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 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Dunleavy's budget hits education hard

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that includes $1.6 billion in cuts would cost the Haines Borough School District hundreds of thousands of...

 
 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 

Tourism code goes back to committee

In the borough’s newest rendition of tourism code, administration is allowed unscheduled site visits and operators are required to submit a safety p...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

Assembly considers burial fee increase

The Haines Borough Assembly discussed the burying of people and pets. Assembly member Heather Lende proposed amending the borough’s animal code to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019 

HEDC seeks seat on mining forum group

Members of the Haines Economic Development Corporation board voted unanimously to request a seat on the Chilkat Valley Mining Forum Committee. The for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019 

Should cottage businesses pay sales tax?

What is the appropriate profit margin for a lemonade stand to begin collecting sales tax? This was a question the Haines Borough Finance Committee...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Dunleavy's proposed cut could hurt school programs

Buying new equipment for the high school’s automotive vocational education classroom could be axed if Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposal to cut $20...

 
 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    February 7, 2019

University to permit hunting on its land

The University of Alaska’s land management office is researching its land-use permitting process to allow hunting west of the Chilkat River, Univers...

 

Dispense with tour permit code

Our tour companies don’t want to pay an increased permit fee to the Borough. Our borough set the permit fee to pay for the ‘administration’ of...

 

Police Report

Tuesday, January 29 A 44 year old male was arrested on an outstanding $5,000 felony assault warrant and lodged at Haines Rural Jail Facility. A Second...

 
 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 Jenna Kunze    News    January 31, 2019

Speakers approved for mining forum

The Chilkat Valley Mining Forum Committee approved a geologist, a socio-community specialist and a Sealaska board member to present at its Feb. 24 for...

 

This Week in History

January 27, 1969 WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE… in the street… under the street… but not in the pipes, so City of Haines maintenance men spent their...

 
 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

Wayward Rouen hanging poolside at HARK

The apparent owners of a duck rescued on Main Street this week said they'll take him back- if they h...

 
 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...

 

Sniff out the truth of a police dog

The Haines police and a group of residents are advocating for police dog(s). Some of the most compelling reasons not to have a police dog in Haines...

 

A wave of thanks from the Dolphins

Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank everyone who participated in making our annual Winter Games such a positive success! Thanks so much for...

 

Haines lends a ride to Klukwan students

Much gratitude for the generosity of the Haines Borough School District for allowing Klukwan School (Chatham School District) to use a HBSD van....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 17, 2019

Students reflect on 2018, future hopes

Cataloged by trips taken, lessons learned and national news with harrowing implications, 2018 has been, in a word, “eventful,” according to a...

 
 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

Residents learn avalanche safety at library workshop

Using a prepacked bag, multimedia and over a decade of training, local avalanche expert Jonny Bomber led a group of more than 20 participants through...

 

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