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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 6, 2019

Forest fire extinguished

The 8.5 Mile fire that destroyed David and Linda Keirstand’s home and became a 4-acre forest fire was contained by US Forest Service firefighters...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 30, 2019

Forest fire contained, but continues to burn

A shop fire that destroyed David and Linda Keirstad's home at 8.5 Mile Haines Highway and spread up...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 16, 2019

Committee rejects seasonal sales tax

As borough officials, staff and residents prepare for less state revenue, assembly members rejected a seasonal sales tax proposal, an idea at least...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 9, 2019

Constantine briefs assembly on tunnel permit applications

In an effort to refine its understanding of mineral copper, zinc, silver, gold and barite deposits at the Palmer Project, mining exploration company...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 2, 2019

Two Dolphins to represent Alaska in national zone meet

Pacific Ricke and Lucia Chapell competed in the Junior Olympics in Anchorage this weekend, where...

 

Duly Noted

Theodore Lende Lynch was born to parents Stoli and Nels Lynch Saturday, April 20 in Juneau. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces. Grandmother Heather Lende...

 

Klukwan residents save teacher's job

On Wednesday Chatham School District superintendent Ann Hilburn told Klukwan School teacher Jenn...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 18, 2019

Editorial

Last week a federal judge threatened to temporarily ban Carnival Cruise Corp. from docking its ships in U.S. Ports for violating probation—a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 11, 2019

Dolphins finish in top spots at SE Champs

Six Haines Dolphins brought home best times and other accolades from 2019 Spring Southeast Champs...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 28, 2019

Merchants with third consecutive Gold Medal championship

The Haines Merchants won its third B Bracket championship title last week at the 73rd annual Lions...

 

Spirited 'Boston Dave' made Haines, mountains his home

Friends of snowboarder David Alan Dzenawagis, known locally as "Boston Dave," gathered to celebrate... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 21, 2019

A difference of degrees: The innate risk in avalanche terrain

Twenty feet below avalanche forecasters Erik Stevens and Jonny Cromwell, on a gray and frigid alpine...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 21, 2019

Klukwan school to lose teacher amid budget cuts

Chatham School District administrators won't replace a Klukwan teacher next year, leaving only two t...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 21, 2019

Glacier Bears boys finish season at state championship

The Haines Glacier Bears boys’ basketball team ended their season at the state championship in Anchorage last week, falling to Glennallen and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 14, 2019

Glacier Bears head to state championship

After two upsets, the fourth-seeded Haines Glacier Bears battled it out this weekend at the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 14, 2019

Rocket-fuel-making student wins state tech award

When Haines High School junior Joseph Rossman, 17, was about 8-years old he asked his father a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 14, 2019

Mumfords avalanche kills backcountry snowboarder

David Dzenawagis,34, known locally as “Boston Dave,” died Wednesday afternoon after he was buried in an avalanche while snowboarding in the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 14, 2019

Assembly discusses budget priorities

Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel will prepare next year’s budget without incorporating Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed spending plan that...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 14, 2019

Legislature honors Tlingit code talkers

Tlingit World War II veterans George Lewis and Robert "Jeff" David, both longtime Klukwan and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 7, 2019

Officials to discuss tax increases in face of state budget cuts

Along with tax increases and spending cuts, the Haines Borough Assembly will consider raising the borough’s tax cap during budget discussions...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 7, 2019

Woman welcomed home with drug charge

A 62-year-old woman who moved back to town last month was welcomed with a felony drug charge from the Haines police for a crime she allegedly...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 7, 2019

Glacier Bears defeat Craig in tournament's first game

Fourth seed Haines Glacier Bears dominated fifth seed Craig Panthers at the Southeast regional 2A...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 7, 2019

Bards bring home top places from state

The Haines Glacier Bards sent five students to the state Drama Debate and Forensics competition in Anchorage last month, where three of them placed...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 28, 2019

Ocean-going king smolts dwindle

Chilkat king smolt that left the river drainage in 2014 was the lowest on record, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game estimates, a dismal...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 28, 2019

Possible remodel slated for Dusty Trails, again

Dusty Trails Apartments residents notified that a renovation crew would be arriving next week aren’t holding their breath. Four years after...

 

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