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 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022

Nationwide teacher shortage hits Haines

Amid a teacher shortage across Alaska and the Lower 48, the Haines Borough School District is struggling to fill vacancies. For two months, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 5, 2022

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Whitney Morgan O’Brien was born 6:39 p.m. April 9 to Lucinda Boyce and Billy O’Brien at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. an...

 

Track team sets 32 personal records at first meet of the season

The Haines track and field team set 32 personal records at the first track meet of the season in Ketchikan April 22-23. Four athletes placed first at...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 21, 2022

Details from decades-old U.S. census give glimpse of local history

Full details from the 1950 U.S. Census were released earlier this month, intriguing historians from around the country and providing a snapshot of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 21, 2022

Sales, property taxes up in manager's draft budget

Haines Borough manager Annette Kreitzer released her draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year—notable changes include increased sales and property...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 3, 2022

Haines cleared of community spread

Haines Borough School District superintendent Roy Getchell will make masks optional for students and staff on March 7. The Alaska Department of...

 

This year's Winter Games was a day of fun

We had another excellent Winter Games on Saturday, thanks in large part to all of the hardworking people who put in so much time and effort to bring...

 

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Casey Bradford and Danielle Abe were married on New Year’s Eve at Portage Cove with Casey’s father Scott Bradford presiding as marriage minister....

 

The question of school mask mandates is not dogma

I encourage all those engaging in the school’s mask-mandate debate to approach the issue with humility, because the available evidence supporting un...

 

We're on a path to normalcy

Our board is appreciative of the respectful communication we received from HBSD families and the Haines community regarding COVID-19 mitigations. We...

 

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Barb Kraft is in town for a 20-day visit, spending time with her newborn grandchild Milo Kraft. Barb is a retired teacher from Vernon, B.C. and mom...

 

Protesters gather outside school to oppose mask mandate

A handful of protesters gathered in front of the Haines School every day this week, before and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 3, 2022

Klukwan School to remain open

Klukwan School staff and families are hopeful that the school will stay open the remainder of the year now that they have a long-term substitute...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 3, 2022

School board approves Upward Bound program, art club trip

The Haines Borough School District board approved at its Tuesday regular meeting a trip to Seattle for the Haines High School Art Club and a commitmen...

 

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John Hagen Jr. and Margaret Friedenauer drove to Haines from Anchorage during the holidays to visit John Hagen Sr. They visited with Margaret’s form...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 22, 2021

2021 sees rebuilding, recovery from disaster, pandemic

Recovery and rebuilding were the watchwords of 2021 as residents navigated life in Haines among the...

 

Glacier Bears win first games of the basketball season

The Glacier Bears swept the series against Juneau's Thunder Mountain junior varsity on Dec. 17-18....

 

Strong, chef, Native advocate, dies at 75

Tony Strong, an attorney who also worked as a professional chef, was memorialized at a Saturday...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 9, 2021

Giddings to end tenure as chief, Clay elected to seat

Al Giddings will finish his tenure as fire chief of the Haines Volunteer Fire Department (HVFD) in January, following a decision not to seek...

 

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Klukwan is mourning the deaths of two long-time residents, Smith “Smitty” Katzeek, 85, and Tony Strong, 75. Smith died Monday morning at his...

 

Memorial event scheduled for Saturday

An anniversary memorializing the Dec. 2 flooding and landslides that killed two and displaced dozens last year will be held Saturday, Dec. 4 at 1.30...

 

Chatham School District superintendent found dead

Chatham School District superintendent Bruce Houck, 61, was found dead in his home Wednesday morning. Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Tim Despain...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021

Klukwan residents hope teacher hire will bolster enrollment

Klukwan School advocates asked the Chatham School Board last week to hire a teacher, a hire superintendent Bruce Houck has declined to make in the fac...

 

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Cari O’Daniel started this week in her new job as site manager at the Haines Senior Center. The center provides a daily lunch for seniors,...

 

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Pam Sloper and the SEARCH Wisewoman program are hosting this year’s Turkey Trot, an opportunity for residents to burn calories and see neighbors...

 

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