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Dunleavy's unannounced visit is appalling

Haines’ residents learned after-the-fact about Gov. Dunleavy’s recent visit to the Palmer Project with his chief of staff, Ben Stevens,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Man flips car into Chilkat River

Police are investigating a Haines man who flipped his car over a guardrail at 6.5 Mile Haines Highwa...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 29, 2019

Haines Hospice volunteerism down

Volunteerism for Hospice of Haines is dwindling. The group that provides care and support for critically or chronically ill patients and their...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 29, 2019

Chilkoot sockeye count highest on record

Record numbers of sockeye salmon have passed through the Chilkoot River weir this season, surprising biologists and delighting local fishermen. As of...

 

Duly Noted

Renae Miner and Ryan Olsen were married in an intimate ceremony in the Redwoods State Park near Orick, California. The reception was held at the Gold...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Six candidates vie for two seats in assembly race

Residents Diana Lapham, Sally McGuire, Zephyr Sincerny, Sean Gaffney and Gabe Thomas filed candidacy for two vacating seats on the Haines Borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019

EPA fines Kensington mine for illegal discharge violations

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached three settlements with Kensington gold mine totaling $534,500 for discharge...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Environmental groups, residents push back against Constantine's exploration permits

At least five local and out-of-state environmental groups and individuals filed informal requests for review to the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Residents to embark on historic Tlingit trade route

This month, Haines residents Tim Ackerman and Mike Bott will embark on a nearly 200-mile route...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Decades-old fuel spill surfaces in Chilkat River at slough near 15 Mile

Contaminated groundwater from a 51-year-old fuel spill at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway appears to be leaching into the Chilkat River slough, raising...

 

To the beautiful community of Haines

As you know, our lives have been forever changed and our hearts shattered with the loss of our beloved son. Words cannot describe the profound, heartf...

 

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Lexie DeWitt has returned from Washington where she spent a month visiting family along with her three children, Charlie, Loralai and Lucas. The four...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019

Stakeholders meet about king decline

The pride of the Chilkat Valley— all five species of Pacific salmon— is at risk with Chilkat king salmon on the decline for six of the last seven...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019

Trooper investigates collared bear death

Authorities are investigating the possible illegal shooting of a tagged brown bear sow killed near...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019

DNR approves Constantine permit

A wastewater permit and reclamation plan for the Constantine exploration project was issued Wednesday by the state Department of Natural Resources...

 

Duly Noted

Local teachers Fran Daly and Alex van Wyhe were married July 6 in Kenny Lake, about 150 miles east of Anchorage. The couple was married on a bluff...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

Haines locals sweep Chilkat Challenge

Wildfire smoke and record-breaking heat did not slow down the Chilkat Challenge Triathlon. In the...

 

Duly Noted

Marian Carlson, Connie Ward, and Nancy Nash are back from the National Senior Games, known as the ‘Senior Olympics’ that took place June 14-25 in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Spiritual 'water blessing' honors life of young Haines man

On June 26, a year to the hour of the death of 23-year-old Mario Julian Benassi, more than 60...

 

Thank you to bike relay volunteers

The Board of Hospice of Haines wishes to acknowledge and thank our volunteers for two significant events in two weeks. The commitment prize goes to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Fishermen air concerns on season restrictions

Last week, state fisheries managers heard concerns from the Haines gillnet fleet on new restrictions intended to protect dwindling area king salmon....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 30, 2019

Forest fire contained, but continues to burn

A shop fire that destroyed David and Linda Keirstad's home at 8.5 Mile Haines Highway and spread up...

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly approves plastic bag ban On Tuesday, the Haines Borough joined the ranks of nine other Alaskan communities banning the distribution of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Klukwan appeals Superior Court decision

The Chilkat Indian Village of Klukwan and three environmental conservation groups are appealing a decision from the federal District Court in Alaska...

 

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