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Thanks for supporting Forest Investigators

The Takshanuk Watershed Council would like to thank all those who came out to support the Chilkat Forest Investigators after-school program and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    May 5, 2016

Duly Noted

Stories and slides from the life of former publisher, assembly member and community activist Ray Menaker were shared at a Chilkat Center memorial...

 

Thanks for help with fundraiser

We would like to thank all the people who came to the dinner and auction to support the Mackowiak family. The generosity of Haines is wonderful. We...

 

Thanks for supporting art teacher

We would like to thank everyone who donated, helped out and organized and attended the taco feed/art auction fundraiser for Linnus Danner. It was...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 15, 2015

Public outcry prompts minor offenses reboot

After receiving a petition signed by 650 residents, the Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to nullify its Sept. 22 decision to adopt the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 15, 2015

Gregg beats out Lapp for assembly

It’s Tresham Gregg by a nose. Gregg beat out candidate Jerry Lapp for a Haines Borough Assembly seat by only 12 votes, according to Tuesday night’...

 

Assembly OKs minor offense law, with delay

At a four-hour Haines Borough Assembly meeting this week that included the deputy mayor threatening to eject members of the public, an assembly...

 

Complaints about water taste traced to lake algae

Has your town water tasted funky lately? Haines Borough water and sewer operator Scott Bradford thinks he has discovered the reason. The borough...

 

No deadline for passage of ordinance

The Haines Borough Assembly is scheduled to vote on the minor offenses ordinance at its Sept. 22 meeting. The borough manager is recommending...

 

Minor offenses ordinance trips up assembly

After nearly two hours of discussion, eight votes and considerable flip-flopping, the Haines Borough Assembly this week decided to postpone a vote on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Only 2 assembly candidates; filing deadline Thursday

A familiar face and a familiar voice will vie for seats on the Haines Borough Assembly this October, but if no one else files for candidacy soon, it...

 

Borough briefs

Assistant eyed for manager The Haines Borough will look into the possibility of hiring an executive assistant to the manager rather than an economic a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 30, 2015

Borough to censor police study

The Haines Borough has received a draft of the $22,000 study of its police department, but the document won’t be released to the public until it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Filing period opens Aug. 1 for local offices

Residents who have clamored at recent Haines Borough Assembly meetings for more public involvement can step up Aug. 1 and declare their candidacy for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Assembly OKs $12 million budget including lobbyist, tax increase

Although two of its six members were absent Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed the municipality’s roughly $12 million spending plan for...

 
 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

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

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    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 Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015

Assembly discusses options for animal control

Haines Borough Assembly members floated several ideas for dealing with animal control following manager David Sosa’s proposed cuts to the Haines Ani...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Assembly awards Sosa high scores

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa scored high on his one-year performance evaluation, with assembly members agreeing Sosa generally exceeded expectati...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015

Assembly pushes harbor project past questions, critics

Haines Borough Assembly members and mayor Jan Hill this week turned back efforts to extend public comment time on the Small Boat Harbor expansion proj...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Second, '65-percent' harbor plan out for review on Friday

The Haines Borough Assembly is looking into the cost of moving Lookout Park to keep it from being engulfed by a parking lot in the Small Boat Harbor...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly labors on Nelson appeal

After nearly 90 minutes of testimony and deliberation, the Haines Borough Assembly agreed to refund $600 of a $1,200 fine levied against a Skyline...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Noise, cop studies get assembly's OK

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a major spending package Tuesday, including $41,300 to study helicopter noise, $22,000 to study the police...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Nonprofits: Tax change a squeeze

Leaders of local nonprofits say proposed changes to how their organizations apply and qualify for property tax exemptions would put financial and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Assemble: No to proposal to protect harbor workers

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted down a resolution that would have supported extra protections for the harbormaster and harbor employees....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 22, 2015

Leaders question dock-seeing plan

The Haines Borough Finance Committee at its Monday meeting scrutinized manager David Sosa’s request for $100,000 in Lutak Dock funds, with the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014

Crime, weather left mark on 2014

The Haines Borough, its school and police department, came under new management in 2014, a year marked by lopsided weather patterns, infrastructure...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Leaders explain support, opposition of power rate increase

Haines Borough officials said this week that information that can’t be disclosed led them to vote in favor of a settlement with the Alaska Power...

 

Cozzi, Stuart contract talks underway

The Haines Borough Personnel Committee met in two closed-door sessions in recent weeks to discuss contract renewals and performance of two borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 13, 2014

Assembly OKs 11 percent rate hike

After most than an hour of discussion behind closed doors, the Haines Borough Assembly on Wednesday voted to accept a settlement with the Alaska Power...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Assembly holds ground on vet village tax exemption vote

Despite appeals from audience members and the Haines Assisted Living community manager, Haines Borough Assembly members declined to reconsider votes...

 

Duly Noted

Phyllis Sage and Joanne Waterman were married on the Port Chilkoot Dock Tuesday afternoon. Magistrate John Hutchins officiated. John Hagen and...

 

Duly Noted

Dr. Dan Hart retired from his raptor curator position at the American Bald Eagle Foundation. Chloe Goodson is the foundation’s new raptor curator....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Grants to nonprofits $94K, lowest since '09

The Haines Borough Assembly last week authorized $94,300 in funding for local nonprofits, nearly $33,000 less than the amount requested and the...

 

Assembly rolls for corporate interest

It’s not unusual for the Haines Borough Assembly to balk when outside “big government” folks try to tell our community what to do. But...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Pool, locker rooms removed from bonding effort

Voters likely won’t get to decide this year whether they want to bond for $784,000 in repairs to the Haines High School locker rooms. The Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Assembly flip-flops on tour moratorium

A moratorium on Chilkoot River corridor tour permits ended Tuesday after the Haines Borough Assembly reversed its July 29 decision and issued a canoe...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Voters may cast ballots on school improvements

The Haines Borough Assembly is deliberating whether to put to voters more than $4.7 million in bonds for school capital improvements. Projects that...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Assembly freezes Chilkoot tours

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-1 Tuesday to put a moratorium on commercial tour permits in the Chilkoot River corridor, following discussion of...

 

Residents give fire hall high marks

Residents who toured the refurbished Fort Seward Fire Hall during a Sunday open house had praise for it and owners Joanne Waterman and Phyllis Sage....

 

Fort firehall open house

The owners of the renovated Port Chilkoot Fire Hall are inviting the public to an open house 2-5 p.m. Sunday. Recent improvements to the historic...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 26, 2014

Assembly OKs idea of selling land to brewery

The Haines Brewing Company has cleared another hurdle toward securing 20,000 square feet of borough-owned Main Street property. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 12, 2014

Fort tower goes up, up, up

Contractor Dave Ricke restored a bit of the original Fort Seward skyline Tuesday, erecting a 60-foot tower modeled after one built for the U.S. Army...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 12, 2014

Glass ordered off Skyline lot

After more than a year of neighborhood friction, the Haines Borough Assembly has stepped in to force local business owner Paul Nelson to remove...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 12, 2014

Mine study may include tribes

The Haines Borough Assembly is moving forward with plans to conduct stakeholder meetings and community forums on the potential development of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 12, 2014

Assembly returns 'muniplex' to agenda

At the request of Haines Borough Assembly member Joanne Waterman, the borough is reviving discussion of building a new “muniplex” to house the...

 

Editorial

Dave Ricke’s crew made the raising of the Fort Seward fire hall hose tower look easy Tuesday. The tower is an impressive addition to Fort Seward...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 22, 2014

Ross is apparent choice as borough's tourism director

Pending approval by the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday, resident Leslie Ross will become the town’s new tourism director. Manager David Sosa said...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 1, 2014

Docking fees waived; RCCL returns in 2015

Royal Caribbean Cruises is returning to Haines in 2015 for the first time since 2000, when the company abruptly pulled all its cruise ship dockings, c...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 1, 2014

Chamber drops sauna support

The Haines Chamber of Commerce board has rescinded its offer to help raise money for a sauna at the Haines pool. After months of roadblocks and resist...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 1, 2014

Assembly starts digging into next year's budget

At its first budget discussion Tuesday, Haines Borough Assembly members and officials made suggestions including revisiting the possibility of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 1, 2014

Borough planners OK 60-foot tower

The Haines Borough Planning Commission recently approved resident Joanne Waterman’s plan to restore the Port Chilkoot Fire Hall to its original heig...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 24, 2014

Borough to solicit bids for helicopter noise study

At the direction of the Haines Borough Assembly, manager David Sosa will begin soliciting bids for noise studies estimated to cost between $6,000 and...

 
 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 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...

 

Incredible support for Venturer Scouts

The Haines Venturer Scouts would like to thank the community of Haines for the incredible support for the Outback Dinner and Auction at Harriett...

 
 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...

 

Thanks for help with pet fashion show

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel would like to thank all the community members, local dogs and volunteers who participated in our recent pet fashion...

 
 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 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 6, 2014

Assembly to revisit heliport issue

The Haines Borough Assembly agreed last week to hear an appeal of a Feb. 13 planning commission decision denying a conditional use permit for a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Staff floats budget proposals

Preliminary budget discussions between the Haines Borough Assembly and department heads Feb. 10 yielded several suggestions for the fiscal year 2015...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 20, 2014

Assembly retracts mining letter

The Haines Borough Assembly last week voted to send a retraction letter to a state agency after discovering a previous letter had been sent without...

 

Preschool gets lease extension

After hearing testimony from supporters of the Chilkat Valley Preschool Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to extend the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Culbeck pitches for development job

Haines Borough Executive Assistant to the Manager Darsie Culbeck is asking for a change in his job title and responsibilities, including an increased...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 30, 2014

Crays offered police chief job

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday accepted interim manager Julie Cozzi’s recommendation to hire police chief candidate Richard Crays. The...

 

Duly Noted

About $6,500 was raised for George Gates Haddock and family at Friday’s spaghetti dinner and auction at the American Legion Hall organized by the Ug...

 

Duly Noted

Lindsay Johnson and Graham Kraft were married Dec. 27 at their property near Viking Cove. The bride, groom, and guests skied and snowshoed to the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 19, 2013

Assembly offers Sosa manager's job

The Haines Borough Assembly voted during a special meeting Tuesday to offer its manager job to candidate David Sosa, a 20-year U.S. Marine Corps...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 19, 2013

In 2013, projects belied forecast

For the first time since the rebuilt Haines School was oriented toward Old Haines Highway in 2007, students could make it to the school along a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 12, 2013

Assembly leans toward Sosa hire

The Haines Borough Assembly isn’t ready to offer the job to manager candidate David Sosa just yet. After coming out of executive session Tuesday,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 7, 2013

Assembly mulls last candidates standing

With one manager candidate clearly eliminated and one withdrawn from the race, the Haines Borough Assembly will decide Tuesday how it wants to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 31, 2013

Assembly: No early favorites for manager job

Three members of the Haines Borough Assembly who met Tuesday to interview the top four borough manager candidates via Skype afterward expressed...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 24, 2013

Borough's report upholds election

Mistakes were made during the Oct. 1 municipal election, but they were not egregious enough to warrant overturning the results and ordering a new...

 

Duly Noted

Southeast Alaska State Fair Director Jessica Edwards sent 27 department champions, division winners, and exceptional best-of-class entries from...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Assembly lukewarm on manager finalists

The Haines Borough Assembly has whittled down a list of applicants for the manager position from 20 to four and will publicly conduct telephone...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 17, 2013

Schnabel not applying for manager

Haines Borough Assembly member Debra Schnabel will not vie for the borough’s top job. Schnabel had previously voiced her intention to apply for boro...

 

Duly Noted

Glitz and glamour came to Haines in the form of a magazine photo shoot earlier this fall for ferry terminal employees Fuzzy von Stauffenberg and...

 

Duly Noted

Friends from Haines and Skagway partied into the night together after Knikki Cinocco tied the knot with John Briner of Skagway at Skagway’s Jewell...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 5, 2013

Setbacks idea hits resistance

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is trying to put setback limits on development in general use zones, but some assembly members are skeptical...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 5, 2013

Yurts, wall tents, RVs get assembly's OK

People staying in yurts and wall tents can live there as long as they want, even though the Haines Borough Planning Commission would have it otherwise...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 29, 2013

Personnel committee to get records issue

The Haines Borough Personnel Committee will take up the issue of whether to tighten public access to personnel records, including employee evaluations...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 22, 2013

Borough may get help on manager hire

The Haines Borough Assembly appears to be leaning toward hiring a headhunting firm to find the municipality’s next manager, but assembly members sti...

 

Duly Noted

Levi Samuel Ford was born 12:29 a.m. Aug. 15 at the Juneau Birthing Center to parents Jennifer and Simon Ford. He weighed 9 lbs. and measured 21.25 in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Earnest says he's leaving

The Haines Borough Assembly on Wednesday approved 5-1 the resignation of manager Mark Earnest. Member Norm Smith, a longtime Earnest critic, opposed t...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 15, 2013

Assembly approves community donations

On a 5-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved more than $100,000 in grants to local non-profits. The borough had set aside about...

 
 By Sharon Resnick    News    August 8, 2013

Fort Seward fire hall restoration under way

To preserve or restore – it’s a question Joanne Waterman is thinking about a lot now that she and partner Phyllis Sage have purchased the former...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 25, 2013

Assembly approves pay hikes

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved raises and benefits for employees that will cost, on average, at least an additional $165,000...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 18, 2013

Assembly to consider raises Tuesday

Where an extra $151,000 for borough employee wages and benefits will come from is a concern for some assembly members, though Haines Borough manager M...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 11, 2013

Assembly to decide on employee raises

The Haines Borough Assembly will decide July 23 whether to approve a package of raises and health insurance compensation for unionized borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 5, 2013

Assembly retains parking rules

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will have to go back to the drawing board to address parking requirements, as the assembly on June 25 struck...

 

Time to end mobster-style government

I attended what I believed to be a meeting on whether or not Mark Earnest should be kept on as Haines Borough manager June 10. Turned out that his...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 27, 2013

Borough adopts roster-style ballot

Elections for positions on the Haines Borough Assembly and school board will no longer pit candidate vs. candidate for specific seats. Mayor...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 20, 2013

Election ballot likely to change

The push to change local election procedures continues with the Haines Borough Assembly still split down the middle on whether to switch from a seat...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 20, 2013

Borough to estimate cost of buried wires

During a special meeting convened Friday, the Haines Borough Assembly directed manager Mark Earnest to research cost estimates for burying power...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 13, 2013

Budget: $12.2 million, reduction in tax rates

On a 4-2 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly approved its $12.2 million spending plan for the coming year Tuesday, including a reduction in the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 13, 2013

Manager contract talk heats up

Discussion of Haines Borough Manager Mark Earnest’s contract became heated Monday, prompting an assembly member to request police presence at the...

 

Bury utility lines?

Utility lines strung along Main Street, Third Avenue and the waterfront are a concern for some Haines Borough Assembly members, but the path to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 6, 2013

Earnest contract talk Monday

The Haines Borough Personnel Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Monday to discuss manager Mark Earnest’s contract. The assembly voted at its Jan. 22...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 30, 2013

Budget amended for museum, pool

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved changes to the manager’s proposed budget for the next fiscal year, including keeping the pool open year...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 30, 2013

Appeals board upholds most Canary valuations

Members of the Haines Borough Assembly acting as the Board of Equalization (BOE) May 21 slogged through the second round of appeals for nearly four...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 16, 2013

Election change hits assembly opposition

Haines Borough Assembly members on Tuesday pulled from the agenda an ordinance aimed at changing assembly and school board election procedures. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 2, 2013

BOE upholds 24 assessments

Members of the Haines Borough Assembly acting as the Board of Equalization (BOE) Monday upheld 24 property assessments recommended by contract...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 25, 2013

Assembly scratches $2,300 for new chairs

For assembly members, sitting around at meetings won’t be getting any easier. Members on Tuesday narrowly struck $2,300 from next year’s borough... Full story

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 18, 2013

Office java makes the cut

For now, coffee appears to be safe in the Haines Borough budget. In discussion of the public works budget Tuesday, assembly member Joanne Waterman... Full story

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Assembly approves deal for Lowe's exit

Following 40 minutes of closed-door discussion, the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a “negotiated separation... Full story

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 11, 2013

Assembly plans overnight trip to Skagway

Haines Borough staff and assembly members are planning an overnight trip to Skagway April 26-27 to meet with regional leaders to discuss mutual... Full story

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 28, 2013

Lowe put on leave; hearing planned

Haines Borough manager Mark Earnest placed police chief Gary Lowe on paid administrative leave Tuesday, making Sgt. Simon Ford acting chief. The assem...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 28, 2013

Former bear monitor rejected for tour permit

The Haines Borough Assembly denied a request Tuesday from former bear monitor Shannon Donahue to begin small-scale bear-viewing tours along the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 21, 2013

Union: Complaint mishandled

The union representative of Haines Borough workers this week said manager Mark Earnest has been “out of line” and not compliant with procedure in...

 

'Corrective action' for Lowe

The Haines Borough Assembly directed the manager during a March 12 special meeting to “apply corrective action” to address the assembly’s concer...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 14, 2013

Special meeting on Lowe Friday

Haines Borough Assembly members have called a special meeting to be held 5:30 p.m. Friday to discuss police chief Gary Lowe’s actions during the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 7, 2013

Manager reports on police chief

Haines Borough manager Mark Earnest reported Tuesday the results of his investigation into complaints made from within the police department against...

 

Borough's ferry plan response

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to establish an ad-hoc, three-person committee to follow issues related to the Alaska-class ferries,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 28, 2013

Borough reviews not done

Although required to by code, Haines Borough Manager Mark Earnest has not provided for evaluations of employees since starting on the job three years...

 

Meetings scheduled

Lack of a quorum cancelled Tuesday’s scheduled meeting of the Haines Borough Assembly. Members Norm Smith, Joanne Waterman and Jerry Lapp were...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 7, 2013

Borough, union to negotiate new contract

The Haines Borough has put together its bargaining team for upcoming negotiations with the Local 71 Union regarding a new collective bargaining...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 31, 2013

Assembly to review executive sessions

A Jan. 22 closed-door meeting of the Haines Borough Assembly may have violated Alaska’s Open Meetings Act and borough code, according to borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 24, 2013

Earnest scores a 'satisfactory'

The Haines Borough Assembly gave manager Mark Earnest a “satisfactory” evaluation Tuesday, a decision that came during an executive session at a...

 

Assembly queries ferry plan

The Haines Borough Assembly convened a special meeting Tuesday night to draft a series of questions and concerns regarding Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell’...

 

Earnest evaluation to start in January

The borough assembly will begin the process of reviewing manager Mark Earnest’s contract and conducting his performance evaluation in early...

 

Duly Noted

Evan Frank White was born Friday, Nov. 23 to Kristin and Frank White. A snowstorm swirled around Juneau and birth attendants feasted on turkey and mas...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 29, 2012

Car tax encounters opposition: Assembly wants more details on proposal

Haines Borough Assembly members and residents expressed misgivings about a proposed motor vehicle registration tax Tuesday. The assembly postponed a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 8, 2012

Assembly supports Earnest extension

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 Tuesday to extend manager Mark Earnest’s contract through July 2014 pending a “satisfactory” evaluation...

 

Duly Noted

Andy Hedden won second place in Alaska Magazine’s annual photo contest in the “Alaska Life” category. Andy’s picture, entitled “Sophie’s...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 1, 2012

Assembly to consider Earnest's proposal for extended contract

Haines Borough Assembly members are scheduled to consider a proposal from manager Mark Earnest to extend his contract through June 2014 at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 1, 2012

Lightering rates may increase for fast ferry

In a meeting this week, the Haines Borough’s Finance Committee recommended the borough assembly refrain from tabling until March discussions on an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 1, 2012

Proposed car tax may be flat fee

A recent addition to a memo put out by Haines Borough manager Mark Earnest acknowledged the possibility of using a flat as opposed to graduated tax...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 25, 2012

Assembly floats vehicle tax plan

Besides casting ballots in the national election, residents on Nov. 6 get to weigh in on a Haines Borough motor vehicle registration tax, a proposal...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Earnest seeking contract to 2014

Casting a tie-breaking vote, Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott stopped an assembly motion Tuesday aimed at extending manager Mark Earnest’s contr...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 11, 2012

Revised heli-ski ordinance introduced

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday 4-2 to introduce an ordinance that would charge heli-ski companies a $5 per skier-day fee and allow fines...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 4, 2012

Voters: Waterman, Berry, change in disclosure

Incumbent assembly member Joanne Waterman cruised by challenger Jim Studley and former City of Haines mayor Dave Berry topped Jono Greene for an open...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 27, 2012

Financial disclosure, 7 candidates on ballot

Haines Borough voters on Tuesday will fill two seats on the assembly and three seats on the school board, and revisit a question about exempting...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 20, 2012

Assembly hopefuls field questions

Three candidates for Haines Borough Assembly offered views on a range of local issues at a candidates’ forum last week sponsored by We the People...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 30, 2012

Financial disclosure language vexes assembly

A third and expected final public hearing on a proposed Haines Borough financial disclosure law for local leaders bogged down Tuesday when assembly me...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 16, 2012

Assembly: No full income reporting

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday relaxed its proposed financial disclosure reporting regulations, eliminating a requirement that would have made...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    August 2, 2012

Assembly races: Studley vs. Waterman, Berry vs. Greene

Incumbent Daymond Hoffman won’t seek re-election to the Haines Borough Assembly. Instead, former City of Haines mayor Dave Berry Jr. and tour boat...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    July 19, 2012

Filing deadline Friday for 2 assembly, 4 school seats

Two seats on the Haines Borough Assembly and four of seven seats on the borough school board will be decided in the municipal election Oct. 2. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 12, 2012

Assembly supports ILP for Connelly project

The Haines Borough Assembly on a 4-2 vote Tuesday endorsed an integrated licensing process for the proposed Connelly Lake hydroelectric project. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 28, 2012

Borough eyes Elks property

Facilities issues dominated Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting, where members voted to explore purchase of the Elks property, seek proposals...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 14, 2012

Earnest back on job; hiring process halted

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-1 Tuesday to retain manager Mark Earnest, reactivating a contract that gives him the borough’s top job for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 7, 2012

Assembly to decide budget, interim manager

The Haines Borough Assembly is expected to approve its $11.3 million budget, including setting local tax rates, and will discuss the interim borough...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    June 7, 2012

Assembly to revisit designation of former school lots

The Haines Borough Assembly last week reconsidered plans to proceed with the sale of lots formerly occupied by the primary school on Main Street....

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    June 7, 2012

Assembly reduces proposed trailer fee

The Haines Borough Assembly last week sunk a proposal to double annual and daily launch ramp fees. “I have no problem seeing an increase in the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

Partial sidewalk work irks leaders, merchants

State Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, said this week a patchwork replacement of sidewalk and curbs downtown can’t be fixed this year, due to funding...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 31, 2012

Private group pushing for Lutak port

The Haines Borough recently launched a Haines Port Development Steering Committee. Three residents have since formed the Haines Port Development Counc...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 31, 2012

No special election to fill vacant seats

A push by Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott to allow use of special elections to fill vacancies on the borough assembly died Tuesday after failing...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 17, 2012

Assembly drops pay phone request

The Haines Borough Assembly last week hung up on a proposal to refer a discussion of pay phones to a committee. Newspaper editor Tom Morphet, at the r...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 10, 2012

Economic development wording axed

Mayor Stephanie Scott on Tuesday broke a tie vote of the Haines Borough Assembly to adopt an ordinance that removes code language mandating the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Take 'Steel Bridge' to Chilkat Lake?

Members of the board of the Haines Borough’s Dalton Trail Road Maintenance Service Area have an idea for the “Steel Bridge,” the aging, metal an...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 3, 2012

Assembly considers DMV tax to wrangle wrecks

The Haines Borough Assembly is investigating a state-collected municipal motor vehicle registration tax that would help fund local storage and...

 

Sales tax revenues up 1 percent in 2011

Haines Borough sales tax revenues increased 1 percent in 2011 compared to 2010, with retail showing the strongest gains and restaurants and bars...

 
 By Steve Vick    Letters    April 12, 2012

Dinner nets funds for furry friends

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel would like to thank all those who attended our annual member meeting and stir-fry dinner. The night was a great...

 

Duly Noted

Friends at the Pioneers of Alaska’s Sunday meeting sang “Happy Birthday” to Layton A. Bennett in anticipation of his 93rd birthday Thursday,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 5, 2012

July 4 fireworks display in limbo

The future of the annual, Fourth of July fireworks display was in question this week, following a 4-1 vote by the Haines Borough Assembly March 27...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 5, 2012

Borough drops ‘disaster’ for slump

The Haines Borough Assembly last week rescinded a February disaster declaration for sloughing of the Mount Ripinsky hillside at Lutak Road. Borough...

 

Duly Noted

Jean and Ron Smith spent their winter in Sun City, Ariz. where they caught up with many Haines friends. They spent Thanksgiving with Nancy and Ken Ser...

 

New console aimed at better 911 service response

The Haines Borough is seeking a federal grant to purchase and install a new dispatch console that would improve response to 911 calls. “Thank goodne...

 

Manager assistant approved

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved hiring a full-time executive assistant to manager Mark Earnest, a position that would cost an...

 

Assembly OKs GPS spot checks

The Haines Borough Assembly last week approved an ordinance for spot checks of global positioning system data to monitor compliance with helicopter...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 8, 2012

Boat owners off the hook for shoveling 'fingers'

The harbormaster’s office will be responsible for clearing snow off “finger” floats at the small boat harbor as the result of action last week...

 

SEABA’s heliport permit appeal nixed

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 on Tuesday to uphold a planning commission decision denying Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures a permit to...

 

Duly Noted

Andrea Hedrick and Herky Deppner were married Dec. 30, 2011 in a sunset ceremony on Canova Beach in Melbourne, Fla. The bride is the daughter of...

 

Assembly leans to spot check heli-ski GPS data

Mayor Stephanie Scott on Tuesday twice broke tie votes of the Haines Borough Assembly regarding global positioning system data for helicopter skiing,...

 

Scott appoints six to task force for community center design

Mayor Stephanie Scott last month appointed six residents to a task force that will examine responses to a “request for qualifications” for...

 

Beginnings of park at Picture Point approved

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved an ordinance to establish a park at Picture Point. “This ordinance just pertains to the tidelands, a...

 

Ordinance aims to keep peace at boat harbor

As Haines Borough harbormaster for more than a year, Ed Barrett said he’s never been physically hurt during a dispute, but he has “heard some...

 

Ordinance aims to keep peace at boat harbor

As Haines Borough harbormaster for more than a year, Ed Barrett said he’s never been physically hurt during a dispute, but he has “heard some...

 

Assembly wants more Chilkat Center options

The Haines Borough Assembly this week directed manager Mark Earnest to provide a report outlining options for maintenance and ownership of the...

 

Borough manager's contract extended

The Haines Borough Assembly approved an 18-month contract extension and 2 percent pay raise for borough manager Mark Earnest following an evaluation...

 

GPS data a trade secret? Heli-ski companies want coordinates to be confidential

The Haines Borough Assembly in a 4-2 vote Tuesday introduced an ordinance that would make global positioning system data for helicopter skiing...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2011

Chilkat Valley year in review

An assembly recall campaign and a new effort targeting underage drinking punctuated the year 2011 in the Chilkat Valley News. Extreme weather and...

 

Thomas: Put strings on center funds

State Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines, this week said he would request $600,000 in legislative funding for the Chilkat Center, if the borough gives up the...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    December 15, 2011

Wonderful feeling to be cared for

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the fundraiser to help with my medical expenses. It was such a wonderful feeling to experience...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 1, 2011

Assembly wants more Connelly Lake studies

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted 4-2 to request the federal government require developers of a potential hydro-electric project above...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    November 10, 2011

Mayor lays down rules for meetings

Haines Borough meetings will get a new look – including increased opportunity for public comment and more assembly research in advance of...

 

Sign ordinance making way through assembly

An ordinance to permit off-premises or "sandwich" signs as a conditional use will go to the Haines Borough’s government affairs and...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 3, 2011

Outgoing mayor Hill appoints five to new port committee

The Haines Borough Assembly on Oct. 25 approved the first appointments to the new Haines Port Development Steering Committee. Departing mayor Jan...

 

Four approved for consulting pool

The Haines Borough Assembly last week voted 4-1 to authorize manager Mark Earnest to hire from a pool of four consultants for the...

 

Scott wins mayor's race by 47 votes; First meeting with new leaders Nov. 15

Haines Borough voters selected Stephanie Scott as their new mayor, by a 47-vote margin, a canvass of outstanding ballots determined Tuesday. She recei...

 

Assembly rejects allowing ATVs on roads

The Haines Borough Assembly in a 3-2 vote Tuesday ditched an often-delayed ordinance that would have permitted the operation of all-terrain vehicles...

 

It's Smith, Schnabel; Outstanding ballots to decide mayor

The race for Haines Borough mayor is too close to call, with challenger Stephanie Scott leading Jan Hill by 30 votes as of press time Wednesday....

 

Assembly approves razing gym, school

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday turned down an eleventh-hour request to save the elementary school and gym, voting 5-0 for demolition....

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 29, 2011

Voters Tuesday will decide mayor, recall, 3 assembly seats

Voters go to the polls Tuesday in an election that could dramatically change the make-up of local leadership. Including a recall initiative that...

 

Recall would oust Hoffman, Waterman

Voters Tuesday will decide whether Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman should be removed from office. Recall...

 

Recall targets knowingly broke the law

While some in or behind the "political arena" may want to bring the recall issue down into the realm of personalities and political...

 

Hess supporters, recall unreasonable

As Gary Hess stated in his comments to the assembly at the special meeting last June, "The duty of every public officer is to the people they...

 

Recall gives town bad reputation

ut their actions are anti-business. Making personal attacks against people they don’t like will not improve the economy. Four assembly members...

 

Recall targets show civility and care

I would like to publicly express my thanks to Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman for their service to our borough assembly and to our...

 

Town depends on service

ong list of assets, we’re also an entertaining community of unique character – and characters, a place unspoiled by endless suburbs and wa...

 

Lapp issue belies recall

Why vote no on the recall? As assembly member Scott Rossman says, "It’s ridiculous. I don’t support it. But I do support their right...

 

Assembly to vote on old school demolition

Members of the Haines Borough Assembly are set to approve a bid for demolishing the remaining portion of the old elementary school at their meeting on...

 

What is motive of recall?

On the slight chance anyone in the valley is sufficiently gullible to believe Mr. Jim Shook and his fellow recall sponsors are truly concerned about...

 

School study went idle as demolition loomed

also by Tom Morphet Progress on a "programming study" to determine who and what might go into a renovated elementary school apparently...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 15, 2011

Pair makes appeal for saving structure

A small group is making a last-ditch effort to save the former elementary school and gym, saying a July vote by the Haines Borough Assembly to...

 

Recall targets chose to ignore the law

What twisted webs they weave. Seems once some of our borough assembly members break the law rather than correct the mistake they compound it. On June...

 

Recall is embarrassment to community

I urge all voters to carefully read the Oct. 4 election notice. It shows both the grounds for, and the responses to, the recall...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    September 8, 2011

Vote 'no' on borough assembly recall

First: Better luck next time on the 1 percent. Right now the recall is more important. Representatives Daymond Hoffman, Joanne Waterman and Jerry...

 

Assembly sends recall effort to ballot

Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman on Tuesday joined in unanimous votes to put their own recall elections on the ball...

 

Borough to halt rec center study, pursue planning

The Haines Borough will halt a $14,442 study aimed at determining the need for a recreation center in Haines. Instead, the borough assembly will seek...

 

Recall petitions OK'd

Recall votes for Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and Joanne Waterman will be on the ballot for the October municipal election....

 

Assembly OKs SEABA permit

The Haines Borough Assembly on Aug. 9 unanimously renewed a commercial permit for Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA), but members said th...

 

Voters won't get tourism tax issue; Rossman, Lapp, Waterman vote keeps question off October ballot

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday shot down a proposed ordinance to put the borough’s municipal sales tax designated for tourism promotion...

 

Recall petitions expected Friday; Organizers say they'll have enough signatures for vote

Jim Shook, chairman of the Haines Recall Committee, said petitions for the potential recall of Haines Borough Assembly members Daymond Hoffman and...

 

Election lineup finalized; Smith and Hess vie for seat, again

The filing period for the Haines Borough’s October municipal election closed Friday, with contested races for mayor and the Haines Borough...

 

Assembly proceeds with demolition

The Haines Borough Assembly on July 26 voted to start the process of demolishing the rest of the old elementary school building. Assemblyman Scott...

 

Vick spared from recall

Haines Borough clerk Julie Cozzi on July 21 rejected an application for the recall of assemblyman Steve Vick, on the recommendation of borough...

 

ATV ordinance postponed until September; Police chief opposes, citing safety concerns

Adoption of a proposed ordinance to permit the operation of all-terrain vehicles on Haines Borough streets and roads has been postponed until at...

 

Recall effort initiated

Update, Thursday, July 21 4 p.m.: Haines borough clerk Julie Cozzi on Thursday afternoon rejected the application for the recall of assemblyman Steve...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    July 21, 2011

Say no to recall effort

What a waste of time and energy. We’ve been there, done that, appealed all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court, divided the community, cost...

 

Rec center could make October ballot

A vote to measure demand for a community recreation center could join a potentially crowded ballot in October, but a decision on the future of the...

 

Is proposed ballot language too taxing for voters? Assembly considers wording for tour tax public vote

Shall a proposed Haines Borough ordinance that "eliminates the designation of one percent of borough-wide sales tax proceeds for use in tourism...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    July 7, 2011

Next ATV ordinance hearing delayed

The second public hearing for an ordinance to permit the operation of all-terrain vehicles on borough streets and roads has been set for Tuesday,...

 

Assembly takes steps to put tour tax on ballot

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday showed support for placing the borough’s 1 percent municipal sales tax dedicated for tourism promotion...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 30, 2011

Assembly to take up Maynard's grievances

The Haines Borough Assembly following an executive session Tuesday tentatively set a personnel grievance hearing for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, that...

 

Expert: Assembly violated code

According to a government specialist with the Alaska Division of Community and Regional Affairs, the Haines Borough Assembly "should have...

 

ATV ordinance takes shape

By Krista Kielsmeier The Haines Borough Assembly on June 14 introduced an ordinance that would permit the operation of all-terrain vehicles on...

 

Open seat to be decided in vote; Assembly can't agree; one member suggests pulling name out of hat

After a two-hour stalemate and failed compromise Monday, the five remaining members of the Haines Borough Assembly ditched the appointment process to...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 16, 2011

Borough tax rate to hold steady

An increased allocation of state money for community jails allowed the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday to adopt a budget that holds the tax rate...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    June 16, 2011

Borough helicopter group has yet to meet on 2011 season

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Haines Borough’s mayor-appointed helicopter skiing work group has yet to meet for an evaluation of this...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 26, 2011

Assembly seeking interest in open seat

Residents seeking appointment to Greg Goodman’s vacated Haines Borough Assembly seat must submit a letter of interest to the borough office by...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 12, 2011

Tax appeals: 32 get cut in assessments

Resident Dave Stickler’s Monday appearance before the Haines Borough Board of Equalization slashed $146,200 from the assessed value of a 25 Mile...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 14, 2011

HARK appreciates business donations

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel (HARK) would like to thank the local businesses and individuals who helped support us during our recent membership...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    April 14, 2011

Trailer homes escape taxes

    The Haines Borough Assembly may look at reimposing property taxes on mobile homes.     Mobile homes previously were...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    April 7, 2011

Thanks for help with Japan relief effort

A wave of community effort and good will helped raise more than $5,000 to aid Japanese tsunami victims through the Modest Japanese Dinner and Auction...

 

Duly Noted

The library is collecting cards of remembrance for Ellen Borders, who died unexpectedly Thursday, March 24. Friends and library patrons can stop by...

 

Assembly OKs 3rd heli-skiing company

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved Alaska Mountain Guides (AMG) as the third helicopter skiing tour operator in the borough. The...

 

Assembly to revisit dock rates Tuesday

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday is set to have further discussion on proposed exponential rate increases for using Lutak Dock. "I think...

 

Skagway, Haines mull joint projects

Hydropower and transportation were two items on what Mayor Jan Hill called a "limitless" list of potential areas for collaboration between t...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 23, 2011

Denker, HAL to discuss settlement on variance

Calling for new permitting requirements to stem "after-the-fact" variance requests, Haines Borough Assembly members Tuesday hammered out a...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 17, 2011

Letnikof users wary of tour using float

Citing concerns expressed by other users, members of the Haines Borough’s Harbor Advisory Committee on Tuesday asked for more details about...

 

More skier days, 3rd operator proposed; Plan would up skier days to 2,600, incorporate 'photographer days'

Resident Rob Goldberg said he stopped answering his phone following a proposal to more than double the Haines Borough’s heli-skiing skier-day...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Assembly OKs land sale talks

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 Tuesday to authorize manager Mark Earnest to negotiate with an upper valley church that wants to buy a two-acre...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    February 10, 2011

Permit sought for boat tour

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday postponed approval of a Chilkat Guides request to add a marine sightseeing tour to depart from Letnikof Cove,...

 

Borough offered terms for Point

Owner Roger Beasley has offered the Haines Borough up to three acres at "Picture Point" and is willing to carry a note for the purchase...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    January 6, 2011

Assembly adopts rogue tour rule

The Haines Borough Assembly on Dec. 28 approved an ordinance that creates a waiting period for tour applicants with dodgy histories and rejected a...

 

Assembly ranks project priorities, delays heli-ski permit

The Haines Borough Assembly Dec. 14 approved resolutions that ranked 2011 federal and state legislative priorities. The capital budget priorities for...

 

Helicopter-ski committee takes up map, GPS issues

Mayor Jan Hill appointed two members of the Haines Borough’s heli-skiing work group to a map subcommittee at a Nov. 23 meeting, after...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    November 18, 2010

Heli-skiing meeting set for Tuesday

The Haines Borough’s heli-skiing work group will have its second meeting Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 3:30 p.m. in the assembly chambers. The...

 

Tour idea stymies assembly; Question is whether to place limits after permit denial

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 30, will hold a third public hearing for an ordinance that aims to limit repeat applications for...

 

New start at heli-ski question; Mayor appoints 9-member panel

The Haines Borough’s new heli-skiing work group held its first meeting Tuesday, and members said they want to avoid the heated tone of previous...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    November 11, 2010

People of Haines right there to help

Haines Christian Center Church would like to thank all the  businesses and residences who donated items for Carol Clifton’s benefit...

 

Assembly mulls new election rules

The Haines Borough Assembly will consider changes to election procedures aimed at resolving questions about candidate qualifications before –...

 

Assembly certifies Goodman election; Hess seeks legal advice on decision

Haines Borough Assembly candidate Karen Hess said she was consulting an attorney following a 4-2 assembly decision Tuesday to certify the election of...

 
 By CVN Staff    Letters    October 28, 2010

Benefit dinner humbles recipient

A huge thank you to all who participated in the benefit dinner and auction to help defray medical expenses. Thanks to Timi Katzeek, Connie Ward, and...

 

Bear ordinance targets garbage

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday adopted a bear attraction nuisance ordinance that targets garbage but does not address fruit trees or livestock. H...

 

'Bear-proof,' fruit trees at issue in bear ordinance hearing

The Haines Borough assembly on Oct. 12 advanced a proposed bear attraction nuisance ordinance to a second public hearing, but members said they still...

 

Button tour permit denied again

The Haines Borough assembly again has declined to issue a commercial tour permit to Dave Button of Eco Orca. Button on Oct. 12 referred to Chilean...

 

Heli-ski ordinance on tap Tuesday; Committee of whole to take up revisions to law

A committee-of-the-whole meeting has been scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday to discuss potential rezoning that would be tied to a new commercial skiing...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 23, 2010

Assembly moves on Picture Point

The Haines Borough on Tuesday voted 4-2 to authorize manager Mark Earnest to negotiate the purchase of all or a portion of Picture Point for up to...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 23, 2010

Assembly: No to Button

On a 5-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday denied a request by Dave Button to operate a kayak tour in Lutak Inlet. Button previously sued the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 16, 2010

Old gym gets stay of execution

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 last week to demolish the primary and elementary schools, but to leave the elementary gym and its east wing for...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    September 9, 2010

South harbor expansion studied Engineers give project advocates much to mull

Advocates for harbor improvements now have lots of options to consider. Completing a study for the Haines Borough, PND Engineers of Juneau recently su...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 2, 2010

Buyer meets price for Picture Point Borough may still have options

A five-acre parcel of prime Portage Cove beachfront, including the pull-outs known as "Picture Point," is slated to be sold by October, but...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 26, 2010

Assembly will pay for Mosquito Lake heat project

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted 5-1 to use $65,000 in borough funds to pay for the Mosquito Lake School heating system. Two-thirds of the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 5, 2010

Election season opens Geise seeks assembly seat

Two seats on the Haines Borough Assembly and three on the school board are up for grabs in the Oct. 5 municipal election. The candidate filing period...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 10, 2010

Fair gets borough funds for hall work Last-minute budget plea nets $175K

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved its $11.7 million budget for the coming year, including a $175,000 appropriation to the Southeast Alas...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 27, 2010

Assembly tempers talk on non-profits

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to fund hazardous waste collection for local businesses on a limited, trial basis and to increase grants to...

 
 By Jessica Edwards    News    May 20, 2010

Hill breaks tie, rejects raises for borough leaders

The Haines Borough Assembly May 11 voted 4-3 against giving themselves a $50 per meeting raise, with a $500 per month raise for the mayor. Under the...

 
 By Jessica Edwards    News    May 20, 2010

Assembly debates annual grants to non-profits

The Haines Borough Assembly May 25 is slated to adopt its $11 million operating and capital budget, and will consider amending it to include as much...

 
 By Jessica Edwards    News    May 13, 2010

Election rule change fuels assembly spat

The Haines Borough Assembly last week tangled over a draft ordinance revising local election laws, sending the proposed law to its government...

 
 By Jessica Edwards    News    May 13, 2010

Contract assessor to be hired; Borough abandons attempts for permanent position

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday for contracting with an assessing firm to complete borough assessments and to train a local pers...