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 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 24, 2020 

Assembly approves CARES funding for low-income residents

The Haines Borough Assembly approved unanimously at its Tuesday meeting allocating $625,000 in CARES Act funds to individual relief grants targeting l...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 24, 2020 

18 moose hunted as of Wednesday

As of Wednesday afternoon, seven moose remain to Haines hunters before the Alaska Department of Fish...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 24, 2020 

Solid waste group to learn how much waste landfill handles annually

The borough’s Solid Waste Working Group is preparing to meet with Community Waste Solutions manager Craig Franke to get concrete information about...

 

Woman tests positive for COVID-19, first case reported since July

A Haines woman 50-59 years old tested positive for COVID-19 and is displaying symptoms, the borough’s Emergency Operations Center said Tuesday....

 

Police believe man wanted in Idaho also committed local crimes

Christopher Panagiotou-Scigliano, the 38-year-old Haines man who was apprehended last week and who is wanted in Idaho on four sex crime charges, is...

 

Road tests delayed 7 months

The pandemic has slammed the brakes on road tests for Haines 16-year-olds who are eligible to get their driver licenses, frustrating parents and...

 

Alaska Supreme Court hears appeal over location of Frog House cultural items

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on an appeal from three Frog House members regarding the dispute over ownership of five Frog Hou...

 

Heliski map committee to consider terrain closure recommendations

The borough’s heliski map committee is awaiting industry data before settling on a recommendation that could limit heliski activity in the...

 

3rd Annual Coho Derby begins next week

The Haines Sportsman’s Association third annual coho derby is scheduled to kick off next week, with some changes to accommodate pandemic mitigation...

 

Road closed at Chilkoot corridor

Construction on the Chilkoot Lake road corridor has begun and the road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians seven days a week with some exceptions fo...

 

Bear breaks through front door as woman sleeps

Kristine Harder was woken up at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning to the sound of her Fox Terrier barking at a bear busting through her front door. “I was...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Fossils reveal ancient shorelines

Retired biology teacher and geology aficionado John Norton recently sent out clay containing fossil...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

17 bears killed this year

Alaska Wildlife Trooper Colin Nemec said two of the bears he and Haines police officer Brayton Long shot last Monday near Small Tracts Road were in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Students to return to school five days a week

The Haines Borough School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to send students back to school five days a week starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. The...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Schnabel withdraws application for Front Street permit

Roger Schnabel has withdrawn a permit application from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a boat storage and maintenance pad on Front Street. The...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 27, 2020

Police kill more bears as town continues to deal with property damage

Gunfire rattled Small Tracts Road residents Monday afternoon as law enforcement killed four bears,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 27, 2020

The Crowes' crow answers to Kevin, enjoys beach walks

A young, friendly crow flying around Haines has a predilection for animated movies and landing on...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 27, 2020

Solid Waste Working Group to reprioritize garbage issues

Members of the Haines Solid Waste Working Group held a meeting for the first time since 2017 last week after the assembly voted earlier this month to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 20, 2020

Six candidates running for four assembly seats with two days left to file

As of Wednesday morning, Cheryl D. Stickler, Jerry Lapp, Carol Tuynman, Helen Alten and Caitie Kirby are the latest candidates to confirm their...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 20, 2020

State to file negligent, reckless driving charges against Nelson

At a hearing in Haines District Court Monday morning, the state’s assistant district attorney Dara Gibson dismissed a case against Paul Nelson for...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 20, 2020

Planning commission opposes Front Street project in letter to Army Corps

The Haines Borough Planning Commission voted 6-1 to write a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers opposing a permit that would allow Roger Schnabel...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 20, 2020

Klukwan School implements distance learning after tribal vote

Klukwan School won’t have in-person classes after the Chilkat Indian Village council expressed its desire for the village’s school to implement...

 

Paul Nelson arrested for recklessly endangering police budget

The day after a judge rejected another slew of criminal charges related to Paul Nelson’s first-place half-a-car Fourth of July parade float, police...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 13, 2020

Homeschool numbers increase, school to provide online option

The number of students whose families are expressing interest in homeschooling climbed to 51 this week, more than triple compared to last year, as...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 6, 2020

School board approves back-to-school plan

Part-time classroom schooling, increased focus on outdoor education, a compressed schedule, lunch and breakfast in the classroom and mandatory face...

 

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