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 By Lee Zion    News    May 25, 2023 

Manager recommends paid fire chief

The borough of Haines is looking into whether to hire a fire chief as a paid position. Annette Kreitzer, borough manager for Haines, said the fire...

 
 By Madeline Perreard    News    May 25, 2023 

Mining exploration seeks expansion

A mining prospect near the headwaters of the Chilkat River is attempting to amend its permit application and expand operations. The public has been...

 
 By Madeline Perreard    News    May 25, 2023 

Community celebrates 20 years of the Tlingit Park Playground

Twenty years ago, a group of young moms rallied the community to build a safe playground downtown....

 

Road building and seismic blasting

I moved to Haines because I love fishing, recreating, and this incredible subsistence lifestyle that exists nowhere else. I make my money remotely and...

 

Your vote, your choice matters

We would like to encourage voters to vote yes on the June 6 ballot. We would like to voice our support for an elected planning commission in the...

 

Heliport CUP decision impacts locals

I want to address the recent decision by the Planning Commission to approve a heliport CUP on Chilkat Lake Road. To quote Jeffrey Lebowski, “This...

 

Please close "Pandora's Box"

As a member of the Planning Commission when this Heliport idea surfaced all those years ago, the overwhelming recommendation of the Commission was...

 

Thanks for keeping the valley clean

The Marine Debris Cleanup Event lasted for two weeks this year. Seventy five volunteers spent approximately 470 hours cleaning 3,000 pounds of trash...

 

Please vote to restore balance

The Haines Borough Planning Commission wields significant power over the future of our community and therefore needs to be an elected body. Too...

 

Support election of commissioners

I support the election of Haines Borough Planning Commissioners. Election of office holders gives the voters a direct say in who serves and will...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2023

Heliport granted conditional use permit amid opposition

The Haines Borough Planning Commission voted 6-1 to approve a conditional use permit for a heliport at a 26 Mile airport amid opposition from...

 
 By Madeline Perreard    News    May 18, 2023

Beloved art teacher steps down

When students were instructed to write about the person who left the greatest impact on their...

 

Former mayor, Mike Case, dies at 90

Former Mayor Mike Case, 90, died peacefully at the Alaska Veterans and Pioneers Home in Palmer on... Full story

 
 By Lee Zion    News    May 18, 2023

More money possible for schools and activities

“You know that feeling when you almost fall back in your chair? That’s what it’s constantly like.” This is how Roy Getchell, superintendent...

 
 By Yereth Rosen    News    May 18, 2023

EPA focused on new SE wastewater requirements

Alaska’s coastal communities are home to more than a third of the U.S. wastewater plants still allowed to treat their sewage at the lowest and most...

 

Restore the Townsite name to Deishú

I recently wrote two obituaries that make reference to the City of Haines and Haines Borough. The City ceased to exist when the two governments...

 
 By Madeline Perreard    News    May 11, 2023

Haines looks at junk car disposal

The borough has its eyes on two parcels of state land near the Lutak Dock to store cars and clean metal waiting to be recycled. A decade after the...

 
 By Lee Zion    News    May 11, 2023

Haines housing survey released

Annette Kreitzer knows a little something about the housing market in Haines. Just as she was moving here, she faced a housing crunch of her own....

 
 By Lee Zion    News    May 11, 2023

People came out for the heavy machinery day at the Fairgrounds

Youngsters climbed on the power equipment, under the watchful eyes of their parents and the...

 

Thanks & it's time to prevent another rollover

I would like to thank everybody who rallied to stand my boat up after it rolled over on the ramp at Letnikof. It was an amazing effort by a lot of peo...

 

Equipment Day thanks to many

Thank you to the many generous vendors and sponsors and volunteers who helped make Equipment Day 2023 a wonderful event. Thank you to all who...

 

Duly Noted

For the first time Haines High School offered a Certified Nurses Aide course to students. Beginning in March, high school students Malia...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2023

Fair board reschedules Juneau Drag show to a later time

The Southeast Alaska State Fair board announced Tuesday that it moved Juneau Drag’s start time from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The change came about a month...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2023

Committee recommends funding HEDC

The assembly’s Government Affairs and Services Committee unanimously recommended allocating $125,000 to the Haines Economic Development Corporation...

 

Questions for the Borough

I’ve been walking a few miles around town most days now, it’s healthy and its fun exercise. On my walks I’ve noticed some interesting things;...

 

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