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Articles from the April 12, 2018 edition

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 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Assembly to adopt naming policy

In light of the discovery that a former mayor dedicated the school gym to Karl Ward, the borough assembly has directed manager Debra Schnabel to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Unexpected revenues cushion borough budget

Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel previewed her $13.3 million draft budget for the coming fiscal year, which includes a small increase in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Sales tax revenues climb higher than recent years

Haines Borough sales tax revenues spiked in 2017-climbing higher than they've been in at least four...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

AML to pay for partial Lutak Dock repairs

Alaska Marine Lines may pay for the construction of a new ramp at Lutak Dock and lease its working space from the Haines Borough. Borough manager...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Discussion begins on Chilkat access

Avid users of the Chilkat River expressed concerns Monday about access to the water when construction on Haines Highway begins. Haines Borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Assembly comments on timber sale

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a letter to the University of Alaska requesting information on its development plan for a proposed timber...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

King concerns among Forestry plan comments

A local nonprofit group and an advisory committee are urging the state Division of Forestry to halt timber sales planned for the next five years that...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Planning Commission weighs Jones Point rezone request

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will continue to research rezoning efforts at Jones Point as members disagree on a solution. Takshanuk...

 

Assembly to seek new lawyer

The Haines Borough Assembly is exploring the possibility of hiring a new attorney. Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel asked the assembly Tuesday...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 12, 2018

Distillery cocktail rules back to the drawing board

The Alaska Alcohol Beverage Control Board’s January direction to distilleries to serve spirits and mixers in separate containers was quashed last...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Ring of Fire plan still open for comment

The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting comments from Haines residents as it starts work again on the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan....

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    April 12, 2018

Regional EMS event heads to Haines

About 80 emergency medical professionals from Southeast Alaska, Yukon and Washington state will head to town this month for Haines’ first EMS...

 

Remember that kindness matters

On behalf of the family of Rick Martin, we would like to thank the officers of the Haines Police Department, the dock crew from the borough, the Nash...

 

Thanks for supporting HARK

HARK’s 1st annual Spay-ghetti Dinner was a big hit! Thank you to everyone who came for dinner, bid on auction items, renewed memberships and gave...

 

Support timber for the local market

I stood in the back during the recent meeting listening to the pros/cons of the proposed University of Alaska timber sale. I have lived in logging...

 

Tier 3 support was born in Haines

Joe Poor’s commentary claims support for Tier 3 Chilkat River designation is funded by “‘outside’ groups whom (sic) have no vested interest...

 

Nothing is 'back to normal'

I would like to address important inaccuracies in a recent letter by Dave Werner, regarding the Mount Polley Mine disaster that happened in British...

 

Duly Noted

The Southeast Alaska State Fair exhibit superintendents met last week and are excited for what’s in store for this year’s 50th anniversary. “In...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, April 3 A caller reported an injured moose at Carrs Cove. A caller reported receiving a fraudulent telephone call from someone claiming to...

 

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