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Vet access problem exacerbated by pandemic, shuttered clinics

Many pet owners have experienced difficulty finding veterinary care in recent months, dropping everything to transport their sick animals across the...

 

Persistent bear hacks bearproof dumpsters

Laypeople and experts alike have noticed that bear activity is ramping up after a relatively calm summer. Late last month, a bear got into a storage...

 

GASC reviews four nonprofit apps

The Haines Government Affairs and Services Committee (GASC) recommended the assembly approve four nonprofits’ applications for funding at its...

 

Haines only Alaska town to receive EPA planning grant

Haines was selected as one of 25 towns to receive a Recreation Economies for Rural Communities (RERC) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Age...

 

Haines to host Alaska Outdoor Alliance meeting

Around 50 leaders — including U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski — will gather at the Chilkat Center next week for Alaska Outdoor Alliance’s (AOA) 7th...

 

Tax exemption request for Hilltop subdivision to face assembly hearings

The Haines Borough Assembly will hold two public hearings next month on Roger Schnabel’s request to receive a ten-year tax exemption on...

 

Lapp fills one-month assembly vacancy

The Haines Borough Assembly at its Aug. 24 meeting unanimously appointed Jerry Lapp to fill the vacancy created by Caitie Rothbart’s resignation....

 

Sales tax discussion tabled

The motion to include sales tax reallocation on the October ballot died at the Aug. 24 assembly meeting. Even assembly member Debra Schnabel, who had...

 

Assembly hires state and federal lobbyists

After state lobbyists secured 3.2 million in funding for Lutak Dock, the Haines Borough assembly voted both to renew that contract and sign on a new...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 25, 2022

Little League raffle winner returns money to community

Diane McGowan had a good feeling about ticket #495. She recalled telling her cousin, Debra Schnabel, that that number in particular just “felt like...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 25, 2022

Covid-positive cruise passengers unlikely to get foisted on Haines

A recent Skagway covid scandal — in which covid-positive cruise passengers were shipped home on a full ferry from Skagway to Juneau, and then...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 25, 2022

Two candidates run for school board

Two 37-year-old women are running uncontested for the open seats on the Haines Borough School...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 18, 2022

Lapp, Thomas file for assembly

Two former members of the Haines Borough Assembly, Jerry Lapp and George Campbell, have submitted letters of interest for the vacant seat left by...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 18, 2022

New play 'All in the Timing' sure to delight spectators

Want to chuckle at clever wordplay, relish some quirky thought experiments, and cheer on your...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 18, 2022

Land grants meeting preps Beach Road owners for disappointment

After a year of research and several geotechnical studies, the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR)’s department of Mining, Land, and Water...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 18, 2022

First tournament in 10 years knocks it out of the park

Juneau's Killer Bees prevailed over Haines Packing 20 to 6 in a tiebreaker softball game on Sunday...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 18, 2022

UA reps discuss carbon bank or logging on borough land

Representatives from the University of Alaska Land Management department visited Haines last week to consider how to earn a profit from the 12,000...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

Lapp indicates interest in filling assembly vacancy

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday accepted Caitlin Kirby’s resignation and moved to solicit letters from community members interested in fillin...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

New assistant principal resigns before start date

The Haines Borough School District is back in the market for an assistant principal this week, after unforeseen personal circumstances forced its...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

Young Road construction begins this week

Construction on Young Road began this week and will continue through the end of October. The project will slow traffic significantly, but Haines...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

Skagway slides divert more cruise ship traffic to town

Eight additional cruise ship visits have been added to Haines’s schedule this season after Skagway’s Railroad Dock was damaged by two more rocksli...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

Co-ed softball tourney returns after more than a decade

Little League may be over, but both fields on Sawmill Road will again see back-to-back games this weekend – now with adult players. From Aug. 12 to...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

Assembly voices opposition to Schnabel's sales tax proposal

Assembly member Debra Schnabel’s proposed ballot questions – which would ask voters to consider sales tax reallocation and an increased lodging...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022

Kirby resignation opens third assembly seat in local election

Haines Borough assembly member Caitie Kirby resigned on July 29, opening a third seat on the assembly for the October municipal election. In a letter...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022

GAS discusses solid waste prices, approves nonprofit grant form

The Haines Borough’s Government and Services Committee at its Aug. 2 meeting discussed possible borough actions to reduce illegal dumping and...

 

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