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Union filed grievance against borough over Alten firing

The Haines Borough is dealing with a July 14 grievance from Public Employees Local 71, the borough’s employees union, filed on behalf of former...

 

Heliski map committee to consider terrain closure recommendations

The borough’s heliski map committee is awaiting industry data before settling on a recommendation that could limit heliski activity in the...

 

3rd Annual Coho Derby begins next week

The Haines Sportsman’s Association third annual coho derby is scheduled to kick off next week, with some changes to accommodate pandemic mitigation...

 

Assembly finalizes plan for $3.7 million in CARES Act funds

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday finalized a plan for spending most of the $4 million the borough is scheduled to receive from the federal CARES...

 

Should the permanent fund be tapped?

A measure on the ballot for the Oct. 3 election has sparked debate over the Haines Borough permanent fund’s purpose—whether the principal should...

 

New businesses falling through the cracks

Businesses that started this year have been feeling the economic impacts of COVID-19, but because...

 

Lack of manager delays pool reopening

After a pandemic, budget cuts and repair needs led to spring and summer closure, the Haines Borough swimming pool is finally ready to reopen, with...

 

Police arrest fugitive from Idaho

A 38-year-old man with an outstanding warrant arrest for sex crimes in Idaho was apprehended at the Chilkat Lake landing on Monday, Sept. 7. The man...

 

State orders municipalities to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

The Haines Borough’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been instructed by the state to prepare to administer a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of...

 

Road closed at Chilkoot corridor

Construction on the Chilkoot Lake road corridor has begun and the road is closed to vehicles and pedestrians seven days a week with some exceptions fo...

 

Bear breaks through front door as woman sleeps

Kristine Harder was woken up at 1 a.m. Wednesday morning to the sound of her Fox Terrier barking at a bear busting through her front door. “I was...

 

Assembly Briefs

Borough discusses AIDEA support for Lutak Dock Haines Borough department heads met Aug. 27 with representatives from the Alaska Industrial...

 

This week in history

2010 Chilkats launch version of historic seafarer Klukwan villagers recently launched a 36-foot, sea...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

SEABA investigated for heliskiing in Glacier Bay National Park

Heliski company Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA) had “significant activity” on Glacier Bay National Park land on March 17,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

9th circuit sides with BLM, Constantine

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) did not need to take into account the effects of a future mine when it approved Constantine Metal Resources...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Fossils reveal ancient shorelines

Retired biology teacher and geology aficionado John Norton recently sent out clay containing fossil...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

17 bears killed this year

Alaska Wildlife Trooper Colin Nemec said two of the bears he and Haines police officer Brayton Long shot last Monday near Small Tracts Road were in...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

Board takes next step toward restructuring Sheldon Museum

The Haines Sheldon Museum board of trustees received the go-ahead from the Haines Borough Assembly’s Government Affairs and Services (GAS)...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Students to return to school five days a week

The Haines Borough School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to send students back to school five days a week starting Tuesday, Sept. 8. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 3, 2020

New gold mining exploration project in the works for Constantine

Record-high gold prices have prompted Constantine Metal Resources to begin exploring mining...

 

Range to see more than $100,000 in improvements

The Haines Sportsman’s Association is in the process of building more than $100,000 worth of improvements to the range. Local volunteers and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 3, 2020

Schnabel withdraws application for Front Street permit

Roger Schnabel has withdrawn a permit application from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a boat storage and maintenance pad on Front Street. The...

 

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