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Gunshots, thunder or explosives? Those were among theories circulating to explain a series of loud booms heard around town early Tuesday morning. As many as 10 booms were heard around 5:30 a.m. by residents in an area that stretched at least from Piedad Road to 1 Mile Mud Bay Road. Some guessed the sounds were […]

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Two wildfires reported Tuesday

Fire officials responded to two wildfires this week. A small fire at Taiyasanka Harbor was reported Tuesday morning, according to forester Roy Josephson. He said it was about a quarter acre and probably originated from a campfire not extinguished properly. “The conditions are so dry right now, if a fire gets started, it burns readily,” […]

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Rain, rain, don’t stay away

Haines is not experiencing the usual and near-constant bouts of rain Southeast Alaska communities are known for in the summer. The National Weather Service says Haines over the past 12 years, has averaged 3.9 inches of precipitation between May 1 and July 16. This year during that time, the area received only 1.45 inches, the […]

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Holiday events “spectacular”

The Haines Chamber of Commerce greatly appreciates all the folks who helped make the Fourth of July events a spectacular success. We would like to thank the following individuals and organizations who contributed time and/or event prizes: the American Legion for the flag raising and lowering; the American Legion Auxiliary for the delicious breakfast; Paul […]

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Deep freeze: Frost line still down

A deep frost continues to hamper utility services around town. At least 18 water lines are frozen around town, Haines Borough water and sewer operator Scott Bradford said this week. A majority of those are against the Mount Ripinsky hillside, where rocky, exposed soil is more susceptible to cold. Borough crews have been able to flush major culverts with […]

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Signs more than a pole in ground; Finding way not so obvious to newcomers here

The Haines Borough Assembly in a 4-2 vote March 8 authorized $14,052 to MRV Architects of Juneau for final design on a signage project that aims to more effectively direct visitors throughout town. “We just completed a downtown revitalization planning process, which cost us $40,000,” borough staffer Debra Schnabel said in an interview last week. “One of the major […]

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Alissa and Ira Henry celebrated a memorable Valentine’s Day in Juneau. Their daughter, Makayla Paige, was born Feb. 14 at 12:19 p.m. Makayla was 9 lbs., 8 ozs. and measured 21 inches. She joins her brother Dalton, 3. Alissa’s mom Sue Green was in town from Denver, Colo. to help the family in Juneau and […]

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Winter low in white stuff

 Business has been slow at the town’s ski shop, following two months of low snowfall. “It’s more like a water-ski business,” said owner Dan Egolf. January’s snowfall total for Haines measured 17.2 inches. That compares to 67.9 inches last January, and 60.6 inches in January 2009. “That’s a little bit different,” said Nikki Decker, meteorologist […]