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 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 10, 2021 

Assembly finalizes amended budget with additional funding

Last minute amendments to the Haines Borough’s $13 million operating and capital budget for next fiscal year (FY22) included funding for the Haines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 10, 2021 

Seattle company aims to make shipping cheaper, more efficient

Two Seattle-based entrepreneurs visited town last week promoting their company OpenTug, a digital freight network similar to Uber or Airbnb but for ca...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 10, 2021 

Unemployment filers above normal as food service employers struggle to hire

Although April unemployment claims indicate people are still looking for jobs, Chilkat Valley employers in the food and restaurant industry are strugg...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    June 10, 2021 

Borough reposts manager job

The Haines Borough manager job has been reposted. Haines has been without a permanent manager for more than a year. The borough assembly’s first...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 10, 2021 

Dock face needs to be addressed, harbormaster says

Haines remains divided when it comes to the new, phased plan for Lutak Dock renovations, with residents speaking for and against the proposal at a...

 
 News    June 10, 2021 

Borough resumes hazardous waste disposal program

The Haines Borough’s free hazardous waste disposal program will take place after a year-long hiatus. Collection dates are July 24 and 25. On...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 10, 2021 

Eighty percent of December damages occurred in Haines

A group of engineers and geoscientists updated residents last week on research efforts and projects related to the December storms, including the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 10, 2021 

AP&T begins prep work for restoring Beach Road power

As a next step toward power restoration on Beach Road, the Haines Borough has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for excavation down to the old...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 10, 2021 

Haines on track for fall brown bear hunt, despite lowered harvest limit

Spring brown bear hunting season ended May 31 with two males harvested, putting Haines on track for a fall bear hunt, provided the town avoids a repea...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    June 10, 2021 

SEARHC opens COVID-19 vaccines to ages 12 and older

The SEARHC clinic is offering the COVID-19 vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds. The first youth clinic was held on May 26 in Haines. SEARHC marketing...

 
 By Avery Williamson    News    June 3, 2021

Track team receives 9 medals from state meet

The Haines track and field team won nine medals at the Alaska state meet in Anchorage on May 28 and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 3, 2021

Lani Hotch's robes part of Native textile exhibit at Alaska State museum

Master weaver and Klukwan resident Lani Hotch helped curate a new exhibit at the Alaska State...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

U.S. Senators renew push for landless tribe settlement

Alaska’s U.S. Senators are planning to reintroduce legislation that would allow Native Alaskans in Haines, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 3, 2021

Lower 48 volunteers assist with storm cleanup

Five volunteers from a Lutheran Church in Tuscon, Arizona recently wrapped up a two-week trip to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

PHAC: Abandon old Lutak Dock repair plan

The Haines Borough Port and Harbor Advisory Committee (PHAC) is recommending the assembly abandon current Lutak Dock plans and pursue funding for a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

Haines Real Estate owner to become borough planner

Newly hired Haines Borough planner Dave Long begins work on June 14. Long, who co-owns Haines Real Estate with his wife Pam, will distance himself...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

Borough finances better than expected

The Haines Borough areawide general fund is earning more and spending less than budgeted this fiscal year, according to a recent financial report for...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

Borough resumes Beach Road fire and ambulance service

Emergency services have been restored to Beach Road, bringing residents one step closer to returning to homes. Haines Borough interim manager Alekka...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 3, 2021

Federal program offers hope for Beach Road buyouts

A FEMA program might help Beach Road residents who want disaster relief funding to buyout their homes, but it will likely take several years before...

 

Port Chilkoot Company to auction storage items

The Port Chilkoot Company will be auctioning off items dating back to the 1940s that have been stored in the Fort Seward barracks building. Auction...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

Last large cruise line cancels

Hope for large cruise ship visits in Haines this summer was short-lived. Last week, president Joe Biden signed a bill temporarily exempting...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 3, 2021

GAS Committee reimagines nonprofit funding process

The Haines Borough Assembly is in the early stages of revamping its nonprofit funding program. Under a proposal assembly member Caitie Kirby...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 3, 2021

Legislature hung up budget dividend negotiations

Setting the amount of this year’s Permanent Fund dividend — and deciding on how to pay the cost — continues to hold up agreement on a state...

 

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