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 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    February 25, 2021

ADFG reduces bear harvest limit

By Ceri Godinez The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has reduced the harvest limit for the spring 2021 brown bear hunt to five, including no...

 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

Lynn Canal gillnetters face another year of conservative management restrictions

The Haines gillnet fleet will, once again, see a conservative set of management restrictions for the 2021 season, according to a Feb. 8 press release...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 4, 2021

State proposes Baby Brown timber sale again

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources is again putting out to bid the old-growth Baby Brown and Glacier Side timber sale 37 miles north of...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 4, 2021

AMHS draft summer schedule proposes increase from 2020

Haines would receive four to five ferries per week between May 1 and Sept. 30 under the Alaska Department of Transportation (DOT)’s proposed summer...

 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...


This week in history

Jan. 1971 The usually booming local timber industry is in the throes of problems. Friday evening the...

 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

 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...


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

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 Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Some regional resources in search for missing residents sent home

Regional assets assisting in the search for 30-year-old David Simmons and 23-year-old Jenae Larson,... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Be on the lookout for scammers in the wake of natural disasters, state officials say

Natural disasters like the widespread flooding and landslides in Haines this week can bring out the... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Evacuees leave homes with few possessions

Your house is flooding, what do you save?-a classic hypothetical many in Haines thought they'd... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Committee asks borough to step up bear-attractant law enforcement

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee (ULCFGAC) is asking the Haines Borough to address the local bear problem through stronger enforc...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 25, 2020

Arts Outlook

Chilkat Center productions on standby Two productions scheduled to take place at the Chilkat Center in December are on standby as state and local heal...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 19, 2020

Lynn Canal Community Players launch first production since pandemic onset

For many, 2020 has offered few opportunities for laughter. Tresham Gregg and the Lynn Canal...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 12, 2020

Fish and Game advisory group asks state, BLM to restrict heliskiing

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee (ULCFGAC) Monday voted 6-2 to ask state and federal land managers to restrict heliskiing in the...

 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...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

Assembly ends heliski map committee work

The assembly voted down the heliski map committee’s request to continue work for another year. At a meeting earlier this month, the map committee vo...



The caption under the photo on page 3 in last week’s paper reported that the American Legion Lynn Canal Post #12 gave two awards on Oct. 21...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020

Heliski map committee asks for another year to address concerns

Another contentious meeting of the heliski map committee ended with a recommendation to the borough manager that members be allowed to continue commit...


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