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 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016 

Assembly committee talks trash

A working group might be put together to figure out if Haines’ garbage situation needs improvement. One possibility dominated a Sept. 15 Haines Boro...

 
 By Peter DAuria    News    September 22, 2016 

Englund starts second century

One morning in late August, while she was eating breakfast, two bears appeared in Hazel Englund’s yard, searching for food scraps in the compost. It...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Nonprofits to receive funding

The Haines Borough Assembly took $65,000 originally earmarked for the area’s nonprofit organizations out of limbo, and approved the appropriations...

 
 By John Stang    News    September 8, 2016

Candidates start to stake out positions on Haines issues

All six Haines assembly candidates are sick of debating helicopter skiing. Keeping basic infrastructure up to snuff iscc a big worry, along with the...

 

Code Review Commission needs members

Our community is in need of seven individuals to step up to serve on the Code Review Commission. The Minor Offenses Ordinance brought to light the...

 

Other newspapers are run by politicians

Who ruled that newspaper publishers can’t hold public office and continue to operate their newspapers? Lew Williams, Jr. was mayor of Petersburg...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Borough offers forestry office, car

Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward this week offered office “space, utilities and transportation” for five years to the state’s Division of...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Race for borough assembly swells to 6 candidates

Three new candidates will vie for two open seats on the Haines Borough Assembly alongside incumbent Diana Lapham and challengers Judy Erekson and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 25, 2016

Assembly holds off on nonprofit funding

The Haines Borough Assembly stalled appropriations for local nonprofits Tuesday, delaying discussion of any funding for three months. The group also...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

Assembly comment time mulled

Audience members who ask questions and voice concerns during the public comment period at the beginning of Haines Borough Assembly meetings could...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

Turner wins award for supporting town

The Haines Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday kicked off with an exceptional amount of back-patting, including the presentation of a new award...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 28, 2016

Few turn out for assembly training day

A new program aimed at training residents contemplating a run for Haines Borough Assembly drew little interest this week, with three members of the...

 

Former mayor, clerk Van Winkle dies at 68

Former Haines Borough mayor, assembly member and borough clerk Sharan Van Winkle died of...

 

What's behind candidate coaching?

On top of all the duties and constant public interaction, our elected officials now want to spend time coaching anyone who might want to run for an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Buzz-in entry at borough defeated

On a 4-2 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday rejected Bill Seward’s proposal to install a buzz-in security door at the administration...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Borough worker raises OK'd: $351K

The Haines Borough will spend an additional $351,600 on its employees over the course of the next three years following the assembly’s ratification...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 7, 2016

Two meetings to give update on biomass project

A shift in plans for municipal biomass heat from wood pellets to chips will be a main topic at two informational public meetings next week hosted by...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Borough OKs $10K for ferry plan

The Haines Borough Assembly last week unanimously agreed to contribute $10,000 to a joint effort between the state and a regional economic...

 

Power players control harbor project

While code violations have certainly occurred, we don’t need them to tell us the harbor expansion process has been extremely flawed. Common sense...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

'Bully-proofing' workshops set

Bullying isn’t something that just happens in schools, or among middle-schoolers. And it doesn’t always look like a student being pushed into a...

 

Blackwell logged, owned restaurant

Dan Blackwell, a trucker, logger, and restaurateur died June 7 at Wildflower Court in Juneau of hear...

 

Editorial

On the scale of things, planning commissioner Donnie Turner’s “shut up” T-shirt was not particularly newsworthy and I was hoping to not publish...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 16, 2016

Official wears 'shut up' T-shirt to public hearing

A planning commissioner’s choice of a T-shirt to wear at last week’s meeting of the group rankled some citizens and at least one fellow commission...

 

The bullies have taken over Haines

Don Turner III, while sitting at the Planning Commission table last week, wore a T-shirt that said, “I like the sound you make when you shut up.”...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

New trailers get jump on committee

As the Haines Borough struggles to address the lingering issue of how to permit commercial trailers, more are setting up shop around town. Cheechako...

 

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