Articles from the June 13, 2019 edition

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 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 Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Haines spared from Southeast drought

Haines is experiencing one of its warmest, driest springs on record. Conditions in northern Southeast have not yet reached drought level, but low...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    June 13, 2019

Legislature approves $44 million cut to ferry system

 Almost one-quarter of the total cut to next year’s state operating budget is coming out of the Alaska Marine Highway System. The ferry system was...

 
 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 Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Hart travels to Hawaii to honor shared Native history

James Hart, 29, recently returned from Honolulu, Hawaii, where about 75 Native Alaskans, some in a canoe from Yakutat, gathered with Native Hawaiians...

 
 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 Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Site development permits excluded from general use

The Haines Borough Assembly passed an ordinance on Tuesday that requires land use permits for site development in the townsite, Mud Bay, and Lutak...

 
 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 Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

HEDC recommends wood chipper purchase

The Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) recommended that the borough purchase a wood chipper this year, even if long term plans for a...

 

Thanks to vendors at the Summer Market

Thanks to Erika Merklin and John Terenzi for fabulous pork burritos and to all of the other vendors who provided wonderful options for nearly 50...

 

Thoughts on mine trasportation

One under-discussed detail of Constantine’s Palmer Prospect has been transportation—and it’s a huge deal. If you think traffic is bad now, just...

 

Duly Noted

Haines locals participated in the 2019 Duff’s Marathon and Half Marathon in Skagway last weekend. Sarah Elliott took the top female time of 3:57.28...

 

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