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 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

New Palmer Project permit up for review

The Palmer Project’s application for two separate permits that would regulate subsurface exploration are pending two state agencies’ approval...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

Commissioner resigns after rewrite

Last week, Haines Borough Planning Commission chair Don Turner III resigned over a last- minute rewrite to an ordinance the commission worked on for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

COW holds first budget meeting

The borough manager’s draft budget was brought to life Tuesday when 11 department heads pitched assembly members on operations and goals....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

Conservation group lists Chilkat River among 10 most endangered rivers

On Tuesday, the Washington D.C.-based river advocacy group American Rivers named the Chilkat River on its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

Helipad application withdrawn due to lack of full commission

Four hours before the Haines Borough Planning Commission was set to hear a conditional use permit application for a heliport at 26 Mile, the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Hydropower cable on verge of failure

The submarine cable that brings hydroelectric power to Haines has been damaged and could fail at any time, Alaska Power & Telephone officials warned t...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Scammer posing as Mayor Hill steals from residents

It starts with a generic question. A one-liner email appears in your inbox from what appears to be Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill. “Are you...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Assemblyman drafts regulation that prohibits

An ordinance that would prohibit underwater storage of hazardous materials within one mile of any surface body of water in the Haines Borough was...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

2018 economy grows by $60 million

Roughly $60 million more came into the Haines Borough economy last year, creating close to a 10 percent increase in sales tax revenue from 2017. In a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Assembly requests delay constraints on Haines Hwy

The Haines Borough Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to direct the manger to ask the companies working on the highway construction projects this...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Planting in pots for the spacially challenged

Be it a pot, tub, shipping container or the drum of a dismantled dryer machine, container gardening in Haines can be an appealing option for new...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Locally made fish fertilizer adds to bounty

With a dual purpose of recycling fish waste and tapping his knowledge of soil science, Jim Syzmanski has engineered Sea to Soil, a locally produced...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Valley bears in 'walking hibernation' last week

Of the 29 brown bear dens surveyed by Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist Anthony Crupi last week, most still held bruins in or nearby. On...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Haines Avalanche Center asks for borough funding

Haines Avalanche Center director Erik Stevens asked the Haines Borough Assembly for $20,000 in the 2020 budget on Tuesday. Stevens said the money...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Friends of Recycling to propose plastic bag ban

In a tribute to Earth Day, Haines Friends of Recycling in partnership with three sixth-grade students will bring a draft ordinance banning single-use...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Draft budget increases property taxes, no cuts

The Haines Borough manager’s 2020 proposed budget released this week amounts to nearly $18.7 million in total spending using $426,508 of borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Coast Guard rescues stranded boaters

By Jenna Kunze Stranded 10 miles up the Chilkat River Saturday evening with wet clothes, little food and the inky black of night rolling in, seven...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Car submerged in Tsirku all winter

The stranded car that stranded two residents driving to a mining claim last November remains in the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

CIA to open Portage Cove dock

This month, the Chilkat Indian Association expects to begin operating the long-dormant Portage Cove Dock for smaller cruise ships and private yachts....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Who serves who?

Mayor Jan Hill’s recent testimony on the Tier 3 nomination process raised concerns from some assembly members and the public this week about how...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Exposed trash puts landfill in DEC's sights

A resident’s written complaint on landfill management in the Haines Borough has caused the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Police to form volunteer squad

Beginning in July, the Haines Borough Police Department will initiate a program to put three trained volunteer officers into service with staff...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Borough denied grant for ADA upgrades, plans to appeal

The state fund grant proposal that would have allocated more than $500,000 for a public safety building upgrade was rejected this month for the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Assembly Briefs

Assembly enacts hiring freeze The Haines Sheldon Museum’s two advertised jobs positions will not be filled until the 2020 budget is finalized, an...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019

Josephson to propose borough hiring freeze

In the wake of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that would slash about $1.7 million in state funding to the borough, assembly member Brenda Jose...

 

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