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 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Ferry workers on strike leading up to Southeast Fair

The largest ferry workers’ union in the state declared a strike on Wednesday, July 24, leading up the Southeast Alaska State Fair this weekend....

 

Electricity bills set to rise

This is the second in a series of stories about how Gov. Mike Dunleav’s vetoes will affect Haines residents. After the statewide Power Cost...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Boroughwide policing back on the table

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to advance a charter amendment that would again put the question of boroughwide policing on the October ballot....

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Decades-old fuel spill surfaces in Chilkat River at slough near 15 Mile

Contaminated groundwater from a 51-year-old fuel spill at 15.5 Mile Haines Highway appears to be leaching into the Chilkat River slough, raising...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Shoppers to enjoy sales tax free day

On Oct. 19 and March 2, Haines residents will be excused from paying 5.5% sales tax at local and online retail stores that choose to participate. Last...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Water restrictions lifted, partial burn ban remains

After last week’s rainy weather, the Haines Borough has lifted its water restrictions, though the burn ban remains in place with some...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Borough to pay $450,336 for school debt reimbursement

The borough is set to pay $450,336 for school debt this year, bond payments which had largely been covered by the state since 2005. On Monday, the...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Borough cancels woodchipper RFP

The Haines borough is no longer in the market for a wood chipper. The borough is relinquishing nearly $100,000 in grant money from the U.S....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Brad Ryan offered Skagway borough manager position

Brad Ryan offered Skagway position On July 18, the Skagway Borough Assembly unanimously voted to offer its vacant manager position to Haines public...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Hamilton awarded $4.7 million bid

The Haines Borough assembly unanimously voted to award the $4.7 million Portage Cover boat launch project to Skagway-based company Hamilton...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Residents worry over limited winter ferry service

Residents are concerned about the Alaska Marine Highway System’s winter ferry schedule that provides limited service to Haines in November, and...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Arts Outlook

Sculpture garden will host farmers market The Fort Seward sculpture garden’s revitalization will be on full display at next week’s first Friday...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 25, 2019

Takshanuk shakes up staff

Staff changes are underway at Takshanuk Watershed Council. Executive director Meredith Pochardt has accepted a yearlong fellowship in Juneau with the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Assembly to Resume Tuesday Meetings

Beginning Aug. 13, the Haines Borough Assembly will resume their regularly scheduled Tuesday meetings. This summer, the assembly voted to move...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Voters to decide on tour tax

The Haines Borough assembly voted 5-1 to place a proposition on the fall ballot that would reallocate one-half percent of tax proceeds distributed to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Should the assembly be in charge of police chief?

The assembly voted 5-1 on July 18 to elevate the Haines Borough chief of police position to a borough officer. That would put the chief directly...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    July 25, 2019

Fair presents revamped rides, eclectic music and lots of food options

Upgraded rides, new musical performances, annual contests and an array of delectable dishes will be...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS asks assembly for funding KHNS has requested $20,000 from the borough assembly in the wake Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s budget vetoes that eliminate...

 

To the beautiful community of Haines

As you know, our lives have been forever changed and our hearts shattered with the loss of our beloved son. Words cannot describe the profound, heartf...

 

HEDC did not direct staff

Contrary to an article in last week’s Chilkat Valley News, the Haines Economic Development Corporation has not directed staff to “begin assessing...

 

Thank you to all of the Coaches

We are so lucky to have such great programs for the kids in our community all year long. I would like to thank all of the coaches who volunteer hours...

 

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