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 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....

 
 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...

 

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