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 By Max Graham    News    June 16, 2022

Upturned trunks mystify motorists

Stands of dead tree trunks planted along Haines Highway have befuddled Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Pre...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 2, 2022

Vote to prohibit Mud Bay events likely to be reconsidered

Haines Borough staff and mayor Douglas Olerud asked assembly member Tyler Huling to make a motion to reconsider a 4-2 vote made last week that...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 26, 2022

Assembly prohibits commercial events in Mud Bay

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to prohibit commercial events in the Mud Bay Rural Residential Zone starting in 2023—a vote that came eight...

 
 By Max Graham    News    May 19, 2022

Eagle preserve council to assess fish habitat impacts from commercial tours

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council voted this week to devise a method of assessing impacts on fish habitat from commercial...

 

Thompson, Dunbar elected to CIA council

Kevin Thompson won reelection and Luck Dunbar was seated for the first time on the Chilkoot Indian Association’s tribal council. Three people were...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

CIA election season begins

Two seats on the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) Tribal Council are up for election on May 10. Council members Kevin Thompson and Robert Martin...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Harbor parking lot could be used for limited commercial boat storage

The Port and Harbor Advisory Committee on March 24 unanimously recommended to the Haines Borough Assembly to allow limited commercial vessel storage...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 24, 2022

Locals explore renewing Big Boulder creek salmon incubation boxes

Locals are exploring the possibility of bringing back a king salmon incubation facility on Big Boulder Creek in an effort to bolster a history of...

 

Bowman, stevedore, basketball star, dies at 86

Leonard Bowman, a star basketball player who worked at Alaska Indian Arts and as a stevedore and...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 10, 2022

A scientist works to solve the mystery of glacier bears

If you’ve lived in Haines for some time, you’ve probably heard of glacier bears — the rare black bear with gray or blue fur that has long been...

 
 By Max Graham    News    February 3, 2022

Harbor ramp fix could cost about $200,000

A permanent fix for the harbor ramp, which was damaged by severe weather in early January, could cost in the ballpark of $200,000, according to...

 

Duly Noted

John Hagen Jr. and Margaret Friedenauer drove to Haines from Anchorage during the holidays to visit John Hagen Sr. They visited with Margaret’s form...

 

Duly Noted

Lincoln Burke Jones was born at 3:21 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, to Lauren Clark Jones and Brian Jones of Chicago. Arriving about a month...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 11, 2021

Eagle Preserve council updated on fishery, forestry news

Haines State Forest staff facilitated repairs to a number of upper valley roads that were damaged during the Dec. 2 storms. State forester Greg...

 

David Land, fisherman and family man dies at 77

At Saturday's memorial service for David Land, 77, the ANB Hall was full to the standing room....

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 28, 2021

Mud Bay residents submit petition to assembly to ban commercial events

Mud Bay residents submitted a petition to the Haines Borough Assembly requesting a code change to prohibit commercial events in the Mud Bay Rural...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Assembly creates commercial fisheries advisory board

The Haines Borough Assembly created an advisory board to guide the borough’s response to state and federal regulations that affect Haines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 2, 2021

Late Chilkoot River sockeye run causes surprise, nostalgia

Fishermen in Lutak Inlet saw a bumper run of sockeye salmon in the last two weeks of August as more than 24,000 fish passed the weir between Aug. 22...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 2, 2021

Chilkoot Indian Association seats two new members after tribal elections

The Chilkoot Indian Association’s council chair and vice chair, Les Katzeek and James Hart, were unseated at last week’s election. The three...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 22, 2021

Borough manager candidate to visit town

Annette Kreitzer, the last Haines Borough manager candidate still in the running, will visit town Monday through Wednesday to meet borough staff and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 20, 2021

Twenty Glacier Bear seniors graduate at in-person event

The Haines High School Class of 2021 paraded down Main Street Tuesday evening after their...

 

Duly Noted

Denise Sherman and Jim “Jimmer” Stickler were married at New Hope Fellowship Church on May 1. Pastor Sage Thomas officiated. The couple was...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 11, 2021

Popely to lobby for Haines for remainder of 2021

Lobbyist Ted Popely will represent the Haines Borough through the end of the year for $48,000. In keeping with a Government Affairs and Services (GAS)...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 4, 2021

GAS committee recommends lobbyist hire

The Haines Borough Assembly is taking steps to hire longtime lobbyist Ted Popely to represent the community’s interests in Juneau for somewhere in...

 

Kauffman was free spirit, outdoor enthusiast

Josephine "Jo" Kauffman, the free-spirited daughter of late Haines centenarian Hazel Englund, died...

 

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