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 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

New Palmer Project permit up for review

The Palmer Project’s application for two separate permits that would regulate subsurface exploration are pending two state agencies’ approval...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 18, 2019 

Seniors to lose monthly state benefit subsidy

Many Haines seniors won’t receive Senior Benefits Program payments from the Alaska Department of Human Services (DHSS) for the next two months due...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

Commissioner resigns after rewrite

Last week, Haines Borough Planning Commission chair Don Turner III resigned over a last- minute rewrite to an ordinance the commission worked on for...

 

Klukwan residents save teacher's job

On Wednesday Chatham School District superintendent Ann Hilburn told Klukwan School teacher Jenn...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

COW holds first budget meeting

The borough manager’s draft budget was brought to life Tuesday when 11 department heads pitched assembly members on operations and goals....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

Conservation group lists Chilkat River among 10 most endangered rivers

On Tuesday, the Washington D.C.-based river advocacy group American Rivers named the Chilkat River on its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 18, 2019 

Editorial

Last week a federal judge threatened to temporarily ban Carnival Cruise Corp. from docking its ships in U.S. Ports for violating probation—a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

Helipad application withdrawn due to lack of full commission

Four hours before the Haines Borough Planning Commission was set to hear a conditional use permit application for a heliport at 26 Mile, the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Hydropower cable on verge of failure

The submarine cable that brings hydroelectric power to Haines has been damaged and could fail at any time, Alaska Power & Telephone officials warned t...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Scammer posing as Mayor Hill steals from residents

It starts with a generic question. A one-liner email appears in your inbox from what appears to be Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill. “Are you...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Art teacher retires after 38 years

Haines School's longest serving teacher, Linnus Danner, won this year's Champion of the Arts in Educ...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Assemblyman drafts regulation that prohibits

An ordinance that would prohibit underwater storage of hazardous materials within one mile of any surface body of water in the Haines Borough was...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

2018 economy grows by $60 million

Roughly $60 million more came into the Haines Borough economy last year, creating close to a 10 percent increase in sales tax revenue from 2017. In a...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Mud Bay petitions against extraction

Mud Bay land owners brought forward a petition to the borough assembly’s Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee on Tuesday, calling for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Assembly requests delay constraints on Haines Hwy

The Haines Borough Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to direct the manger to ask the companies working on the highway construction projects this...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Citizen bat scientists on the lookout for white-nose syndrome

Patty Kermoian has worked as a citizen bat scientist for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) since the inception of the program in Haines...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 11, 2019

Globe trotter to report for six months at the CVN

By Sarah Chatta Ayubowan! Namaste! Salam! Xin chào! Privyet!—or ‘Hello!’ in the predominant...

 
 By Leah Wagner    News    April 11, 2019

Seed starting for the hesitant new gardener

As the ground thaws and the breeze warms, gardeners around town are itching to start digging in their soil. Here in Alaska, we always start seeds in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Planting in pots for the spacially challenged

Be it a pot, tub, shipping container or the drum of a dismantled dryer machine, container gardening in Haines can be an appealing option for new...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Locally made fish fertilizer adds to bounty

With a dual purpose of recycling fish waste and tapping his knowledge of soil science, Jim Syzmanski has engineered Sea to Soil, a locally produced...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 11, 2019

Dolphins finish in top spots at SE Champs

Six Haines Dolphins brought home best times and other accolades from 2019 Spring Southeast Champs...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Valley bears in 'walking hibernation' last week

Of the 29 brown bear dens surveyed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Anthony Crupi last week, most still held bruins in or nearby. On...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Haines Avalanche Center asks for borough funding

Haines Avalanche Center director Erik Stevens asked the Haines Borough Assembly for $20,000 in the 2020 budget on Tuesday. Stevens said the money...

 

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