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 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017 

Assembly passes $18 million budget

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $17.8 million budget Tuesday, including funding $95,000 for a local economic development...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017 

Recall election to be held on August 15

A special election to recall Haines Borough Assembly members Heather Lende, Tresham Gregg and Tom Morphet is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15. Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017 

Assembly seat draws 4 hopefuls

Four Haines residents have submitted letters of interest for the assembly seat vacated by Margaret Friedenauer’s resignation last month. The...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 15, 2017 

Solid waste group to hear from Hall

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group will hear from Community Waste Solutions owner Tom Hall and a Department of Environmental Conservation...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 15, 2017 

Mattress dump hits a nerve

More than a dozen mattresses dumped at 25 Mile Haines Highway last month sparked conversation on social media about illegal dumping, a topic the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 15, 2017 

Rallying for upkeep of trails

Existing trails in Haines should be maintained and marked before new paths are built, about 20 community members told the Haines Borough Parks and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017 

Mud Bay zoning question on way to attorney

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is seeking legal advice after a Mud Bay landowner said he’d seek compensation from the borough if commercial...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017 

Public safety commission establishes drug panel

The Haines Public Safety Commission established itself as a “Drug Awareness Task Force” June 1 after a town hall meeting where community members,...

 

Perplexed by recall, suspicious of chief

I am dumbfounded that anyone in Haines would want to recall assembly members because they asked that the police blotter be reinstated in the Chilkat...

 

Foundation boosts Friends of Library

Once again, the Friends of the Haines Borough Public Library (FHBPL) is grateful to the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) for their help in b...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Recall organizers turn in signatures

The leaders behind a recall effort aimed at ousting three Haines Borough assembly members turned in signatures required to move ahead with the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Marijuana applications up to 5

Five commercial marijuana licenses are now in various stages of the application process for operating within the Haines Borough. Resident Shawn...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Schnabel starts into manager's job

Debra Schnabel began work as the Haines Borough manager Monday, wrapping up a controversial hiring process, but still leaving unanswered questions...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 8, 2017

Clayton buys CVN

The Chilkat Valley News has a new owner this week, as Tom Morphet passed the torch to reporter Kyle Clayton. Morphet has owned the CVN for five...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Assembly's final budget discussion set for Tuesday

The assembly on Tuesday is scheduled to approve a $17.8 million budget that for now includes some new, large expenditures, $50,800 worth of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 8, 2017

School budget leaves $305K in fund balance

The Haines Borough School Board will approve its budget for the coming year June 27, possibly without complete information on state funding due to...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 8, 2017

District approves new staff contracts

The Haines Borough School Board approved two, three-year contracts Monday for certified teachers and classified staff. The contracts will cost the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Sibling contracts OK elsewhere

In contrast to Haines, small Southeast communities including Yakutat, Craig, Wrangell, Petersburg and Skagway have no language regarding their...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Lawyer cites family conflict for Schnabel

An hour before the Haines Borough Assembly was set to discuss a manager contract for Debra Schnabel, the assembly received a memo from its attorney...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 1, 2017

Group rescues sole survivor of plane crash

As an incoming tide swamped the wreckage of a private plane that crashed at Glacier Point Saturday, a Haines family, a tour guide and a visitor from...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Friedenauer quits assembly, cites bullying, vitriol

Haines Borough Assembly member Margaret Friedenauer resigned her assembly seat Wednesday, citing bitterness, cynicism and a lost desire to lead....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Mayor blasts assembly, calls hire a 'set-up'

Haines Mayor Jan Hill lambasted the borough assembly Tuesday evening, accusing members of violating borough charter and saying the hiring of Debra...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Assembly balks at trooper bid to expand police role

The Haines Borough Assembly will seek legal advice regarding an Alaska State Trooper official’s opinion that the borough is responsible for policing...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Tourism director says job exceeds description

Haines tourism director Leslie Ross will leave her position June 8, but may do extended work to finish ongoing projects and contribute to the hiring...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Interns will launch projects at library

Incoming Haines High School seniors Sarah Long and Keegan Palmieri are the first two summer interns in a national pilot program at Haines Borough...

 

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