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Articles from the January 27, 2022 edition

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 By Max Graham    News    January 27, 2022

Kegs to flow again at Beerfest after two years dry

The Southeast Alaska State Fair board decided earlier this month to bring back Beerfest in May, but with some modifications after a two-year hiatus ca...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 27, 2022

Jones sells Valley of the Eagles Golf Course to local and California-based developer

Stan Jones sold the Valley of the Eagles Golf Course to California-based geo technical engineer Frank Berlogar and local resident Clayton Jones. The...

 By Max Graham    News    January 27, 2022

Developer tax exemption goes to hearings

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance this week that would exempt taxes on unsold or undeveloped lots in subdivisions for up to five...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 27, 2022

ATVs now allowed on most borough roads

*This story has been updated to correct an inaccuracy. The story originally reported that the...

 By Max Graham    News    January 27, 2022

Do yurts decrease property values?

As the assembly considers an ordinance that would prohibit yurts and container homes as permanent dwellings in part of the townsite, but allow them...

 By Max Graham    News    January 27, 2022

Lutak cell tower pushed to third hearing

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday delayed voting on a resolution to lease land near Lutak Dock for a Verizon cell tower. The assembly postponed i...


Landslide findings report delayed a month

The updated findings report for the Beach Road landslide area won’t be released until early March—more than a month later than scheduled. “The...

 By Max Graham    News    January 27, 2022

Borough seeks infrastructure project proposals from public

Any Haines Borough resident can propose an infrastructure project for formal review by borough staff under an initiative launched this month. Modeled...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 27, 2022

AP&T survey gauges impact, preparedness for long-term power disruptions

A group of university researchers and Alaska Power & Telephone are hoping residents and business owners will fill out a survey they say will help all...

 By Larry Persily    News    January 27, 2022

Coastal legislators dislike governor's spending plan for state ferry system

Though they say the level of funding for the state ferry system in Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 is adequate,...


Culture bearer, Tlingit leader dies at home

Smith "Smitty" Katzeek, 85, died in Klukwan Dec. 6. He suffered from lung disease and diabetes. Wife... Full story


Oil-boom contractor dies at 71

Randy Smith, a colorful construction engineer, surveyor and contractor who worked on Haines... Full story


Stay informed about technology choices

When it came to my attention that another communications tower had been proposed for our town it raised some concern. December 21st of 2021, the...


Owls are smarter than you think

It’s been a nice snowy year, despite the recent spout of rain. Even better, we’ve also had blue bird skies. And not a moment too soon,...


Duly Noted

John Hagen Jr. and Margaret Friedenauer drove to Haines from Anchorage during the holidays to visit John Hagen Sr. They visited with Margaret’s form...


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