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 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 7, 2017 

Assembly to vote on winter tour permit

The Haines Borough Assembly will consider at its Tuesday meeting an Alaska Mountain Guide permit application to operate winter tours around 26 Mile...

 

Letters to the Editor

Finished with Mud Bay 'spring' Regarding the test results for the Mud Bay “spring.” I applaud the assembly for ordering further testing of the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 30, 2017

Heli-ski map proposals concern Fish and Game

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game cited concern with 11 of the 15 heli-ski map proposals the Haines Borough Assembly will soon consider adding...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 30, 2017

No bidders for timber sale

The University of Alaska initiated an “over-the-counter” negotiated sale process for timber on the Chilkat Peninsula after receiving no bids for...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 30, 2017

Lot design advances

The Haines Borough Assembly narrowly approved the Portage Cove boat launch and parking lot design concept after a continuing debate about the safety...

 

New committee appointments

The Haines Borough Planning Commission and parks and recreation advisory committee recommended new appointments for expired and empty seats to mayor...

 

Borough Briefs

KHNS to live-stream assembly meetings KHNS will soon offer online, live-streaming of Haines and Skagway borough assembly meetings, general manager...

 

Zoning interpretations don't line up

Thank you to the five Borough Assembly members who supported the purpose and intent of Haines Borough code in response to the proposed University...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 22, 2017

Engineer disputes harbor contractor's initial claim

PND Engineers last week rebuffed the small boat harbor expansion contractor's claim that the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 22, 2017

Assembly: University timber sale violates Mud Bay code

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to evaluate the borough’s legal options if the University of Alaska awards a timber sale contract in the Chilkat...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 22, 2017

Department of Justice awards borough grant for sixth officer

The U.S. Department of Justice awarded the Haines Borough $125,000 to hire a sixth police officer, but the borough might have to give it back....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 16, 2017

Manager urges litigation for land

Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel recommended the borough assembly challenge the Alaska Department of Natural Resources’ attempts to withhold a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 16, 2017

Borough to take over new bridge in Excursion Inlet

The Neva Lake Bridge in Excursion Inlet is open to traffic again after the U.S. Forest Service replaced the structure. The previous wooden bridge, loc...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 16, 2017

University to weigh in on resource extraction

The Haines Borough Planning Commission voted to hold two more public hearings as it works to define “resource extraction” in borough code after...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 16, 2017

Planning commission revisits zoning conflicts

The Haines Borough Planning Commission discussed rezoning Takshanuk Watershed Council’s heavy industrial zoned property after previous commissioner...

 

Public hearing for ADA project

The Haines Borough will hold a public meeting Monday, Nov. 20, to present a proposed Americans with Disabilities accessibility project to improve...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 9, 2017

Assembly shoots down manager's drone policy

The Haines Borough Assembly rejected Borough Manager Debra Schnabel’s proposed drone policy that would have, in part, allowed the borough to use a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 9, 2017

Contractor claims sea floor too hard, again

Pacific Pile and Marine filed a second claim with the Haines Borough alleging the sea floor is harder than was described in PND Engineers’ analysis...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 9, 2017

Assembly probes University on Mud Bay timber sale alternatives

University of Alaska representatives and the Haines Borough Assembly discussed alternatives to a timber sale on the Mud Bay peninsula, which included...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 9, 2017

Assembly and State Troopers spar over police responsibility

The Haines Borough Assembly and Alaska State Troopers Director Hans Brinke reached an impasse Wednesday afternoon on which government agency is respon...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 9, 2017

Assembly made winter closure an easy choice, owner says

After 14 years of ownership and year-round business, Harbor Bar and Lighthouse Restaurant owner Mike Ward is closing it for the winter and putting...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 2, 2017

Engineers and assembly differ on pathway's safety

The Haines Borough Assembly voted last week to oppose a proposed trail leading across the boat ramp in the Portage Cove Harbor design but a PND...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 2, 2017

Mayor, working group to sell solid waste plan to public

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill and borough manager Debra Schnabel are working to refine and release a publicly subsidized solid waste program plan that...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 2, 2017

Debate over downtown lot's use crops up again

Public versus private use of a downtown lot resurfaced as various borough boards and committees rehashed what to do with the empty lot at Third and...

 
 By Jo Goerner    News    November 2, 2017

Safety commission seeks two additional members

The Haines borough public safety commission met last week to seat a new chairperson, discuss long-term goals and devise strategies for grappling with...

 

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