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 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 Heather Lende    Obituaries    May 24, 2018 

Andriesen: effective businesswoman, volunteer

Former gallery owner and summer resident Clare Andriesen, 84, died peacefully on May 8 at her home i... Full story


We're at a crossraods

The mining and logging proposals being talked about seem to be nothing more than corporate welfare. Non-local corporations come to rural areas for a...

 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...


Let's elect our committees

The manager’s letter in last week’s CVN attempting to exonerate the police chief from complicity in an unfounded, brazen, and unsuccessful politic...

 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...


Let landowners use their land

While serving on the Haines Assembly, I pushed hard for economic development and property owners’ rights. The University of Alaska timber sale will...

 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...

 By Natalie Helms    News    March 22, 2018

Borough prepares for Chilkoot corridor squeeze

Alaska State Parks ranger Travis Russell said he’ll crack down on parking violations along the Chilkoot River corridor this summer in hopes of chang...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 15, 2018

Assembly approves Glacier Point ATV tour with conditions

The Haines Borough narrowly approved a new Glacier Point ATV tour permit proposed by a Skagway tour company. The borough assembly voted 3-3 to approve...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 15, 2018

Question raised about Open Meetings Act after public excluded from briefing

The Haines Borough manager and police chief on Wednesday uninvited the assembly to a meeting aimed at developing a local response plan for active...

 By Natalie Helms    News    March 15, 2018

Morphet miffs planning commission over resource extraction

Some members of the Haines Borough Planning Commission were offended by assembly member Tom Morphet’s suggestions on how to define resource...


Black: former Haines city mayor, veteran

Dave Black, 82, former mayor and businessman, died of heart failure on Feb. 10 in Puyallup, Wash.... Full story


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