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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Dunleavy's budget hits education hard

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that includes $1.6 billion in cuts would cost the Haines Borough School District hundreds of thousands of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Haines' last musher retires his sled

It's quieter in the Chilkat Valley for Jim and Deb Stanford, the last of Haines' mushers. A snowy fi...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Manager holds hearing for Alaska Excursions permit

Alaska Excursions’ owner Robert Murphy defended his company’s operation and reputation during a public hearing where he appealed the Haines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Assembly considers burial fee increase

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed the burying of people and pets. Assembly member Heather Lende proposed amending the borough’s animal code to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

HEDC seeks seat on mining forum group

Members of the Haines Economic Development Corporation board voted unanimously to request a seat on the Chilkat Valley Mining Forum Committee. The for...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    February 14, 2019 

Editor's note

I’d like to welcome Larry Persily to the upper Lynn Canal. On April 1, 2019 the long-time Alaska journalist and government worker will be the new...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Dunleavy's proposed cut could hurt school programs

Buying new equipment for the high school’s automotive vocational education classroom could be axed if Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposal to cut $20...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Amazon collecting borough sales tax

Observant Haines shoppers have seen a 5.5 percent price increase to certain Amazon purchases after the company started charging borough sales tax on...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Fish and Game to study valley moose

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists will better understand the Chilkat Valley’s moose population after it begins a new capture and collar...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 31, 2019

Mysterious mortar empties museum

Sheldon Museum staff relocated after finding what may be a live mortar round in their office last...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 31, 2019

Handlers cite benefits, drawbacks of police dogs

While Alaska police-canine handlers vouched for their dogs’ ability to act as a deterrent and assist with illegal drug seizures, their endorsement...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 31, 2019

Wearable art dress composed of more than 7,000 produce stickers

For the past two years, Genny Rietze collected more than 7,000 fruit and vegetable sticker labels...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 31, 2019

Glacier Bears fall to Craig, Petersburg in away games

In a long weekend of basketball, the boys went 1-3 and the girls went 0-4 against Craig and Petersburg. On Thursday, the girls and boys teams both...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 24, 2019

Assembly approves Alaska Excursions ATV permit

In a 4-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly approved the renewal of Alaska Excursions’ Glacier Point ATV permit that prompted questions about how...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 24, 2019

Glacier Bears go 1-1 against Wrangell

This weekend's Haines Glacier Bears boys' home games against Wrangell kept fans' eyes glued to the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

Assembly to consider Alaska Excurions' permits amid conflicting accounts of safety negligence

The Skagway tour company criticized last February by former employees for neglecting safety practices, and that six months later experienced a death o...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

Shutdown hits Haines

The Chilkoot Indian Association might have to shut its doors and end funding for food and housing assistance if the federal government shutdown lasts...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

Planning commission updates resource extraction ordinance

Planning commissioners approved a new resource extraction ordinance and abandoned a vote on an amendment that would have added major resource extracti...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

Chiefs defeat Glacier Bears in Metlakatla

The Haines Glacier Bears girls’ and boys’ basketball teams fell to unrelenting Metlakatla squads last weekend. Despite successful drives to the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

School board discusses new active shooter response plan

Some school board members wanted to learn more about the school district’s “Run. Hide. Fight.” active-shooter response plan proposal. At...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Assembly approves $30,000 design for chamber in library

In its final public hearing, Mayor Jan Hill broke a tie vote during Tuesday’s assembly meeting in favor of spending $30,000 for a design that would...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Sales tax figures show substantial growth in tourism, fuel and auto

The economy grew again in 2018, continuing a trend that saw clear increases in the retail and tourism sectors similar to growth between 2016 and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Hummingbird in Haines

Brenda and Roy Josephson have a resident Anna's hummingbird flitting around their home and eating...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Three fires force residents from homes

A string of fires destroyed three mobile homes in the past several weeks and left residents without...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Attorney to troopers: borough declines to violate its own charter

The borough assembly voted unanimously to send an at times biting letter penned by its attorney to the acting director of the Alaska State Troopers...

 

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