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 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 22, 2021 

2021 sees rebuilding, recovery from disaster, pandemic

Recovery and rebuilding were the watchwords of 2021 as residents navigated life in Haines among the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 22, 2021 

Editor's Note: Fish and Game's response to Benda's claims

In last week’s paper, Larry Benda in a paid commentary responded to a letter to the editor...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 22, 2021 

Haines Index for 2021

Haines Friends of Recycling recycled eight, 40-foot vans of paper, plastic, metals and electronics...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 16, 2021

New study models salmon habitat created by glacial melt

A new study modeling glacier retreat hints at a bright spot for salmon as new habitat opens up from...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 16, 2021

Fundraising swells for 'Jenae's Playground'

Fundraising for a Haines School playground to be built in honor of former kindergarten teacher...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 16, 2021

Anderson EMS educator of the year

Haines Volunteer Fire Department Emergency Medical Services (EMS) director Julie Anderson was named...

 

Speakers address trauma, recovery at December storm anniversary memorial

The anniversary memorial of the Dec. 2 storm drew more than 150 residents to the small boat harbor...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 2, 2021

Klukwan songwriter featured in Disney cartoon "Shake Your Tale"

Klukwan resident and Diné (Navajo) artist Clara Natonabah wrote and sang a Navajo song that was fea...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 2, 2021

Dozens of open seats on borough advisory boards

The Haines Borough Board and Committees Fair, an event scheduled to raise awareness of the various...

 

Frederick Hakkinen, veteran, doctor, dies at 80 in Oregon

Former resident with long family ties to Haines, Frederick "Punchy" Sheldon Hakkinen, died in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021

Klukwan residents hope teacher hire will bolster enrollment

Klukwan School advocates asked the Chatham School Board last week to hire a teacher, a hire superint...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021

Harbors board considers offer of free breakwater for Letnikof

The Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee discussed the merits of taking ownership of a 40-year-old b...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021

Federal COVID-19 grant funding boon to Haines public library

The Haines Borough Public Library will upgrade its community room, increase internet capacity, add...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021

First Friday to include furry friends, cupcakes and fundraiser

A birthday celebration, complete with cupcakes and Lego creations, Alaska Weather Calendars and a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Father and son reunite after Canadian border reopens

After the sounds of the marching band and cheers from local businesses celebrating the opening of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Participation down in shop local program

In an effort to increase participation, shoppers are now eligible to apply twice to the byHaines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

HEDC presents economic indicators at annual meeting

The Haines Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting last week and presented the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Haines museums among 13 in Alaska selected for grant awards

Audio tours, new art and rehousing and cataloging collections are on the horizon for local museums...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

AIDEA recommends letting Skagway Ore Terminal lease expire

Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority staff recommended that AIDEA let its lease with the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 11, 2021

Landfill to offer discount to fill out survey

Residents should be on the lookout in the coming weeks for a survey and coupon that Community Waste...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 11, 2021

Eagle Preserve council updated on fishery, forestry news

Haines State Forest staff facilitated repairs to a number of upper valley roads that were damaged...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 4, 2021

Ole Taug takes home top derby prize amid strong coho run

Ole Taug took home the biggest fish with his 13.6-pound coho and the $1,450 first-place prize...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 4, 2021

Professor to include Haines in Alaska climate change book

A University of Delaware professor and United Nations International Resource Panel member is...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 28, 2021

Chatham school board discusses Klukwan's future as enrollment drops

The Chatham School Board met Tuesday evening to discuss the future of Klukwan School after its...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 28, 2021

Community foundation distributes annual grants

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation distributed nearly $32,000 in grants to local nonprofits...

 

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