Articles written by Max Graham

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 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...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

Glacier Bards reach finals at home

A theatrical reading of the melodrama "Double Trouble on the Prairie" landed all six competing...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

Borough to negotiate easement between school, proposed RV park

Planning commissioners have asked the Haines Borough Assembly to negotiate — and possibly purchase — an easement between Haines School and a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

Chilkat park cabin now available for rental

Haines’ only official public use cabin is now available for nightly rentals at Chilkat State Park. Reservations can be booked through Alaska State...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

School to install vape detectors in bathrooms

An effort to combat vaping at Haines School features a $5,000 proposal to install vape detectors in the school’s middle and high school bathrooms....

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

Park ranger vacancy persists

Haines has gone a year without a full-time state parks ranger, and the wait for a new hire could continue through next summer. Alaska State Parks...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 10, 2022

Talks with state include taking over DOT roads

A proposal to widen Lutak Road to accommodate increased tourist traffic could involve transferring three state-owned roads to the borough, according...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 10, 2022

Injured boaters helped by inReach, volunteers after airboat crash

Haines Volunteer Fire Department volunteers, good samaritans and a satellite communication device combined earlier this fall to rescue a severely...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 10, 2022

Assembly approves first step in buyout for Beach Road family

The Haines Borough is moving ahead with the first step in a long process that could result in a federally funded buyout of a Beach Road property...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 10, 2022

Klukwan, conservation groups appeal mining wastewater decision

The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan (CIV) and several conservation groups have appealed a recent state decision to approve a revised wastewater disc...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 10, 2022

Tourism director to step down

Steven Auch will step down from his position as Haines Borough tourism director next week after three years on the job. Auch marshaled Haines’ touri...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 10, 2022

Harbor committee backs new Lutak Dock concept

The new design concept for the Lutak Dock renovation project received unanimous support from the Port and Harbor Advisory Committee last week....

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 3, 2022

Land swap approved for Beach Road couple

Wendie Marriott and Bern Savikko lost their house — and a forested acre with a Lynn Canal view — in the Beach Road landslide two years ago. Now...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 3, 2022

USDA awards $100k for food project

An initiative to bolster the Chilkat Valley’s agricultural sector and enhance local food production, storage and access was one of dozens of...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 3, 2022

Lost bracelet returned to jeweler after 30 years

Jenny Lyn Smith received some unexpected mail a few weeks ago: a silver bracelet she made more than...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 3, 2022

HEDC to update economic plan at library workshop

Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) is holding a workshop Nov. 12 to hear public input for a new five-year economic development plan. The d...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 3, 2022

Local volunteers muck out homes in western Alaska after typhoon

Three Haines residents flew to the small Iñupiaq community of Golovin to muck out homes and assist with recovery from the high winds, rain and storm...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 27, 2022

Bike relay to be held for first time in four years

An international bike relay that draws visitors from across the world is back on schedule for next June after three years off. The Kluane to Chilkat I...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 27, 2022

EPA to require disinfection at wastewater plant

Haines will need to add more rigorous treatment at its wastewater treatment plant to comply with a permit soon to be reissued by the federal...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 27, 2022

Investors approve acquisition of Constantine

Constantine Metal Resources shareholders on Tuesday approved the company’s acquisition by another junior mineral exploration company, American...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 27, 2022

Does it really rain less at the airport?

If you compare recent monthly precipitation totals at the Haines Airport weather station with data from the townsite, you’ll see that it rains and s...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 27, 2022

Assembly Briefs

The three winners of the Oct. 4 Haines Borough Assembly election — Gabe Thomas, Ben Aultman-Moore and Jerry Lapp — were sworn in Tuesday. Thomas...

 

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