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 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 22, 2019

Residents join campaign to amend Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act

Native people in Haines have joined a new effort to amend the 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Native Alaskans in five...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 15, 2019

Low enrollment threatens Klukwan school

Klukwan School may be at risk of closing due to a lack of enrollment, as parents discuss pulling their children from the school. At the beginning of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 15, 2019

Dunleavy restores senior benefits, early education and other state funding

This week Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he will approve funding for the Senior Benefits Program, early education services including Head Start, and will...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 15, 2019

Planning commission advances library expansion

This week the Haines Borough Planning Commission approved a 35 to 65 percent design plan for the public library expansion project. The project design...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Ferry strike leaves lasting impact

The ferry workers’ strike that flustered business and tourism in Haines for more than a week may have lasting consequences for the future of the...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Residents to embark on historic Tlingit trade route

This month, Haines residents Tim Ackerman and Mike Bott will embark on a nearly 200-mile route...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Klukwan school teacher resigns

Klukwan School’s only full-time teacher with special education endorsements resigned last month, leaving only one teacher leading up to the Aug. 26...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Dry conditions persist, borough reissues mandatory water restriction

The borough re-issued mandatory water restrictions this week amid drought conditions and as Lily Lake water levels continue to drop. In anticipation...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Committee rehashes fund ordinance

At a finance committee meeting Tuesday, assembly members Brenda Josephson and Tom Morphet rehashed a debate to reallocate sales tax revenue funds...

 

Klukwan residents brace for budget cuts

Klukwan residents are still bracing for hard times, despite the Alaska Legislature passing a bill this week that promised to reverse more than $400...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Fair attendance drops during ferry system strike

The Southeast Alaska State Fair saw decreased ticket sales this year as ongoing ferry workers’ strikes suspended service to Haines throughout fair...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Haines on list of most expensive groceries

Haines has the fourth most expensive groceries in a list of 12 Alaskan communities, printed in “The Cost of Living” report in July’s Alaska...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Pool renovation delayed into September

Renovations on the Haines swimming pool are taking longer than expected, delaying its reopening until mid-September. Despite the delay, facilities...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Ferry workers on strike leading up to Southeast Fair

The largest ferry workers’ union in the state declared a strike on Wednesday, July 24, leading up the Southeast Alaska State Fair this weekend....

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Borough to pay $450,336 for school debt reimbursement

The borough is set to pay $450,336 for school debt this year, bond payments which had largely been covered by the state since 2005. On Monday, the...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Residents worry over limited winter ferry service

Residents are concerned about the Alaska Marine Highway System’s winter ferry schedule that provides limited service to Haines in November, and...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Fair presents revamped rides, eclectic music and lots of food options

Upgraded rides, new musical performances, annual contests and an array of delectable dishes will be...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 18, 2019

Youth to perform 'How to Eat Like a Child' this weekend

The Lynn Canal Community Players Summer Youth Conservatory will stage two plays this weekend about...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 18, 2019

HEDC to evaluate socio-economic impact of a mine in the Chilkat Valley

On Friday, the Haines Economic Development Corporation board directed its executive director, Margaret Friedenauer to begin assessing the...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 18, 2019

Commission recommends Turner

On Thursday, the planning commission recommended that the borough assembly appoint Don Turner II to fill the seat previously held by his son, Don...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 18, 2019

Resident rallies against child detention

When Patty Brown visited a for-profit facility housing migrant child in Homestead, Florida this...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 18, 2019

Local senior and disability services gutted

Life for many Haines seniors and people with disabilities is about to get harder because of $190 million in state budget cuts from the Legislature, an...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 11, 2019

Borough orders mandatory water restriction

The region’s dry conditions prompted the Haines Borough to issue a mandatory water restriction on Tuesday, prohibiting lawn sprinklers until...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 11, 2019

Chilkoot Barracks gets a face-lift

The last remaining barracks building of Haines' historic Fort Seward received much-needed...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 27, 2019

Library program competes in NASA deep space photo challenge

Until July 31, Haines residents can use their computers and cellphones to control NASA telescopes and take their own photographs of deep space in a...

 

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