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 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 25, 2019

Public hearing set for plastic bag ban ordinance

An ordinance that would ban the distribution of non-compostable plastic shopping bags in the Haines Borough was introduced by the assembly on April...

 

Klukwan residents save teacher's job

On Wednesday Chatham School District superintendent Ann Hilburn told Klukwan School teacher Jenn...

 

Duly Noted

Tim June and Sue Nelson returned from the 45th annual Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, which hosted more than 125 musicians and bands.June said his...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Art teacher retires after 38 years

Haines School's longest serving teacher, Linnus Danner, won this year's Champion of the Arts in Educ...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Draft budget increases property taxes, no cuts

The Haines Borough manager’s 2020 proposed budget released this week amounts to nearly $18.7 million in total spending using $426,508 of borough...

 

Duly Noted

Bryan and Kaitlin Combs along with children Colton, Tyson, and Tanner have returned from the Seattle Mariners opening day baseball game. The family...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Assembly Briefs

Assembly enacts hiring freeze The Haines Sheldon Museum’s two advertised jobs positions will not be filled until the 2020 budget is finalized, an...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 21, 2019

A difference of degrees: The innate risk in avalanche terrain

Twenty feet below avalanche forecasters Erik Stevens and Jonny Cromwell, on a gray and frigid alpine...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019

Josephson to propose borough hiring freeze

In the wake of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that would slash about $1.7 million in state funding to the borough, assembly member Brenda Jose...

 

This Week in History

March 18, 1969 Expanded school facilities may be a reality when school resumes in September....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 14, 2019

Rocket-fuel-making student wins state tech award

When Haines High School junior Joseph Rossman, 17, was about 8-years old he asked his father a...

 

Duly Noted

Donna Catotti’s drawing class, “Finding the Light and Shadow” was held at the Sheldon Museum Saturday. It was the second installment in the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 7, 2019

School board considers jobs, programs as cuts loom

Last week a school board work group discussed best and worst case scenarios in response to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget, including layoffs...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 7, 2019

Glacier Bears defeat Craig in tournament's first game

Fourth seed Haines Glacier Bears dominated fifth seed Craig Panthers at the Southeast regional 2A...

 

Duly Noted

The 2019 Dick Hotch Memorial Basketball Tournament was held last weekend in Haines. Four men’s teams and two women’s teams competed. Women’s All...

 

This Week in History

Feb. 24, 1969 Television in the Haines area has become a matter of controversy. A group of some...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 21, 2019

Pakistani intern compares Haines and home, past and present

Using gloved hands, Hina Zaidi braces each side of a brittle newspaper's pages as she turns them....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 21, 2019

Community foundation surpasses $185,000 goal

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) reached its $185,000 fundraising goal this month, an...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Dunleavy's budget hits education hard

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that includes $1.6 billion in cuts would cost the Haines Borough School District hundreds of thousands of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Dunleavy's proposed cut could hurt school programs

Buying new equipment for the high school’s automotive vocational education classroom could be axed if Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposal to cut $20...

 

A wave of thanks from the Dolphins

Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank everyone who participated in making our annual Winter Games such a positive success! Thanks so much for...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

School board discusses new active shooter response plan

Some school board members wanted to learn more about the school district’s “Run. Hide. Fight.” active-shooter response plan proposal. At...

 

Duly Noted

The wedding party wore billowing Thai silks and rode atop elephants in a procession at the wedding of Kee Streater Heywood and Nuchjarin “Belle...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 13, 2018

Glacier Bears basketball opens at home against Craig

A young Glacier Bears girls basketball team is taking the court this season, and coach Greg Brittenham said his more experienced players are stepping...

 

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