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 By Max Graham    News    October 21, 2021 

Potential FEMA funding delayed

The Haines Borough won’t be eligible to apply this year for millions of federal disaster mitigation dollars that could help compensate Beach Road...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 21, 2021 

Haines officials to tackle housing issues

Haines resident James Casper Donaldson, 66, has been living outside for more than two months. Even though he receives monthly payments as a senior...

 

EOC reports no active COVID-19 cases

There were no reported active cases of COVID-19 in Haines as of Tuesday evening, according to the borough’s emergency operations center. “We have...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 21, 2021 

Commerce committee considers break from grocery sales tax

The Haines Borough Commerce Committee is considering a temporary tax exemption on groceries in Haines. While the committee still needs to iron out...

 

Lutak cell tower to be moved near ferry terminal

The company building the wireless, 5G-communication tower that will provide cell-phone service to the Lutak area and the ferry terminal is seeking a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 14, 2021

Haines teachers among lowest-paid in the state

While many policy makers and residents lament the lack of good-paying year-round jobs in the Chilkat Valley, most don’t address the fact that some...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Final vote tally extends lead for Huling, Schnabel

The Haines Borough Assembly tallied the last votes—from mailed and emailed ballots—for borough assembly and school board on Tuesday. The final res...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Committee seeks to address Haines' housing issues

The Haines Borough Finance Committee decided Tuesday to create a working group to address the borough’s housing needs. The borough faces a housing...

 
 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 Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Huling, Schnabel elected to assembly

Tyler Huling and Debra Schnabel won the election for Haines Borough Assembly, according to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

New and improved? Some residents wonder about changes at Chilkoot

Three months after the Chilkoot River corridor improvement project finished, some Haines residents...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Haines pays lion's share of school bond debt as state funding falters

Over the last five years, the Haines Borough has spent $1.5 million more than it would have if the state hadn’t cut back on school bond debt...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 7, 2021

Haines School raises pay to attract subs

The Haines Borough School District Board voted to increase substitute teacher pay to $18 per hour at its Tuesday meeting after the school has found...

 
 By Max Graham    COVID-19    October 7, 2021

COVID-19 booster shots available for eligible residents

SEARHC is now administering COVID-19 booster shots for Chilkat Valley residents 18 or older who received their second shot of the Pfizer vaccine more...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 7, 2021

Kreitzer begins as borough manager

Annette Kreitzer began her tenure as Haines Borough manager on Friday. She took over from borough...

 

Haines should focus on the moon

Okay folks, we’re  going to have a chat about history. Which might seem like a strange subject for a folklorist, but we dabble. Folklorists...

 

Duly Noted

About 75 residents, including Haines Borough School Board members, turned out Tuesday for the unveiling and dedication of the Skate Park art project,...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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...

 
 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

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...

 

Schnabel is a dedicated public servant

It is heartening that Debra Schnabel continues to offer her multitude of talents and vast experience to our town as she seeks a seat on the assembly...

 

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