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 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... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Haines' last musher retires his sled

It's quieter in the Chilkat Valley for Jim and Deb Stanford, the last of Haines' mushers. A snowy fi...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Manager holds hearing for Alaska Excursions permit

Alaska Excursions’ owner Robert Murphy defended his company’s operation and reputation during a public hearing where he appealed the Haines...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Tourism code goes back to committee

In the borough’s newest rendition of tourism code, administration is allowed unscheduled site visits and operators are required to submit a safety p... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Assembly considers burial fee increase

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed the burying of people and pets. Assembly member Heather Lende proposed amending the borough’s animal code to...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Chilkat historical society works to inject energy into its mission

“Relevance” was the buzz word at the Chilkat Valley Historical Society (CVHS) meeting on Thursday, where members wordsmithed a new mission...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

HEDC seeks seat on mining forum group

Members of the Haines Economic Development Corporation board voted unanimously to request a seat on the Chilkat Valley Mining Forum Committee. The for... Full story

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Call ins aimed at seniors

The Alaska Commission on Aging (ACoA) will host teleconferences every two weeks through April to a discuss a targeted “watch list” of at least...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Assembly split on water main extension

A resolution to authorize the upgrade of a water main on Mathias Avenue failed this week when assembly members Tom Morphet and Brenda Josephson said...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Should cottage businesses pay sales tax?

What is the appropriate profit margin for a lemonade stand to begin collecting sales tax? This was a question the Haines Borough Finance Committee...


This Week in History

February 15, 1969 Representatives from Haines to the re-organization meeting of the Southeast Confer...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Dunleavy's proposed cut could hurt school programs

Buying new equipment for the high school’s automotive vocational education classroom could be axed if Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposal to cut $20...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Amazon collecting borough sales tax

Observant Haines shoppers have seen a 5.5 percent price increase to certain Amazon purchases after the company started charging borough sales tax on...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

Timber company wins $25,000 regional award

Haines sawmill owners Sylvia Heinz and Chad Bieberich won a $25,000 "Path to Prosperity" business co...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

Homeless duck claimed, named and thriving

A homeless Rouen duck was adopted Saturday into a flock of waterfowl and chickens, according to Haines Animal Rescue Kennel’s (HARK) Tracy...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

University to permit hunting on its land

The University of Alaska’s land management office is researching its land-use permitting process to allow hunting west of the Chilkat River, Univers...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

Area museums popular with state grantee

Three of the eight Alaska museums selected to receive money aimed at supporting local artists are...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Fish and Game to study valley moose

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologists will better understand the Chilkat Valley’s moose population after it begins a new capture and collar...


Army explodes mortar

The Haines Sheldon Museum opened its doors to the public last week after being closed for several days after a staff member found a WWII-era Japanese...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 7, 2019

Residents discuss future of $1.6 million golf course

Fifteen residents met to discuss forming a working group for keeping the Valley of the Eagles golf course property in community use after its sale....


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