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 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 17, 2020

33 residents still displaced; nine homes destroyed

As of Tuesday, 14 residents were registered to spend the night in Red Cross-provided housing, down from 101 early last week. Interim borough manager... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Messages of support and donations pour into Chilkat Valley

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in donations and supplies have entered Haines in the wake of the Dec. 2 landslide, including roughly $450,000 raised...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Haines receives massive grant to expand behavioral health services post-disaster

Local agencies and partners at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau have two weeks to spend an unprecedented $1.4 million the state is channeling... Full story

 By CVN Staff    News    December 17, 2020

Big Brothers Big Sisters can match again

In 2018, a funding shortfall prompted Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska to stop making new matches in Haines, but a new state grant will help at...


EOC opens southernmost part of Beach Road

Residents at the southernmost end of Beach Road can return home after state geologists downgraded... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Borough completes temporary repairs to storm-damaged infrastructure

By Ceri Godinez The Haines Borough finished temporary repairs to public infrastructure on Friday, Dec. 11 and is transitioning to long-term repair... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 17, 2020

Borough to solicit Lutak Dock development proposal from AIDEA

The Haines Borough Assembly asked interim manager Alekka Fullerton to reach out to the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) rega...


Assembly Briefs

Manager hiring process to begin Dec. 21 The Haines Borough Assembly has agreed to engage the services of consultant Lenise Henderson-Fontenot, who...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Floods, slides pummel Haines, rebuilding begins

The skies cleared Wednesday after a week of rain that kept instabilities in the landscape active and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Changing climate means more landslides in future, scientists say

The Dec. 2 slope failure at Beach Road that left two residents missing is at once tragic and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Evacuees worry about homes and when they will be able to return safely

After the Dec. 2 Beach Road landslide, more than 50 Haines residents were displaced when... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Search for Larson and Simmons is suspended, friends and family grieve

The Alaska State Troopers Monday suspended the search for kindergarten teacher Jenae Larson, 23,... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

75-year-old woman rescues her malamute, neighbors' cats from Beach Road homes

Although residents were ordered to stay away from Beach Road after Wednesday's massive landslide,... Full story


Volunteers comb beaches for debris after ground search efforts suspended

Local volunteers are continuing to comb beaches for personal belongings and debris from the Dec. 2... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Upper Mount Riley Road houses evacuated based on available data

Houses on upper Mount Riley Road are now under mandatory evacuation. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Governor makes state assistance available for infrastructure repairs

On Dec. 5, Gov. Mike Dunleavy signed a disaster declaration for Southeast Alaska after flooding and... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Beach Road residents request organized effort to winterize homes, mayor says landslide risk too high

Some Beach Road residents apparently made attempts to reach their homes Wednesday morning as... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 10, 2020

Be on the lookout for scammers in wake of natural disaster, state officials say

Natural disasters like the widespread flooding and landslides in Haines can bring out the best in... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

AP&T installs temporary lines to restore power to Lutak homes

AP&T crews restored power at about 3 p.m. Sunday to the 46 homes toward the end of Lutak Road that h... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 10, 2020

Geoscientists remain in town to monitor landscape as rain continues

The geoscientists continued to get a more refined understanding of slope instabilities Tuesday and... Full story


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