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Articles from the February 14, 2019 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Dunleavy's budget hits education hard

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that includes $1.6 billion in cuts would cost the Haines Borough School District hundreds of thousands of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Haines' last musher retires his sled

It's quieter in the Chilkat Valley for Jim and Deb Stanford, the last of Haines' mushers. A snowy fi...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Manager holds hearing for Alaska Excursions permit

Alaska Excursions’ owner Robert Murphy defended his company’s operation and reputation during a public hearing where he appealed the Haines...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019

Tourism code goes back to committee

In the borough’s newest rendition of tourism code, administration is allowed unscheduled site visits and operators are required to submit a safety p...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Assembly considers burial fee increase

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed the burying of people and pets. Assembly member Heather Lende proposed amending the borough’s animal code to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019

Chilkat historical society works to inject energy into its mission

“Relevance” was the buzz word at the Chilkat Valley Historical Society (CVHS) meeting on Thursday, where members wordsmithed a new mission...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

HEDC seeks seat on mining forum group

Members of the Haines Economic Development Corporation board voted unanimously to request a seat on the Chilkat Valley Mining Forum Committee. The for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019

Call ins aimed at seniors

The Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) will host teleconferences every two weeks through April to a discuss a targeted “watch list” of at least...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019

Assembly split on water main extension

A resolution to authorize the upgrade of a water main on Mathias Avenue failed this week when assembly members Tom Morphet and Brenda Josephson said...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019

Should cottage businesses pay sales tax?

What is the appropriate profit margin for a lemonade stand to begin collecting sales tax? This was a question the Haines Borough Finance Committee...

 

Kimchi: A Korean dish perfect for Haines

When I was 20 years old I worked for a Korean-American chef and he hated kimchi. His parents owned...

 

Editor's note

I’d like to welcome Larry Persily to the upper Lynn Canal. On April 1, 2019 the long-time Alaska journalist and government worker will be the new...

 

Guest commentary

The U.S. economy is strong. People are working and businesses are profiting. Nice for the states that are doing good things for their residents,...

 

This Week in History

February 15, 1969 Representatives from Haines to the re-organization meeting of the Southeast Confer...

 

Pies and planes help Lady Bears

Haines Girls Basketball would like to give a big thanks to Alaska Seaplanes for making their pizza fundraiser a huge success. Because of everyone’s...

 

Thanks for frybread fundraiser support

Klukwan School students would like to say thank you to everyone who helped us with our frybread fundraiser. Haines ANB Camp 5 and the Haines School...

 

Thanks for the lift

Thank you Haines friends. I would like to send a huge thank you to the Haines ambulance crew and the Haines SEARHC Clinic for all the great help...

 

Duly Noted

Kaylani Michelle Babcock was born at 4:35 a.m. on Feb. 6 in Silverdale, Wash. to Matthew Babcock and Samantha Willard-Hoffman. She weighed 8 pounds 3...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, February 5 A suspect was charged with violating conditions of release. A water/sewer alarm was activated on Piedad Road. Haines Police...

 

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