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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 13, 2017

Assembly censures Morphet

With little discussion, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted Tuesday to censure member Tom Morphet for violating code and the borough’s...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 

Duly Noted

Christina Baskaya is helping organize a Haines High School class of 1997 reunion. Events will include a Chilkoot Lake picnic, tour of the Haines...

 

Duly Noted

Jerrie Clarke has made trips to Mexico, New Orleans, and Branson, Mo. since retiring in January from the Lost City Museum in Overton, Nev. The former...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Assembly passes $18 million budget

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $17.8 million budget Tuesday, including funding $95,000 for a local economic development...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 15, 2017

Recall election to be held on August 15

A special election to recall Haines Borough Assembly members Heather Lende, Tresham Gregg and Tom Morphet is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 15. Borough...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Assembly balks at trooper bid to expand police role

The Haines Borough Assembly will seek legal advice regarding an Alaska State Trooper official’s opinion that the borough is responsible for policing...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 1, 2017

Rules on conflicts-of-interest differ among Southeast towns

The Petersburg and Wrangell borough codes do not prohibit family members of public officers from contracting with their boroughs. Wrangell Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 25, 2017

Assembly favors former mayor for Case's seat

Former Haines mayor Stephanie Scott will likely fill the vacant assembly seat, left by Mike Case after he resigned last month, if the Haines Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 18, 2017

Assembly seat draws 7 applicants

Seven residents are seeking appointment to the Haines Borough Assembly seat vacated by the resignation of Mike Case. The applicants include some who...

 
 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...

 

Schnabel highly qualified to be manager

In a letter last week, Joe Poor said, without mentioning names, that the borough manager candidate who is not Brad Ryan “has been deemed unqualified...

 

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