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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 2, 2020 

Police tell residents to stay home as state mandates 'social distancing'

Governor Mike Dunleavy's self-quarantine mandate hit home for Bob Lix, 89, this week after the Haine...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020 

Local seamstresses address mask shortage

Global mask shortages have left essential businesses in Haines unable to outfit workers with an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020 

Police consider two officer applicants

The Haines Borough Police Department is considering applications for a fifth officer to bring the force back to full staffing. The position has been...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020 

Residents question quarantine enforcement at town hall meeting

At a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday night, Emergency Operations Center members and medical and emergency services staff fielded questions from Hain...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

SEARHC should let local doctors communicate with the public

SEARHC should designate a local health expert to update the media and the public on how it’s adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents and local...

 

Neighbors support each other during crisis

The Haines Borough should encourage all residents to participate in local gardening, either cooperative or self, wherever there is space to plant....

 

Outside workers not 'essential'

I encourage residents to contact Haines Borough Assembly members, mayor Jan Hill and manager Debra Schnabel and urge them not to exempt from 14-day...

 

Quarantine vital for seasonal workers

The borough of Haines has rallied in its implementation of safety measures for its citizens. Initially, we went beyond the state’s mandates for...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 26, 2020

Haines assembly issues 'shelter in place' order

At a meeting on Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a series of resolutions and ordinances to mitigate the threat COVID-19 poses for public...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 26, 2020

Shipping stays on course, company says

Shortages in local stores are not an indication of disruption in the supply chain. Alaska Marine Lines’ parent company Lynden and partner company We...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2020

Distillery manufactures hand sanitizer for locals

Port Chilkoot Distillery is manufacturing hand sanitizer to be distributed free in Haines and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 26, 2020

No positive coronavirus tests as of March 25

There are still no cases of coronavirus in Haines as of Wednesday, March 25 according to SEARHC marketing director Meagan Bosak. SEARHC is declining,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 26, 2020

How parents and children talk about a pandemic

How do you explain a worldwide pandemic to a child when you can barely wrap your head around it as an adult? Parents in Haines have been forced to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 26, 2020

Heliski companies shut down despite banner snow season

Heliskiing operators are suspending their seasons during one of the better snow years in a decade to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Haines....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 26, 2020

Library offers pickup service

Haines residents looking for entertainment options in the new landscape of social distancing can still rely on the library. On Tuesday, March 17, the...

 

We are here for you!

We here at The Salvation Army would like to make sure that everyone in the community knows that yes, we are still open. Although our group meetings as...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 19, 2020

Haines Borough issues disaster declaration

Haines Borough mayor Jan Hill issued a declaration of emergency Tuesday as the state and nation...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 19, 2020

School closes to students through March 29

The Haines School will keep its doors closed to students until Monday, March 30 based on Alaska Department of Education and Early Development...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 19, 2020

Haines braces for dismal tourist season

COVID-19 could have a severe impact on Haines tourism this summer and, by extension, the Haines economy as a whole. The Centers for Disease Control...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 19, 2020

Two test negative for COVID-19 in Haines so far, SEARHC says

The local Southeast Regional Health Consortium clinic is offering COVID-19 testing to those in the community who meet a very specific set of criteria....

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    March 19, 2020

Commission rejects comp plan RFP

The planning commission voted unanimously to decline to award a bid for the 2025 Haines Borough Comprehensive Plan Action Summary, with some members...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 19, 2020

CWS prepares to ship garbage, unsorted trash goes up in price

Community Waste Solutions, the private company that operates the Haines landfill, announced that it will begin shipping most solid waste to the Lower...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 19, 2020

Chief proposes flat-funded police budget

Haines Borough police chief Heath Scott submitted a flat-funded budget proposal for a five-officer force for the coming fiscal year. The proposal come...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 12, 2020

Principal candidate list to be narrowed down later this week

Seven educators, including two locals, have submitted applications for the Haines School principal position. Interviews are this week with a short...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 12, 2020

Residents build case for community center

Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center board members are building a case for keeping the facility open for the coming fiscal year. At a...

 

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