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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021 

Attractants, garbage continue to draw bears

Bear attractants remain an issue in Haines, according to a CVN review of more than 140 police reports, and are associated with property damage...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021 

Manager job offered to Annette Kreitzer

After a 15-month process that included two rounds of searches and a job offer that was turned down i...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021 

Haines unlikely to serve as port for Yukon ore exports

At a public meeting hosted by Lynn Canal Conservation last week speakers cast doubt that Haines could be a viable port for Yukon mining interests....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021 

Assembly briefs

Assembly approves disaster debris processing funds The Haines Borough assembly approved unanimously at its Tuesday meeting up to $110,000 for...

 

It's time to fix dilapidated Fort Seward

If you want an interesting story about local stuff, you should have a reporter look into what is happening, or should I say, not happening in Fort...

 
 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 Ceri Godinez    News    July 22, 2021

Assembly to introduce seasonal sales tax ordinance

Should the Haines Borough have a seasonal sales tax? The assembly’s Commerce Committee considered the idea at a meeting Tuesday before unanimously...

 

Battery Point trail open but access remains restricted

Alaska State Parks officials are asking the public to refrain from using the Battery Point trail until the Haines Borough reopens Beach Road, which...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 22, 2021

Proposed once-a-week winter ferry schedule raises concerns

The state’s draft winter ferry schedule, which was announced on July 13, sends one ferry a week to Haines in January and February. It could be costl...

 

Cruise ship COVID-19 case count rises to 10

The COVID-19 case count among the 214 passengers and crew who were aboard the American Constellation’s Southeast Alaska cruise the second week of... Full story

 

COVID-19 case counts continue to rise across the state

As visitor travel to Alaska picks up strength, as residents participate in summer events, and as the pace of vaccinations slows down, the state’s... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 22, 2021

School solicits feedback on COVID-19 mitigation plan

Beginning in the fall, grades 7-12 would be exempt from mask-wearing under the Haines Borough School District’s proposed COVID-19 mitigation plan... Full story

 

This week in history

July 1971 Non-reserved vehicles have 3-day wait now for ferry Southbound vehicle traffic on the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

Assembly schedules public interviews tonight of 2 finalists for borough manager

The borough assembly is scheduled to interview its two finalists for the manager job in a public meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

COVID cases climbing back up in Alaska

State officials say the highly contagious delta variant is likely driving the increase in COVID-19 cases reported in Alaska, plus the fact that more...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

COVID cases send ship into quarantine in Juneau

The first cruise ship to cancel runs through Southeast Alaska this summer due to COVID-19 cases on board is tied up in Juneau, waiting for a 10-day...

 

Landfill adjusts hours due to Beach Road cleanup

Community Waste Solutions has adjusted its landfill hours and the borough is asking people to avoid Beach Road for the next couple of weeks as heavy...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 15, 2021

Glacier Bay earthquake rattles Haines and Klukwan

Chilkat Valley residents reported a big midday shake last week as a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck 20 miles southwest of Klukwan in Glacier Bay on Th...

 

Learn about the safety of radio frequencies

“The Invisible Rainbow, A History of Electricity and Life,” by Arthur Firstenberg, is a book I am interested in reading and it’s coming soon to...

 

Better ways to spend public money

After dispensing “The First Big Fish Award” — when someone recommended landing the Malaspina — it occurred to me: “I wonder if it’s...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Borough manager attracts 10 applicants

The borough has been without a permanent manager since last May, and the mayor is hoping the latest round of applications will produce a successful...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Haines recovery group focuses on raising money

“Getting people back into secure housing is costly,” said Sylvia Heinz, coordinator for the Haines Long Term Recovery Group, established soon...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 8, 2021

Hawkweed blooms big, threatening local plants

A small orange flower is blooming around town, and it’s not welcome.  “I’m seeing whole fields full of orange flowers that are this invasive sp...

 
 By Abbey Collins    News    July 8, 2021

Grant money fuels Haines tourism marketing efforts

As summer gets underway in Haines, amid another season of few cruise ships and a closed border with Canada, the Haines Economic Development Corp. is w...

 

Lutak Dock not a municipal obligation

Haines Borough taxpayers might consider whether the Lutak Dock is truly a municipal obligation or a piece of freight industry infrastructure the...

 

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