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Should the borough allow more Haines heliski operators?

The Haines Borough’s denial of an Idaho-based heliski company’s permit application is sparking a discussion about increasing the limit on how...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 24, 2021

Chilkoot Lake Corridor project nears completion

Southeast Roadbuilders finished paving Chilkoot Lake Road last week and the $1.6 million improvement project, more than 10 years in the making, is nea...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 24, 2021

Public meeting gets 'Zoom bombed'

The Haines Borough public safety commission was targeted by bad actors last week when random voices disrupted the meeting shouting racist epithets...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 24, 2021

Arts Outlook

First Fridays are back First Fridays have returned as more people become comfortable going out and about. Three artists will be displaying their work...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 17, 2021

First cruise ship in nearly two years docks

The first cruise ship to visit Haines in 622 days, the American Constellation, docked Saturday. The...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 17, 2021

Fort Seward Barracks building auction yields trash and treasure

Port Chilkoot Company's Fort Seward barracks building auction on Sunday raised $2,000 that will go t...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 17, 2021

Sundberg accepts principal position at Oregon elementary school

Longtime resident and Haines School vice principal Kim Sundberg will be leaving to work as principal of High Lakes Elementary School in Bend, Oregon....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 17, 2021

Art gallery damaged by arson last summer reopens

Tresham Gregg’s Sea Wolf Gallery is reopening from 4 to 6 p.m. this Saturday, nearly a year after the log cabin was damaged by a fire last July....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 10, 2021

Seattle company aims to make shipping cheaper, more efficient

Two Seattle-based entrepreneurs visited town last week promoting their company OpenTug, a digital freight network similar to Uber or Airbnb but for ca...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 10, 2021

Eighty percent of December damages occurred in Haines

A group of engineers and geoscientists updated residents last week on research efforts and projects related to the December storms, including the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 3, 2021

Lani Hotch's robes part of Native textile exhibit at Alaska State museum

Master weaver and Klukwan resident Lani Hotch helped curate a new exhibit at the Alaska State...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 3, 2021

Lower 48 volunteers assist with storm cleanup

Five volunteers from a Lutheran Church in Tuscon, Arizona recently wrapped up a two-week trip to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 3, 2021

Federal program offers hope for Beach Road buyouts

A FEMA program might help Beach Road residents who want disaster relief funding to buyout their homes, but it will likely take several years before...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 3, 2021

Henderson field soil samples show low levels of contaminants

Test results from the Henderson field where community gardeners and the farm Foundroot grow vegetables have come back showing a low level of diesel,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 27, 2021

Verhamme wins second back-to-back state wrestling championship

Wesley Verhamme brought home his second state wrestling championship title Sunday after defeating th...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 27, 2021

Historical society grant to experiment with commercial berry production

The Chilkat Valley Historical Society was awarded an Alaska Department of Natural Resources specialty crop grant for the second year in a row, this...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 27, 2021

Haines School one of few in Alaska to open on time, all year

As the Haines School year came to a close last week, administrators and staff celebrated the district that was one of few that started on time and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 20, 2021

Twenty Glacier Bear seniors graduate at in-person event

The Haines High School Class of 2021 paraded down Main Street Tuesday evening after their...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 13, 2021

Recovery group asks borough's help with debris disposal

Residents impacted by December flooding and landslides are struggling to afford the cost of debris disposal, which isn’t covered by the state’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 13, 2021

Bald Eagle Foundation nixes planting in Henderson Field

By Kyle Clayton Citing erosion and the possibilities of contamination stemming from December floods, the American Bald Eagle Foundation board won’t...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 13, 2021

Chilkoot River eulachon run yet to materialize

The Chilkoot River eulachon run has yet to materialize and could be the lowest on record since Chilkoot Indian Association and Takshanuk Watershed...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 6, 2021

Skyrocketing lumber prices shift demand

The soaring price of lumber and construction materials nationwide is forcing Haines residents to delay projects, eat the high cost of materials and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 6, 2021

Beach Road residents brace for another year without power, reliable access

Beach Road residents will have to wait another year for a permanent road and power to their homes if the Haines Borough Assembly follows the advice...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    May 6, 2021

When did gun safety debates go off the rails?

A historical perspective might help inform the conversation we’re having on becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary City. A Haines Chatters debate...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 29, 2021

Chamber facilitates AIDEA Lutak Dock financing discussion

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) last week proposed financing and developing Lutak Dock reconstruction to include an...

 

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