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 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Boat launch bids exceed funding

Bidders for the Portage Cove boat-launch project exceeded the engineer’s cost estimate by roughly $1 million, causing an executive session last...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Middle school bike relay team surpasses expectations

When four Haines middle school boys took on the name "Slow and Wobbly" to compete in the Kluane...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

State requests more data for Constantine permits

Two state agencies have requested additional information from Constantine Metal Resources, delaying approval for two subsurface permits the company...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Commission to review private roads after ethics complaint

By Jenna Kunze The Haines Borough Planning Commission will take up a review of private roads maintained with borough funds, following a suggestion...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Library to screen Presidential debates

The Haines Borough Public Library will live-stream all presidential primary debates, beginning with the Democratic party events set for June 26 and...

 

Three takeaways from Constantine preliminary economic assessemnt

Constantine Metal Resources, the Canadian mining company that has explored hard-rock mining in the Chilkat Valley for 13 years, came out with a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Ryan applies for Skagway Manager job

Haines Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan is among five short-listed applicants being considered for borough manager in Skagway. Ryan, who is set...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Assembly approves budget, slight hike to property taxes

The Haines Borough Assembly set its 2020 operating budget on Tuesday, adopting a significantly lower property tax mill rate than the manager’s...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Residents question ethics of borough plowing manager's private road

On Tuesday, borough manager Debra Schnabel addressed citizens’ complaints on borough road maintenance benefitting her private land. Schnabel is a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Craney article printed in West Hungary

The University of West Hungary published a textbook last month which included an article by local...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Fishermen air concerns on season restrictions

Last week, state fisheries managers heard concerns from the Haines gillnet fleet on new restrictions intended to protect dwindling area king salmon....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Proposal to cut assembly pay roils members

Assembly member Brenda Josephson’s proposal to reduce assembly pay resulted in an argument about elitism, leading by example and one assembly member...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Aqueous storage stays in committee

On Tuesday, discussion by the Government Affairs and Services (GAS) committee of an ordinance that would ban storage of hazardous liquids within a mil...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Constantine report values mine at $266 million

After more than 13 years of exploration in the Chilkat Valley, Constantine issued a press release this week with highlights from its preliminary...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Residents petition site development ordinance

Several variations of a petition to remove all areas outside of the townsite from land-use permitting requirements for site development are being...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Committee asks Fish and Game for more thorough review of mining project

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee wants the Alaska Department of Fish and Game to take a harder stance on potential mining issues...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Haines among five towns to receive business workshops

The Alaska Small Business Development Center (AKSBDC) selected Haines as one of five pilot communities for a rural business development project that...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

Josephson proposes cuts to library, museum

The Haines Borough Assembly will hold a third public hearing on June 11 to address assembly member Brenda Josephson’s proposed budget amendments, in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

Bradford retires after 30 some years

Candi Bradford is uniquely familiar with the water and sewer plant in Haines since her first date...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

UA timber sale contract remains unsigned

The University of Alaska timber sale remains stalled due to tariffs and a lack of log transfer infrastructure, a university spokesperson said last wee...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

HVFD to resurrect search and rescue team

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department is adding a search and rescue unit to its ranks, with bylaws set for adoption at their June 10 meeting....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 23, 2019

Pollen Apocalypse made worse by rising global temperatures

Pollen clouds that have carpeted the Chilkat Valley this month are exacerbated by climate change,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 23, 2019

New York architects present PC trail plans

Two represenetatives from a New York-based landscape architecture firm visited Haines from May 18 to May 23 to meet with residents, present plans for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 23, 2019

DNR extends comment period, but not because of borough request

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) permitting office announced Monday that it is extending the comment period for two state permits soug...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 16, 2019

Assembly asks DNR to extend Constantine permit comment period

The Haines Borough forwarded borough manager Debra Schnabel’s letter to the state’s Department of Natural Resources (DNR) requesting a 30-day...

 

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