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 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021 

Beach Road closure extended

Beach Road east of a barricade at the far end of Portage Cove will remain closed to the public after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 14, 2021 

Man trapped under icy woodpile saved by Siri

Funny Farm manager Mark Kelly, 50, relied on a weak wifi signal and the iPhone’s Siri voice command app to call for help after he was buried and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 14, 2021 

Swinton hired as new boys basketball coach

Former Haines Glacier Bears basketball player and Haines School graduate Tyler Swinton, 27, is the new boys’ basketball head coach for this...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021 

Assembly votes to advertise new manager hire

Eight months after the firing of then-manager Debra Schnabel, the Haines Borough is advertising for a new, permanent manager. On Tuesday, assembly...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021 

COVID-19 mitigation plan required for 2021 tour companies

This year, tour companies will need a COVID-19 mitigation plan approved by the Haines Borough manager before they can conduct tours. On Tuesday, the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021 

Federal government extends CARES Act spending deadline

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to roll back a December spending plan for leftover CARES Act funds after the federal government approved an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021 

PERS termination study for Sheldon Museum approved by borough

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a PERS termination study for the Haines Sheldon Museum, a neces...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021 

Chilkat Valley Orchard Project launches educational workshop series for residents

A free workshop about starting an orchard drew 80 participants on Saturday. The workshop is the first in a series hosted by the Chilkat Valley...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 14, 2021 

New magistrate sworn in

A new magistrate judge was sworn in Monday morning at the Haines courthouse. Kila Orion...

 

This week in history

Jan. 1971 The usually booming local timber industry is in the throes of problems. Friday evening the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

First responders, healthcare workers, elders receive first COVID-19 vaccines in Haines

In the past week, more than 100 Chilkat Valley residents received the first of two shots required...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Beach Road residents face months of displacement, at minimum

Residents at the southernmost end of Beach Road were officially allowed to return to their properties after state geologists downgraded the area on...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Governor's budget shifts additional costs to borough, closes local DMV office

The Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget proposal Gov. Mike Dunleavy released on Dec. 11 contains several significant cuts for the Haines Borough including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Police chief recovers from COVID-19

Although there are no known active COVID-19 cases in Haines, in recent weeks, four residents have tested positive for the virus while traveling...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 24, 2020

Anchorage resident repays kindness to Haines disaster relief

Wally Smith, 83, a retired industrial arts teacher in Anchorage, donated $1,000 to local disaster relief efforts this month because he “had a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 24, 2020

2020: Pandemic, natural disaster and upheaval

As I sat down to write the 2020 Year in Review, I thought: "I don't want to relive this year, nor sh...

 

2021 Alcan 200 cancelled

The Alcan 200 is the first Haines event in 2021 to be officially cancelled due to COVID-19. “(The Yukon government) isn’t issuing any special...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

HEDC brings on interim director

On Dec. 14, Sally Andersen was brought on as interim director for the Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC), stepping into the role after...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Assembly plans to finalize manager advertisement by next regular meeting

The Haines Borough Assembly is picking up the pace of the manager hiring process. Over the course of two committee of the whole meetings held on Monda...

 

Faverty takes it to the next level

Last March when the clock ticked down on the Haines Glacier Bears’ come-from-behind regional tournament victory over Metlakatla, Kirby Faverty’s b...

 

Pool needs lifeguards

Adult swimmers are encouraged to register for a lifeguard certification class to be held in Haines in mid-January. Four slots are open in the class,...

 

Editor's note

This week will be the last edition of the year after which we will take a much-needed holiday break for two weeks. As you may know, we typically take...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

What can Haines learn from Sitka's deadly landslide?

On Aug. 18, 2015 more than 40 landslides fell across Baranof and Chichagof Islands. The largest slid...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

Beach Road residents must reckon with long-term risk of living under Mount Riley

As geoscientists learn more about the Beach Road slide and the geology of Mount Riley, area...

 

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