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 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 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 11, 2021

Assembly approves ATV access for Beach Road neighborhood

Displaced Beach Road residents will be allowed ATV access to homes until further notice after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...


Writer and beloved teacher leaves behind enduring legacy

Teacher, writer, and influential community member, Doris Owen Ward, 93, died peacefully Sunday Jan....

 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    February 4, 2021

Beach Road residents ask for road access, power and ability to move home

At a townhall meeting Monday, Beach Road residents asked that the Haines Borough Assembly continue working to improve access to the neighborhood,...

 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 Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Beach Road closure extended

Beach Road east of a barricade at the far end of Portage Cove will remain closed to the public after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Assembly votes to advertise new manager hire

Eight months after the firing of then-manager Debra Schnabel, the Haines Borough is advertising for a new, permanent manager. On Tuesday, assembly...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021

Federal government extends CARES Act spending deadline

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to roll back a December spending plan for leftover CARES Act funds after the federal government approved an...


We need people we can trust on the EOC

Brenda Josephson lost her seat on the borough assembly because many of us who voted for her the first time around were appalled by her misuse of...


Collaboration leads to positive hiring process

My compliments to the Haines Borough Assembly, the Personnel Committee, and the mayor for doing a thorough job in finding the best borough manager...

 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...


Reeves: A dedicated volunteer who worked and played hard

The sudden death of retired attorney and volunteer emergency medical technician Philip Reeves...

 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


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...

 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

Changing climate means more landslides in future, scientists say

The Dec. 2 slope failure at Beach Road that left two residents missing is at once tragic 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


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

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Beach Road residents request organized effort to winterize homes, mayor says landslide risk too high

Some Beach Road residents apparently made attempts to reach their homes Wednesday morning as... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

AP&T installs temporary lines to restore power to Lutak homes

AP&T crews restored power at about 3 p.m. Sunday to the 46 homes toward the end of Lutak Road that h... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

A 200-year weather event could happen in any given year, according to NOAA

The 200-year weather event that flooded Haines and triggered a lethal landslide on Dec. 2 has the... Full story


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