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SEARHC to offer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for teens

The Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is planning a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for 16- and 17-year-olds the first week of April....

 

We're behind the curve with heliski regulation

As we welcome our first visitors to Haines for the heliski season, the Borough is taking steps to safeguard our community with Covid mitigation...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 4, 2021

Heliski operators mark return of tourism

All three Haines heli-ski companies—Alaska Heliskiing, Alaska Mountain Guides (AMG) and Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA)—are...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 14, 2021

Man trapped under icy woodpile saved by Siri

Funny Farm manager Mark Kelly, 50, relied on a weak wifi signal and the iPhone’s Siri voice command app to call for help after he was buried and...

 

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 Ceri Godinez    News    November 25, 2020

Weekend sales spike during second round of Shop Local and Save

The second round of the Haines Borough’s CARES Act-funded “Shop Local and Save” program stimulated $87,840 in local spending in its first four...

 

Correction

The Nov. 12 CVN story “Fish and Game advisory group asks state, BLM to restrict heliskiing” inaccurately reported that the tourism advisory board...

 
 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 Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Assembly standing committee appointments finalized

New mayor Douglas Olerud finalized appointments to the Haines Borough Assembly’s standing committees. The assembly adopted these appointments at a...

 
 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...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

The earliest the border could open is Nov. 21

The pandemic-induced U.S.-Canada border closure has been extended another month, until Nov. 21, at least. The border has been closed to non-essential...

 
 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...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

TAB approves changes to heliski tour GPS reporting requirements

The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) approved staff-recommended changes to heliski code and administrative policy at an Oct. 8 meeting....

 

Heliski map committee to consider terrain closure recommendations

The borough’s heliski map committee is awaiting industry data before settling on a recommendation that could limit heliski activity in the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

SEABA investigated for heliskiing in Glacier Bay National Park

Heliski company Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) had “significant activity” on Glacier Bay National Park land on March 17,...

 

Duly Noted

“Of Bears and Ballots,” a new book by local author Heather Lende, made the Pacific Northwest Independent Bestsellers List. The list is compiled...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 26, 2020

Heliski companies shut down despite banner snow season

Heliskiing operators are suspending their seasons during one of the better snow years in a decade to help slow the spread of coronavirus in Haines....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 19, 2019

Residents felt the heat in 2019

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's deep budget cut proposals and the ensuing battle for ferries, education,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Craney article printed in West Hungary

The University of West Hungary published a textbook last month which included an article by local...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    March 28, 2019

'Snow Drought' bodes ill for ski season

For the past three seasons, drought conditions have marred the heliski industry, which depends on adequate snowfall. Snowfall in Southeast is 50 to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 20, 2018

Heliski company offers terrain near Petersburg

Beginning in January, adrenaline junkies heading to Alaska for heliskiing can now launch off a boat moored at the foot of untouched mountains in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 20, 2018

2018 required residents to face difficult truths

The surfacing of what many residents described as a decades-long open secret shook the town this year: allegations from multiple men of sexual abuse...

 

Business Briefs

Magpie Gallery gets a bigger nest The Magpie Gallery is moving—about 100 feet on First Friday, Dec. 7, the art studio will reopen next door to its...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 1, 2018

Should 'public safety' be nixed from tourism code?

The Tourism Advisory Board discussed staff-recommended revisions to the borough’s business licensing code Tuesday that would eliminate references...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 26, 2018

Low snow causes worst heliski season on record

Haines heliski companies had one of the worst seasons ever this year as bad weather and snow conditions limited time in the mountains. Southeast Alask...

 

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