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 By Lex Treinen    News    April 10, 2024

Haines pays social media influencers to boost tourism

“Let me take you to one of my favorite places in Alaska that you’ve probably never heard of,” Danielle Marie Lister says in a recent Instagram video. Lister wears black bibs, a purple down jacket and thick white boots as she skips along the Haine...

 By Lex Treinen    News    February 21, 2024

Klukwan church given to tribe after century of Presbyterian ownership

The church, originally known as the Klukwan Presbyterian, has been holding regular Sunday services for nearly a century. But one thing about the church has changed: its owner. More than a year ago, a...

 By Lex Treinen    News    February 21, 2024

Haines loses appeal of census count that showed 17% population drop

The U.S. Census Bureau has rejected Haines’ appeal of the agency’s 2020 count, which showed the Southeast Alaska community’s population dropping by 17%, or 428 residents. “I’m deeply disappointed. I really thought that our response was compellin...

 By Lex Treinen    News    August 23, 2023

Haines brown bear raids garden for carrots

When Leigh Horner slipped out of her house on the outskirts of Fort Seward in Haines last week for a Mai Tai at the distillery, she didn’t realize someone was watching her, waiting for a chance to steal some of her things. But the someone wasn’t a p...

 By Lex Treinen    News    August 2, 2023

Haines business soaks in success of building custom-made wood bathtubs

Actress Jennifer Aniston knows something about Haines that even some longtime residents don't: The town is home to some of the finest wooden bathtubs that money can buy. Aniston is one of the...

 By Lex Treinen    News    July 26, 2023

Canadian wildlife smoke makes brief appearance over Southeast

Canada`s worst-ever wildfire season has choked much of North America with dangerous smoke for months, coupling with deadly heat around the globe in a summer that`s focusing the world`s attention on the perils of climate change. By last week, some...

 By Lex Treinen    News    July 12, 2023

Haines appeals Census Bureau count of 20% drop in population

The Haines Borough is challenging the U.S. Census Bureau’s official count of its population, saying the agency undercounted the town’s residents by almost 20%. The lower population number threatens millions of dollars of federal funding over the nex...


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