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Philanthropist and adventurer Lucy Harrell leaves lasting legacy

Lucy Harrell died peacefully at Haines Assisted Living Saturday evening Sept. 7 following a brief...

 

McGuire is the right choice for the assembly

Sally McGuire has been an active member of our community ever since she moved here in 1985. She is now seeking a seat on the Borough Assembly. She is...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Lawyer seeks residents input for scholarship

The Haines Borough School Board is seeking public input on how residents would like to see a recent donated scholarship fund dispersed to students....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

School enrollment increases by 29

Enrollment in the Haines Borough School District is at a five-year high, with 29 more students attending class than was budgeted for in the spring....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Six candidates vie for two seats in assembly race

Residents Diana Lapham, Sally McGuire, Zephyr Sincerny, Sean Gaffney and Gabe Thomas filed candidacy for two vacating seats on the Haines Borough...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 15, 2019

Low enrollment threatens Klukwan school

Klukwan School may be at risk of closing due to a lack of enrollment, as parents discuss pulling their children from the school. At the beginning of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Klukwan school teacher resigns

Klukwan School’s only full-time teacher with special education endorsements resigned last month, leaving only one teacher leading up to the Aug. 26...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Scholarship funding for college students restored

State university students no longer have to worry about losing their scholarship funds—for now. Last month, University of Alaska students held...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 1, 2019

School board sets goals for upcoming year

The Haines Borough School Board Tuesday established goals for the coming school year that include: improving reading capabilities for kindergarten...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 18, 2019

Dunleavy budget touches young and old

This is the first in a series of stories about how Gov. Mike Dunleav’s vetoes will affect Haines residents. Haines students attending University of...

 

Gilbert lives life she dreamed in Alaska

Priscilla Gail Mitchell Gilbert was born on May 16, 1938 to Charles and Helen Mitchell of Troy, NY...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Governor's vetoes hit seniors, schools

Borough manager Debra Schnabel said Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s deep cuts in public services will make living in Alaska more difficult and she expects a...

 

Duly Noted

Susan and Fred Johnston’s two-day garage sale on Small Tracts Road last weekend raised more than $1,000 for Becky’s Place shelter. Johnston said K...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

Hart, James open new art gallery

Ted Hart opened a new art gallery this week, featuring Native artwork by himself and his cousin, Zachary James. Canoe paddles, wooden hats, and masks...

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly approves plastic bag ban On Tuesday, the Haines Borough joined the ranks of nine other Alaskan communities banning the distribution of...

 
 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....

 

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