The U.S Forest Service held a public meeting in Haines on Saturday to discuss why they are seeking a full exemption of the Roadless Rule in the Tongass National Forest. About a dozen Haines residents sat under a large Christmas tree in the library to hear the Forest Service’s presentation. The decorations were cheery, but […]
White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad recently applied for a permit to dredge a portion of Skagway’s harbor basin. The project is part of a plan to address contamination caused by loading ore onto ships at a dock operated by the railroad. The municipality is concerned that the project is not ready to be permitted. […]
The Haines Borough Assembly will consider a resolution to interpret emergency dispatch to include police response; a Unit 1D mountain goat hunt update; an archival audio postcard from the Haines Lighting of the Fort.
John Carlson and Tom Faverty are fitting cedar boards into what will be the ceiling of the sauna. They’re two of the many volunteers and donors who have pushed to make a public sauna happen. Right now, it’s just an insulated frame next to the pool. “We’re working up a sweat just being in there now,” […]
The Haines School is a beautiful building, but things can get pretty messy with all the different classes and activities it hosts. Haines school custodian Natasha Fitzpatrick was recognized this week for her hard work to keep the facility spic and span. Fitzpatrick was rounding the corner to the girls’ bathroom on Thursday when she […]
Constantine Metal Resources operates a mineral exploration project north of Haines. Their goal is to mine the mountains adjacent to the Saksaia glacier. Mining is a technical industry, but companies increasingly must respond to a social component: how local people feel about land use. Liz Cornejo is the Vice President of Community Engagement for […]
Part 1: Tom Andriesen talks about his time as a production assistant for Disney’s White Fang. Part 2: Heather Lende discusses how she got started writing about Haines and a new book on the horizon about her time on the borough assembly. Part 3: Nancy Schnabel tells us about how filming for Gold Rush Alaska […]
An archivist will be working at the Haines Sheldon Museum this winter to inventory thousands of historical documents. Sara Delengova cranks a lever, parting a wall of gray metal shelves in the basement of the Haines Sheldon Museum. “This is known as the archives room down here,” Delengova says. The archives are stacked with boxes […]
The American Bald Eagle Foundation has a new addition to its team of avian ambassadors. After two months in Haines, Cirrus the Northern hawk owl is settling in and helping people better understand the behavior of an elusive species. Cirrus came to Haines at the end of September from the Bird Treatment and Learning Center […]
A fire broke out Monday evening at an apartment complex in Haines. One resident was injured while escaping the flames. Firefighters extinguished the blaze and contained most of the damage to one apartment. The Haines Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Mathias Avenue around 9:30 p.m. on Monday. According to assistant fire […]
Anyone who sets foot on Eldred Rock right now is technically trespassing on federal property. But Executive Director Sue York and the Haines-based Eldred Rock Lighthouse Preservation Association are working to change that. “This lease is within striking distance. This is the first step in the rehabilitation of the lighthouse,” York said on the […]
State Wildlife Troopers investigate the shooting of two black bears in Haines; activists circulate a petition to increase taxes on oil production; the ferry LeConte is projected to be back in service by next May.