legal standing to revoke Alaska Excursions’ Glacier Point 2018 commercial tour permit and/or deny renewal of the 2019...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 11, 2018

Constantine seeks year-round mineral exploration

Constantine Metals has ceased its summer drilling operations and is preparing to apply for a permit this fall that would allow the construction of a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

Prisciandaro wins assembly seat, Rogers leads Maidy by three votes; 50 left to count

Voters Tuesday chose William Prisciandaro to serve on the Haines Borough Assembly; a second seat,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

September marks driest month on record

Haines’ September was the driest month on record—depending on where the data was recorded. Using data from the airport weather station, NOAA...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

When does the king run get too small to sustain?

For six of the past seven years, king salmon returns to the Chilkat River have failed to meet the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s minimum... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

Marine Highway System proposes changes to Upper Lynn Canal service

The plan to run two Alaska Class Ferry day boats, the M/V Tazlina and M/V Hubbard, in the Upper Lynn Canal might get scrapped as the Alaska Marine Hig...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

Glacier Bears reflect on a close-knit team

Haines Glacier Bears cross country runners Siyel George and Kirby Faverty placed first and third respectively in the 2A schools division at the state...


Chilkat king returns mark lowest on record

Preliminary King salmon returns in the Chilkat River drainage are estimated at less than 1000 fish,...


Borough to seek legal advice about revoking Alaska Excursions' permit

In an effort to shield the borough from legal liability, borough staff last week halted public... Full story


Glacier Bears head to state meet in Anchorage

The boys and girls cross country teams both placed second behind Sitka at the Region 5 cross country championship in Juneau last weekend and are...


Moose hunt starts sunny, but slower than last year

Chilkat Valley hunters have reported 10 harvested moose to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as of Tuesday, a lower number than average that...


University leads working group

A consultant hired by the University of Alaska is leading what many expected would be a locally organized working group addressing opportunities and...


Assembly members to consider revoking Alaska X tour permit

The Haines Borough Assembly's commerce committee will discuss next week the borough's option to...


Candidates attend first forums

About 20 residents turned out to hear assembly candidates answer ten questions at the Haines Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum Tuesday afternoon in...


Police arrest woman for possession of meth, heroin

Police arrested a 61-year-old Haines woman last week for attempting to possess heroin and the possession of methamphetamine—both misdemeanor charges...


Borough settles with harbor contractor

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $598,000 settlement to be paid to small boat harbor contractor Pacific Pile & Marine for its claim... Full story


Power makes move to finish documentary

Byrne Power, the founder of what is now Geppetto's Junkard, is moving to Europe next month where he...


50th Fair breaks records, Edwards steps down

The 50th Anniversary of the Southeast Alaska State Fair broke records, earning more revenue and garnering more attendance than any previous fair.... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 6, 2018

State Troopers report details death at Alaska Excursions glacier tour

Launching a canoe in high water too close to rapids and a corresponding engine malfunction contribut...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 6, 2018

Former resident wills $600K to school

Haines students received a boon this week after the school board accepted a donation of more than half a million dollars. Vera Smith, a longtime...


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