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 By Natalie Helms    News    July 12, 2018

Court adjusts to state budget cuts

Haines District Court continues to feel the squeeze of state budget cuts. Superior Court Judge Philip Pallenberg held a meeting Monday to hear from...


Assembly Briefs

Assembly adopts Chilkat River Access recommendations The borough assembly unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday endorsing the Chilkat River Access... Full story

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 21, 2018

Local idea for UA lands too late

A potential investor interested in purchasing some of the University of Alaska land slated for a proposed timber sale approached the Haines Economic...


Assembly at odds over university timber sale

Assembly members, meeting as a committee of the whole June 19, debated whether the borough was misrepresented in information University of Alaska...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 14, 2018

Borough to advance taxpayer-funded solid waste program

Prompted by citizen complaints and borough staff intervention, the Haines Borough Assembly this week decided to take a more active role in waste...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 14, 2018

C-SPAN heads to town

The C-SPAN bus is making a pit stop in Haines on its quest to visit all 50 state capitals. Mayor Jan Hill said she was contacted by officials from...


Assembly withdraws funding for OpenGov

The assembly withdrew funding for an online public engagement software program before approving next year’s $13.6 million budget, reversing its...

 By Natalie Helms    News    June 14, 2018

Committee rejects proposal to elect board, planning commission members

Haines Mayor Jan Hill will continue to appoint volunteers to the borough’s committees and boards after a proposal to shift responsibility to voters...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 7, 2018

Delegation travels to Excursion Inlet

Haines borough staff, public officials and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski traveled to Excursion Inlet...

 By Natalie Helms    News    May 24, 2018

Eagle council weighs in on timber sale

The Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve Advisory Council recommended the University of Alaska not log within the boundaries of the preserve after...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 17, 2018

OpenGov could take time to see citizen response

The Haines Borough Assembly last week narrowly approved purchasing a $40,000 software program aimed at increasing citizen engagement, but the assembly...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 10, 2018

Assembly stops new tours in Chilkoot

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to stop issuing new tour permits in the Chilkoot corridor and prohibit permit-holders from transferring their pe...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 10, 2018

Assembly debates budget details

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed and made amendments to the $13.3 million 2019 fiscal year budget Tuesday—which included voting to allow...


Little League starts Saturday

Haines Little League sprouted back up this spring after about a five-year slump. Organizer and A’s team manager Anne Fossman said she wanted kids...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 26, 2018

Assembly adopts naming policy, mayor issues Ward statement

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to adopt a naming policy that allows the body to name public places and facilities for individuals five years...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 26, 2018

Assembly and mayor disagree over commission appointment

The Haines Borough Assembly rejected mayor Jan Hill’s recommendation to appoint Zach Ferrin to the planning commission—a decision that...


Duly Noted

Glen and Allison Jacobson celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on April 23. The couple headed to Juneau at 4 a.m. on their express excursion...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Assembly gets existential

The Haines Borough Assembly met Monday and discussed their effectiveness as a body and as individual representatives. The special meeting, which is sl...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 19, 2018

Assembly weighs Chilkoot congestion during tour permit approval hearing

The Haines Borough Assembly wrestled with the issue of Chilkoot corridor congestion last week before approving a new tour permit. Increased human...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Assembly to adopt naming policy

In light of the discovery that a former mayor dedicated the school gym to Karl Ward, the borough assembly has directed manager Debra Schnabel to...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Assembly comments on timber sale

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a letter to the University of Alaska requesting information on its development plan for a proposed timber...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 5, 2018

Former Haines students allege sexual abuse by Karl Ward

Four Haines High School alumni came forward this week detailing sexual abuse by former Boy Scout...

 By Natalie Helms    News    April 5, 2018

Public packs assembly chambers during timber sale meeting

The Haines Borough Assembly heard from more than 40 people Tuesday about the University of Alaska’s proposed 13,000-acre timber sale, but more...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 29, 2018

Former Haines students come forward alleging sexual abuse by Karl Ward

Four Haines High School alumni came forward this week detailing sexual abuse by former Boy Scout lea... Full story

 By Natalie Helms    News    March 29, 2018

Planner to draft resource extraction ordinance

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is nearing a consensus on the resource extraction definition, but some members don’t think it’s ready to...


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