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 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 5, 2019 

HEDC resigns from mining committee

The Haines Economic Development Corporation resigned its membership on the Chilkat Valley Mining Forum committee last month, with HEDC president...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019 

Pool reopens after seven months

At 6:30 a.m. on Friday morning, 91-year-old Joan Snyder eagerly penned her name on the sign-in sheet at the Haines swimming pool on its opening day....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019 

Maidy hangs up on GAS committee

At a borough government affairs and services committee meeting Nov. 28, member Sean Maidy, who attended by phone, hung up on the two other committee...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019 

Local smokejumper details record season

Squeezed into the back-bending cargo area on a fixed-wing plane in July, Haines resident Russell...

 

Library Lighting a success

On behalf of the Friends of the Haines Borough Public Library, I wish to sincerely thank everyone who helped decorate, sent donations, and attended...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

Borough staff to prioritize road maintenance

Of 70 streets in the borough, only 15 of them comply with code. The Haines Borough Planning Commission and staff are beginning to tackle how to priori...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 27, 2019

Businesses projected to lose $3.4 million in tourism sales this summer, study finds

Local businesses stand to lose about $3.4 million in tourism-related sales, and the Haines Borough about $187,784 in sales tax revenue, as a result...

 

This week in history

Nov. 24, 1969 Service will be stressed this year by the Haines Unity of the American Cancer Society...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Tazlina to sail again, winter travel remains grim

Last week, some Haines residents learned from Facebook that ferry service would increase from one sailing a week to three with the addition of the Taz...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Pool could open next week, staff says contractor left town

Employees for the Indiana-based contractor working on the swimming pool left town last weekend, though the company president said they will return aft...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Heli port application withdrawn

After a 40-minute discussion at the planning commission meeting Thursday, Big Salmon Ventures owner Scott Sundberg withdrew his application for a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2019

Teacher's fire response was 'textbook'

The effects of the Haines Borough Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Fire Prevention Week paid off last Thursday afternoon when Haines Middle...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Borough approves task force to address bears

A new ad hoc committee Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel created has one goal in mind: to reduce bear and human interactions. Last week, the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Museum up for grant improving handicapped access

The Haines Sheldon Museum is in the running for a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant that, if awarded, will improve accessibility...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2019

Borough joins remote sales tax commission

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously last week to join the Alaska Remote Seller Sales Tax Commission—a state board established to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Pool opening dependent on contractor sign off

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to prioritize getting swimmers into the pool—so long as the contractor on the job accepts a change order...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Scott, Maidy push to fund safe home

Last month, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to grant Becky’s Place—a local safe house for victims of abuse—$8,000 for rent....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 14, 2019

Severe winds cause seven power outages

Strong winds from Friday night through early Sunday morning, with gusts recorded up to 66 miles per...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Policing issue heads GAS committee

Despite its new three-members, the Haines Borough Assembly is no closer to a solution on areawide policing. On Tuesday, the same resolution that...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 14, 2019

Students write biomass resolution

Students across the state unanimously passed a resolution supporting the Haines Borough’s use of a biomass boiler to heat public buildings at an Ala...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 7, 2019

Town beaver's lair discovered

To local eyewitnesses, he goes by Timber, Cleaver, The Beavs and, for those determined not to get...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 7, 2019

Borough, contractor impasse stalls swimming pool opening

The opening of the swimming pool is stalled indefinitely because the Haines Borough and the Indiana contractor working on the renovation project are a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 7, 2019

Commission to decide on considering heliport permit

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will need to decide whether or not they should consider a conditional use permit (CUP) application for a...

 

Duly Noted

The Haines Friends of the NRA hosted a successful banquet at Harriett Hall in late October. “One hundred percent of the money goes to range...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 31, 2019

150-year-old Tlingit maps celebrated

In 2007, when cartographer John Cloud was cataloging more than 7,000 maps at the National Archives...

 

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