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 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 13, 2018 

Assembly members to consider revoking Alaska X tour permit

The Haines Borough Assembly's commerce committee will discuss next week the borough's option to...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 13, 2018 

Candidates attend first forums

About 20 residents turned out to hear assembly candidates answer ten questions at the Haines Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum Tuesday afternoon in...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018 

Drivers deflated over flat tires on highway

Residents, tourists, businesses and auto repair shops have seen a spike in the number of flat tires...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018 

The language of love

"I have sort of a back story with roses," local author and summer resident Tom Lang said at his...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 13, 2018 

Police arrest woman for possession of meth, heroin

Police arrested a 61-year-old Haines woman last week for attempting to possess heroin and the possession of methamphetamine—both misdemeanor charges...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018 

Back to the drawing board: staff to research sales tax on pot

The Finance Committee asked borough staff to research taxing marijuana at the retail level. The...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 13, 2018 

Borough settles with harbor contractor

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $598,000 settlement to be paid to small boat harbor contractor Pacific Pile & Marine for its claim...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 13, 2018 

Power makes move to finish documentary

Byrne Power, the founder of what is now Geppetto's Junkard, is moving to Europe next month where he...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 13, 2018 

50th Fair breaks records, Edwards steps down

The 50th Anniversary of the Southeast Alaska State Fair broke records, earning more revenue and garnering more attendance than any previous fair....

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018 

Sales tax now exempt for renters

The assembly voted on Thursday to adopt an ordinance exempting sales tax for long term residential renters. The new ordinance defines long term as...


Glacier Bears prepare for Region 5 meet

The Haines Glacier Bears worked hard in Petersburg last Friday in their last regular season clash with the other runners who are trying to put the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 6, 2018

State Troopers report details death at Alaska Excursions glacier tour

Launching a canoe in high water too close to rapids and a corresponding engine malfunction contribut...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 6, 2018

Former resident wills $600K to school

Haines students received a boon this week after the school board accepted a donation of more than half a million dollars. Vera Smith, a longtime...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 6, 2018

Student test scores rank second highest in state

For the second year in a row, Haines has ranked number two behind Skagway School District in the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 6, 2018

Safety commission seeks data on drug abuse in borough

The Haines Public Safety Commission, which last year established itself as a drug awareness task force, is on a data-gathering mission to better under...

 By Liam Cassidy    News    September 6, 2018

Glacier Bears 'kill the hill' in Skagway meet

“Kill the hill.” That’s the mantra Haines cross-country captain Marirose Evenden repeated to herself during her run. The Glacier Bears were in...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 6, 2018

State commission orders AP&T revenues refundable

Alaska Power & Telephone ratepayers will likely receive a small refund if the power company complies with an Aug. 24 Regulatory Commission of Alaska...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 6, 2018

New reporter nearly sits in stranger's car

I've been calling myself a travel journalist for the past year in and around Asia, but I dropped...


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