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 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018 

Committee discusses creating natural resource ordinance

The government affairs and services committee discussed on Nov. 6 the creation of an ordinance that would address broader impacts of resource...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018 

Board addresses Eagle Fest decline

The Tourism Advisory Board discussed partnering with the American Bald Eagle Foundation to bolster t...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018 

Ferry system maintenance delays cause December service gaps

The Alaska Marine Highway System’s December ferry schedule has a lot of blank spots as vessel repairs have caused system-wide delays. The LeConte...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018 

Boards say fish tax should go to harbors

Two borough advisory boards have recommended to the assembly that the raw fish tax revenue go directly into the harbor enterprise fund instead of the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018 

Upper valley election results counted

Election results from the upper valley are in after a technological mishap prevented the votes from being counted last Tuesday. The governor’s race...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 8, 2018

Election snafu delays upper valley results

While 2018 statewide unofficial general election results are in, some precincts' results around...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 8, 2018

DEC cites cruise company for air-quality violation

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation cited a Holland America Line cruise ship in Haines for violating air emissions standards—one of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 8, 2018

Coho derby winner takes first, second place prizes

Resident Steve Anderson won this year’s second annual Haines Sportsman Association’s Silver Salmon (Coho) Derby’s first and second place prizes....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 8, 2018

Glacier Bards bring home accolades

The Haines Glacier Bards, the school’s drama debate and forensics team, brought home first, second- and third-place awards from a Juneau...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 1, 2018

Constantine seeks state land ownership at Palmer Project

Mining exploration company Constantine Metals is encouraging Alaska’s Mental Health Land Trust office to seek a transfer of ownership from federal...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 1, 2018

Should 'public safety' be nixed from tourism code?

The Tourism Advisory Board discussed staff-recommended revisions to the borough’s business licensing code Tuesday that would eliminate references...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 1, 2018

Hammer Museum receives hammer boon

The Hammer Museum is about to become a whole lot-heavier. In September, Hammer Museum founder Dave P...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 1, 2018

Student marksman ranks nationally

Haines Hot Shots marksman Cade Clay placed in the top 10 at a national shooting competition last...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 1, 2018

Concert benefits library, Chilkat Center expansion

A benefit concert for the Chilkat Center and public library expansion projects is scheduled on Saturday Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m. on the Chilkat Center...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 25, 2018

Jack Smith stands guard on FAA Road

Standing in his driveway on a rainy Saturday, a miniature cigar hanging between his lips while...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 25, 2018

Committee considers reducing Chilkoot tour capacity

Haines Borough officials are trying to learn how many guided tourists visit the Chilkoot Corridor each day in an effort to better manage the stretch...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 25, 2018

Committee starts new buy local campaign

“By Haines: think, hire, shop” decals displayed in shop windows around town are part of a new campaign driven by the 'buy local' committee that...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 25, 2018

Assembly nixes pot tax

In a 5-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly repealed the $5-per-ounce excise tax on marijuana in an unconventional way, by reducing the tax to $0 per...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 25, 2018

Traveling Princess Sophia exhibit heads to museum

The Haines Sheldon Museum will open a 100th anniversary commemorative exhibit, “Titanic of the North: S.S. Princess Sophia,” on Friday, Nov. 9. A...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018

Highway to be raised 20 feet in slide areas

Last Sunday and Monday, large mudslides in the upper valley flowed down the steep mountainsides and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018

Commission to clarify fines for dog poop litter

Dog owners may want to consider carrying pooper scoopers now that the borough’s code review commission is working to add language to code that will...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018

New education director plans new clubs, classes

Hired two weeks ago to serve as the borough’s new community education director, returning Haines resident Earleen Lloyd plans to create more clubs,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 18, 2018

Three wildfires burned across borough

U.S. Forest Service firefighters and local volunteers have combatted wildfires in the upper valley and near Battery Point during the past several week...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 11, 2018

Fish and Game tech finds mysterious object in river

A petrified electric toothbrush. A grinder Native people used in ancient times. A thingamajig....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 11, 2018

Attorney says borough has standing to deny Alaska Excursions tour permit

The Haines Borough has legal standing to revoke Alaska Excursions’ Glacier Point 2018 commercial tour permit and/or deny renewal of the 2019...

 

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