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 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 Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Police chief recovers from COVID-19

Although there are no known active COVID-19 cases in Haines, in recent weeks, four residents have tested positive for the virus while traveling... Full story

 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...


COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Alaska but will take longer to reach Haines

The first shipment of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Alaska late Sunday. As of Wednesday, it was unclear when the vaccine will arrive in... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Floods, slides pummel Haines, rebuilding begins

The skies cleared Wednesday after a week of rain that kept instabilities in the landscape active and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Evacuees worry about homes and when they will be able to return safely

After the Dec. 2 Beach Road landslide, more than 50 Haines residents were displaced when... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

75-year-old woman rescues her malamute, neighbors' cats from Beach Road homes

Although residents were ordered to stay away from Beach Road after Wednesday's massive landslide,... Full story


Volunteers comb beaches for debris after ground search efforts suspended

Local volunteers are continuing to comb beaches for personal belongings and debris from the Dec. 2... Full story


Duly Noted

It has been an overwhelming, exhausting and tragic week in Haines. As I am writing this column I pray that by the time we print we do not receive more...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

75-year-old woman rescues her malamute, neighbors' cats from Beach Road homes

Although residents were ordered to stay away from Beach Road after Wednesday's massive landslide,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

Geohydrologists remain in town to monitor landscape as rain continues, spring melt could pose additional risks

A team of state geologists briefed displaced residents Sunday evening and said small, localized... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

Troopers suspend search for Simmons and Larson

The Alaska State Troopers suspended search operations Monday for Jenae Larson, 23, and David... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 3, 2020

Solid Waste Working Group to address bear nuisance code language

The Solid Waste Working Group discussed researching potential borough code change recommendations that pertain to bear nuisances in an effort to...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 25, 2020

Jusi joins police force after 4 months at academy

As of Nov. 21, the Haines police Department is back to full staffing. Officer Max Jusi became the fifth officer on the force after graduating from...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Assembly to allocate remaining CARES Act funds for those with greatest need

Under a revised CARES Act spending plan, the borough has $134,989 left to use before the end of the year. The question before the assembly is what to...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Bear activity persists despite early snow

Two bears were shot in the Haines Borough this past weekend, both by homeowners defending chickens. Although bear-related calls to the police dipped...


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 29, 2020

Borough, Fish and Game reach impasse over bear issues

The Haines Borough is asking residents to report the cost of property damage from bears. The request comes not in an effort to compensate residents...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

Bear break-ins reveal limits of insurance plans

Earlier this month, a bear broke into Anna Hubbard's car which was parked in her carport and had...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020

Police kill brown bear believed responsible for vehicle damage

Two brown bears were killed in Haines last week, bringing the total killed outside hunting season in management unit 1D this year to 26. One bear was...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020

U.S. Army disposes of two grenades found within the Haines Borough

On Oct. 8, the U.S. Army disposed of two grenades found in the Haines Borough. One was in Alaska Wildlife Trooper possession and the other was turned...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020

Bettisworth North will do conceptual design for new public safety building

The Haines Borough has selected Alaska-based architecture firm Bettisworth North, the same firm that worked on Skagway’s public safety building and...


Did the bear shooting conform to the law?

As an ardent hunter born in Alaska, I sat up straight in reading the headline in last week’s paper about the police chief trying to take out a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Chief shoots bear outside his home

Haines police chief Heath Scott shot and wounded a sow brown bear that he said had attempted to get into his garage and opened a garbage can outside...


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