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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018 

Baseline water data focus of mining forum

The Chilkat Valley Mining Committee hosted and organized a forum on water Wednesday evening where speakers outlined the Alaska Department of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018 

Assembly gets existential

The Haines Borough Assembly met Monday and discussed their effectiveness as a body and as individual representatives. The special meeting, which is sl...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018 

Assembly weighs Chilkoot congestion during tour permit approval hearing

The Haines Borough Assembly wrestled with the issue of Chilkoot corridor congestion last week before approving a new tour permit. Increased human... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018 

Dan Henry to give 'Shaman's River' talk

Chilkoot Indian Association will present “Everything from afar drifts ashore: The Northern Hub of Tlingit Country” —a book talk by Dan Henry, au...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Assembly to adopt naming policy

In light of the discovery that a former mayor dedicated the school gym to Karl Ward, the borough assembly has directed manager Debra Schnabel to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Unexpected revenues cushion borough budget

Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel previewed her $13.3 million draft budget for the coming fiscal year, which includes a small increase in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Sales tax revenues climb higher than recent years

Haines Borough sales tax revenues spiked in 2017-climbing higher than they've been in at least four...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Assembly comments on timber sale

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a letter to the University of Alaska requesting information on its development plan for a proposed timber...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Distillery cocktail rules back to the drawing board

The Alaska Alcohol Beverage Control Board’s January direction to distilleries to serve spirits and mixers in separate containers was quashed last...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 5, 2018

Former Haines students allege sexual abuse by Karl Ward

Four Haines High School alumni came forward this week detailing sexual abuse by former Boy Scout...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 5, 2018

What happens next? How a similar tragedy changed a community

Haines isn’t the only town where a trusted leader sexually abused children. In Charleston, South Carolina during the late 1980s, a victim came...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 29, 2018

Former Haines students come forward alleging sexual abuse by Karl Ward

Four Haines High School alumni came forward this week detailing sexual abuse by former Boy Scout lea... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 29, 2018

Assembly again rejects state money for policing

The Haines Borough Assembly this week rejected for the second time an offer from the state Department of Public Safety to take $25,000 in exchange...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 29, 2018

Klukwan brings home third Gold Medal win

Klukwan brought home its third consecutive championship title from the Lions Club 72 Annual Gold Med...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 29, 2018

Timber sale troubles assembly; meeting planned

The Haines Borough Assembly is scheduling a public meeting to solicit input on how the borough should respond to the University of Alaska’s timber...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 29, 2018

Federal felony charge added to list for local man

A Haines man previously charged with felony theft, leaving the scene of an accident, and domestic violence assault is now facing a federal felony indi...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 29, 2018

State distributes Narcan to borough

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department and the local SEARHC clinic are distributing Narcan, an opioid overdose treatment, free of charge to anyone...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 22, 2018

University aims to sell timber on 13,000 acres

The University of Alaska is entering into a negotiated sale to harvest 13,426 acres of timber from...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 22, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters stops local matches

Citing reduced federal and state grant funding, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska announced last...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 22, 2018

Committee bashes fuel, bridge tax levy proposal

Borough assembly finance committee chair Tom Morphet’s proposals this week to levy two new taxes to pay for bridges and roads fell largely on deaf e...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 22, 2018

Do political whims hamper commercial tour permits?

The Haines Borough Assembly voted last week to approve an ATV tour permit for Alaska Excursions after a process pregnant with controversy. One...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 15, 2018

Assembly approves Glacier Point ATV tour with conditions

The Haines Borough narrowly approved a new Glacier Point ATV tour permit proposed by a Skagway tour company. The borough assembly voted 3-3 to approve...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 15, 2018

Question raised about Open Meetings Act after public excluded from briefing

The Haines Borough manager and police chief on Wednesday uninvited the assembly to a meeting aimed at developing a local response plan for active...

 

Business Briefs

Main Street art gallery changes hands Haines artists Amelia Nash and Andrea Nelson are the new owners of Skipping Stone Studios on Main Street, to be...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 15, 2018

Assembly supports cocktails at distilleries

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously on Tuesday to forward a letter of support to the Alaska Legislature for a bill that would allow distille...

 

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