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Students place second in DDF duet acting scene
Haines High School hosted the first Drama, Debate and Forensics (DDF) tournament of the season Oct. 13, with the Glacier Bards placing in six events.
Seismologist says earthquake may have triggered mudslide on the Haines Highway
“In this case, especially at the 23 mile slide, itwas like soupy jello that they were shoving off the road.”
Bear and local have close call at Chilkoot
On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2, Haines local Shori Heaton drove her Ford Sport Trac down to the Chilkoot River to go fishing, a daily ritual while salmon are running. Skittles, her yellow lab who was raised in the neighborhood, rode with her. The two staked out a spot about 20 feet into the middle of
Wrong turn: Canadian driver plummets over Chilkoot riverbank
Whitehorse resident Paul Hearn was cited for vandalism and failing to exercise due care after his camper-truck rolled offChilkoot LakeRoad on the evening of Oct. 9. Hearn said he swerved to avoid a bear that darted into the road around 9 p.m; there were no witnesses. Hearn bumped his head, and state
Marching band closer to Sousaphone
Thanks so much to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its generous grant to our campaign to buy a sousaphone for the Haines Community Marching Band. We’re hoping to raise $3,500 or more for a quality, used instrument. See our display at Talia’s Treasures. You can also donate directly from yo
Thanks for supporting the Bards
The Haines DDF team would like to thank all the tireless volunteers who jumped in to help make the Oct. 13 tournament a success. The assistance with judging, food, timing, etc was invaluable and gave our kids a great experience. We couldn’t have done it without you! Special thanks to Cindy Buxton an
New education director plans new clubs, classes
Hired two weeks ago to serve as the borough’s new community education director, returning Haines resident Earleen Lloyd plans to create more clubs, offer a vehicle maintenance and repair class, and build a website that has a calendar and schedule of activities.
Highway to be raised 20 feet in slide areas
Last Sunday and Monday, large mudslides in the upper valley flowed down the steep mountainsides and across the Haines Highway, forcing it to close while state workers cleared the road with heavy machinery.
Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Skagway in Alaska
A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 38 km W of Skagway, Alaska (24 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 0 km, -135.9815° West, 59.5233° North. All ids that are associated to the event: ak20281113. Unique identifier: ak20281113. The 3.8-magnitude earthquake was dete
Borough to consider public art allocation
The Alaska Arts Confluence has requested the borough adopt an ordinance allocating one percent of all local public construction contracts to public art. The confluence’s community engagement director, Keri Eggleson, asked borough managerDebra Schnabelbring the request to the assembly.
Haines group asks candidates to challenge corporate personhood
We the People Alaska, was started by Haines resident Gershon Cohen in response to the Citizen’s United supreme court ruling, which allows corporations and unions to make financial contributions to political campaigns under the first amendment.
Board talks about drug testing, approves MOU for crossing guard
The Skagway School Board has discussed and approved a change to the junior high basketball season. It now starts in January after winter break and will run to late march. A letter from the high school and junior high basketball coaches explained to the board that the old season conflicted with the F
Cross Country Season wraps with two runners at Anchorage State Championships
Skagway’s boys cross country team. From left: Gavin Goebel, Isaac Morris, Silas Myers, Tanner Hansen, Coach Blake Bottle, Wyatt Belisle and Danny Brady.PHOTOS BY JEFF BRADY
Local Student Council hosts 200-plus visitors at AASG Fall Conference
Hundreds of students from across Alaska came to Skagway from Sept. 21-23 for the Alaska Association of Student Governments Conference, marking the first ever time Skagway has hosted that event. Above, participants gather before a White Pass &Yukon Route locomotive before taking a ride up to a glacie
AMHS exploring options for crew quarters on Alaska Class Ferries
Crew quarters had originally been planned for the ACFs, according to Aurah Landau, public information officer for the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities. The concept was cut from the design as the process continued.
Air quality monitoring in Skagway ongoing after uptick in complaints about cruise ship emissions
Violations of these standards can carry a fine of around $46,000, though companies often settle with the state for less.
Minor earthquake: M2.8 quake has struck near Skagway in Alaska
A minor earthquake magnitude 2.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 58 km W of Skagway, Alaska (36 miles). The temblor was reported at 06:27:04 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 1.8 km, -136.351° West, 59.4986° North. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.8 km (1 miles)
Fish and Game tech finds mysterious object in river
The most common guesses included a vintage bowling or juggling pin. Hura's favorite guesses? "Ones that aren't appropriate for the newspaper," Hura said.
Canadian trio wins third annual Chilkat Chef competition
The dish: "Blackened miso spice salmon steak with Yukon gold potato parsnip latkes and grilled tomatillos, on a bed of greens from field and sea, with a dollop of dill-lemonade sour cream and hand foraged Yukon cranberry, coconut-chocolate BBQ sauce, with a fresh hopped rye pale ale from Winterlong
Attorney says borough has standing to deny Alaska Excursions tour permit
Joe Teig, an attorney representing Alaska Excursions, contacted Schnabel on Oct. 3. He said he had been “engaged with respect to recentHaines BoroughCommerce Committee and assembly discussions regarding potential revocation and/or renewal of the AlaskaX Glacier Point tour permits.