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 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 24, 2020 

Candidates discuss firing, budget and cultural institutions

Questions about an ore terminal, the firing of manager Debra Schnabel and the best way to keep cultural institutions open during economically challeng...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 24, 2020 

Borough-funded COVID-19 tests see little use

It’s been more than a month since the Haines Borough began offering free COVID-19 testing for people entering the community from elsewhere in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 24, 2020 

Assembly approves CARES funding for low-income residents

The Haines Borough Assembly approved unanimously at its Tuesday meeting allocating $625,000 in CARES Act funds to individual relief grants targeting l...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 24, 2020 

$350,000 grant raises questions for assembly and museum board

The award of a $350,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Sustaining Cultural Heritage Collections grant to renovate the Haines Sheldon...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 24, 2020 

Mosquito Lake community garden wraps up first year

The Mosquito Lake Community Center's Victory Garden has provided food to roughly 75 families in the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    September 24, 2020 

Census on track to count more than 99% of households nationwide, bureau says

As of Sept. 20, 10 days before the deadline for census response, 97% of Alaskan households had been counted compared to Haines’ 32% response rate,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 24, 2020 

18 moose hunted as of Wednesday

As of Wednesday afternoon, seven moose remain to Haines hunters before the Alaska Department of Fish...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 24, 2020 

Solid waste group to learn how much waste landfill handles annually

The borough’s Solid Waste Working Group is preparing to meet with Community Waste Solutions manager Craig Franke to get concrete information about...

 

Two Candidates Running for Mayor

The following includes edited excerpts of CVN interviews with this year's mayoral candidates. Jan...

 

Task force recommends seasonal hire to address town's bear problem

The Haines Borough’s bear task force is recommending the assembly consider hiring a seasonal public safety officer to perform outreach and assist...

 

Police believe man wanted in Idaho also committed local crimes

Christopher Panagiotou-Scigliano, the 38-year-old Haines man who was apprehended last week and who is wanted in Idaho on four sex crime charges, is...

 

Mushrooms bloom in rainy summer

From porcini to chanterelle to polypore, this year has been a good year for edible mushrooms and a...

 

Candidates differ in COVID-19 response and new revenue ideas

Messages from mayoral and assembly candidates at the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s Sept. 9 forum were largely the same. The eight candidates—two...

 

Chilkat sockeye, coho, chum runs appear low compared to past years

Although the Chilkoot sockeye run met the escapement goal this year, the outlook for Chilkat River sockeye is less promising. The Alaska Department...

 

As bear deaths rise, carcass disposal becomes an issue

At least twenty-two brown bears have been killed this year outside of hunting season, a new record for the Chilkat Valley. “We’ve more than...

 

Glacier Bears take first in virtual race among seven schools

In an unprecedented outburst of local running, the Haines Glacier Bears hosted two cross-country...

 

Road tests delayed 7 months

The pandemic has slammed the brakes on road tests for Haines 16-year-olds who are eligible to get their driver licenses, frustrating parents and...

 

Alaska Supreme Court hears appeal over location of Frog House cultural items

The Alaska Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday on an appeal from three Frog House members regarding the dispute over ownership of five Frog Hou...

 

5 moose harvested by 3rd day of season

Moose hunting season began Tuesday and hunters harvested three legal animals on opening day. Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) wildlife...

 

AMHS finalizes winter ferry schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System began accepting bookings for its winter ferry schedule this month. Under the finalized winter schedule, Haines will...

 

Local shopping incentive program to begin next month

A program aimed at incentivizing local shopping begins Oct. 1 when the first 200 people who spend $300 on discretionary spending in town will be eligi...

 

Interim manager describes AIDEA conversation

News of a meeting between borough staff, Mayor Jan Hill and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) regarding Lutak Dock...

 

This Week in History

2010 Creditors worried as Cruise West flounders Tour operators and other Haines businesses may be...

 

King meet escapement goal 2nd year in a row

This year, the Chilkat River king salmon run met the 1,750 to 3,500-fish escapement goal for the second year in a row. It’s likely that more than...

 

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