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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017

Manager hire vote roils community

The Haines Borough Assembly’s 5-1 decision to hire Debra Schnabel as borough manager Tuesday has further engulfed a community already embroiled in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017

Union Files grievance against borough

The Alaska Laborers union filed a grievance against the Haines Borough after assembly member Tom Morphet released to the public earlier this month...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017

Email an issue for targets of recall

The recall effort is generating distrust between several Haines Borough Assembly members and some borough staff after the recall’s sponsor...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 27, 2017

Marchers hit streets in defense of science

More than 50 Haines residents and seven dogs gathered for Haines’ March for Science on Earth Day Saturday, carrying signs in support of science and...

 

Whitehorse players fill weekend tournament

The Haines Bridge Club hosted Southeast Alaska’s sectional bridge tournament at the American Bald Eagle Foundation Thursday through Sunday. About...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017

Relay squad powers track team at Ketchikan meet

Haines High School freshmen stepped up at last weekend’s Ketchikan Invitational Track Meet, teaming up with the team’s seniors to put dents in...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 27, 2017

Whales and nets: Are entanglements on rise?

About eight whales a year in Alaska are freed from fishing nets, crab pot lines and other marine equipment that threaten the animals’ survival....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017

Plastic debris, gear piles on beaches

Marine debris, including lost and discarded fishing gear, is found on remote coasts throughout Alaska, sometimes in staggering volumes, speakers told...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 27, 2017

Beach cleanup set for May 13-14

Haines Friends of Recyling, Alaska Division of State Parks and a local hiking club are sponsoring the first beach cleanup here in about seven years...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 27, 2017

School savings down to $195K

A budget battle between the Alaska state Senate and House of Representatives has the Haines School District budget in a lurch until the state’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017

Young actors will bring 'Mr.Toad' to Life

This year’s Summer Youth Theatre Conservatory students will perform “The Mad Adventures of Mr. Toad,” inspired by the popular children’s...

 

First Friday to feature models, wearable art

May’s First Friday celebration will feature wearable art, basket weaving, multimedia work, found objects, paintings and more. The monthly art walk s...

 

Duo to play classical music

The Haines Arts Council will bring classical music back to Haines for its season finale performance next month. Classical duo Evan Drachman, cellist,...

 

Students to show off puppet skills learned

Five Haines students will put months of puppetry lessons to the test as they perform “Twenty-First Century Faust” at the Chilkat Center on...

 

Fling, brewfest on tap

Two of the Southeast Alaska State Fair’s biggest events, Spring Fling and the Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival, kick of the summer...

 

Museum will host student art

Haines student art is soon to be displayed at the Haines Sheldon Museum. Community coordinator Madeline Witek said a group of judges will select art...

 

Concerts will cap school year of music

Haines School students are gearing up for the final concerts of the school year in May. Grades 5-12 will take the stage at the Chilkat Center on...

 

Would 50 mph highway be better?

It is a time-honored tactic to claim a project that disrupts a river will only improve fish habitat and not jeopardize it. Current conditions of...

 

Use civil conversation instead of recall

I’ve enjoyed my share of politics. Voted every election since I first could at age 18 at a special election at college. I very seldom agree with...

 

Volunteers make Earth Day a big success

Thank you to all the volunteers who made our 2017 Earth Day event a success: the presenters both locally and from Southeast; the display providers;...

 

Recall is costly and of questionable merit

An election costs thousands of dollars. Haines taxpayers could nix this unnecessary expense by choosing not to sign recall petitions of questionable...

 

Assembly members work hard for us

A few days ago, I woke up thinking about assembly members who have been singled out for recall. I wondered: with the budget, manager hire and so many...

 

Manager hiring process was flawed

In my opinion, Debra Schnabel was not the “best” qualified borough manager candidate. The question is not about academic achievement, but...

 

Marijuana facility will be conscientious

Our recreational and medical marijuana facility will abide by all Alaska state and local ordinances. All production and cultivation will be conducted...

 

Mayor playing politics with committee

The mayor is incorrect in her Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee vacancy timeline. As noted in the PRAC minutes, we unanimously approved George...

 

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