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 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

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...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

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...

 
 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 Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Borough, DA won't pursue Turner claim

Neither the state district attorney nor the Haines Borough will investigate a complaint that the assembly acted improperly when it voted against...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

Assembly hears idea to move visitor center

The Haines Borough Assembly this week heard a proposal to move the Visitor Information Center from the aging log structure at Second Avenue near...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

District pens policy on absences

The Haines Borough School District recently put its planned absence practices in writing, adding a section to policy to formalize procedures enforced...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Leaders respond to Facebook page

A private Facebook page came under fire at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting. Two assembly members were critical of “Haines Rant and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

Planners shoot down raising height rules

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week backed off a plan to raise a 30-foot height restriction after hearing from firefighters that they...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

Planners question, OK Lutak option

Two engineers on the Haines Borough Planning Commission were skeptical about construction elements of a $37.4 million design to refurbish Lutak Dock,...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Crowd Rallies against recreation map plan

The future of mapping winter recreation sites in the Haines Borough was uncertain after more than 100 residents turned out Tuesday to criticize the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Harbor group likes $37 million option

The Haines Borough’s Port and Harbor Advisory Committee on Feb. 2 endorsed a $37.3 million Lutak Dock rebuild option. It’s a variation of a $32...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 9, 2017

Waste group seeks handle on mission

At its third meeting, the Haines Borough’s Solid Waste Working Group Monday continued to wrestle with identifying the issues it is tasked to solve,...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Studley Loses case

The Alaska Supreme Court last month rejected a former Haines Borough candidate’s claims that he had to keep confidential his financial earnings....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 9, 2017

KHNS seeks comments

The Alaska Supreme Court last month rejected a former Haines Borough candidate’s claims that he had to keep confidential his financial earnings....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 9, 2017

Code group decides priorities

The Haines Borough Code Review Commission set minor offenses – the catalyst for the group’s formation – as its third priority as it begins to...

 

Grateful for borough grant for center

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center and the special people we serve, I would like to extend our heart-felt appreciation to the Haines Borough for...

 

Duly Noted

Haines Borough Public Library Director Patricia Brown has been appointed to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Libraries. The one-year appo...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 2, 2017

Lutak Dock options focus on 2 designs

Design of a rebuilt Lutak Dock narrowed to two options on Wednesday, but a decision on which to pursue may await discovery of how much funding is avai...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

Assembly takes up taxes, cuts

Haines Borough Assembly members voiced support for reducing or eliminating dedication of sales taxes, and pursuing new alcohol, tobacco and marijuana...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 2, 2017

Gym Floor defies fixes

The Haines High School gym floor may be stripped to the hardwood, repainted and refinished this summer after two recent attempts to recoat it...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 2, 2017

School budget meeting draws little comment

Only a few Haines residents chimed in Wednesday to discuss the Haines School District’s budget for the coming year, which would use up the last of...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

Lapham complaint heads to DA

Fifteen Haines residents recently filed a complaint with the Haines Borough on behalf of Diana Lapham, who applied for, but wasn’t appointed to the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

What recession? : Surveys find business owners optimistic

The results of two recent surveys by the Haines Chamber of Commerce paint an upbeat picture of operating a local business. “People aren’t as glum...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 2, 2017

Commission recommends state pay police for time

The Haines Borough’s Public Safety Commission unanimously recommended Monday that the municipality pursue billing the Alaska State Troopers to...

 

Duly Noted

Bob Duis, 70, died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday, Jan. 31 in Haines. Duis served with the Haines ANB and on the Haines Borough’s public...

 

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