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 By Peter D Auria    News    August 29, 2019

Who owns Haines' trails?

Hiking trails around Haines have been used recreationally for decades. But now, the legality of their use has been called into question. On Monday,...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    August 29, 2019

Valley gardens feel the heat

No snow peas, a three-weeks-early harvest and a rare cantaloupe are some of the effects that Haines gardeners are seeing from the hot, dry summer....

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    August 29, 2019

Gelato sweetens dessert scene

While buying gelato-making equipment, Keith Mahler worried that Haines residents wouldn’t be interested in what his new business, Chilkat Valley...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    August 29, 2019

Senior athletes medal in Fairbanks

Haines seniors weren’t showing their age at the Alaska International Senior Games earlier this month. Marian Carlson, her husband John Carlson and...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    August 29, 2019

Harris Air to shutdown

Haines will soon be down to only one airline again. After a year and a half of service, Harris Air Services’ last flight out of Haines is scheduled...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    August 29, 2019

Residents push for borough-owned golf course

A group of Haines residents is pushing for the borough to take ownership of the Valley of the Eagles Golf Links and lease it to a nonprofit in order...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    August 29, 2019

Arts Outlook

James Corner Field Operations to visit Haines September’s First Friday will feature special guests: representatives from James Corner Field...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Decades-old fuel spill surfaces in Chilkat River at slough near 15 Mile

Contaminated groundwater from a 51-year-old fuel spill at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway appears to be leaching into the Chilkat River slough, raising...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Water restrictions lifted, partial burn ban remains

After last week’s rainy weather, the Haines Borough has lifted its water restrictions, though the burn ban remains in place with some...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Borough cancels woodchipper RFP

The Haines borough is no longer in the market for a wood chipper. The borough is relinquishing nearly $100,000 in grant money from the U.S....

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Arts Outlook

Sculpture garden will host farmers market The Fort Seward sculpture garden’s revitalization will be on full display at next week’s first Friday...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Takshanuk shakes up staff

Staff changes are underway at Takshanuk Watershed Council. Executive director Meredith Pochardt has accepted a yearlong fellowship in Juneau with the...

 

Duly Noted

Local teachers Fran Daly and Alex van Wyhe were married July 6 in Kenny Lake, about 150 miles east of Anchorage. The couple was married on a bluff...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

July 4th draws crowd

Hot, sunny weather drew crowds to Haines' Independence Day festivities. The day started with a hotly...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

Gillnetters face low prices, restrictions

A combination of time and area restrictions, low prices and scant fish has made for a rough start to the season for Haines gillnetters. Alaska...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

Haines locals sweep Chilkat Challenge

Wildfire smoke and record-breaking heat did not slow down the Chilkat Challenge Triathlon. In the...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

Arts Confluence has grand designs for sculpture garden

The Alaska Arts Confluence has big plans for the sculpture garden in Fort Seward. The Arts...

 

Duly Noted

Marian Carlson, Connie Ward, and Nancy Nash are back from the National Senior Games, known as the ‘Senior Olympics’ that took place June 14-25 in...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Hot Shots hit the mark in Chugiak

The Haines Hot Shots are living up to their name. At the annual AlaskaYESS (Alaska Youth Education in Shooting Sports) State Championship June 5-8 in...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Commander shares Eldred Rock lighthouse stories, memories

Before his talk Saturday evening at the Haines Sheldon Museum, Roger Beving warned listeners, "My...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Borough will release RFP for wood chipper

The Haines Borough Assembly has taken a step towards purchasing a wood chipper, its next move in a multi-year borough discussion about converting of...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

'A family affair': local novelist follows daughter's lead

With the publication of his first novel, Haines resident Tom McGuire is following in the footsteps of his daughter. “Steller’s Orchid,...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 5, 2019

Lemonade stand turns a profit

At first, business was slow. The visiting cruise ship did not generate the expected traffic, and...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    June 27, 2019

Arts Outlook

Movement at the Fort Seward Sculpture Garden Things are stirring at the Fort Seward sculpture...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 21, 2016

Young actors stage beanstalk musical this weekend

On Friday morning, a club-wielding giant chased a slight boy dressed in green on the Chilkat Center stage. As he swung his club back and forth, the...

 

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