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 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019 

Josephson to propose borough hiring freeze

In the wake of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that would slash about $1.7 million in state funding to the borough, assembly member Brenda Jose...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Drug task force finds alcohol major contributor to crime

While the Haines Borough’s drug enforcement task force has worked since June 2017 to find solutions to drug-related issues, recent data analyzing...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 14, 2019

Assembly discusses budget priorities

Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel will prepare next year’s budget without incorporating Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed spending plan that...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Assembly Briefs

Schnabel to draft Portage Cove MOU A memorandum of understanding between the Haines Borough and Alaska Arts Confluence (AAC) will be drafted next week...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 7, 2019

Officials to discuss tax increases in face of state budget cuts

Along with tax increases and spending cuts, the Haines Borough Assembly will consider raising the borough’s tax cap during budget discussions...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 7, 2019

GAS committee pulls stakes from tents in draft housing ordinance

The Government Affairs and Services Committee advanced a recommendation to the assembly on a substitute ordinance for employee housing that would...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 28, 2019

State considers status of wildlife Trooper position

State wildlife trooper Trent Chwialkowski will leave Haines before summer for a post in Cantwell, Alaska. “No decision or change has been made in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 28, 2019

Resource extraction debate surfaces conflict-of-interest issues for officials

For the second time in three months, planning commission members examined if their voting powers were compromised by a commissioner’s potential...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 28, 2019

Assembly favors 'soft opening' for tour code

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a temporary change to tourism code for 2019 that will reverse by March 1, 2020 if the borough does...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 21, 2019

Kiehl: Governor used 'meat ax' approach

State Sen. Jesse Kiehl’s visit to Haines was dominated by questions about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that aims to reduce more than $1...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 21, 2019

Resource extraction in Mud Bay is again on the table

The Haines Borough Planning Commission reversed course last week, advancing a code change that would allow large-scale resource extraction in the Mud...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 21, 2019

Manager approves permit for Alaska Excursions

Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel approved the issuance of Alaska Excursions’ Glacier Point canoe tour permit after company owner Robert Murphy...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Manager holds hearing for Alaska Excursions permit

Alaska Excursions’ owner Robert Murphy defended his company’s operation and reputation during a public hearing where he appealed the Haines...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019

Assembly split on water main extension

A resolution to authorize the upgrade of a water main on Mathias Avenue failed this week when assembly members Tom Morphet and Brenda Josephson said...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Amazon collecting borough sales tax

Observant Haines shoppers have seen a 5.5 percent price increase to certain Amazon purchases after the company started charging borough sales tax on...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 31, 2019

Tourism industry leaders lash out at permit fee increase proposal

Borough Manager Debra Schnabel opened Tuesday night’s commerce committee meeting with an assurance to the tourism industry that “this...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 31, 2019

Handlers cite benefits, drawbacks of police dogs

While Alaska police-canine handlers vouched for their dogs’ ability to act as a deterrent and assist with illegal drug seizures, their endorsement...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 24, 2019

Assembly approves Alaska Excursions ATV permit

In a 4-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly approved the renewal of Alaska Excursions’ Glacier Point ATV permit that prompted questions about how...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 24, 2019

Police officials at 'highest levels' discuss request for Trooper post

The Haines Borough Assembly’s letter to Alaska State Troopers refusing to violate its own charter by providing borough-wide police protection...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 24, 2019

Sewer plant, harbor among assembly project priorities

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday approving capital project and state funding priorities. Completing...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Assembly to consider renowned firm for Portage Cove Trail design

After an hour-long discussion on Thursday, the planning commission unanimously voted to recommend that the assembly bring an internationally...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Tourism operators oppose proposed permit fee increase

A proposed $225 annual increase in the base permit fee for tour operators created tension at the borough Commerce Committee meeting Tuesday, up from...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Assembly approves $30,000 design for chamber in library

In its final public hearing, Mayor Jan Hill broke a tie vote during Tuesday’s assembly meeting in favor of spending $30,000 for a design that would...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Attorney to troopers: borough declines to violate its own charter

The borough assembly voted unanimously to send an at times biting letter penned by its attorney to the acting director of the Alaska State Troopers...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Residents petition borough for drug-sniffing police dog

The Haines Borough Assembly will be asked to revisit its spring decision not to seek funding or research the efficacy of a drug-sniffing dog for the...

 

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