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 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 12, 2017 

Harbor contractor wants $1 million from borough

Pacific Pile & Marine is seeking $1 million from the Haines Borough, claiming the sea floor was harder than described in bid documents for dredging...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 12, 2017 

Assembly wants university to delay logging in Mud Bay

The Haines Borough Assembly is asking the University of Alaska to delay awarding the Chilkat Peninsula timber sale contract until they can meet and...

 

Scenic walkway includes trip to ER?

The current concept for the scenic walkway around the sports boat parking lot is mixed. The walkway leaves Front Street accessing a waterside park...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Borough won't seek grant for Lutak Dock this year

The Haines Borough will not seek federal grant funding this year to rebuild the Lutak Dock. The decision comes after a community meeting last week...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Voters elect Hill, Josephson and Scott; last seat still close

Haines voters re-elected Jan Hill as mayor and chose Brenda Josephson and Stephanie Scott to serve on the Haines Borough Assembly during Tuesday’s...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Board opts for in-house superintendent search

The Haines Borough School Board decided Tuesday to conduct the district’s superintendent search in-house with assistance from a consultant and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Public versus private; residents debate downtown property use

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee recommended Thursday the borough assembly designate the property at Third Avenue and Main...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Superintendent search draws on low fund balance

Haines Borough School District Interim Superintendent Rich Carlson said Tuesday he is “cautiously optimistic” about the district’s budget...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    October 5, 2017

Police to experiment with new jails program aimed at diversion

The Haines Borough Police Department was the first of 15 rural Alaskan communities to sign a contract with the state to receive funding for new...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Committee finalizes subsidized solid waste disposal plan; assembly to review

The Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group finalized its plan for improving solid waste disposal in Haines, which proposes a sales tax funded,...

 
 By Joe Parnell    News    October 5, 2017

Borough helps tow Aunt Ruth's van away to junk car heaven

Nostalgia is sentimentality for the past. That’s what I felt watching my great Aunt Ruth’s van go down the alley behind my house on a tow rope...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Public safety commission wants to expand scope

The Haines Public Safety Commission is attempting to rebrand itself by changing its name to the Public Health and Safety Commission. Haines Police...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 5, 2017

Planning commission to reconsider vacation rental conditional use permit violation

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will reconsider whether Viking Cove Guest Homes owners Kim and William Chetney are in violation of their...

 

Finance Committee talks bid preference

At the request of a Bellingham based contractor, the Haines Borough Finance Committee considered expanding the borough’s local bid preference by...

 

Special meeting on University's timber sale

At the request of a Bellingham based contractor, the Haines Borough Finance Committee considered expanding the borough’s local bid preference by...

 

Tobacco tax delayed as retailer threatens town

An excise tax on tobacco will go to a fourth public hearing after strong words from community members opposing the tax who said they’d “make sure...

 

Three school board candidates run uncontested

Three incumbents running unchallenged to reclaim their seats on the Haines Borough School Board said declining enrollment, budget woes and hiring a pe...

 

Borough candidates talk business in final forum

The Haines Chamber of Commerce asked business and economy-focused questions of assembly and mayoral candidates at the third and final candidate forum...

 

Kito talks troopers, ferry

Rep. Sam Kito updated Haines constituents Thursday on Alaska’s fiscal situation and the state of the Alaska Marine Highway. Kito, who represents...

 

One of these candidates will be Haines' next mayor

In one sentence, please describe the role of the mayor. Wagner: The mayor sets the tone for our community and also is an example for the community....

 

Three of these six candidates will be Haines' next assembly members

Common criticisms of assembly meetings are that discussions tend to be lengthy, repetitive and inefficient. Do you agree? If so, how will you...

 

Assembly Briefs

Borough to test 'spring' The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to test the water at the Mud Bay spring after a sample tested positive for the...

 

Divisive mayor hurts civil discourse

In Haines the mayor’s job is to run meetings with fairness and civility, ensuring that things go smoothly and with everyone having a voice....

 

Time for a reality check

Jan Hill remains the Haines Borough’s best chance for a long-term, diversified economy. I have known Jan for almost 48 years and have total...

 

Re-elect experience

I would like to express my support for our current mayor, Jan Hill. Jan has tirelessly served the community of Haines for many years. I will not go in...

 

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