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 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020

Census counting ends Oct. 15

The saga of the 2020 U.S. Census appears to have finally come to an end. This year, responding to the census was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic...

 

Artifact Spotlight

The Haines Sheldon Museum's latest artifact. The 29-inch wide and 3.5-inch thick life ring was...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Tuynman wins fourth assembly seat 11 votes ahead of Josephson

The results of this year’s nail-biter assembly race are in. Cheryl Stickler and Caitie Kirby, the top vote-getters, will serve three-year terms...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Chief shoots bear outside his home

Haines police chief Heath Scott shot and wounded a sow brown bear that he said had attempted to get into his garage and opened a garbage can outside...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Two new COVID-19 virus cases reported this week

The Haines Borough EOC reported two new cases of COVID-19 this week. On Tuesday the EOC reported that a resident tested positive for COVID-19, the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Coho derby participation higher than last year despite border closure

With two weeks remaining in the third annual Haines Sportsman’s Association coho derby, resident Steve Anderson is in the lead as of Oct. 14 with a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Bear damages vehicles along Young Road

This month, an increasing number of residents have taken to locking cars as a preventative measure against the bear that has learned to open doors....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Borough re-revises morgue project

The Haines Borough is revising plans for a CARES Act-funded morgue again. The change means roughly $22,000 in CARES Act funds will go to waste. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Haines library nominated for national honor

The Haines Borough Public Library has been nominated by Sen. Lisa Murkowski for the National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 15, 2020

Borough to look into providing public access to dumpster when landfill is closed

The Haines Borough Finance Committee recommended the Solid Waste Working Group look into providing public access to dumpsters when the landfill is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

TAB approves changes to heliski tour GPS reporting requirements

The Haines Borough Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) approved staff-recommended changes to heliski code and administrative policy at an Oct. 8 meeting....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Driver's license applicants and fishermen to receive CARES Act assistance

The Haines Borough Assembly approved three CARES Act-spending measures at Tuesday’s meeting including $15,000 to address a backlog in driver’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 15, 2020

Oct. 31 no-sail extension gives some hope for 2021 tour season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) extended the no-sail order for cruise ships through the end of the month. The order had been set...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2020

Glacier Bears take regional championship

Both the girls and boys Haines Glacier Bears cross-country teams are this year's Region 5 champions...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Stickler, Lapp, Kirby secure assembly seats

This year’s Haines Borough election was marked by high voter turnout, increased early and absentee voting, an above-average number of write-in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 8, 2020

$40,000 generated by shop local program so far

About 100 residents spent more than $40,000 at local businesses during the first week of the “byHaines Shop Local and Save” program. The...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Haines economy worse than unemployment rate suggests

Job numbers bounced back slightly in August, but not as much as unemployment rates across the state would suggest. Southeast remains the hardest hit...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Pandemic causes nonprofits to cancel in-person fundraising events

COVID-19 has created new fundraising challenges for Chilkat Valley nonprofits. While many have had access to coronavirus relief grants through the...

 

Personnel committee recommends more manager-assembly communication

The next Haines Borough manager will work more closely with and report more frequently to the assembly if members adopt changes approved by the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Charitable gaming takes a hit due to COVID-19

Pull-tab sales are down in the Chilkat Valley and statewide due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Pull-tabs, a type of charitable game regulated by the...

 

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