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 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Former park ranger starts as police officer

Travis Russell turned in his badge and gun with Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Bill proposed to grant land to indigenous communities

Alaska’s U.S. senators introduced legislation on Monday that would grant land to the five “landless” indigenous communities in Southeast Alaska,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Regional avalanche mapping could help identify risks to Chilkat Valley

State researchers are nearly finished with an innovative avalanche mapping project that will help assess risks to Chilkat Valley infrastructure and...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Consultant questions Constantine's preliminary assessment in presentation

Montana-based consultant Jim Kuipers, a longtime mining industry employee turned consultant, discussed the economic prospects and possible...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Kiehl to seek reelection in 2022

Haines’ state senator, Jesse Kiehl, announced on Nov. 15 that he will seek reelection in 2022. Juneau representative Andi Story also plans to run in...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Borough secures $20 million to renovate Lutak Dock

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski called Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud on Tuesday with some long and eagerly awaited news: The borough has been... Full story

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

For first time, town will have two lenders

Since the First National Bank came to Haines in 1962, there has been only one place in town to make deposits and take out loans. Soon there will be tw...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Two storms bring first measurable snow

As the season’s first snow fell in town last week, four car accidents were reported to the Haines Borough Police, including a four-vehicle accident...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Could an arcane law help land owners affected by the December disaster?

Wendie Marriott and Bern Savikko’s Beach Road cabin was leveled by the December landslide. “It was smack dab in the middle of the slide,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Final redistricting map could mean change in House rep

After several weeks of public hearings across Alaska, the state’s redistricting board settled on a state house map that would link Haines to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Local owner of fish company stars in global film

Marie Rose has done it all. She has caught and bought fish and now she markets and distributes it. H...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 11, 2021

Canadian border reopens with brass

When Bruce Funk left his Whitehorse home at 8:30 a.m. Yukon time on Monday, he didn't expect cookies...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 11, 2021

Committee proposes yurt definition, zoning code addition

What’s a yurt? Should yurts be allowed in town? The Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee recommended a definition and...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 11, 2021

Heliski code hearing reflects sharp divide

Twenty seven people, including a Scottish expedition guide with National Geographic, commented at a Tuesday hearing on a draft ordinance that would...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 11, 2021

Doctors present latest COVID-19 vaccine info at webinar

Haines Health Center will start administering the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine for children ages 5 to 11 this week, following the FDA’s Oct. 29...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 11, 2021

Public safety commission struggles to meet, looking to fill vacancies

Due to commissioner absences and a string of communication hiccups with borough staff, the public safety commission hasn’t met since May, possibly...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 11, 2021

Firm outlines conceptual plan for new public safety building

An Anchorage architect presented a conceptual plan for a new $20.5 million public safety building to the Haines Borough planning commission on Nov....

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

With Excursion Inlet shut, more boats sell to Haines Packing

Despite relatively low salmon harvest numbers in the Lynn Canal this season, Haines Packing Company processed 2.5 million pounds of salmon—the most...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

State doctors to hold vaccine information session on Monday

State medical experts are hosting a virtual vaccination info session and Q&A for Haines residents on Monday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Three state...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

Geotechnical firm wraps up landslide field work

Landslide Technology, an Oregon-based geotechnical firm, finished its subsurface field work in the Beach Road landslide area last week. Crews drilled...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

Businesses await Nov. 8 border reopening

After more than 18 months without Canadian visitors, Haines could see an influx of RV traffic and coho fishermen next week. The U.S.-Canada border...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

TAB backs draft heliski ordinance

The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) voted 4-1 on Oct. 28 to support the borough assembly’s proposed ordinance removing a limit on...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 28, 2021

Assembly introduces law to axe heliski permit cap for a year

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance on Tuesday that would remove the cap on heliski operators in the borough for only one year. The...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 28, 2021

Mud Bay residents submit petition to assembly to ban commercial events

Mud Bay residents submitted a petition to the Haines Borough Assembly requesting a code change to prohibit commercial events in the Mud Bay Rural...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 28, 2021

New assembly members sworn in

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously on Tuesday to amend the fiscal year 2022 budget by...

 

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