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Don't boondoggle our valley

Constantine has yet to hold a community meeting in either Haines or Klukwan showing the ultimate buildout plans for the Palmer Project. Therefore...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 1, 2021

Why don't geologists give straight answers?

There’s an old joke among rock experts. Ask a geologist what’s two plus two, they’ll likely answer “somewhere between three and five and...


Smith remembered for work ethic

As a child, Louise Smith rode bulldozers at the Muncaster gold mine at 80 Mile before the Haines...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Three manager candidates advance to second-round interviews

All three remaining Haines Borough manager candidates have advanced to the next interview round. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly held...

 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 11, 2021

AIDEA to consider decommissioning Skagway ore terminal, seek alternative location

The Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) is considering looking for a new location for an ore terminal to serve Yukon mining int...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 4, 2021

State denies Virg-Ins assistance for home destroyed in landslide

Steve and Sarah Virg-In's home was one of the five in Haines that the state has categorized...

 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...


Thanks for helping Haines skate

This cold weather makes for good skating at the Raven Arena in the fairgrounds. Thanks to the Southeast Alaska State Fair for providing a portion of...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 11, 2021

Borough finances healthy, well-managed, auditor says

The Haines Borough has a healthy amount of savings, better than many other Alaska municipalities, according to the 2020 financial audit. Based on...


Restaurant cook found bliss at Chilkat Lake

Kathy Lake, a waitress and restaurant cook who found contentment at her Chilkat Lake cabin, died...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 28, 2021

Origami cranes, butterflies hang in tribute to Larson, Simmons

A flurry of about 1,500 colorful origami cranes and butterflies flutter across the Haines School in...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 28, 2021

Damage from December storms results in $1.5 million decline in property value

Assessed property value in the borough decreased, at least temporarily, by more than $1.5 million in the wake of the early December storms, according...

 By Sarah Elliott    News    January 28, 2021

Duly Noted

Kai Dixon moved from Haines back to Wasilla with his family at the end of summer 2020 and has transitioned his high school athletic career in grand...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 21, 2021

Avalanche Center tracks rainfall data

A new rain-monitoring tracker on the Haines Avalanche Center’s website was created earlier this month and is intended to provide a convenient locati...

 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...


Potential AIDEA funding needs much scrutiny

Before our local government commits our community to jumping into bed with the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) to build a...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

What can Haines learn from Sitka's deadly landslide?

On Aug. 18, 2015 more than 40 landslides fell across Baranof and Chichagof Islands. The largest slid... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Messages of support and donations pour into Chilkat Valley

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and supplies have entered Haines in the wake of the Dec. 2 landslide, including roughly $450,000 raised...


EOC opens southernmost part of Beach Road

Residents at the southernmost end of Beach Road can return home after state geologists downgraded... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Borough to solicit Lutak Dock development proposal from AIDEA

The Haines Borough Assembly asked interim manager Alekka Fullerton to reach out to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) rega...

 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 Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Upper Mount Riley Road houses evacuated based on available data

Houses on upper Mount Riley Road are now under mandatory evacuation. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough... Full story


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