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 By Max Graham    News    May 19, 2022

Eagle preserve council to assess fish habitat impacts from commercial tours

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council voted this week to devise a method of assessing impacts on fish habitat from commercial...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 19, 2022

Tlingit Park longhouse pavilion built; artwork, trails to come

A long house pavilion now stands at the southern end of Tlingit Park, marking completion of the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022

Nationwide teacher shortage hits Haines

Amid a teacher shortage across Alaska and the Lower 48, the Haines Borough School District is struggling to fill vacancies. For two months, the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022

Packrafters learn safety, swimming techniques at swiftwater rescue course

Twelve packrafters attended a swiftwater rescue course on local rivers this weekend, instructed by...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022

Draft budget transfers areawide funds for police calls beyond townsite

The Haines Borough manager’s draft budget for the next fiscal year includes a sizable transfer from the areawide general fund to the townsite...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022

GASC proposes application system for nonprofit funding

The Haines Borough Assembly soon will vote on whether to return to an application process for allocating funds to nonprofits. The assembly used an...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

Excursion Inlet harbor needs an overhaul, community members say

If you don't have a plane, or can't afford a charter, you need a boat to get to Excursion Inlet....

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

New forest management schedule released; public comments due June 7

The state last week released a five-year management schedule for the Haines State Forest that includes more than a dozen timber sales and plans to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

Protestors gather at courthouse after leaked SCOTUS abortion decision

About a dozen residents gathered outside the Haines courthouse Tuesday to protest a leaked draft...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

Housing group weighs multi-unit tax incentive; talks short-term rental scene

The Haines Borough Housing Working Group on April 27 considered a tax incentive for multi-unit residential dwellings and discussed the state of...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 28, 2022

Assembly votes to give ad hoc committees clearer direction

The Haines Borough Assembly decided unanimously Tuesday to give ad hoc advisory committees clearer direction by formalizing them through resolutions....

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 28, 2022

Remains found during Haines Highway reconstruction confirmed to be human

Bone fragments found two weeks ago during construction along the Haines Highway were determined to be human, a state spokesperson confirmed on Monday...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 28, 2022

State proposes airport rehabilitation project

The Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT) is proposing a new project at the Haines Airport to rehabilitate the runway and several taxiways, build...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 28, 2022

Borough publishes six-year capital improvement project list

As part of the manager’s draft 2023 budget, Haines Borough staff published a six-year capital improvement project list devised through a new...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 28, 2022

Revival of Fort Seward Hospital Building is underway

Work is underway to resuscitate the Fort Seward Hospital Building, long used as the headquarters...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 28, 2022

Haines route added to new digital cargo network

A new digital cargo network expanded in recent months and now is working with a freight company that’s planning service to Haines. The network was...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 28, 2022

Data firm seeks input from businesses for regional survey

A Juneau data analysis firm is seeking responses to an annual Southeast Alaska business survey that will be used to guide state and regional economic...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Constantine files updated wastewater management plan

In an updated permit application submitted last week to the state, Constantine Metal Resources made significant changes to its wastewater management...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Shipwrights blow life into boat project

Two local shipwrights on Monday gave Haines High woodworking students a tour of a unique boat...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Details from decades-old U.S. census give glimpse of local history

Full details from the 1950 U.S. Census were released earlier this month, intriguing historians from around the country and providing a snapshot of...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Coho, sockeye runs projected to be average; kings, pinks to be low

Local sockeye and coho salmon runs are expected to be average this season, while the Chilkat king salmon run is projected to fall below the state’s...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Science ed initiative to explore Chilkat Valley

In mid-June, teachers from around the state will have an opportunity to learn about place-based science education through a new initiative in the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 14, 2022

Constantine to build new facilities with big 2022 budget

Constantine Metal Resources plans to spend $18 million on the Palmer Project in 2022 — its largest annual project budget to date, according to a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 14, 2022

Possible human remains found during Haines Highway construction

Work at a small section of the Haines Highway reconstruction project was stopped Monday — and will remain suspended indefinitely — after possible...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

Employment rose in February but labor shortage persists

Unemployment in the Haines Borough was at 12% in February — the lowest recorded in February since 1991, according to state data. Haines...

 

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