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 By Max Graham    News    January 26, 2023 

Hearing granted over Palmer wastewater permit

A state administrative law judge will hear concerns raised by the Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan (CIV) and environmental groups about a plan to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    January 26, 2023 

UA plans to use land as carbon credits

The University of Alaska unveiled a proposal last month to designate most of its Chilkat Valley land as part of a new statewide carbon credit...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 22, 2022

Resident appeals heli permit vote

A resident who lives near a proposed heliport at 24 Mile Haines Highway is appealing the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s Dec. 8 approval of a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 22, 2022

Officials to weigh outsourcing tourism department

Borough staff and elected officials are considering contracting out the borough tourism department’s work. Haines Chamber of Commerce director...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 22, 2022

Piedad water supply rivals Lily Lake

The Piedad springs are now rivaling Lily Lake as the town’s main public drinking water source. Townsite residents used more water from the Piedad...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 15, 2022

Planners ponder Porcupine Road fixes

Haines Borough’s attempt to save Porcupine Trail Road from the ever-changing Klehini River entered a new phase this week when planning...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 15, 2022

Alleged AMG thief apprehended in Utah

A man who allegedly stole $58,000 from a local tour operator earlier this fall was apprehended Dec. 6 in Riverton, Utah, according to Haines police....

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 15, 2022

Fish and Game advisory council reviews Board of Game proposals

The local fish and game advisory council last week reviewed more than a dozen proposals to change hunting regulations across Southeast Alaska and in...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 15, 2022

Fish and Game survey suggests stable valley moose population

The Chilkat Valley’s moose population appears to be stable, according to an Alaska Department of Fish and Game survey conducted last month. State...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 15, 2022

New charges filed in assault case New charges filed in Mud Bay assa

The state filed four additional felony assault charges Dec. 8 against a man arrested after attacking a Mud Bay neighbor Nov. 29. The man originally...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Tazlina to sail twice a week in Jan, Feb

The state will bring the Tazlina ferry out of layup to sail the northern panhandle route in January and February, filling a wide service gap in...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Dock scope change nears fed approval

The new Lutak Dock conceptual design is nearing final approval from the federal government, a step that’s needed before the project can advance...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Man arrested after altercation with Mud Bay neighbor

A man was arrested last week at 7 Mile Mud Bay Road after a months-long dispute over property ownership escalated into a violent altercation Nov. 29,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

State reps want to fund ferries, education

Haines’ representatives in the state legislature plan to prioritize ferry service and education funding in the upcoming legislative session, they...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Backcountry hut gets final approval

A proposal to build a public-use cabin on a ridge in the Takshanuk Mountains crossed its final permitting hurdle this week. The Alaska Department of...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 8, 2022

Hydropower cable replacement delayed

A project to replace a precarious section of the undersea cable that brings hydropower from Skagway to Haines has been delayed half a year due to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 1, 2022

Former AMG employee charged with $58K theft

While Haines police investigated a theft of tens of thousands of dollars from Alaska Mountain Guides, the alleged thief and his wife were gallivanting...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 1, 2022

Excursion plant to shut down for third year

Haines Borough’s biggest fish processing plant will stay closed next summer for the third straight season, OBI Seafoods’ Excursion Inlet plant...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 1, 2022

DOT to add limited sailings to sparse ferry schedule

The winter ferry schedule released two months ago still contains a month-long gap that could spell inconvenience and added expenses for residents...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 1, 2022

Recovery group disbands two years after deadly storm

A group that helped 100 households recover from the deadly December 2020 storm is suspending its services as the storm’s second anniversary...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 1, 2022

Plans stall for new Lily Lake motorized trail

Plans to build a two-mile motorized loop trail near Lily Lake Road have stalled after the state didn’t select Haines’ application for a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 23, 2022

DOT road transfer plan rooted in state policy

A proposal to improve Lutak Road in exchange for transferring three roads to the Haines Borough has shed light on a state program that favors...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 23, 2022

Tlingit classes well attended

Skweit Jessie Morgan grew up going to potlatches at the ANB Hall, but she didn’t speak Tlingit. Now she is taking advantage of a new chance to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 23, 2022

School test results show low scores in reading, math

Fewer than half of Haines students in third through ninth grade are considered “proficient” in math and language arts, according to Alaska System...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

Hearing delayed for proposed heliport

A public hearing over a proposed heliport at 24 Mile Haines Highway was postponed last week for the second time in two months. The hearing — now sch...

 

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