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Task force recommends seasonal hire to address town's bear problem

The Haines Borough’s bear task force is recommending the assembly consider hiring a seasonal public safety officer to perform outreach and assist...

 

Woman tests positive for COVID-19, first case reported since July

A Haines woman 50-59 years old tested positive for COVID-19 and is displaying symptoms, the borough’s Emergency Operations Center said Tuesday....

 

Police believe man wanted in Idaho also committed local crimes

Christopher Panagiotou-Scigliano, the 38-year-old Haines man who was apprehended last week and who is wanted in Idaho on four sex crime charges, is...

 

Mushrooms bloom in rainy summer

From porcini to chanterelle to polypore, this year has been a good year for edible mushrooms and a...

 

Candidates differ in COVID-19 response and new revenue ideas

Messages from mayoral and assembly candidates at the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s Sept. 9 forum were largely the same. The eight candidates—two...

 

Chilkat sockeye, coho, chum runs appear low compared to past years

Although the Chilkoot sockeye run met the escapement goal this year, the outlook for Chilkat River sockeye is less promising. The Alaska Department...

 

As bear deaths rise, carcass disposal becomes an issue

At least twenty-two brown bears have been killed this year outside of hunting season, a new record for the Chilkat Valley. “We’ve more than...

 

Glacier Bears take first in virtual race among seven schools

In an unprecedented outburst of local running, the Haines Glacier Bears hosted two cross-country...

 

Road tests delayed 7 months

The pandemic has slammed the brakes on road tests for Haines 16-year-olds who are eligible to get their driver licenses, frustrating parents and...

 

Alaska Supreme Court hears appeal over location of Frog House cultural items

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on an appeal from three Frog House members regarding the dispute over ownership of five Frog Hou...

 

5 moose harvested by 3rd day of season

Moose hunting season began Tuesday and hunters harvested three legal animals on opening day. Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) wildlife...

 

AMHS finalizes winter ferry schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System began accepting bookings for its winter ferry schedule this month. Under the finalized winter schedule, Haines will...

 

Local shopping incentive program to begin next month

A program aimed at incentivizing local shopping begins Oct. 1 when the first 200 people who spend $300 on discretionary spending in town will be eligi... Full story

 

Interim manager describes AIDEA conversation

News of a meeting between borough staff, Mayor Jan Hill and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) regarding Lutak Dock...

 

Barbara Ann (Conrad) Puckett

Services: September 17th, 2020 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. 3855 25th Street Columbus,... Full story

 

Thanks for the new dump station

We would like to thank the Haines Borough for installing a public dump station at the Sewer & Water Department on Fair Drive. A dump station is...

 

Appreciation for Brenda Josephson's service

I have owned property at Porcupine for over 45 years and have been following Haines borough politics since then.  Although I’ve never met her,...

 

Duly Noted

Elizabeth and David Krout and 5-year-old daughter Amelia of Seattle, Washington welcomed baby Adeline Irene Krout to their family on June 5....

 

This Week in History

2010 Creditors worried as Cruise West flounders Tour operators and other Haines businesses may be...

 

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