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 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Publicly funded garbage program back on the table

On Tuesday, the borough’s commerce committee revived a 2018 proposal for a publicly funded solid waste program paid for by up-to-a-1 percent sales t...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Verhamme breaks personal record at state competition

Fifteen-year-old Wesley Verhamme was the only Haines althete to compete in the Brian Young Invitationals in Anchorage from May 31 to June 1, a...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Planning commission debates local ferry service

In the midst of deep state budget cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Haines Borough Planning Commission debated last week whether or not...

 

Three takeaways from Constantine preliminary economic assessemnt

Constantine Metal Resources, the Canadian mining company that has explored hard-rock mining in the Chilkat Valley for 13 years, came out with a...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Borough receives 14K in first quarter online taxes

The Haines Borough collected $14,731 in online sales tax revenue from January through March 31 this year, from online vendors Amazon, Netflix,...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Martin's modern Tlingit artwork shines at the Haines Sheldon Museum

The Haines Sheldon Museum has received a $1,000 Art Acquisition Fund Award from Museums Alaska and the Rasmuson Foundation to acquire “Raven...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Haines spared from Southeast drought

Haines is experiencing one of its warmest, driest springs on record. Conditions in northern Southeast have not yet reached drought level, but low...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Hart travels to Hawaii to honor shared Native history

James Hart, 29, recently returned from Honolulu, Hawaii, where about 75 Native Alaskans, some in a canoe from Yakutat, gathered with Native Hawaiians...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Site development permits excluded from general use

The Haines Borough Assembly passed an ordinance on Tuesday that requires land use permits for site development in the townsite, Mud Bay, and Lutak...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

HEDC recommends wood chipper purchase

The Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) recommended that the borough purchase a wood chipper this year, even if long term plans for a...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

After 43 years, Frog House at.oow returns

The Alaska State Museum returned to Klukwan four Frog House posts and a replica of the clan's house...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

Committee reconsiders seasonal sales, alcohol tax

A 3 percent sales tax on Alcohol and Marijuana, a five-cent fuel tax, and a seasonal sales tax were discussed at a special finance committee meeting...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

Hart, James open new art gallery

Ted Hart opened a new art gallery this week, featuring Native artwork by himself and his cousin, Zachary James. Canoe paddles, wooden hats, and masks...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

Hagen wins second Rasmuson award

Native photographer John Hagen has won his second Rasmuson Project Award, a prestigious $7,500 award for Alaskan artists, to photograph salmon season...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

Seniors train for national athletic competition

Marian Carlson, Nancy Nash, and Connie Ward will represent Haines this month at the National Senior Games in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Seniors ages 50...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 30, 2019

After DA dismisses assault charges, man pulls knife on woman and children

For the second time in two months, a 40-year-old transient man named Derrick Morris has been arrested in Haines on charges of assault. On Tuesday,...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 30, 2019

Three locals apply for open police officer job

Three local applicants and a former Skagway policeman have applied for the police officer position left vacant by Brayton Long’s retirement. Dayton...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 30, 2019

Domestic violence safe house nearly closed this winter

Becky’s Place Haven of Hope, the local safe house for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, almost closed this year due to lack of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 30, 2019

Verhamme heads to field invitationals

The Glacier Bears faced their most challenging competition of the season at the track and field state championships in Palmer this week. The boys...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 30, 2019

Arts Outlook

First Friday is family night The Haines Chamber of Commerce led by Tracy Harmon is now at the helm of First Friday celebrations, and for her first...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Klukwan appeals Superior Court decision

The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan and three environmental conservation groups are appealing a decision from the federal District Court in Alaska...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Piano teacher retires after 40 years

Approaching her 70th birthday, local musician Nancy Nash is retiring after more than four decades...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

State data on low wages in Haines skewed by seasonal workforce

Haines has low wages, according to an Alaska Economic Trends report from March. In it, Haines has the fourth lowest average annual wages in the...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Pool switching to chlorine from salt water

Swimmers in Haines love the pool’s salt-based chlorination system, but it’s having unintended consequences—corroding the pool’s gutters,...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Nine Glacier Bears head to state track tournament

The Glacier Bears Track and Field team won big at the regional championship in Juneau. For the first time in several years, the men’s varsity team...

 

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