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 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 Ceri Godinez    News    March 11, 2021

New bear attractant law on the books for 2021

A new bear attractant law will be in place in the Haines Borough this year. On Tuesday, the assembly adopted an ordinance clarifying the definition...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 11, 2021

Popely to lobby for Haines for remainder of 2021

Lobbyist Ted Popely will represent the Haines Borough through the end of the year for $48,000. In keeping with a Government Affairs and Services (GAS)...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 4, 2021

GAS committee recommends lobbyist hire

The Haines Borough Assembly is taking steps to hire longtime lobbyist Ted Popely to represent the community’s interests in Juneau for somewhere in...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021

'It's not enough'

As the disaster dust settles, it's clear state and local funding won't be enough to repair property...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021

Task force continues to discuss wildlife tech

The Haines Borough Bear Task Force is working on a detailed recommendation for funding a new “wildlife tech” position to help address the...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021

Architect lists options for new Public Safety Building design

The Haines Borough is one step closer to a design for a new Public Safety Building. Last week, Bettisworth North Architects, Inc., the company...


Duly Noted

Parents Heather Call and Will Wacker welcomed Josephine “Josie” Brooks Wacker to the world at 8:32 a.m. on Feb. 16. She weighed 9 pounds and...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Beach Road resident returns to his home

Phil Pink, 71, did not sign up to live off the grid when he moved from Florida to his cabin at the...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Assembly tweaks bear attractants ordinance

The Haines Borough Assembly is refining an ordinance specifying what constitutes a bear attractant in preparation for the upcoming bear season....

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 11, 2021

Mechanical difficulties prompt DOT to cancel Matanuska sailings

Haines may be in for a repeat of last winter. The Matanuska is once again experiencing mechanical difficulties, according to the Alaska Department of...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

Road damage reduces access to shooting range in wake of flood

Access to the Haines Sportsman's Association shooting range has been limited since the private road...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 28, 2021

Assembly approves access to Beach Road

Beach Road residents were able to extract cars and possessions from homes beginning Monday at noon... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 28, 2021

Man who threatened clinic charged with felony

A 55-year-old man who called the SEARHC clinic and threatened to “shoot the place up and burn it to the ground” if he didn’t get an appointment...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 21, 2021

Legislative intern boards flight despite testing positive for COVID-19

A University of Alaska student intern passing through Haines boarded an Alaska Seaplanes flight last week, despite testing positive for the COVID-19...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 21, 2021

Assembly makes plan to address Haines' bear problem

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Commerce Committee began chipping away at a plan to address the borough’s bear problem at a meeting Tuesday. The...

 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...


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