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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 2, 2020 

Police tell residents to stay home as state mandates 'social distancing'

Governor Mike Dunleavy's self-quarantine mandate hit home for Bob Lix, 89, this week after the Haine...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 2, 2020 

School implements distance learning

Students, parents and teachers are adjusting to distance learning this week as the district works...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 2, 2020 

Grocery store workers adapt to new normal as essential workers

As residents across the Chilkat Valley hunker down at home to stay safe and keep COVID-19 from spreading, grocery store workers mix with the public...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

SEARHC should let local doctors communicate with the public

SEARHC should designate a local health expert to update the media and the public on how it’s adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents and local...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 26, 2020

Residents organize to help those in isolation

Residents are adapting to community-wide shutdowns to prevent the spread of coronavirus as volunteers organize to bring food and goods to quarantined...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 26, 2020

New wildlife trooper lands in Haines

Haines’ new wildlife trooper Colin Nemec,28, arrived in town March 16 amid growing concerns about the spread of coronavirus. “It has been an...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 26, 2020

No positive coronavirus tests as of March 25

There are still no cases of coronavirus in Haines as of Wednesday, March 25 according to SEARHC marketing director Meagan Bosak. SEARHC is declining,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 26, 2020

Heliski companies shut down despite banner snow season

Heliskiing operators are suspending their seasons during one of the better snow years in a decade to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Haines....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    March 26, 2020

Satire: Chilkat king population rebounds after Homo sapiens shelter in place

Listed as a stock of concern for the past three years, the Chilkat king salmon population rebounded just hours after human activity curtailed across...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    March 26, 2020

Satire: Entries from the Coronavirus Dictionary

A lot of new and easily confused terms are being thrown around by government officials and health experts alike. In an effort to help the public make...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 19, 2020

Haines Borough issues disaster declaration

Haines Borough mayor Jan Hill issued a declaration of emergency Tuesday as the state and nation...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 19, 2020

Hiring committee recommends Boron for school principal

The Haines School principal hiring committee last week recommended longtime teacher Lilly Boron for...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 19, 2020

School closes to students through March 29

The Haines School will keep its doors closed to students until Monday, March 30 based on Alaska Department of Education and Early Development...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 12, 2020

Principal candidate list to be narrowed down later this week

Seven educators, including two locals, have submitted applications for the Haines School principal position. Interviews are this week with a short...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 12, 2020

Becky's Place raises funds for new, larger safe house

Becky’s Place Haven of Hope owners are fundraising for a eight-bedroom, five-bathroom house that would serve as transitional housing for victims of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    March 12, 2020

Dispatches from the COVID-19 wasteland

I land in SeaTac and already feel the oppressive presence of the coronavirus. My phone buzzes on my thigh as I turn airplane mode off and a podcast...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 5, 2020

A new VA program helps keep disabled vets at home

Some military veterans who would otherwise need to live in nursing homes are able to remain at home thanks to a U.S. Department of Veteran’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 5, 2020

Two mining forums scheduled this week

Two mining forums will be available to residents again this month—one discussing mining risks, led by Southeast Alaska Conservation Council’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 5, 2020

Being prepared is not being alarmist

While it’s important not to be reactionary or alarmist, it’s also critical that the public has an awareness of what the COVID-19 coronavirus is, a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2020

Arts Outlook

Altered Books Haines School librarian Leigh Horner is transforming old, discarded books that would...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2020

PRAC recommends assembly fund avalanche forecasting

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the borough assembly fund the Haines Avalanche...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020

Assembly discusses swath of budget cuts

From divesting from the Chilkat Center and Mosquito Lake Community Center to closing the visitor center seasonally and rejecting the library...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020

Glacier Bards claim dramatic finish at state

The Haines Glacier Bards took second place for small schools in drama and third place overall among small schools at the state Drama, Debate and Foren...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020

Allen Marine to offer ferry two days this month

Residents looking for ferry service to and from Juneau have an opportunity twice this month after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020

Army Corps proposes soil cleanup plan

To remove fuel contaminants in the soil at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway, the Army Corps of Engineers proposed excavating at least 7,500 tons of soil as...

 

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