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 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,...

 By Avery Williamson    News    April 8, 2021

School adjusts mitigations to match CDC guidelines

The Haines Borough School District Board approved shortening quarantine periods for vaccinated students and staff at its meeting Tuesday....

 By Avery Williamson    News    April 1, 2021

Track and field season begins

The Haines Borough School District Board has approved the 2020-21 track season. It will start March 29 and end May 28. According to the Alaska...

 By Avery Williamson    News    March 4, 2021

17 students quarantine after positive test result

Haines Glacier Bears basketball players and coaches are quarantining this week after boys head coach Tyler Swinton tested positive for the COVID-19...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

State waffles on $1.4 million crisis stabilization grant

The fate of a $1.4 million crisis stabilization grant from the state remains up in the air. On Dec. 10, the Alaska Department of Health and Social...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Governor's budget shifts additional costs to borough, closes local DMV office

The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget proposal Gov. Mike Dunleavy released on Dec. 11 contains several significant cuts for the Haines Borough including...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 24, 2020

2020: Pandemic, natural disaster and upheaval

As I sat down to write the 2020 Year in Review, I thought: "I don't want to relive this year, nor sh...


Duly noted

Ralph and Jan Borders are home after a long visit to see family down south. They left on Nov. 15 to spend a couple of weeks in the Bellevue area of...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

Beach Road residents must reckon with long-term risk of living under Mount Riley

As geoscientists learn more about the Beach Road slide and the geology of Mount Riley, area... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Haines receives massive grant to expand behavioral health services post-disaster

Local agencies and partners at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau have two weeks to spend an unprecedented $1.4 million the state is channeling... Full story


Hometown teacher achieved her dreams

Lifelong resident and first-year kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson is missing and is believed to...


Assembly Briefs

Manager hiring process to begin Dec. 21 The Haines Borough Assembly has agreed to engage the services of consultant Lenise Henderson-Fontenot, who...


Duly Noted

Frank Hickman and Rita Brouillette welcomed twin boys: Cyrus Rockford Hickman and Gunnar Cruz Hickman on Sept. 27 in Anchorage. The boys are joined...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Personnel Committee asks assembly to finalize borough manager hiring plan

The Haines Borough could begin accepting applications for a new, permanent manager as soon as this month if the assembly acts on a Personnel...


Duly Noted

Haines High School students MacKenzy Dryden, Jacob Weerasinghe, and Grace Long-Godinez worked together to honor veterans in Haines and nationally...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 5, 2020

Blizzard sets daily snowfall record

Last weekend's blizzard caused the Haines Borough School District to close Monday after 16 inches...


Duly Noted

Monday, Nov. 2 was an official snow day for the Haines Borough School District. The blizzard kept most at home. Still, many essential and determined...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2020

School gets through first quarter with no reported COVID cases, closures

Haines Borough School District students, teachers and staff have made it through the first quarter without having to close while maintaining...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2020

Glacier Bears take regional championship

Both the girls and boys Haines Glacier Bears cross-country teams are this year's Region 5 champions...


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