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 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Assembly inches toward removing heliski limit

Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud cast a tie-breaking vote Tuesday to draft an ordinance to change borough code and eliminate the current limit on...

 

Recovery group to focus on disaster reconstruction

The Haines Long Term Recovery Group (HLTRG) facilitated the disposal of nearly 440,000 pounds of construction debris this month related to December fl...

 

Glacier Bears cross-country team sweeps Juneau meet

Haines cross-country runners proved they are among the best in Southeast at recent meets in Juneau and Sitka. Glacier Bear teams swept the small...

 

School board candidate files for write-in candidacy

Keely Baumgartner, 36, filed as a write in candidate for school board this week. A registered nurse at SEARHC Haines Health Clinic and Haines High...

 

Record price, high catches boon to local crabbers

Lynn Canal Dungeness crabbers had a banner summer season, harvesting more than double the 10-year average with a record-high price. “It’s been...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Bear calls down compared to last year

Haines Borough residents have reported fewer bear-related issues this summer than last when dozens of bears were killed by police and residents. The H...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Assembly approves shop local effort, public participation program

The Haines Borough assembly voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that aims to increase public involvement in...

 

Haines amongst most pessimistic on future economic outlook

Haines business owners and managers who responded this past spring to a Southeast-wide economic outlook survey were among the most pessimistic in the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Alaska's redistricting board visits Haines, seeks public input

Three of the five members of Alaska’s redistricting board visited Haines on Tuesday to solicit public input as they piece together a new state legis...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Some mail could slow starting Oct. 1

A change in U.S. Postal Service (USPS) standards starting Oct. 1 could slow some first-class mail to and from Haines by a day or two. USPS...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Salmon abound at Chilkoot, but Chilkat sockeye numbers stay low

The Chilkoot sockeye run was exceptionally strong this year, but Chilkat sockeye stocks have struggled for the second year in a row, and biologists ar...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Museum wins grant, begins work on oral history project

The Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center received a $15,000 grant at the end of August to produce an oral history project about the formative years of...

 

HEDC opens application period for business marketing training

The Haines Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications from local business owners affected by the pandemic for grant-funded marketing...

 

Cooler, clearer weather gets fall moose hunt moving

This fall’s moose hunt crept along as rain, wind and warmer weather kept the animals hidden from hunters during the first two weeks of the hunt....

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

School aims to open gym by mid-October

Haines has gone more than a year without public access to the school’s gym, where residents traditionally have gone to exercise, compete on the cour...

 

Two residents report theft from vehicles in town in recent weeks

Residents should think twice about what they leave in their vehicles while they’re in town. At least two people have had their wallet and purse...

 
 By Marc Lutz    News    September 30, 2021

Professional jet skier churns up Dangerous Waters through Southeast

It’s one thing to experience Alaska’s waterways from a ferry, cruise ship or even a fishing boat, but what about a Jet Ski, sitting atop a couple...

 

Whittington, former Haines senior center manager, dies at 65

Leslie Ann Whittington died Sept. 10 at her daughter's home in Olathe, Kansas, surrounded by nine of... Full story

 

Friends and family remember Alex Dean Nickerson

Alex Dean Nickerson passed away peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021, surrounded by family at home in Seattle, WA after an 8 year battle with... Full story

 

Experience counts, Josephson has it

I have lived in Haines for more than 55 years and I am voting for Brenda Josephson. Haines needs someone with experience and an understanding of our...

 

Schnabel is the most qualified candidate

We support and are voting for Debra Schnabel.  We have found she is honest and forthright. We can talk to her.  She has a degree in public...

 

Neil's Facebook ads appreciated

Elections, COVID, not enough firewood in the woodshed, and snow already creeping down Ripinski. These last few weeks, as the pressures of the season...

 

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