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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 22, 2018 

Borough fines Skagway tour company

The Haines Borough this month fined Skagway tour company Alaska Excursions $2,500 for operating a tour at Glacier Point without a permit in 2017. Alas...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 22, 2018 

Clay resigns as fire chief

Haines Volunteer Fire Department Chief Brian Clay resigned his position Feb. 12, two days after his arrest for driving under the influence. Borough...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 22, 2018 

Senate considers bill to protect utilities from pesticide liability

A bill introduced in the Alaska Senate this month could protect local utility providers from liability associated with soil contamination. The bill,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 22, 2018 

Chilkoot Indian Association purchases Portage Cove dock

The Chilkoot Indian Association finalized its purchase Tuesday of the former Chilkat Cruises dock from Klukwan Inc. CIA has been waiting since...

 

Demand honesty, transparency

I am constantly asked when I am going to sue the borough for what happened to me in October 2016. I am trying to find resolution, but the plot...

 

Gardening conference starts Friday

Soil health, food security and composting are only a few of the topics to be covered at the 2018 Southeast Garden Conference. The three-day...

 

Planning commission looks at 2018 goals

Haines Borough Planner Holly Smith reminded the planning commission of projects to complete this year and in the near future, and offered suggestions...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018

Borough Briefs

Borough to hire new clerk The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously directed borough manager Debra Schnabel to negotiate a contract with deputy clerk...

 

Arts Confluence seeking survey respondents

The Alaska Arts Confluence launched a community engagement survey aimed at informing government and community leaders what kind of planning topics...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 15, 2018

Assembly wants state to clarify recall law

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously passed a resolution that requests the Alaska legislature clearly define the “cause” required for a recall...

 

Shine a light on the Sheldon Museum

I write in support of the Haines Sheldon Museum. This amazing borough facility is an often overlooked gem in our community. From being the repository...

 

Volunteers carry Triple Threat

On behalf of the Haines Borough, I wish to extend a sincere Thank You to all the volunteers who helped make the Triple Threat Basketball Tournament a...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 8, 2018

Baseline economic data study ready by summer

Some Haines residents are skeptical of Haines Economic Development Corporation’s plan for a new economic development report, but board members say...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 8, 2018

Public safety commission appoints two new members

The Public Safety Commission recommended SEARHC administrator Pat Hefley and Chuck Mitman to sit on the board. The recommendations come after postpone...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 1, 2018

Haines politics subject of new Lende book

Local author and Haines Borough Assembly member Heather Lende, known for her books depicting a pastel version of Haines, is writing a new book about...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 1, 2018

Harbor contractor prepared for litigation

Pacific Pile & Marine representatives said last week they’re willing to fight in court over the company’s $1.2 million adjustment request for last...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 1, 2018

Superintendent candidates down to six

The Haines Borough School Board and its search committee pared down 25 applicants for superintendent to six semifinalists this week. The candidates...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 1, 2018

GAS committee wants to cut borough minor offense list

A borough advisory board will pare down Haines’ list of 299 minor offenses, pending borough assembly approval. The Government Affairs and Services...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 1, 2018

Borough sharpens disaster plan

Borough staff are dusting off and re-tooling their emergency management plans after last week’s tsunami scare. Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan...

 

Give everyone in the borough $25

The Juneau economy just got a $49,500 boost when the borough bought another study from the McDowell Group. The studiers are going to study old studies...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 25, 2018

Distillery patrons to mix their own drinks

Pending the Lt. Governor’s signature, Port Chilkoot Distillery customers will soon have to mix their own drinks after the Alcohol Beverage Control...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 25, 2018

Tsunami warning wakes town, Senior Village

A tsunami scare early Tuesday morning drove some residents to high ground after they received mixed messages from Skagway Police, the National Weather...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 25, 2018

Assembly approves first commercial marijuana license; state to finalize

Erika Merklin’s marijuana cultivation facility “Resurrected Dreams” is the first Haines license to be completed by the state agency overseeing...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 25, 2018

What happened to the solid waste group's proposal?

The Haines Borough is giving Community Waste Solutions an opportunity to “prove itself” before putting out-of-town waste disposal up to a boroughw...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 25, 2018

Assembly to weigh new conflict of interest code

Haines Borough staff overhauled the 26-page conflict of interest code after a familial conflict from manager Debra Schnabel’s hire brought...

 

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