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Klukwan residents brace for budget cuts

Klukwan residents are still bracing for hard times, despite the Alaska Legislature passing a bill this week that promised to reverse more than $400...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

Borough staff shakeup: 3 employees to leave, chief looks to Wrangell

Two Haines Borough department heads and one administrative employee are vacating their positions within the next month, and a fourth department head...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Fair attendance drops during ferry system strike

The Southeast Alaska State Fair saw decreased ticket sales this year as ongoing ferry workers’ strikes suspended service to Haines throughout fair...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Haines on list of most expensive groceries

Haines has the fourth most expensive groceries in a list of 12 Alaskan communities, printed in “The Cost of Living” report in July’s Alaska...

 

Constantine plan approved

On July 31, the Alaska Mental Health Trust approved Constantine Metal Resources’ plan of operations, marking the third and final approval and...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 1, 2019

Pool renovation delayed into September

Renovations on the Haines swimming pool are taking longer than expected, delaying its reopening until mid-September. Despite the delay, facilities...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

School board sets goals for upcoming year

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday established goals for the coming school year that include: improving reading capabilities for kindergarten...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

Business Briefs

Taco truck opens A new food truck in town is serving up authentic Mexican food. Mario and Natalie Benassi opened “Julian’s Todos Tacos” food...

 

Thanks from LCC

Big thanks to everyone who helped make this year’s Southeast AK Fair LCC booth a fun, dynamic success! Generous local businesses donated excellent...

 

It takes a village

Big gratitude to the many wonderful people who offered up their homes and vehicles and to the local businesses who provided nourishment and extended...

 

Thanks for supporting Hospice of Haines

Thank you to the 58 generous individuals who picked, peeled, chopped, stirred, poured and baked desserts for the Hospice of Haines booth during the...

 

Sousaphone at last thanks to donations

Sousaphone makes debut, Band wins Grand Champion Award! Thank you, Haines! Four years of fundraising recently paid off when the Haines Community...

 

Duly Noted

Ellette Barlog was born to Dez Renallo and Julian Barlog on July 25 at 10:45 a.m. in Juneau. Ellette weighed 7 pounds and was 20.5 inches long. She...

 

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