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United States Senator Dan Sullivan visits Haines

U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan's one-day visit to Haines on Monday included a tour with the mayor, a visit...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 3, 2019

Chilkoot Lake road improvement project delay

The State Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation will accept bids for the Chilkoot Lake Road Corridor Improvement Project until Oct. 9, after delayi...

 

Interview with candidates for the Haines Borough Assembly seats

Do you think the borough’s current level of taxation is appropriate? If not, how would you change it?  Sally McGuire:  About one-fifth of our...

 

John Marquardt answered the call

Friends and family will gather at New Hope Church on Mosquito Lake Road at 11 a.m. Saturday to...

 

Wilderness memorial a success

Many thanks to all the organizations and individuals who provided help on the Chilkat Valley Wilderness Memorial. Without their help this project...

 

Valley brown bears take international trips

More than 50 bear enthusiasts got to track local brown bears’ travel across the valley and beyond during an Alaska Department of Fish and Game...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Six candidates vie for two seats in assembly race

Residents Diana Lapham, Sally McGuire, Zephyr Sincerny, Sean Gaffney and Gabe Thomas filed candidacy for two vacating seats on the Haines Borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Policing ballot prop stalls

A charter change for areawide policing might not make it to the October ballot. The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to hold a third public hearing...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Feds to give tax breaks for local investment

Investors that choose to spend their capital gains in Haines stand to reap significant tax breaks, while also potentially benefitting the Haines...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS receives borough funding The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $20,000 allocation Thursday to KHNS in the wake of stripped state...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Boroughwide policing back on the table

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to advance a charter amendment that would again put the question of boroughwide policing on the October ballot....

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Decades-old fuel spill surfaces in Chilkat River at slough near 15 Mile

Contaminated groundwater from a 51-year-old fuel spill at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway appears to be leaching into the Chilkat River slough, raising...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Shoppers to enjoy sales tax free day

On Oct. 19 and March 2, Haines residents will be excused from paying 5.5% sales tax at local and online retail stores that choose to participate. Last...

 

Thanks for 4th of July donations

On behalf of the Klukwan Alaska Native Sisterhood Camp #8, I would like to say aatlein gunalchéesh (a big thank you) to those who volunteered and...

 

Hammer Museum thanks supporters

After a very successful Fourth of July, the Hammer Museum would like to thank everyone who came out and helped make the nail driving and spike...

 

Heat, smoke stifle the Chilkat Valley

Haines residents are combating record heat by scrambling to purchase shorts, ice cream and the town'...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 11, 2019

Assembly again will consider expanded police service area

Policing outside of the townsite could be on the October ballot once again, one year after Mud Bay, Lutak and Haines Highway voters rejected raising...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 11, 2019

Chief Scott up for reappointment

by Jenna Kunze The Public Safety Commission this week recommended the borough manager reappoint police chief Heath Scott, whose three-year contract wi...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

July 4th draws crowd

Hot, sunny weather drew crowds to Haines' Independence Day festivities. The day started with a hotly...

 

Parade and celebration a major success!

On behalf of the Haines Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank all of the Ripinsky and Riley level sponsors (Alaska Arts Confluence, Alaska...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 27, 2019

Man killed in wreck had earlier contact with police

One of the two men who died in a motorcycle wreck at 2.5 Mile Lutak Road this week had been pulled over by police hours earlier for driving a...

 

4th of July - Try your luck with a rubber duck

The rubber duckies will ride again. This year, after a brief hiatus, residents can try their luck again in the Rubber Ducky Race, put on by the...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Site development permits excluded from general use

The Haines Borough Assembly passed an ordinance on Tuesday that requires land use permits for site development in the townsite, Mud Bay, and Lutak...

 

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