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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2022 

Future of Fort in spotlight after Port Chilkoot Co. change

Infighting within the company that controls much of Fort Seward reached a high point Friday when a majority of board members–who have pushed for...

 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022 

Nationwide teacher shortage hits Haines

Amid a teacher shortage across Alaska and the Lower 48, the Haines Borough School District is struggling to fill vacancies. For two months, the...

 News    May 12, 2022 

Welcoming party scheduled to greet first cruise ship

The Serenade of the Seas will dock at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 12—the first large cruise ship to visit town since Sept. 18, 2019. It’s the first...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2022 

Assembly rejects property tax increase proposal

The assembly Tuesday rejected 2-4 a motion by member Debra Schnabel to raise property taxes by .21 mills to increase funding to the Haines Sheldon...

 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022 

Packrafters learn safety, swimming techniques at swiftwater rescue course

Twelve packrafters attended a swiftwater rescue course on local rivers this weekend, instructed by...

 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022 

Draft budget transfers areawide funds for police calls beyond townsite

The Haines Borough manager’s draft budget for the next fiscal year includes a sizable transfer from the areawide general fund to the townsite...

 By Max Graham    News    May 12, 2022 

GASC proposes application system for nonprofit funding

The Haines Borough Assembly soon will vote on whether to return to an application process for allocating funds to nonprofits. The assembly used an...

 News    May 12, 2022 

K-6 Student Art Show

This year's art show is proudly sponsored by: Alaska Arts Confluence • Alaska Power &...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 5, 2022

Eulachon run arrives; schools spotted in Chilkoot

The cries and barks of seagulls and sea lions at the Chilkoot and Chilkat Rivers can be heard as the spring-time eulachon run begins to materialize....

 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

Excursion Inlet harbor needs an overhaul, community members say

If you don't have a plane, or can't afford a charter, you need a boat to get to Excursion Inlet....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 5, 2022

Residents lobby for more pool, museum funding

Sheldon Museum and public pool advocates lobbied for more funding during the borough assembly’s first budget meeting last Thursday. Borough manager...

 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

New forest management schedule released; public comments due June 7

The state last week released a five-year management schedule for the Haines State Forest that includes more than a dozen timber sales and plans to...

 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

Protestors gather at courthouse after leaked SCOTUS abortion decision

About a dozen residents gathered outside the Haines courthouse Tuesday to protest a leaked draft...

 News    May 5, 2022

Borough to enforce launch permits at downtown harbor

The Haines Borough will renew enforcement of boat launch permits at the Small Boat Harbor ramp now that it has officially accepted completion of the...

 By Max Graham    News    May 5, 2022

Housing group weighs multi-unit tax incentive; talks short-term rental scene

The Haines Borough Housing Working Group on April 27 considered a tax incentive for multi-unit residential dwellings and discussed the state of...

 News    May 5, 2022

Environmental orgs request public review for new Palmer wastewater plan

Several environmental groups submitted a letter to the state last week requesting a public comment period for Constantine Metal Resources’ revised...

 News    May 5, 2022

Park service to assist HEDC in trails plan

The Haines Economic Development Corporation will develop a master trail plan for the Chilkat Valley with help from a grant from the National Park...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 29, 2022

Podsiki, post office 'day maker,' to retire after 32 years and one day

Longtime postman Greg Podsiki has a few parcels of wisdom to share about cheerfulness and joy after...


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