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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 20, 2017 

Public's turn to weigh in on sin taxes

The Haines Borough Assembly last week advanced a new tax on tobacco and marijuana products. The 4-2 vote levies a $2 excise tax on each pack of cigare...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    July 6, 2017

Hill seeks to keep mayor job

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill filed a letter of intent in May that she will seek re-election, according to the Alaska Public Offices Commission. With...

 

Lasagna feed raised $10,000 for shelter

Our third annual fundraiser for Becky’s Place Haven of Hope was a huge success this year and that is due to the wonderful, caring people of Haines.Â...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 29, 2017

Borough Digest

Maidy named to open seat on assembly The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday appointed resident Sean Maidy to an open assembly seat after members...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Assembly seat draws 4 hopefuls

Four Haines residents have submitted letters of interest for the assembly seat vacated by Margaret Friedenauer’s resignation last month. The...

 

Perplexed by recall, suspicious of chief

I am dumbfounded that anyone in Haines would want to recall assembly members because they asked that the police blotter be reinstated in the Chilkat...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Marijuana applications up to 5

Five commercial marijuana licenses are now in various stages of the application process for operating within the Haines Borough. Resident Shawn...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 8, 2017

Schnabel starts into manager's job

Debra Schnabel began work as the Haines Borough manager Monday, wrapping up a controversial hiring process, but still leaving unanswered questions...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    June 1, 2017

Friedenauer quits assembly, cites bullying, vitriol

Haines Borough Assembly member Margaret Friedenauer resigned her assembly seat Wednesday, citing bitterness, cynicism and a lost desire to lead....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Mayor blasts assembly, calls hire a 'set-up'

Haines Mayor Jan Hill lambasted the borough assembly Tuesday evening, accusing members of violating borough charter and saying the hiring of Debra...

 

Musicians, speakers key to observance

I want to thank everyone who attended the memorial services at Jones Point and Klukwan on Memorial Day. A special thanks to our speaker Jan Hill; Jay...

 
 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

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    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...

 

Mayor playing politics with committee

The mayor is incorrect in her Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee vacancy timeline. As noted in the PRAC minutes, we unanimously approved George...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Mining steering committee plans forum on issues

A new mining steering committee recently organized by Takshanuk Watershed Council plans to educate the public through a “comprehensive and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 20, 2017

Klukwan program aimed at youth jobs

Klukwan high school students are learning the basics of pre-employment skills and career exploration, hoping to snag a job this summer at local busine...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 16, 2017

Assembly reverses on trash regulation

The Haines Borough Assembly Wednesday reversed a decision made earlier this month and is now in favor of borough regulation of garbage collection...

 

Extension for comments on trash rate regulation

Community Waste Solutions is advocating that the Haines Borough Assembly reconsider a Feb. 28 recommendation that the state regulatory commission set...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

State trooper position moved

Alaska State Trooper Director Colonel James Cockrell wrote Haines Mayor Jan Hill last week informing her of the state’s decision to move the Haines...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    March 2, 2017

Assembly: Have state govern garbage rates

Mayor Jan Hill broke a 3-3 Haines Borough Assembly tie Tuesday to recommend that the state regulatory commission regulate trash collection rates...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017

Borough, DA won't pursue Turner claim

Neither the state district attorney nor the Haines Borough will investigate a complaint that the assembly acted improperly when it voted against...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

Assembly takes up taxes, cuts

Haines Borough Assembly members voiced support for reducing or eliminating dedication of sales taxes, and pursuing new alcohol, tobacco and marijuana...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 2, 2017

Lapham complaint heads to DA

Fifteen Haines residents recently filed a complaint with the Haines Borough on behalf of Diana Lapham, who applied for, but wasn’t appointed to the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 26, 2017

Assembly extends lobbyist's hire

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to keep lobbyist Bill Thomas on the job until June, to advertise for a permanent borough manager in Alaska...

 

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