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 By Natalie Helms    News    March 16, 2017

Forester job clears initial hurdlle

The state House of Representatives Finance Committee approved an amendment last week that could lead to funding for a nine-month forester position in...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

Legislation planted to save forestry job

Legislation has been introduced in the state House of Representatives to fund a forester in Haines. The forestry office, operated here since the...

 

Assembly refines tax message

Haines Borough Assembly members agreed the municipality should send a message to lawmakers preferring a state income tax over a statewide sales tax du...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017

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....

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 26, 2017

Assembly extends lobbyist's hire

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to keep lobbyist Bill Thomas on the job until June, to advertise for a permanent borough manager in Alaska...

 

Duly Noted

Two Haines High School graduates met up at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) in New Orleans....

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

Facilities chief Ryan is interim manager

Haines Borough Facilities Director Brad Ryan is once again interim manager. Mayor Jan Hill broke a 3-3 assembly deadlock Tuesday, giving Ryan the...

 

Duly Noted

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department can help you make your winter a safe one. Vouchers for $30 off the price of ice grippers are available on a...

 

Fair membership meeting, dinner Friday at Harriett Hall

The Southeast Alaska State Fair will hold its annual membership meeting starting 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the fairgrounds’ Harriett Hall. A dinner...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 28, 2016

Veteran tally slipping?

Local officials often proclaim Haines as boasting the highest number of veterans per capita in Alaska, but a report released last month by Alaska...

 

Duly Noted

Kee Heywood is credited as an editor of the micro-documentary film, “The Search for Earth Proxima,” by Speculative Films. The film, which...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Manager delays harbor job, for a moment

Less than seven hours after postponing the Small Boat Harbor expansion project, Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward retracted the directive and gave...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Vote on tourism tax advances

After more than an hour of testimony from residents, the Haines Borough Finance Committee last week recommended to let voters in the fall municipal...

 

Letter-writer omitted some facts

Regarding Karen Hess’ letter in last week’s paper in which she describes the facts behind the funding of the Port Chilkoot Dock complex: her...

 

Dock was also paid by grants, head tax

In response to last week’s article, specifically to J.R. Churchill and the petition to repeal the 1 percent sales tax that funds the tourism...

 

The bullies have taken over Haines

Don Turner III, while sitting at the Planning Commission table last week, wore a T-shirt that said, “I like the sound you make when you shut up.”...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Kito only candidate to file for legislative seat

Barring a write-in campaign, Haines voters won’t have a choice about who represents them in the Alaska House of Representatives when the next...

 

Borough should subsidize taxi service

It’s ironic that Haines has a beer festival and no taxi business. I think the borough should offer a $4,000 grant annually to a taxi company so we...

 

Two observances honored fallen soldiers

I want to thank everyone who attended the memorial services Monday at Jones Point and Klukwan. A special thanks to our speaker Bill Thomas, Tom...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Assembly defeats attempt to terminate lobbyist contract

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

End draws near for 'The Swamp'

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 

Thomas says lobbyist pay was for work during session

Lobbyist Bill Thomas said in an interview last week his $45,000 pay covers only a 90-day session of the Alaska Legislature, although he may keep in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Thomas claims role in saving sewer funds

The Haines Borough Assembly received an update from lobbyist Bill Thomas last week, and interim manager Brad Ryan has included funding for the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 5, 2016

Freeride's partner search will plumb deep pockets

Haines has a strong calling card for hosting extreme ski events like the Freeride World Tour, but gaining the level of sponsorship sought by the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 7, 2016

Draft budget balanced with $400K in savings

Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan last week released his $12.3 million draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes cutting the...

 

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