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 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 9, 2017

Manager applicants include Bill Seward

By Kyle Clayton Haines Borough Assembly members will meet Thursday to start reviewing applications for the manager position. They include one from...

 

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...

 

Duly Noted

Friends of Mike and Elaine Crawshay were saddened to hear of the fire that destroyed Kluane Machine, their auto repair shop of 30 years in Haines Junc...

 
 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...

 

Duly Noted

Tod Sebens has returned from a solo, month-long bike trip across Madagascar, the island nation of Africa. His route took him through rainforests,...

 
 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...

 

Make committee more well-rounded

In the borough code, conflict of interest is defined as someone who would gain financially or have a special interest in a particular topic. In...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 9, 2017

Code group decides priorities

The Haines Borough Code Review Commission set minor offenses – the catalyst for the group’s formation – as its third priority as it begins to...

 
 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...

 

Manager vote violated borough charter

At the Jan. 10 meeting, the mayor broke a 3 to 3 assembly tie to select an interim manager from two available applicants. This decision violated the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 19, 2017

Legislature looking to tighten alcohol regulations

An ongoing revision of the state’s alcohol-licensing laws could have effects on Haines eating establishments. Specifically, a working group formed...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 19, 2017

Code review commission may start with minor offenses

The Haines Borough’s new Code Review Commission will look for guidance from the assembly and the public on what area of code it should tackle...

 

Appointment of Lapham rejected

The Haines Borough Assembly last week rejected appointment of former assembly member Diana Lapham to the borough’s Ports and Harbor Advisory...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

Facilities chief Ryan is interim manager

Haines Borough Facilities Director Brad Ryan is once again interim manager. Mayor Jan Hill broke a 3-3 assembly deadlock Tuesday, giving Ryan the...

 

Seward's dismissal was warranted

I believe that the incident in which manager Bill Seward advised a company to fire an individual (Gershon Cohen) or risk not receiving a borough...

 

Seward weighs lawsuit; recall effort in works

Bill Seward, who was fired as Haines Borough manager in an emotional assembly 4-2 vote last week, is pursuing legal action against the borough for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2016

Year in Review: Art, public projects dominated Haines news

Advances in the arts and public projects marked much of the news in 2016, and combined, for some novel exchanges. At a Sept. 8 Haines Borough...

 

Assembly sets priorities at retreat

The Haines Borough Assembly met on Dec. 11 for a four-hour retreat at the public library to outline what members believed were their biggest prioritie...

 

Please consider hiring manager locally

Here we go again, four of our assembly decided to fire the borough manager. Democratic government is supposed to move slow and deliberate. We have so...

 

Manager Seward fired with 4-2 vote

After only six months on the job, Manager Bill Seward was terminated Wednesday night by the borough assembly following an emotionally-wracked evening...

 

Trooper director: Haines post next in line to be cut

Alaska Department of Public Safety Col. James Cockrell warned last week that if his agency suffered continued budget cuts, Haines will be the next...

 

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