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 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 25, 2020 

Classroom aide hours cut from Klukwan School budget

The Chilkat Indian Village is looking for ways to absorb a cut in hours for assistant teachers at Klukwan School after the Chatham School District...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 11, 2020

Volunteers rally for food security, Mosquito Lake Community Center

About 60 volunteers helped cultivate a new community garden Saturday at the Mosquito Lake Community...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Final hour budget cuts reduce funding for museum, police

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a $19.7 million operating and capital budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Playground project comes to fruition

After two years of student-led fundraising, hundreds of volunteer hours, and donations from...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Chamber moves forward with plans for July 4 parade

The Haines Fourth of July celebration is one community event still on the calendar for this year. On Thursday, May 28, the Haines Chamber of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 28, 2020

District works on plans for next school year amid pandemic

As students enter summer vacation amid decreasing COVID-19 restrictions, administrators are busy preparing for what the next school year might look...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020

CARES Act could buy Chilkat Center another year

The Chilkat Center for the Arts is on the chopping block for the fiscal year beginning July 1. CARES Act coronavirus relief funding may offer the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020

HEDC will continue without the support of the borough

Haines Economic Development Corporation board members are trying to figure out what the organization will look like without financial support from the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020

Assembly discusses $400K shortfall

There’s still a $400,000 hole in the proposed Haines Borough budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The deficit was created by the loss of state...

 

District staff met challenge of pandemic

As we wrap up the academic year, the school board wants to thank many people for their contributions to tackling the unanticipated challenges faced by...

 

Duly Noted

Kimberley Strong is running for the Sealaska Board as an independent candidate. “Sustainability of our traditional ways of living off the land is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly cuts funding for HEDC, library and museum

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly amended the working draft of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year to reflect a 50% reduction in sales tax...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly Briefs

Haines welcomes Royal Caribbean On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting increased port calls from Royal Caribbean...

 

Assembly should reconsider action on manager

I am astounded by the action of the Borough Assembly in suspending our manager Debra Schnabel this past Tuesday. During these chaotic times of virus...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Assembly considers year-long museum closure

A new budget draft discussed at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting proposes cuts including a one-month closure of the library and a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 23, 2020

Big cuts could be on the horizon for Haines

Elimination of borough funding for the Haines Economic Development Corporation, reduced tourism office staff and seasonal operation of the library...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 16, 2020

Haines forms food security task force

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the uncomfortable reality that most food in Haines comes from faraway places. Although the supply chain is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 9, 2020

2020 property assessments incur the wrath of residents

This year’s property tax assessments have generated more ire than usual among Haines residents. Many have complained about a spike in assessed...

 

Duly Noted

Luke Hedrick has donated $1,000 each to Haines Senior Center, Haines Assisted Living and Hospice of Haines. A Haines High School graduate who works fo...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Local seamstresses address mask shortage

Global mask shortages have left essential businesses in Haines unable to outfit workers with an...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 19, 2020

Hiring committee recommends Boron for school principal

The Haines School principal hiring committee last week recommended longtime teacher Lilly Boron for...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 19, 2020

School closes to students through March 29

The Haines School will keep its doors closed to students until Monday, March 30 based on Alaska Department of Education and Early Development...

 

Glacier Bear Boys take second at regional tournament

The good news for local sport fans is that for the second year in a row the Haines Glacier boys’ basketball team has qualified for the state basketb...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 12, 2020

Principal candidate list to be narrowed down later this week

Seven educators, including two locals, have submitted applications for the Haines School principal position. Interviews are this week with a short...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 12, 2020

Residents build case for community center

Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center board members are building a case for keeping the facility open for the coming fiscal year. At a...

 

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