Appeal filed against hauling Skyline rock

The Haines Borough Planning Commission granted Southeast Roadbuilders a conditional use permit Feb. 9 to excavate 7,500 cubic yards of rock near the...

Store's towel promotion runs dry

Got new towels? Someone apparently has quite a few. So many, in fact, that others have none at all. That’s the upshot of a promotion at Howsers,...

Borough looks at shipping its trash

An idea to cut the municipality’s solid waste bill in half is going to the Haines Borough’s Solid Waste Working Group. Interim Borough Manager...

Wet snow shuts off power

Lutak residents fired up woodstoves, melted snow and hunkered down Saturday when a hard-to-reach break in a main transmission line left their...

Assembly to mull state tax issues

Should the Haines Borough take a position on a statewide sales tax or a state income tax? The borough assembly will meet as a committee 4 p.m....

Make committee more well-rounded

In the borough code, conflict of interest is defined as someone who would gain financially or have a special interest in a particular topic. In...

Grateful for reporter's neutrality

I wanted to publicly thank Suzanne Ashe for her reporting in, “Crowd rallies against recreation map plan” on last week’s front page. She...

Beware of false equivalency among uses

Using the analogy of a racially segregated bus during the civil rights movement to argue that there should be no limitations on use of public lands...

'Fake news' makes finding truth difficult

This phenomenon of “fake news” or purposeful misinformation has me concerned. When I was young, a CBS news journalist named Walter Cronkite...

Duly Noted

Rhonda and Rod Hinson are back from volunteering at the start of the Yukon Quest, the 1,000-mile international sled dog race between Fairbanks and...