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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Ward: Hill's statement incorrect

Former Haines Borough interim manager Bob Ward said this week he never expressed the sentiment that the borough shouldn’t tax citizens and then...

 By Tom Morphet    News    February 4, 2016 

Assembly to review Mosquito Lake School agreement

Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan and highway residents are endorsing an agreement for shared management of the former Mosquito Lake School....

 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Chilkoot Road transferred to Parks

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources this week officially assumed control of the mile-long Chilkoot River Road, paving the way for construction...

 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Lobbyist Thomas reports activities

Haines Borough lobbyist Bill Thomas submitted his first progress report to the manager last week, offering a day-by-day chronicling of his work in Jun...

 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Manager, police chief ideas?

The headhunting firm hired by the Haines Borough to search for the town’s next manager and police chief is looking for input on what residents want...

 Opinion    February 4, 2016 


To save us some potential embarrassment and money, the Haines Borough Assembly should advance to voters a $10 million bond for completion of the boat...

 Letters    February 4, 2016 

Check body language, leaders

The harsh tone and aggressive body language of several elected officials was justifiably called out by members of the public during a recent borough a...

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 28, 2016


A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Clerk pay raise idea triggers critique, flap

“Cruel.” “Vicious.” “Unprincipled.” Those are a few of the words Haines Borough Assembly members and one borough employee used to...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Assembly to decide fate of HARK's leftover $14K

If Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill and assembly members Diana Lapham and Mike Case get their way, $14,000 slated for this year’s local nonprofit...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

'Big issues' in upcoming union talks

Negotiations between the Local 71 workers’ union and the Haines Borough are about to begin, and local union representative Tom Brice said members...

 News    January 28, 2016

Repeal of auto tax sent to 3 assembly panels

The question of repealing the $22 biennial motor vehicle registration tax is being sent to three committees for consideration. The Haines Borough Asse...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Assembly hires out-of-town consultant for planning

Members of the Haines Borough Assembly squabbled Tuesday about whether to hire an out-of-town consultant to lead a strategic planning session or use l...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Preschool wins lease extension

Advocates for the Chilkat Valley Preschool packed the Haines Borough Assembly chambers Tuesday to demonstrate the extent of community support for its...

 Letters    January 28, 2016

Mayoral power decision questionable

As reported in last week’s CVN, “local government specialists” see no issue with our mayor attending assembly meetings by teleconference and...

 Letters    January 28, 2016

Public should discuss Lookout Park

You reported that Lucy Harrell gave $5,000 to the Haines Borough for “moving Lookout Park.” I asked Lucy Harrell what her intentions were in...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Case: Hike clerk's pay to $85,000

Haines Borough Assembly member Mike Case is proposing clerk Julie Cozzi receive a $15,000 salary bump, from her present $70,000 to $85,000. Case said...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Harbor design under scrutiny

An independent engineer reviewing the design of the Small Boat Harbor expansion says work done to date by PND Engineers is “thorough and well...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Assembly weighs ways to grow economy

The Haines Borough Assembly is returning to the idea of establishing a property tax waiver program to spur local economic development. The assembly...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Preschool: Extend lease

The Chilkat Valley Preschool is asking the Haines Borough Assembly to once again extend its lease for the Human Resources Building until it can move i...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Lobbyist's reports at issue

Responding to residents concerned about confidentiality clauses in the Haines Borough’s agreement with lobbyist Bill Thomas, assembly member...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Tourism director wants $64K for marketing, trade shows

Tourism director Leslie Ross is proposing that $64,000 from the Haines Borough’s community and economic development director position be...

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Splitting of mayor's duties OK'd

Can the Haines Borough mayor vote in a meeting without presiding over it as chair? Mayor Jan Hill did that on Dec. 29, casting two important...

 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    January 21, 2016


A push to revoke the borough’s motor vehicle tax no doubt will have some popular appeal. No one likes paying taxes and the borough has been slow... Full story

 By Karen Garcia    News    January 14, 2016

Campbell targets tax on autos

A Haines Borough Assembly member is pushing to repeal the municipality’s motor vehicle registration tax. Established in October 2013, the tax was...


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