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Should the borough allow more Haines heliski operators?

The Haines Borough’s denial of an Idaho-based heliski company’s permit application is sparking a discussion about increasing the limit on how...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 24, 2021

Assembly sends yurt-ban ordinance to Government Affairs and Services

An ordinance banning yurts as permanent residences within the townsite has been referred to the Haines Borough Assembly’s Government Affairs and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 24, 2021

Inflation bolsters sales tax in Haines

April sales tax numbers are up not only compared to this time last year. They’re also higher than April 2019. The borough collected $241,011 in...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 24, 2021

Assembly approves first two phases of Lutak Dock renovations

The Haines Borough Assembly gave the go-ahead to pursue funding for the first two phases of Lutak Dock renovations. The Lutak Dock face has reached...

 

Freight ramp sinks temporarily

The Alaska Marine Lines (AML) freight ramp is back in operation after being temporarily out of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 24, 2021

Chilkoot Lake Corridor project nears completion

Southeast Roadbuilders finished paving Chilkoot Lake Road last week and the $1.6 million improvement project, more than 10 years in the making, is nea...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 24, 2021

Tlingit Park pavilion construction begins

Construction of the new, longhouse-inspired Tlingit Park pavilion began June 19. Design and construction of the project, which comes to roughly...

 

Southeast Roadbuilders bids on Beach Road excavation

The contract for Beach Road excavation will go to Southeast Roadbuilders, the only company to bid on the project by Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Request...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 24, 2021

Public meeting gets 'Zoom bombed'

The Haines Borough public safety commission was targeted by bad actors last week when random voices disrupted the meeting shouting racist epithets...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 24, 2021

Arts Outlook

First Fridays are back First Fridays have returned as more people become comfortable going out and about. Three artists will be displaying their work...

 

Correction

In the June 17 article "Back to the Future theme for fourth parade," Haines Chamber of Commerce executive director Tracey Harmon was misquoted as...

 

This Week in History

June 1971 Kayaks, canoes and rafts will careen down Chilkoot in annual 'Mad Raft Race' This year's...

 

Mullady, former carpenter, police officer dies at 78

Judd Mullady, a one-time policeman and a career carpenter and building contractor who became known... Full story

 
 By Larry Persily    Opinion    June 24, 2021

Alaska elections will be different this year

Yeah, I know, it’s 14 months from Alaska’s 2022 primary election for governor, legislative seats and two of the state’s three members of...

 

Chilkoot Lake Road is abysmal

It is difficult for me to comprehend the incredible level of stupidity or outright incompetence that accompanied the planning and design of our new...

 

Dear Abby says 'following regs=happy neighbors'

I am not the neighbor Ms. Chetney refers to in her inappropriate and nasty letter. I offer another point of view. This isn’t the first time someone...

 

Complaints about permit violations are okay

There is nothing wrong with people filing complaints about zoning and conditional use permit violations. Viking Cove—“a unique and breathtaking...

 

Abby says to follow borough code

I am not the neighbor Ms. Chetney wrote about, but I could have been. As a neighbor of the Chetneys, I have been publicly shamed by them for...

 

Don't ban yurts

Banning alternative housing options in the wake of the landslides, during a continuing pandemic, lumber shortage, economic crisis and inflation is...

 

Big Fish Award goes to...

Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve written. Sorry, folks. But we folklorists, you see, have to take something called an ‘annual Newspeak...

 

Why is the Chamber leading a town hall?

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night supporting phases 1-2 of the new, phased plan for the Lutak dock. This was two days before the Lutak...

 

Duly Noted

On June 13, Jordan Stigen graduated from Portland State University with a bachelor of science degree in criminology and criminal justice. She...

 

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