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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021 

'It's not enough'

As the disaster dust settles, it's clear state and local funding won't be enough to repair property...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

Geoscientists begin fieldwork this week

Geotechnical experts are in Haines this week, collecting information about the stability of the Beach Road area to inform future decisions about acces...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

At least $17.5 million CARES Act funds reached Haines in 2020

Roughly $17.5 million came into the Haines Borough through the CARES Act in 2020, not counting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

Task force continues to discuss wildlife tech

The Haines Borough Bear Task Force is working on a detailed recommendation for funding a new “wildlife tech” position to help address the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

New travel recommendations exempt vaccinated

Travelers who have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 are no longer encouraged to test before they enter Haines. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

ADFG reduces bear harvest limit

By Ceri Godinez The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) has reduced the harvest limit for the spring 2021 brown bear hunt to five, including no...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

December disaster fuels SAR volunteerism

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department has seen a surge of interest with 12 new applicants this month. Currently, the force has 35 members. Fire chief A...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

Architect lists options for new Public Safety Building design

The Haines Borough is one step closer to a design for a new Public Safety Building. Last week, Bettisworth North Architects, Inc., the company...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 25, 2021 

Bag ban fizzles amid pandemic

Plastic-bag bans nationwide have seen a dip in compliance due to the COVID-19 pandemic with communities from Anchorage to New York City delaying or su...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021 

Business Briefs

Timber framer offers frame package  Timber framer Cosmo Fudge recently started “Cos Woodworx,” and has designed and constructed two timber frame...

 

Student intern joins CVN

I'm Avery Williamson. I'm a Haines High School Junior who is currently interning at the Chilkat...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021 

Southeast Alaska State Fair Winter Fest 2021

A small but lively crowd attended Southeast Alaska State Fair's Winter Games on a snowy Saturday....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021 
 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021 
 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 25, 2021 
 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Beach Road resident returns to his home

Phil Pink, 71, did not sign up to live off the grid when he moved from Florida to his cabin at the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Feds make hazard mitigation funding available tor Southeast

The federal government will make funding available for hazard mitigation and repairs to public infrastructure in Southeast communities including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Woman gets surprise bite while using outhouse

Although Shannon Stevens was prepared for the sting of cold when she bared her behind in a Chilkat Lake outhouse last weekend, she wasn’t expecting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Board cancels 2021 Beerfest

The Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival, “Beerfest,” has been cancelled for the second year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “B...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 18, 2021

Local salvages valuable Persian rug from dump

Andrew Letchworth salvaged a pet-stained Persian rug likely worth thousands of dollars from the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 18, 2021

Bards earn top spots at state

All five Haines Glacier Bards made it to the final round and earned top finishes for the second year in a row for the debate, drama and forensics...

 

Former resident fills Connecticut school with 'Hearts for Haines'

A Connecticut elementary school is filled with about 200 multi-colored, glittery hearts that former...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 18, 2021

Assembly tweaks bear attractants ordinance

The Haines Borough Assembly is refining an ordinance specifying what constitutes a bear attractant in preparation for the upcoming bear season....

 

Haines Glacier Bears boys go 1-1 against Metlakatla at home

More than a year after the last Division 2A games took place in Haines, the Metlakatla Chiefs...

 

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