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 By Sylvia Heinz    Duly Noted    May 28, 2020 

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Thomas McGuire’s novel Steller’s Orchid, published in June 2019 by Boreal Books, received a silver medal at the Independent Booksellers Awards in...

 

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Kimberley Strong is running for the Sealaska Board as an independent candidate. “Sustainability of our traditional ways of living off the land is...

 

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Josie Allen celebrated her 40th birthday camping on the Katzehin and hiking the ridge towards Santa Claus Mountain with friends Alissa Henry, Gen...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    Duly Noted    May 7, 2020

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Erika Merklin donated sunflower starts to Haines School teachers and staff to celebrate Teacher’s Appreciation Week. Merklin and children Cameron...

 

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Greg Podsiki celebrated 30 years working for the United States Postal Service in Haines this week. Podsiki was surprised with decorations made by his...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    March 19, 2020

Commission rejects comp plan RFP

The planning commission voted unanimously to decline to award a bid for the 2025 Haines Borough Comprehensive Plan Action Summary, with some members...

 

Separate forums highlight risks and benefits of mining in Haines

How to minimize risks while maximizing the benefits of mining were themes at two mining forums held last week in Haines. It’s the second year in a...

 

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Alaria Lilly Havana Lockart was born to Erica Totland and Justin Lockart 9:16 a.m. March 3 at Bartlett Regional Hospital. Alaria weighed 6 lbs., 7...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    March 5, 2020

Aqueous storage draft ordinance recommended for official withdrawal

The Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services Committee recommended the assembly withdraw from consideration six pending ordinances introduced...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    March 5, 2020

Shops seek new date for tax-free promotion

Participating local businesses experienced a boost in sales Monday during the second sales tax holiday of the fiscal year. The sales tax holiday...

 

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Ashley Sage received a serendipitous phone call on Valentine’s Day. Her sister Tara Heinrich, who lives in rural New Hampshire, wanted to know if...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    February 20, 2020

Excursion Inlet floatplane dock among those targeted for DOT cuts

The Excursion Inlet floatplane dock, the small community’s sole source of mail delivery during harsh winter conditions, has been targeted for...

 

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Mark Davis played the trumpet on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City as part of the Honors Performance Series. Parents Holly and Matt and...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    February 13, 2020

New Tier 3 bill recevies local opposition in House committee

Public testimony is being heard this week in the House Resources Committee for House Bill No. 138, which establishes the Alaska Outstanding Resource...

 

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Janet and Jim Hayes drove to Anchorage with just more than 1,000 pieces of clothing and 59 pairs of shoes for their annual “blessings trip.” They...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    February 6, 2020

Seed company wins regional business award

Foundroot, a local seed company and farm, is the fourth Haines business to win Spruce Root's annual...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    February 6, 2020

Stranded passengers weigh the cost of travel after canceled ferries

Canceled ferries coupled with storm systems have left Haines residents and through travelers stuck without Upper Lynn Canal transportation, resulting...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    January 23, 2020

State DOT, resident head to court over eminent domain dispute

Conflict between the state and a Haines Highway resident over property acquisition to accommodate the highway’s reconstruction is headed for a...

 

Assembly rejects taxes, leans toward cuts to close expected budget gap

Funding priorities in the upcoming budget cycle for the Haines Borough Assembly include education and public safety. For everything else, funding...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    January 23, 2020

U.S. census begins hiring for count

The United States 2020 census is recruiting local hires this month, with the decennial population count in Haines to begin in March.The U.S. Census...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    January 16, 2020

Kiehl talks budget, hunting at town hall

State Sen Jesse Kiehl discussed a wide range of topics with Haines and Klukwan residents during a visit last week. Hot button issues included concern...

 

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