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 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022

Nationwide teacher shortage hits Haines

Amid a teacher shortage across Alaska and the Lower 48, the Haines Borough School District is struggling to fill vacancies. For two months, the...


Tell the assembly to keep the pool open

On June 22, 1974, the entire Sullivan family – parents Patrick and Mary Lou and children Shaun, 13, Nyla, 12, Desiree, 10, Harlan, 9 and Corbet, 5...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 3, 2022

Haines cleared of community spread

Haines Borough School District superintendent Roy Getchell will make masks optional for students and staff on March 7. The Alaska Department of...


Protesters gather outside school to oppose mask mandate

A handful of protesters gathered in front of the Haines School every day this week, before and...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 3, 2022

School board approves Upward Bound program, art club trip

The Haines Borough School District board approved at its Tuesday regular meeting a trip to Seattle for the Haines High School Art Club and a commitmen...

 By Max Graham    News    November 4, 2021

State doctors to hold vaccine information session on Monday

State medical experts are hosting a virtual vaccination info session and Q&A for Haines residents on Monday, Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Three state...

 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 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    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...


Clerk says local Dominion voting software is secure

The Haines Brough’s voting software and equipment is a product of Dominion Voting Systems, the same company embroiled in the Trump Campaign’s alle...

 By Max Graham    News    September 2, 2021

Art students ollie into skate park mural project

Armed with paint brushes, rollers and rolls of tape, Haines High School art students launched a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 2, 2021

Five candidates run for contested school board election

Five candidates for school board are running for four open seats next month. The race is one of the first contested elections for school board in...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 26, 2021

Students return to school with a greater sense of normalcy

Although pandemic mitigations are still in place, Haines School's first day back Tuesday was more...

 By Max Graham    COVID-19    August 26, 2021

As virus spreads, Haines stays on high alert

With 20 active COVID-19 cases in the Haines Borough, including four new cases on Tuesday and six over the weekend, officials are warning residents to... Full story

 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Does Haines have the largest population decline in Alaska?

Census data released last Thursday show the Haines Borough had its largest population decline in history and the largest of any Alaskan borough or...

 By Max Graham    COVID-19    August 19, 2021

COVID-19 case count reaches more than 90

The Haines Borough had 51 active COVID-19 cases as of Tuesday. While some residents reported painful symptoms, there have been no hospitalizations or... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 19, 2021

School to open with mask requirement

The Haines Borough School District Board Aug. 12 unanimously approved back-to-school plans that included universal face coverings for the start of...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 5, 2021

School board to decide on updated mitigation protocols

The Haines Borough School District Board will vote on updated school mitigation protocols at a special meeting next week after hearing...

 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...

 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

 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 Ceri Godinez    News    May 27, 2021

Assembly adds $263,000 to budget

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday added roughly $263,000 from a mixture of borough funds and CARES Act dollars to the $13 million operating and...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 27, 2021

Haines School one of few in Alaska to open on time, all year

As the Haines School year came to a close last week, administrators and staff celebrated the district that was one of few that started on time and...

 By Avery Williamson    News    May 6, 2021

Verhamme takes first at regional wrestling tournament

Senior Wesley Verhamme placed first for the heavyweight class in the Region V wrestling tournament in Ketchikan on April 23. Verhamme was the only...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

Manager's budget proposes modest increases, axes museum payroll

The Haines Borough’s $13 million operating and capital budget for next fiscal year (FY22), proposed by interim manager Alekka Fullerton,...


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