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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014 

Assembly mulls spending limit hike

Should the Haines Borough manager be allowed to spend $25,000 without assembly approval? The assembly discussed the question Tuesday of whether to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014 

Fort firehall to reach new heights?

Fort Seward residents Joanne Waterman and Phyllis Sage are seeking a variance that would likely make theirs the town’s tallest building. Waterman...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014 

Assembly postpones helicopter noise plan

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday postponed directing the manager to craft a plan for monitoring the impact of helicopter operations near 26 Mile...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014 

Assembly balks at privately-funded sauna plan

The Haines Borough Assembly voted in January to deny a request for a publicly-funded community sauna, and Tuesday it also voted to deny a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 10, 2014 

Assembly OKs 2 river tour permits

On 5-1 votes, the Haines Borough Assembly approved a new tour permit for Haines Rafting Co. and expanded tours for Rainbow Glacier Adventures at its...

 
 Letters    April 10, 2014 

Committee's concern was lost income

After reading the CVN article on the Haines Borough Assembly’s vote to request state Rep. Kreiss-Tomkins to remove a bill rescinding the Yukon...

 
 Opinion    April 10, 2014 

Editorial

The Chilkat Valley News extends a welcome to new Haines Borough Manager David Sosa and his family. Sosa arrives at a critical juncture in our...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Train line price tag in billions

A group of Haines and Whitehorse residents are confident building a railroad from Carmacks, Y.T., to Haines is possible – so much so that they...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Budget would shift jobs, add to office

Haines Borough interim manager Julie Cozzi released her draft $12 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year Tuesday, which includes a proposal to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 3, 2014

Assembly looks to up investment in stocks

Should the Haines Borough invest more of its $8 million permanent fund in the stock market? The borough assembly’s finance committee agreed March...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Assembly: No harbor dump trailer

The Haines Borough Assembly last week rejected purchase of a $12,500 dump trailer for the Small Boat Harbor, despite appropriating funding for the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Budget hearings set

Residents interested in how the Haines Borough spends its money can attend upcoming budget meetings, including an introductory presentation by chief...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 27, 2014

Breakwater, dredging costs raise questions

Concerns about meeting the cost – including future maintenance – of a harbor expansion surfaced at the March 12 Haines Borough Assembly meeting,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

Assembly supports reciprocal licenses

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter to state House Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, asking him to remove a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

'Ring of Fire' plan delayed for 2 years

A decision by the Bureau of Land Management on whether to open about 320,000 acres of mountain terrain near Haines currently off-limits to commercial...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

SEABA: No more heli-skiing for '14

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg said the company has shut down its heli-ski operations for the remainder of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

Assembly upholds heli-ski decision

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday upheld its original decision to keep the 2,200-acre zone near Four Winds Mountain closed to heli-skiing after...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

Survey: Landfill important to residents

Preliminary results of a survey intended to gauge community behaviors and attitudes toward garbage, recycling and composting seem to indicate many...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 20, 2014

Bill would eliminate reciprocal fish license

House Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, is sponsoring a bill that would eliminate a regulation allowing Yukon Territory residents to buy fishing...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 20, 2014

Assembly OKs ATVs on borough roads

The Haines Borough Assembly last week unanimously approved an ordinance change that will allow ATVs on borough-owned roads. Member Diana Lapham raised...

 
 Letters    March 20, 2014

Heli-skiers, grow up and quit whining

As a user-group, what makes heli-skiers special? All other user-groups will be affected by this winter’s low snowfall. The fishermen, commercial,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Assembly OKs 26 Mile heliport

A Haines Borough Assembly meeting that lasted nearly nine hours this week after it was continued to a second night resulted in a split decision for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 13, 2014

A crosswalk on Third Avenue?

The Third Avenue improvements project is fully designed and ready to go to bid, but questions linger about the design’s safety and the Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 13, 2014

Borough waits on metering residential water use

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday passed an ordinance that changes residential water rates. It does not include a previous proposal to move...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 13, 2014

Summit: Tourism, real estate sectors rebounding

Presenters at the Haines Chamber of Commerce “Economic Summit” Saturday reported a “considerable rebound” in the local real estate market and...

 

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