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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 11, 2020

Volunteers rally for food security, Mosquito Lake Community Center

About 60 volunteers helped cultivate a new community garden Saturday at the Mosquito Lake Community...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Final hour budget cuts reduce funding for museum, police

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a $19.7 million operating and capital budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Borough's virus blocker screens emails from residents

In March, responding to a rise in coronavirus-related cyberattacks, the Haines Borough put in place a filtering system to screen emails containing...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Playground project comes to fruition

After two years of student-led fundraising, hundreds of volunteer hours, and donations from...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 11, 2020

Environmental group scrutinizes Constantine PEA

Rivers Without Borders commissioned an analysis of Constantine Metals’ preliminary economic assessment (PEA) which describes the Palmer Project as ...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Don't approach moose calves, no matter how cute

Every spring, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game encounters the same problem: people...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Assembly narrows down use of $2.1 million in federal funds

The Haines Borough is inching toward a finalized plan for how to spend roughly $2.1 million in federal CARES Act funds. In total, the borough is...

 

Assembly will begin manager hiring process

The Haines Borough Assembly plans to discuss hire of a new borough manager at the end of this month. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, members added...

 

GAS committee advances charter amendment

The Government Affairs and Services (GAS) committee unanimously approved a draft ordinance placing a proposition on October’s ballot that would...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

9th Circuit case could impact Palmer Project

A case before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals could impact Constantine Metal Resources’ Palmer Project. The case relates to Constantine’s...

 

Plant only excellence

A carnal restlessness claws its way down into our cities. A domineering consumption, hell-bent on the living fertility laid graciously about our feet...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Governor removes major obstacle for cruise ships coming to Southeast

Beginning June 6, travelers entering Alaska can opt out of the state's 14-day quarantine if they...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

More stores, borough facilities reopen

The Bookstore opened its doors Wednesday for the first time since March 15. Owner Amy Kane, who recently purchased the business, was only open for a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

Friedenauer resigns from HEDC with plans to move from Haines

Haines Economic Development Corporation executive director Margaret Friedenauer is resigning from her position this month and is leaving Haines for a...

 

Candlelight vigil draws hundreds

More than 300 people attended a candlelight vigil at the parade grounds Tuesday that was organized t...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

ADF&G restrictions, COVID-19 could dampen gillnet season

Gillnetters in the Lynn Canal will face restrictions similar to last year’s despite a slight rebound in the Chilkat River chinook salmon population...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Chamber moves forward with plans for July 4 parade

The Haines Fourth of July celebration is one community event still on the calendar for this year. On Thursday, May 28, the Haines Chamber of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Main St. construction will finish this month

For the past several weeks, direct access to Main Street from the Haines Highway has been blocked by construction. The project, managed by the Alaska...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Assembly begins work on ballot measure

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly’s finance committee gave chair Brenda Josephson the authority to work with staff to draft language for a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Gold Rush crew returns to Haines

Raw TV’s crew has returned to Haines to film another season of “Gold Rush,” a reality show about miners in Alaska and the Yukon aired on the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

Arts Outlook

Artists assist borough with COVID-19 outreach Seven Haines artists painted signs posted throughout...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

April sets new record of unemployment in Haines

In April, Haines Borough unemployment rose to 27.3%, an all-time high for the Chilkat Valley. Haines’ seasonal economy typically means unemployment...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

Small cruise ships could return to Haines sooner than expected

At least one cruise line is taking steps to resume sailings in Lynn Canal as early as next month. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, tourism director...

 

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