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 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021 

Final vote tally extends lead for Huling, Schnabel

The Haines Borough Assembly tallied the last votes—from mailed and emailed ballots—for borough assembly and school board on Tuesday. The final res...

 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021 

Will the bald eagles return this year?

Last fall, Stacie Evans counted fewer bald eagles around Haines than in any survey since 1986, when counts began. On the peak day in 2020, Evans obser...

 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021 

Chilkoot Indian Association secures two grants to revitalize Tlingit culture

Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) secured two federal grants to assist the tribe in revitalizing local Tlingit culture. One of the grants will go...

 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021 

Border to open for vaccinated Canadians

The U.S. will open the Canadian border for vaccinated foreign travelers in November, federal officials announced on Tuesday. Officials didn’t set a...

 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021 

Coho derby continues with tie at the top

Haines’ coho derby just crossed the halfway point, and no one is winning. Well, two people are. Robert Jennings and Olen Larson are tied at the top...

 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021 

Committee seeks to address Haines' housing issues

The Haines Borough Finance Committee decided Tuesday to create a working group to address the borough’s housing needs. The borough faces a housing...

 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021 

Landslide field work nears completion

The second and final phase of the Beach Road landslide geotechnical study is almost done. The...

 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021 

Assembly creates commercial fisheries advisory board

The Haines Borough Assembly created an advisory board to guide the borough’s response to state and federal regulations that affect Haines...

 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Huling, Schnabel elected to assembly

Tyler Huling and Debra Schnabel won the election for Haines Borough Assembly, according to...

 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

New and improved? Some residents wonder about changes at Chilkoot

Three months after the Chilkoot River corridor improvement project finished, some Haines residents...

 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Haines pays lion's share of school bond debt as state funding falters

Over the last five years, the Haines Borough has spent $1.5 million more than it would have if the state hadn’t cut back on school bond debt...

 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Growing season yields mixed success

"They're beautiful. They're fat," Scott Hansen said, describing not bears full of salmon but the...

 By Max Graham    COVID-19    October 7, 2021

COVID-19 booster shots available for eligible residents

SEARHC is now administering COVID-19 booster shots for Chilkat Valley residents 18 or older who received their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine more... Full story

 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Kreitzer begins as borough manager

Annette Kreitzer began her tenure as Haines Borough manager on Friday. She took over from borough...

 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Fermenting tips fizz at virtual training

Seven local fermenters presented on a panoply of strange but supposedly delicious concoctions at a virtual event on Thursday. Demonstrating with...

 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Assembly inches toward removing heliski limit

Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud cast a tie-breaking vote Tuesday to draft an ordinance to change borough code and eliminate the current limit on...

 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Bear calls down compared to last year

Haines Borough residents have reported fewer bear-related issues this summer than last when dozens of bears were killed by police and residents. The H...

 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Assembly approves shop local effort, public participation program

The Haines Borough assembly voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that aims to increase public involvement in...

 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Alaska's redistricting board visits Haines, seeks public input

Three of the five members of Alaska’s redistricting board visited Haines on Tuesday to solicit public input as they piece together a new state legis...

 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Some mail could slow starting Oct. 1

A change in U.S. Postal Service (USPS) standards starting Oct. 1 could slow some first-class mail to and from Haines by a day or two. USPS...

 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Salmon abound at Chilkoot, but Chilkat sockeye numbers stay low

The Chilkoot sockeye run was exceptionally strong this year, but Chilkat sockeye stocks have struggled for the second year in a row, and biologists ar...

 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Museum wins grant, begins work on oral history project

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center received a $15,000 grant at the end of August to produce an oral history project about the formative years of...

 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

School aims to open gym by mid-October

Haines has gone more than a year without public access to the school’s gym, where residents traditionally have gone to exercise, compete on the cour...

 By Max Graham    News    September 23, 2021

Coast Guard medevacs COVID-19 patient in middle of the night

A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter evacuated a 70-year-old Haines resident to Bartlett Regional Hospital a little before 3 a.m. on Tuesday, said Coast Guar...

 By Max Graham    News    September 23, 2021

Candidates diverge on local economy, role of government at debate

The four Haines Borough assembly candidates agreed on several broad points at a Sept. 16 debate: Haines needs a more diverse year-round economy;...


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