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 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 17, 2020 

Task force recommends seasonal hire to address town's bear problem

The Haines Borough’s bear task force is recommending the assembly consider hiring a seasonal public safety officer to perform outreach and assist...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 17, 2020 

Police believe man wanted in Idaho also committed local crimes

Christopher Panagiotou-Scigliano, the 38-year-old Haines man who was apprehended last week and who is wanted in Idaho on four sex crime charges, is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 17, 2020 

Mushrooms bloom in rainy summer

From porcini to chanterelle to polypore, this year has been a good year for edible mushrooms and a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 17, 2020 

Candidates differ in COVID-19 response and new revenue ideas

Messages from mayoral and assembly candidates at the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s Sept. 9 forum were largely the same. The eight candidates—two...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 17, 2020 

Chilkat sockeye, coho, chum runs appear low compared to past years

Although the Chilkoot sockeye run met the escapement goal this year, the outlook for Chilkat River sockeye is less promising. The Alaska Department...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 17, 2020 

As bear deaths rise, carcass disposal becomes an issue

At least twenty-two brown bears have been killed this year outside of hunting season, a new record for the Chilkat Valley. “We’ve more than...

 

Glacier Bears take first in virtual race among seven schools

In an unprecedented outburst of local running, the Haines Glacier Bears hosted two cross-country...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 17, 2020 

Road tests delayed 7 months

The pandemic has slammed the brakes on road tests for Haines 16-year-olds who are eligible to get their driver licenses, frustrating parents and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 17, 2020 

Alaska Supreme Court hears appeal over location of Frog House cultural items

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on an appeal from three Frog House members regarding the dispute over ownership of five Frog Hou...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 17, 2020 

5 moose harvested by 3rd day of season

Moose hunting season began Tuesday and hunters harvested three legal animals on opening day. Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) wildlife...

 

AMHS finalizes winter ferry schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System began accepting bookings for its winter ferry schedule this month. Under the finalized winter schedule, Haines will...

 

Local shopping incentive program to begin next month

A program aimed at incentivizing local shopping begins Oct. 1 when the first 200 people who spend $300 on discretionary spending in town will be eligi...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 17, 2020 

Interim manager describes AIDEA conversation

News of a meeting between borough staff, Mayor Jan Hill and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) regarding Lutak Dock...

 

This Week in History

2010 Creditors worried as Cruise West flounders Tour operators and other Haines businesses may be...

 

King meet escapement goal 2nd year in a row

This year, the Chilkat River king salmon run met the 1,750 to 3,500-fish escapement goal for the second year in a row. It’s likely that more than...

 

Union filed grievance against borough over Alten firing

The Haines Borough is dealing with a July 14 grievance from Public Employees Local 71, the borough’s employees union, filed on behalf of former...

 

Heliski map committee to consider terrain closure recommendations

The borough’s heliski map committee is awaiting industry data before settling on a recommendation that could limit heliski activity in the...

 

3rd Annual Coho Derby begins next week

The Haines Sportsman’s Association third annual coho derby is scheduled to kick off next week, with some changes to accommodate pandemic mitigation...

 

Assembly finalizes plan for $3.7 million in CARES Act funds

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday finalized a plan for spending most of the $4 million the borough is scheduled to receive from the federal CARES...

 

Should the permanent fund be tapped?

A measure on the ballot for the Oct. 3 election has sparked debate over the Haines Borough permanent fund’s purpose—whether the principal should...

 

New businesses falling through the cracks

Businesses that started this year have been feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19, but because...

 

Lack of manager delays pool reopening

After a pandemic, budget cuts and repair needs led to spring and summer closure, the Haines Borough swimming pool is finally ready to reopen, with...

 

Police arrest fugitive from Idaho

A 38-year-old man with an outstanding warrant arrest for sex crimes in Idaho was apprehended at the Chilkat Lake landing on Monday, Sept. 7. The man...

 

State orders municipalities to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

The Haines Borough’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been instructed by the state to prepare to administer a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of...

 

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