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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020 

Assembly discusses swath of budget cuts

From divesting from the Chilkat Center and Mosquito Lake Community Center to closing the visitor center seasonally and rejecting the library...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020 

Allen Marine to offer ferry two days this month

Residents looking for ferry service to and from Juneau have an opportunity twice this month after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020 

Planning commission approves Constantine heliport permits

On Thursday, Feb. 13 the Haines Borough Planning Commission approved conditional use permits for two Constantine mine heliports that are currently in...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Borough-subsidized ferry untenable, assembly says

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to send a letter requesting the legislature allocate funds to cover service gaps after the breakdown of the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Funding for port repairs remains elusive

“We got too many pigs for the tits,” Port and Harbor Advisory Committee chair Terry Pardee said, summarizing the dilemma facing committee members...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 6, 2020

Assembly members propose library, museum consolidation

While Government Affairs and Services Committee members were disinclined to include an assembly chamber in the public library’s expansion project,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 6, 2020

Capital budget requests deemed futile

There was a palpable lack of enthusiasm at the Haines Borough Assembly’s meeting to discuss project priorities for the state’s capital budget....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 30, 2020

Haines breaks record with heavy snowfall

Sunday's 23.5-inch snowfall was a 24-hour record for the Chilkat Valley, according to NOAA...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Should the borough have a role in child care?

Affordability and availability of child care is a big issue for some Chilkat Valley residents. Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) has...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 30, 2020

Public safety commission to develop charter amendment

Assembly member Paul Rogers has created a draft Haines Borough Charter amendment that adds emergency police response outside of the townsite to the...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    January 23, 2020

State DOT, resident head to court over eminent domain dispute

Conflict between the state and a Haines Highway resident over property acquisition to accommodate the highway’s reconstruction is headed for a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 23, 2020

Bear task force to look at code changes

Building or buying bear-proof commercial dumpsters, drafting new code to regulate them and a push from some to kill bears who habitually feed at the...

 

Assembly rejects taxes, leans toward cuts to close expected budget gap

Funding priorities in the upcoming budget cycle for the Haines Borough Assembly include education and public safety. For everything else, funding...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Flat budget still hurts, leaders say

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his flat-funded 2021 budget last month, with the biggest threats to Haines being a prolonged hit to ferry service, a...

 

Sauna possible thanks to your contributions

I encourage residents to try the new sauna at the Haines pool. Besides offering a respite from winter’s cold, saunas increase circulation and may al...

 

Duly Noted

Hudson Lee Narum was born 12:26 a.m. Jan. 5 at Juneau’s Family Health and Birth Center to parents Jake and Lena Narum. Hudson weighed 8 lbs., 12...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 19, 2019

Plastic bag ban begins January 1

Beginning Jan. 1, an ordinance banning the distribution of plastic shopping bags will take effect in the Haines Borough, though some store owners say...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 19, 2019

Residents felt the heat in 2019

Gov. Mike Dunleavy's deep budget cut proposals and the ensuing battle for ferries, education,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

New data to drive policy making

The Haines Economic Development Corporation will use its newest data set to help answer the question: Who are the people of Haines? On Thursday, HEDC...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Local groups protest Ring of Fire management plan

The Bureau of Land Management may expand allotted helicopter landings on the 320,000 acres of mountain terrain in the Chilkat Valley from 300 to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 27, 2019

Borough staff to prioritize road maintenance

Of 70 streets in the borough, only 15 of them comply with code. The Haines Borough Planning Commission and staff are beginning to tackle how to priori...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Borough approves task force to address bears

A new ad hoc committee Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel created has one goal in mind: to reduce bear and human interactions. Last week, the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Scott, Maidy push to fund safe home

Last month, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to grant Becky’s Place—a local safe house for victims of abuse—$8,000 for rent....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 7, 2019

Borough, contractor impasse stalls swimming pool opening

The opening of the swimming pool is stalled indefinitely because the Haines Borough and the Indiana contractor working on the renovation project are a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 7, 2019

Commission to decide on considering heliport permit

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will need to decide whether or not they should consider a conditional use permit (CUP) application for a...

 

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