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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Assembly to consider phone tax Tuesday

Residents could see their phone bills going up soon if the Haines Borough Assembly approves a recommendation recently advanced by staff. The assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Testimony supports waiving cruise ship fees

Haines Borough staff and local tour operators turned out this week at an assembly Commerce Committee meeting to lobby for a proposed program that woul...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Assembly committee IDs money for HARK

The Haines Borough Finance Committee this week recommended the assembly fund the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel animal control contract at $45,250 using...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Deadlock on sign ordinance continues

A standoff continues between the Haines Borough Assembly and the Planning Commission regarding a controversial sign law. The commission voted last...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Assembly delegates harbor analysis to Ports and Harbors panel

After the Haines Borough Assembly last week charged the Finance Committee with conducting an economic analysis of the Small Boat Harbor expansion...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Assembly wants alternatives to cutting HARK

Dog lovers, don’t despair yet. The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday passed a motion directing borough staff to investigate different ways the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Want to speak to Assembly? Sign-up required

Members of the public wishing to testify during a public hearing at a Haines Borough Assembly meeting will now have to sign up ahead of time. Mayor Ja...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Bridge would eat up funds for outdoors class

A popular after-school program may be a casualty of the Haines Borough’s budget this year, as funding for the environmental education class is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Junk car program yet to hit the streets

More than a year-and-a-half after the Haines Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance establishing a $22 biennial motor vehicle registration tax, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Harbor petition denied, but analysis planned

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday told concerned residents it would not slow plans for expansion of the Small Boat Harbor, but agreed to discuss...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Mayor scratches early-bird meeting

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill intervened this week after assembly members scheduled a 6 a.m. committee meeting to discuss a proposal for a new cruise...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 14, 2015

Editorial

It was a fitting coincidence that the Haines School Board approved pursuing an agreement for housing the Chilkat Valley Preschool on the same day...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Borough studying more free dockings

With two cruise ship companies receiving docking fee waivers for the 2015 season, Haines Borough staff say additional waivers might boost the town’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 7, 2015

Bell replaces Benner as head of harbor department

Shawn Bell is the Haines Borough’s new harbormaster. Bell, 31, was appointed assistant harbormaster in April 2014. He grew up in Colorado and previo...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Manager withholding draft documents

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa this week refused to release a draft document on docking fee waivers for cruise ships that was circulated among...

 
 News    May 7, 2015

Sign law enforcement has shopkeepers seeing red

A recent decision by Haines Borough staff to begin enforcing a controversial sign law has already inflamed a Fort Seward business owner and prompted...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 30, 2015

Petition seeks to halt harbor design work

A petition circulating around town this week asked the Haines Borough to suspend design work on the harbor expansion project to allow for more public...

 
 News    April 30, 2015

Proposal to eliminate comment period dies

An ordinance that would have cut the second public comment period at Haines Borough Assembly meetings has died. Assembly member Mike Case proposed...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Lemcke returns to public facilities job

Brian Lemcke is returning to the Haines Borough’s public facilities director position on an interim basis, more than two years after he resigned...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Borough budget hearings set for May 12, May 26

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced the upcoming year’s budget Tuesday to little fanfare. The budget ordinance will have its first public...

 
 Letters    April 30, 2015

Scrutiny needed on borough's budget

On April 28, the assembly introduced the manager’s proposed budget for 2016. This budget will set the borough’s direction for its activities...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 30, 2015

Editorial

I am borrowing an idea from my friend Heather Lende by “finding the good” in the Alaska Legislature’s recent decision to eliminate funding for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2015

Borough to enforce sign law

“This is one ordinance that I would very much like to see resolved, once and for all.” – Mark Earnest, on proposed changes to the Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015

Assembly rejects last-minute bid to slow harbor project

An attempt by a Haines Borough Assembly member to hit “pause” on the Small Boat Harbor expansion project until several financial questions are...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 23, 2015

On harbor issue, planners voice support, concerns

A discussion of Haines Borough planning commissioners last week reflected apparent support for the municipality’s harbor expansion plan, but members...

 

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