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 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2018

Timber group aims to broaden understanding of industry

On Nov. 15, 12 community members went on a field trip into the woods, trailing state forester Greg... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 21, 2018

Glacier Bears perform in state festival

Eight Haines High School students travelled to the all-state music festival in Anchorage last weekend. Three were in the running for first chair...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2018

Scott raises concern about Maidy representing borough on KINY radio

“One of the members of our assembly is now a person who communicates with a Juneau radio station and it may not be the right thing to do,...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018

Committee discusses creating natural resource ordinance

The government affairs and services committee discussed on Nov. 6 the creation of an ordinance that would address broader impacts of resource...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018

Board addresses Eagle Fest decline

The Tourism Advisory Board discussed partnering with the American Bald Eagle Foundation to bolster t...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

New owner purchases Main Street bookstore

The Babbling Book and the Dragon’s Nook bookstore on Main Street is changing ownership and names for the second time in the less than two years. Jo...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018

Ferry system maintenance delays cause December service gaps

The Alaska Marine Highway System’s December ferry schedule has a lot of blank spots as vessel repairs have caused system-wide delays. The LeConte...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018

Boards say fish tax should go to harbors

Two borough advisory boards have recommended to the assembly that the raw fish tax revenue go directly into the harbor enterprise fund instead of the...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Sun brightens scenic eagle release

Backdropped by eager spectators with super zoom lenses and the Jilkaat Kwaan dancers donned in clan... Full story

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Borough seeks legal counsel on trooper issue

Borough manager Debra Schnabel met with borough attorney Brooks Chandler on Tuesday in Anchorage to draft a response to Alaska State Troopers on...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 15, 2018

Upper valley election results counted

Election results from the upper valley are in after a technological mishap prevented the votes from being counted last Tuesday. The governor’s race...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Community Education director launches 'Walk Fit' fitness challenge

In a nod to Diabetes Awareness Month, a new community program in Haines challenges residents to do one thing: walk. Beginning on Nov. 18, individuals...


Bird counters needed for annual Audubon tallies

National Audubon Society volunteer Pam Randles is looking for 30 volunteers to count birds this December. The Audubon Society uses volunteer-derived d...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Glacier Bears head to regionals in Metlakatla

After a send-off pep rally from the Haines High School, the Glacier Bears varsity volleyball team heads to the Southeast regional championship in...


The assembly themselves, not residents

Letter to the Haines Assembly—The votes are in. Not only did Ballot Measure 1 fail statewide, Haines voted decisively against it. Yet the assembly,...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 8, 2018

Election snafu delays upper valley results

While 2018 statewide unofficial general election results are in, some precincts' results around...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 8, 2018

Coast Guard rescues two near Tsirku

A U.S. Coast Guard aircrew rescued two stranded, hypothermic workers Saturday morning after their...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 8, 2018

Assembly changes course on police response

The assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the Haines Borough Police Department to respond to...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 8, 2018

DEC cites cruise company for air-quality violation

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation cited a Holland America Line cruise ship in Haines for violating air emissions standards—one of...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 8, 2018

Coho derby winner takes first, second place prizes

Resident Steve Anderson won this year’s second annual Haines Sportsman Association’s Silver Salmon (Coho) Derby’s first and second place prizes....

 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 8, 2018

Glacier Bards bring home accolades

The Haines Glacier Bards, the school’s drama debate and forensics team, brought home first, second- and third-place awards from a Juneau...


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