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 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021 

Klukwan residents hope teacher hire will bolster enrollment

Klukwan School advocates asked the Chatham School Board last week to hire a teacher, a hire superintendent Bruce Houck has declined to make in the fac...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Former park ranger starts as police officer

Travis Russell turned in his badge and gun with Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Bill proposed to grant land to indigenous communities

Alaska’s U.S. senators introduced legislation on Monday that would grant land to the five “landless” indigenous communities in Southeast Alaska,...

 

Glacier Bears volleyball team places sixth at home regional tournament

The Glacier Bears volleyball team placed sixth at the home regional tournament on Sunday. Haines...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021 

Harbors board considers offer of free breakwater for Letnikof

The Ports and Harbors Advisory Committee discussed the merits of taking ownership of a 40-year-old breakwater float in Ketchikan that’s scheduled to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021 

Federal COVID-19 grant funding boon to Haines public library

The Haines Borough Public Library will upgrade its community room, increase internet capacity, add new e-books and purchase more lending materials...

 

Freezing spray, weight distribution delay LeConte last week

The LeConte's sailing to Haines from Juneau was delayed Friday as freezing spray and a fully loaded...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Regional avalanche mapping could help identify risks to Chilkat Valley

State researchers are nearly finished with an innovative avalanche mapping project that will help assess risks to Chilkat Valley infrastructure and...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Consultant questions Constantine's preliminary assessment in presentation

Montana-based consultant Jim Kuipers, a longtime mining industry employee turned consultant, discussed the economic prospects and possible...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 24, 2021 

Kiehl to seek reelection in 2022

Haines’ state senator, Jesse Kiehl, announced on Nov. 15 that he will seek reelection in 2022. Juneau representative Andi Story also plans to run in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 24, 2021 

First Friday to include furry friends, cupcakes and fundraiser

A birthday celebration, complete with cupcakes and Lego creations, Alaska Weather Calendars and a turtle named Rosie will all be featured during Dec....

 

This Week in History

November 1971 This newspaper's staff has recently been taken to task for not publishing more local...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Borough secures $20 million to renovate Lutak Dock

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski called Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud on Tuesday with some long and eagerly awaited news: The borough has been...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

For first time, town will have two lenders

Since the First National Bank came to Haines in 1962, there has been only one place in town to make deposits and take out loans. Soon there will be tw...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Two storms bring first measurable snow

As the season’s first snow fell in town last week, four car accidents were reported to the Haines Borough Police, including a four-vehicle accident...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Father and son reunite after Canadian border reopens

After the sounds of the marching band and cheers from local businesses celebrating the opening of the Canadian border to customers and tourists...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Could an arcane law help land owners affected by the December disaster?

Wendie Marriott and Bern Savikko’s Beach Road cabin was leveled by the December landslide. “It was smack dab in the middle of the slide,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Participation down in shop local program

In an effort to increase participation, shoppers are now eligible to apply twice to the byHaines Shop Local and Save program. That means if consumers...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Final redistricting map could mean change in House rep

After several weeks of public hearings across Alaska, the state’s redistricting board settled on a state house map that would link Haines to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Local owner of fish company stars in global film

Marie Rose has done it all. She has caught and bought fish and now she markets and distributes it. H...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

HEDC presents economic indicators at annual meeting

The Haines Economic Development Corporation held its annual meeting last week and presented the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

Haines museums among 13 in Alaska selected for grant awards

Audio tours, new art and rehousing and cataloging collections are on the horizon for local museums...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 18, 2021

AIDEA recommends letting Skagway Ore Terminal lease expire

Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority staff recommended that AIDEA let its lease with the Skagway Ore Terminal expire in March 2023. AIDEA...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 18, 2021

Constantine adjusts some language around Palmer road access

In recent months, Constantine revised language on its website with regard to the Palmer Project’s road access—an issue raised in a securities...

 

Corroded steel delays Matanuska return by two weeks

The 58-year-old state ferry Matanuska will spend an additional two weeks in a Ketchikan shipyard so that workers can repair and replace corroded steel...

 

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