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 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Police kill brown bear believed responsible for vehicle damage

Two brown bears were killed in Haines last week, bringing the total killed outside hunting season in management unit 1D this year to 26. One bear was...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

290 people receive flu shots at free clinic

This year, for the first time, Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) is offering free...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2020 

School gets through first quarter with no reported COVID cases, closures

Haines Borough School District students, teachers and staff have made it through the first quarter without having to close while maintaining...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Heliski map committee asks for another year to address concerns

Another contentious meeting of the heliski map committee ended with a recommendation to the borough manager that members be allowed to continue commit...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2020 

Glacier Bards get top finishes at first virtual meet

The Haines Glacier Bards performed in its first drama, debate and forensics virtual meet of the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Voters decide to draw $450,000 from permanent fund, assembly surprised

On Oct. 6, Haines Borough voters surprised many assembly members by approving a one-time, $450,000 draw from the borough’s permanent fund principal...

 

Early voting begins in Haines

Early voting for the Nov. 3 election has begun. Tuesday, the first day for early voting in Haines, was busy with 77 residents stopping by the borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2020 

Pool to open soon with pandemic protocols

The Haines Borough swimming pool has a new manager and should open soon and borough staff and the Haines Dolphins Swim Team organizers are still...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 22, 2020 

Shop local organizers to push for another round for holidays

Residents spent more than $60,000 in 13 days in response to the byHaines “Shop Local and Save” program—and organizers say they want to promote...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

U.S. Army disposes of two grenades found within the Haines Borough

On Oct. 8, the U.S. Army disposed of two grenades found in the Haines Borough. One was in Alaska Wildlife Trooper possession and the other was turned...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Bettisworth North will do conceptual design for new public safety building

The Haines Borough has selected Alaska-based architecture firm Bettisworth North, the same firm that worked on Skagway’s public safety building and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Ballot measure 2 aims to change state level voting

If passed, the Alaskans for Better Elections Initiative, measure two on the November ballot, will change the way elections are conducted at the state...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020 

Census counting ends Oct. 15

The saga of the 2020 U.S. Census appears to have finally come to an end. This year, responding to the census was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic...

 

Artifact Spotlight

The Haines Sheldon Museum's latest artifact. The 29-inch wide and 3.5-inch thick life ring was...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Tuynman wins fourth assembly seat 11 votes ahead of Josephson

The results of this year’s nail-biter assembly race are in. Cheryl Stickler and Caitie Kirby, the top vote-getters, will serve three-year terms...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Chief shoots bear outside his home

Haines police chief Heath Scott shot and wounded a sow brown bear that he said had attempted to get into his garage and opened a garbage can outside...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Two new COVID-19 virus cases reported this week

The Haines Borough EOC reported two new cases of COVID-19 this week. On Tuesday the EOC reported that a resident tested positive for COVID-19, the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Coho derby participation higher than last year despite border closure

With two weeks remaining in the third annual Haines Sportsman’s Association coho derby, resident Steve Anderson is in the lead as of Oct. 14 with a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Bear damages vehicles along Young Road

This month, an increasing number of residents have taken to locking cars as a preventative measure against the bear that has learned to open doors....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Borough re-revises morgue project

The Haines Borough is revising plans for a CARES Act-funded morgue again. The change means roughly $22,000 in CARES Act funds will go to waste. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Haines library nominated for national honor

The Haines Borough Public Library has been nominated by Sen. Lisa Murkowski for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Borough to look into providing public access to dumpster when landfill is closed

The Haines Borough Finance Committee recommended the Solid Waste Working Group look into providing public access to dumpsters when the landfill is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

TAB approves changes to heliski tour GPS reporting requirements

The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) approved staff-recommended changes to heliski code and administrative policy at an Oct. 8 meeting....

 

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