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 By John Stang    News    October 20, 2016

Police seize meth, cocaine after sting

Police arrested one of Haines’ leading marijuana advocates for selling cocaine in a sting operation on Oct. 12. Court documents say police also...

 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Lende and Morphet poised to be seated

By John Stang Heather Lende and Tom Morphet won the Haines Borough assembly election Tuesday – defeating four others including the sole incumbent...

 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Conflict of interest on heliski committee?

By John Stang Five people are on a Haines Borough committee to recommend whether to approve two companies’ requests to expand their heliskiing...

 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Foundation to receive $130,000

The Chilkat Valley Community Foundation will receive $30,000 for a capital projects endowment, plus another $100,000 spread across four years for...

 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Finance committee grapples with sales tax exemptions

A committee recommends that Haines explore the idea of having the Haines Borough administration – not the assembly – decide whether nonprofit...

 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Aesthetics committee revived for uplands

Haines’ long-dormant waterfront aesthetics committee will take its first crack to brainstorm how the Haines Borough should upgrade the uplands...

 By John Stang    News    October 6, 2016

Haida author works to keep language alive

It’s like describing a color to a blind person. Sondra Segundo struggled to say how the almost extinct Haida language is more colorful than...

 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016

Native groups win Chilkoot lawsuit

Vehicles are now legally allowed to access a popular hooligan dipnetting spot near the Chilkoot River Bridge. Last week, Superior Court Judge Philip...

 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016

Assembly hopefuls enter final stretch

Now it’s your turn. Haines voters will cast their ballots Tuesday for two highly contested seats on the Haines Borough Assembly and two non-conteste...

 By John Stang    News    September 29, 2016

Weather station is installed on Mount Ripinsky

The Haines Borough’s first avalanche-oriented weather station is a couple weeks from going online. About 10 people climbed up Mount Ripinsky...

 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016

Six different visions proposed by Haines assembly hopefuls

Diana Lapham and Ryan Cook want to push ahead with Haines’ harbor improvements. Leonard Dubber thinks government is just too darn big. Heather...

 By John Stang    News    September 22, 2016

Chilkoot tour permits discussion continues

Chilkoot tour permits discussion continues How many tour operators should be allowed in the Chilkoot River corridor? And if a limit is set, how would...

 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 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 15, 2016

Assembly nails down heliskiing timetable

The Haines Borough Assembly changed the law to delay the next heliskiing mapping efforts until 2019. However, it also grandfathered in two existing...

 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Planning Commission dips toe into harbor issue

The bid deadline for the first phase of expanding the small boat harbor has been extended from Sept. 21 to Oct 19. Haines borough manager Bill Seward...

 By John Stang    News    September 15, 2016

Assembly wants to rethink sales tax exemptions for nonprofits

How should the Haines Borough Assembly decide which nonprofit groups get breaks on paying Haines’ sales tax? That’s what the assembly members...

 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...


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