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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017 

Assembly seat draws 7 applicants

Seven residents are seeking appointment to the Haines Borough Assembly seat vacated by the resignation of Mike Case. The applicants include some who...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017 

Planners: Don't expand borough

The Haines Borough Planning Commission quashed the idea of expanding borough boundaries after the assembly referred the idea to planners last month....

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 18, 2017 

Duly Noted

Jessie Hopper of Fayetteville, Ga., is processing archival collections at Haines Sheldon Museum thanks to a grant from the National Historical...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Young puppeteers to stage 'Faust'

As the Haines Borough savings dwindle, borough officials are investigating alcohol and tobacco taxes as means of increasing revenues. At the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Moment of silence, apology at meeting

At a meeting that included colorful moments, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday heard the tourism director explain why she recently resigned,...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Assembly considering 'sin taxes'

As the Haines Borough savings dwindle, borough officials are investigating alcohol and tobacco taxes as means of increasing revenues. At the...

 

Chilkat Inlet bonfires at issue

The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee brainstormed ideas to make beach bonfires safer, backtracking on an earlier position to leave development...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Commission hears concerns about police, procedure

The Public Safety Commission last week discussed how complaints against police are handled and how to make sure those who brought up issues feel...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Ambulance billing hits opposition

In an effort to increase tax revenues, the Haines Borough Assembly is discussing billing for ambulance service, a charge opposed by ambulance and fire...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 11, 2017

Assembly adds to budget for health care, nonprofits, library

The Haines Borough Assembly approved several of member Margaret Friedenauer’s suggested budget amendments Tuesday, adding money to non-profits,...

 

Time for borough staff to mend fences

How do I thwart thee (the thoughtful, positive intentions of legitimately elected assembly members)? Let me count the ways. I’m repeating myself to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Committee raises sales tax questions

Should the Haines Borough and nonprofits collect sales tax on sales of goods and services? An assembly subcommittee looking at ways to raise revenues...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 4, 2017

Consultant backs waste plan, says landfill 'in trouble'

A Juneau solid waste consultant recently backed the Haines Borough Solid Waste Working Group’s goal of creating a management plan, and warned of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Assembly seat open; deadline set May 15

A vacant seat is up for grabs on the Haines Borough Assembly, following the resignation of member Mike Case at the group’s April 25 meeting. Case...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 4, 2017

Pot farm applicant seeks store permit

Carol Waldo, who applied for Haines’ first marijuana cultivation facility license, also has applied for the borough’s first retail marijuana...

 

Recall Morphet, Gregg and Lende

Recall is a minimum with these individuals: Tresham Gregg, Heather Lende and Tom Morphet! They do not listen. They have and will coerce. They have...

 

Fears manager hire will bring division

In 43 years of observing local politics I cannot recall a more misguided decision as the one the current assembly made in choosing not to hire Brad...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017

Manager hire vote roils community

The Haines Borough Assembly’s 5-1 decision to hire Debra Schnabel as borough manager Tuesday has further engulfed a community already embroiled in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017

Union Files grievance against borough

The Alaska Laborers union filed a grievance against the Haines Borough after assembly member Tom Morphet released to the public earlier this month...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 27, 2017

Email an issue for targets of recall

The recall effort is generating distrust between several Haines Borough Assembly members and some borough staff after the recall’s sponsor...

 

Manager hiring process was flawed

In my opinion, Debra Schnabel was not the “best” qualified borough manager candidate. The question is not about academic achievement, but...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

All drug charges against Lari dropped

The state dismissed all drug charges against Dean Lari last week because of what a magistrate judge described as a “technicality” and Lari’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

Early data on goats presented

Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Kevin White presented Thursday preliminary findings of a seven-year study on regional mountain goat...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Planners mum on plans for pot farm

Marijuana cultivation is legal statewide, but municipalities have the option to more stringently regulate it or outlaw it all together. In the face...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 20, 2017

Assembly debates police issues

After reviewing a large budget increase for the police department, the Haines Borough Assembly discussed a host of police issues during a budget...

 

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