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 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Friends of Recycling to propose plastic bag ban

In a tribute to Earth Day, Haines Friends of Recycling in partnership with three sixth-grade students will bring a draft ordinance banning single-use...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Draft budget increases property taxes, no cuts

The Haines Borough manager’s 2020 proposed budget released this week amounts to nearly $18.7 million in total spending using $426,508 of borough...

 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Sperm whale carcass beached near Eldred Rock, jaw bone stolen

For the first time on record, a sperm whale carcass was found in Lynn Canal. This is the third time...

 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Man attacks cop, charged with two counts of assault

Haines Police charged a 40-year-old transient man with inciting fear and for physically assaulting a police officer, two counts of assault. On April...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters

By Jenna Kunze Stranded 10 miles up the Chilkat River Saturday evening with wet clothes, little food and the inky black of night rolling in, seven...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Car submerged in Tsirku all winter

The stranded car that stranded two residents driving to a mining claim last November remains in the...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

CIA to open Portage Cove dock

This month, the Chilkat Indian Association expects to begin operating the long-dormant Portage Cove Dock for smaller cruise ships and private yachts....

 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Biologist measures low body fat in valley moose

“We don’t know a lot about moose around Haines,” said Carl Koch, a wildlife biologist for Alaska Department of Fish and Game. “We know a lot...

 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Does uptick in flu reports mean increased flu cases?

Clinical data from Haines’ SEARHC clinic indicates that perceptions of the 2019 flu season may be more complicated than it appears. Media has...

 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Man arrested for driving into $16,000 bear statue

By Sarah Chattah Early Saturday morning, Haines Police charged a 34-year-old man with leaving the scene of an accident, a DUI, and refusal to submit...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Who serves who?

Mayor Jan Hill’s recent testimony on the Tier 3 nomination process raised concerns from some assembly members and the public this week about how...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 28, 2019

Merchants with third consecutive Gold Medal championship

The Haines Merchants won its third B Bracket championship title last week at the 73rd annual Lions...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Exposed trash puts landfill in DEC's sights

A resident’s written complaint on landfill management in the Haines Borough has caused the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to...

 By Sarah Chatta    News    March 28, 2019

Stuart places third at state spelling bee contest

Sixth-grader Willa Stuart is a formidable competitor. During lunchtime at Haines School Willa told me that she memorized 1,100 words for the Alaska...

 By Sarah Chatta    News    March 28, 2019

'Snow Drought' bodes ill for ski season

For the past three seasons, drought conditions have marred the heliski industry, which depends on adequate snowfall. Snowfall in Southeast is 50 to...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Police to form volunteer squad

Beginning in July, the Haines Borough Police Department will initiate a program to put three trained volunteer officers into service with staff...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Borough denied grant for ADA upgrades, plans to appeal

The state fund grant proposal that would have allocated more than $500,000 for a public safety building upgrade was rejected this month for the...


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