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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 14, 2021 

Haines teachers among lowest-paid in the state

While many policy makers and residents lament the lack of good-paying year-round jobs in the Chilkat Valley, most don’t address the fact that some...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 14, 2021 

Piggott book details life on the pipeline, Klondike Highway

In a collection of journal entries, sketches and photographs, Margaret Piggott, 89, details her account as a woman and an environmentalist working...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 14, 2021 

Group forms to support local police

A group of Haines residents are working toward forming a “Friends of the Haines Police” nonprofit with the aim to highlight and support local...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 14, 2021 

Story tellers wanted, River Talk is back

The Lynn Canal Community Players (LCCP) are bringing back River Talk on Thursday Oct. 21 after a more than year-and-a-half, pandemic-caused hiatus....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 7, 2021

Klukwan School braces for budget cuts due to low enrollment

Low enrollment is threatening state funding for Klukwan School and stressing an already strained relationship between Chatham School District...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 7, 2021

Moose harvest remains low as hunters can't find legal bulls

As of Wednesday, only 13 moose had been reported harvested with the hunt scheduled to close the following day, Thursday, Oct. 7. “It is low,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 7, 2021

La Loft ownership changes hands

Jeanne Beck is back working at the LAB building, but this time she's the boss. Beck bought La Loft,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 7, 2021

Haines School raises pay to attract subs

The Haines Borough School District Board voted to increase substitute teacher pay to $18 per hour at its Tuesday meeting after the school has found...

 

Recovery group to focus on disaster reconstruction

The Haines Long Term Recovery Group (HLTRG) facilitated the disposal of nearly 440,000 pounds of construction debris this month related to December fl...

 

School board candidate files for write-in candidacy

Keely Baumgartner, 36, filed as a write in candidate for school board this week. A registered nurse at SEARHC Haines Health Clinic and Haines High...

 

Record price, high catches boon to local crabbers

Lynn Canal Dungeness crabbers had a banner summer season, harvesting more than double the 10-year average with a record-high price. “It’s been...

 

HEDC opens application period for business marketing training

The Haines Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications from local business owners affected by the pandemic for grant-funded marketing...

 

Cooler, clearer weather gets fall moose hunt moving

This fall’s moose hunt crept along as rain, wind and warmer weather kept the animals hidden from hunters during the first two weeks of the hunt....

 

Two residents report theft from vehicles in town in recent weeks

Residents should think twice about what they leave in their vehicles while they’re in town. At least two people have had their wallet and purse...

 

Cruise bookings hint at largest passenger volume in two years

The summer 2022 cruise ship calendar projects around 88,000 passengers coming to town, the most in 20 years. “There are a lot of things that could c...

 

Lenora's lusty duke lures in eighth novel

Local author Lenore “Nori” Nash’s latest romance novel, “The Devil’s Own Duke,” will be published next week and promises to include...

 

Clerk says local Dominion voting software is secure

The Haines Brough’s voting software and equipment is a product of Dominion Voting Systems, the same company embroiled in the Trump Campaign’s alle...

 

Candidates discuss the economy at Chamber of Commerce forum

The Haines Chamber of Commerce organized a forum Sept. 21 at the Aspen Hotel where candidates had one minute to answer 10 questions such as whether...

 

One moose checked in on opening day

As of Wednesday, one hunter checked in a moose on opening day of the subsistence hunt, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist...

 

Should town have a garbage transfer station?

The borough’s solid waste working group and Community Waste Solutions (CWS) manager Craig Franke want to know how many people would take their...

 

Black bear kill resulted from improper hazing, state trooper says

The local wildlife trooper and an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist will train Haines police later this month on proper hazing methods...

 

Harrell sent out with a bang, donates final $1 million

In accordance with her last will and testament, the late Lucy Harrell was sent "out with a bang" Sat...

 

Calling all singers!

Lynn Canal Community Players’ Tod Sebens is searching for 15 local singers to perform in a musical revue that will be staged during one weekend in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 9, 2021

'Operation Deishu Dawn' deploys veterans to assist in December disaster response

While many celebrated Labor Day relaxing, a group of U.S. military veterans cleared brush and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 9, 2021

New vice principal enjoys theater, learning to like rain

Ohio native Rhonda Newman, the new vice principal of Haines School, and her basset hound Slinky are settling into Haines, and still getting...

 

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