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 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 15, 2019 

Lily Lake water line installers didn't account for drought conditions

Although water levels at Lily Lake are at an all-time low, that's not what's prompting water...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Rogers only filer for two assembly seats

With less than one week before the filing deadline, Paul Rogers is the only candidate registered to run for one of two open seats on the Haines...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Family brings relative's remains home after 85 years

Last month, 85 years after she died, Louise Hinchman's remains were laid to rest beside relatives...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 15, 2019 

Low enrollment threatens Klukwan school

Klukwan School may be at risk of closing due to a lack of enrollment, as parents discuss pulling their children from the school. At the beginning of...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Pretzel lines linger on Main Street

On Friday, food-truck owner Chris Peterson worked through a line of customers that spilled out into...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

EPA fines Kensington mine for illegal discharge violations

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached three settlements with Kensington gold mine totaling $534,500 for discharge...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 15, 2019 

Dunleavy restores senior benefits, early education and other state funding

This week Gov. Mike Dunleavy said he will approve funding for the Senior Benefits Program, early education services including Head Start, and will...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Wildlife trooper to leave Haines

Alaska State Wildlife Trooper Wallace Kirksey is set to leave Haines for another station in October after just five months in the Haines post. The...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 15, 2019 

Planning commission advances library expansion

This week the Haines Borough Planning Commission approved a 35 to 65 percent design plan for the public library expansion project. The project design...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019 

Assembly to consider cutting staff positions

The Haines Borough Assembly will meet as a committee of the whole with manager Debra Schnabel on Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss personnel...

 

Man stabbed during 'horseplay'

The Haines Borough police are completing a report on an accidental stabbing of a man on Aug. 5 at a vocational rental on Mud Bay Road. The incident...

 
 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Environmental groups, residents push back against Constantine's exploration permits

At least five local and out-of-state environmental groups and individuals filed informal requests for review to the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Ferry strike leaves lasting impact

The ferry workers’ strike that flustered business and tourism in Haines for more than a week may have lasting consequences for the future of the...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Residents to embark on historic Tlingit trade route

This month, Haines residents Tim Ackerman and Mike Bott will embark on a nearly 200-mile route...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Nearly 300 voters sign petition to recall Dunleavy

As of Wednesday, 294 Haines residents have joined a statewide movement to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Marching band receives long-awaited sousaphone

The Haines Community Marching Band finally got its "booming baseline"-the sousaphone-after four...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Klukwan school teacher resigns

Klukwan School’s only full-time teacher with special education endorsements resigned last month, leaving only one teacher leading up to the Aug. 26...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Dry conditions persist, borough reissues mandatory water restriction

The borough re-issued mandatory water restrictions this week amid drought conditions and as Lily Lake water levels continue to drop. In anticipation...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    August 8, 2019

Committee rehashes fund ordinance

At a finance committee meeting Tuesday, assembly members Brenda Josephson and Tom Morphet rehashed a debate to reallocate sales tax revenue funds...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS receives borough funding The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $20,000 allocation Thursday to KHNS in the wake of stripped state...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Scholarship funding for college students restored

State university students no longer have to worry about losing their scholarship funds—for now. Last month, University of Alaska students held...

 

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