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This week in history

Nov. 24, 1969 Service will be stressed this year by the Haines Unity of the American Cancer Society...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Tazlina to sail again, winter travel remains grim

Last week, some Haines residents learned from Facebook that ferry service would increase from one sailing a week to three with the addition of the Taz...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2019

Skagway News available for free to the right candidate

Skagway News owner Larry Persily is looking to pass the torch and, to the right candidate, he’s offering to give the paper away. “If I can find th...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Pool could open next week, staff says contractor left town

Employees for the Indiana-based contractor working on the swimming pool left town last weekend, though the company president said they will return aft...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Heli port application withdrawn

After a 40-minute discussion at the planning commission meeting Thursday, Big Salmon Ventures owner Scott Sundberg withdrew his application for a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2019

Bear and Bards bring home top finishes

A swath of Haines high schoolers brought home top finishes from wrestling and drama, debate and forensics tournaments last weekend. All members of the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2019

Teacher's fire response was 'textbook'

The effects of the Haines Borough Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Fire Prevention Week paid off last Thursday afternoon when Haines Middle...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Hunter cited for State Parks violation

Last week, a hunter was cited for shooting a bear—not for the bear itself, but because of where he shot it. On Nov. 11, Alaska State Parks ranger...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Borough approves task force to address bears

A new ad hoc committee Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel created has one goal in mind: to reduce bear and human interactions. Last week, the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Museum up for grant improving handicapped access

The Haines Sheldon Museum is in the running for a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant that, if awarded, will improve accessibility...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2019

Borough joins remote sales tax commission

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously last week to join the Alaska Remote Seller Sales Tax Commission—a state board established to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2019

Resident circulates petition for oil tax ballot initiative

Sara Chapell is circulating an oil tax reform initiative petition. More than 60 residents have signed the petition that would put the Fair Share Act...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2019

Museum gets $14K for collections project

The Haines Sheldon Museum was one of four museums in Alaska to receive a fall grant from Museums Alaska. The Sheldon Museum received $14,670, the...

 

This week in history

Nov. 24, 1969 Casting tryouts for a winter play "Exit the Body" will begin Wednesday evening at 8...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Looming SCOTUS decision delays permit

By Jenna Kunze The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation’s forthcoming decision to approve or revoke Constantine Metal Resources’ waste...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Pool opening dependent on contractor sign off

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to prioritize getting swimmers into the pool—so long as the contractor on the job accepts a change order...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 14, 2019

Haines cameos in Breaking Bad movie

*This article contains spoilers for the Netflix Breaking Bad movie “El Camino.” In his search to find a new home in Alaska for the character Jesse...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Scott, Maidy push to fund safe home

Last month, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to grant Becky’s Place—a local safe house for victims of abuse—$8,000 for rent....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 14, 2019

Severe winds cause seven power outages

Strong winds from Friday night through early Sunday morning, with gusts recorded up to 66 miles per...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 14, 2019

Children compete in coho derby for first time

John Austin, 67, of White Rock, British Columbia, won the third annual Haines Sportsman's...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Policing issue heads GAS committee

Despite its new three-members, the Haines Borough Assembly is no closer to a solution on areawide policing. On Tuesday, the same resolution that...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 14, 2019

Students write biomass resolution

Students across the state unanimously passed a resolution supporting the Haines Borough’s use of a biomass boiler to heat public buildings at an Ala...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 14, 2019

HAL donates veterans building

The Haines Assisted Living board of directors donated the Soboleff-McRae Veteran’s Village to Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium. The build...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 14, 2019

Thanksgiving market at ANB hall

Haines Farmers Market vendors are offering a fall market at the ANB/ANS hall on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to noon. Gourmet donut, scone and biscu...

 

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