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 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021 

Proposed redistricting would cut Haines from Douglas, Juneau

A legislative map change proposed last week by Alaska’s redistricting board would link Haines to northern Juneau, severing the borough’s tie to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 16, 2021 

One moose checked in on opening day

As of Wednesday, one hunter checked in a moose on opening day of the subsistence hunt, said Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 16, 2021 

Should town have a garbage transfer station?

The borough’s solid waste working group and Community Waste Solutions (CWS) manager Craig Franke want to know how many people would take their...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 16, 2021 

Black bear kill resulted from improper hazing, state trooper says

The local wildlife trooper and an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist will train Haines police later this month on proper hazing methods...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 16, 2021 

Harrell sent out with a bang, donates final $1 million

In accordance with her last will and testament, the late Lucy Harrell was sent "out with a bang" Sat...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021 

Committee sends question of fourth heliski permit to assembly

The Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee on Friday deferred action on whether to expand Haines’ limit on heliski operator permits from th...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 16, 2021 

Calling all singers!

Lynn Canal Community Players’ Tod Sebens is searching for 15 local singers to perform in a musical revue that will be staged during one weekend in...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021 

Museum takes over staff from borough

All four Haines Sheldon Museum employees were laid off by the borough on Wednesday to be rehired Thursday by the museum, a non-profit. The transition...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 16, 2021 

Haines fair talent show winner competes in Palmer

The day before he was to compete in the Alaska's Got Talent competition at the Alaska State Fair,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021 

Could Haines become a Tai Chi hub?

Following a master's visit last week, Haines now has four certified Tai Chi instructors - a robust...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021 

Coronavirus community spread continues

Haines’ coronavirus outbreak, which seemed to ebb not long ago, rose again this week. The borough’s active case count rose to 43 on Wednesday, up...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 16, 2021 

Mushroom mania and a recipe by local chef, Travis Kukull

Have you noticed the fungus frenzy in your yard or on the trail? Haines has a reputation among foragers, and this year it’s living up to the hype....

 
 By Larry Persily    News    September 16, 2021 

Legislators pass $1,100 PFD; governor wants more

Not content with the $1,100 Permanent Fund dividend adopted on the final day of the special legislative session that ended Tuesday, Gov. Mike...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    September 16, 2021 

Southeast visitor industry looks forward to 2022

More than 150 officials convened in Haines this week for the annual Southeast Conference — with more participating online — and much of the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 9, 2021

'Operation Deishu Dawn' deploys veterans to assist in December disaster response

While many celebrated Labor Day relaxing, a group of U.S. military veterans cleared brush and...

 

At least 20 students sent home as close contacts

About 20 Haines School students are out of school quarantining as close contacts because of the continued community spread of coronavirus in town....

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 9, 2021

Kings make escapement

For the third year in a row the Chilkat River’s king salmon run has met the state’s escapement goal, according to preliminary estimates.  Between...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 9, 2021

$1.4 million in health funds eludes Haines

In December the state promised to divert $1.4 million in federal coronavirus aid to help Haines respond to the pandemic and aftermath of the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 9, 2021

Klukwan shareholders get cash for COVID-19 vaccines

Klukwan, Inc. shareholders are eligible to receive $225 each for showing proof of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Village corporation president...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 9, 2021

Conservation groups file securities complaint about Constantine

Three environmental advocacy organizations filed a complaint on Aug. 27 with Canadian securities regulators alleging that Constantine Metal Resources...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 9, 2021

Coho derby kicks off next Wednesday

Anglers can begin casting in Haines’ annual coho salmon derby next Wednesday. The contest, hosted by the Haines Sportsman’s Association, will run...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 9, 2021

New vice principal enjoys theater, learning to like rain

Ohio native Rhonda Newman, the new vice principal of Haines School, and her basset hound Slinky are settling into Haines, and still getting...

 

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