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 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Assembly approves individual CARES Act grants, extends business grant deadline

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Haines Borough Assembly took additional steps to approve a spending plan for $2.1 million in CARES Act funding...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Assembly nixes CARES Act requests from food security groups

On July 23, the Haines Borough Assembly’s ad hoc CARES Act committee rejected proposals from two Chilkat Valley food security groups. Discussion at...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 30, 2020 

COVID-19 case prompts masking policy and business closures

The Haines Borough imposed a mandatory masking policy in its facilities and several businesses voluntarily closed after a 20-something male resident...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

2 measures will likely be on the Oct. 6 ballot

This fall, the Haines Borough ballot will likely ask voters to make decisions about two proposals: a plan to draw $450,000 from the borough’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Haines unemployment rate remains high

The Haines unemployment rate remained one of the highest in the state in June, according to statistics released by the Alaska Department of Labor and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Fruit harvesting effort forms to curb bear activity

The Haines Borough Public Library and Great Bear Foundation, a Haines and Montana-based nonprofit dedicated to bear conservation, are partnering with...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Candidate filing period opens Aug. 1

The filing period for elected office in the Haines Borough opens Aug. 1, with an Aug. 20 deadline. This year, positions up for election include the ma...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

CIA receives $900,000 in federal COVID-19 relief

On July 17, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) had received $900,000 through...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Borough begins land sale talks

Haines Borough lands may be on the market in the not-too-distant future. The assembly and planning commission began initial talks last week about...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

20-year soil remediation nears completion

A 20-year-long soil remediation project at Jones Point is finally nearing completion. This past...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly declines to censure Rogers for manager firing

By Ceri Godinez At a meeting July 14, assembly member Zephyr Sincerny moved to censure Paul Rogers, another member of the assembly, for his...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Library to leave statewide system

The Haines Borough Public Library is changing its online catalog system in 2021, but patrons are unlikely to notice much of a difference, director...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Hazardous waste disposal discontinued

The Haines Borough’s annual household hazardous waste free disposal program will not take place this year, although the borough is looking for a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 16, 2020

Clinic offers COVID-19 testing free on weekends

Free COVID-19 testing will be open to all in Haines, even those without symptoms, on weekends beginning Saturday. Earlier this month, the Southeast...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Borough has no plans to consider face mask mandate

A growing number of Alaska communities in recent weeks have considered mandates that people wear...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Nathan Jackson critical of museum director dismissal

Preeminent Tlingit artist Nathan Jackson described Haines Sheldon Museum director Helen Alten's...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

HEDC interviews interim director candidates

The Haines Economic Development Corp. (HEDC) this week interviewed two candidates for interim executive director — local David Simmons and an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Borough delays review of permit for RV park at school board request

The RV park located behind Thor’s Gym may soon be resurrected. Between 2001 and 2011, the Elks Lodge operated an RV park at the location for...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

State and borough emphasize absentee voting in 2020 election

In Alaska, state and local governments are emphasizing absentee voting in this year’s elections to protect public health, starting with the Aug. 18...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Library begins closures due to budget cuts

The Haines Borough Public Library will be closed Fridays beginning July 17 through the end of June 2021, due to budget cuts. This is not the first tim...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Assembly drops biomass project

The Haines Borough’s biomass project has been officially disbanded after the assembly voted Tuesday to return a $900,000 Alaska Energy Authority...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020

Assembly may hold town hall on role of borough manager

The public may have an opportunity to weigh in on the Haines Borough’s next manager. After a meeting July 1, the assembly’s personnel committee...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020

School proposes in-person classes, shortened days for upcoming year

The Haines Borough School District has developed a tentative COVID-19 mitigation plan for the upcoming school year including in-person classes, small...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020

Fishermen have until Aug. 8 to apply for improved federal loan program

The U.S. Small Business Administration has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to new loan applicants, while a recent change amends the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020

Slow start to season for Lynn Canal gillnetters

The commercial drift gillnet season, which began June 21, is off to a slow start. Prices are comparable to this time last year, but so far fish...

 

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