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 By Max Graham    News    December 14, 2022

Former employee charged with stealing at least $58,000 from Haines tour operator

While Haines police investigated a theft of tens of thousands of dollars from Alaska Mountain Guides, the suspect and his wife were stopping in Las Vegas for a concert, seeing a Broadway show in New York and planning a cruise to the Caribbean,...

 By Max Graham    News    December 7, 2022

Biggest salmon processor in Haines will not operate for third year in a row

The biggest fish processing plant in the Haines borough will stay closed next summer for the third straight season, OBI Seafoods’ Excursion Inlet plant manager Tom Marshall said last week, citing a low pink salmon forecast and the company’s...

 By Max Graham    News    August 31, 2022

Genetic testing confirms five young dogs in Haines are part wolf

Five dogs born in Haines in February were confirmed this month to be part wolf, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Carl Koch. The state last month sent samples from six suspected wolfdogs to the University of...

 By Max Graham    News    August 10, 2022

Colorado organization rescues six suspected Haines wolfdogs

While thousands danced and dined at the Southeast Alaska State Fair in Haines last weekend, Drew Robertson of Sedalia, Colorado, was rescuing a half dozen puppies that might be part wolf. The state...

 By Max Graham    News    July 27, 2022

Haines commercial longliners pull in 425-pound halibut

Three Haines commercial fishermen caught a 425-pound halibut measuring 91 inches in length. “It was just an epic fish,” said fisherman Cole Thomas, who hooked the fish with his father and captain Bill Thomas and friend Jeff Wackerman. “This...

 By Max Graham    News    July 20, 2022

Policy review says mining impacts on Pacific Northwest salmon underestimated

A science and policy review concludes that mining risks to salmon habitat have been underestimated across the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska and British Columbia. The report discusses the limitations on governance of mining operations and calls...

 By Max Graham    News    June 29, 2022

Country music star strikes a chord as Alaska Seaplanes pilot

Next time you're on a flight with Alaska Seaplanes, your pilot might be a country music star. Sam Riggs, a singer and songwriter with more than 30 million streams on Spotify and 30,000 subscribers,...

 By Max Graham    News    November 18, 2021

Haines welcomes first Canadian visitor in almost 2 years

When Bruce Funk left his Whitehorse home at 8:30 a.m. Yukon time on Nov. 8, he didn’t expect cookies, hot chocolate, a band playing “O Canada,” news reporters, curious residents, a police escort, Haines Mayor Douglas Olerud and a gift basket al...

 By Max Graham    News    August 26, 2021

Haines questions 17% population drop in census

The Haines Borough had its largest population decline in history and the largest of any Alaska borough or census area over the past decade, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Haines’ population fell by 17.1% — from 2,508 in 2010 to 2,080 in...


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