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 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

Commissioner resigns after rewrite

Last week, Haines Borough Planning Commission chair Don Turner III resigned over a last- minute rewrite to an ordinance the commission worked on for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

COW holds first budget meeting

The borough manager’s draft budget was brought to life Tuesday when 11 department heads pitched assembly members on operations and goals....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 18, 2019 

Helipad application withdrawn due to lack of full commission

Four hours before the Haines Borough Planning Commission was set to hear a conditional use permit application for a heliport at 26 Mile, the...

 

Drain the aqueous storage ordinance

The draft ‘aqueous storage’ ordinance article quote “There’s no industries currently in the borough that this would affect right now” is...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Hydropower cable on verge of failure

The submarine cable that brings hydroelectric power to Haines has been damaged and could fail at any time, Alaska Power & Telephone officials warned t...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Scammer posing as Mayor Hill steals from residents

It starts with a generic question. A one-liner email appears in your inbox from what appears to be Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill. “Are you...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Assemblyman drafts regulation that prohibits

An ordinance that would prohibit underwater storage of hazardous materials within one mile of any surface body of water in the Haines Borough was...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

2018 economy grows by $60 million

Roughly $60 million more came into the Haines Borough economy last year, creating close to a 10 percent increase in sales tax revenue from 2017. In a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Assembly requests delay constraints on Haines Hwy

The Haines Borough Assembly passed a motion Tuesday to direct the manger to ask the companies working on the highway construction projects this...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Haines Avalanche Center asks for borough funding

Haines Avalanche Center director Erik Stevens asked the Haines Borough Assembly for $20,000 in the 2020 budget on Tuesday. Stevens said the money...

 

Your government will be responsive

To the people of Haines:  The borough empathizes with the authors of the paid commentary (April 4, p. 4) attempting to document drug issues in our...

 

Should the pool close seasonally?

The Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will be meeting Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. in assembly chambers to consider a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Friends of Recycling to propose plastic bag ban

In a tribute to Earth Day, Haines Friends of Recycling in partnership with three sixth-grade students will bring a draft ordinance banning single-use...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Draft budget increases property taxes, no cuts

The Haines Borough manager’s 2020 proposed budget released this week amounts to nearly $18.7 million in total spending using $426,508 of borough...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    April 4, 2019

Man attacks cop, charged with two counts of assault

Haines Police charged a 40-year-old transient man with inciting fear and for physically assaulting a police officer, two counts of assault. On April...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

CIA to open Portage Cove dock

This month, the Chilkat Indian Association expects to begin operating the long-dormant Portage Cove Dock for smaller cruise ships and private yachts....

 

Paid Commentary

A recent article in the CVN suggests that alcohol abuse is a much bigger issue in Haines than drug abuse. While we can’t deny alcohol is a huge...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Who serves who?

Mayor Jan Hill’s recent testimony on the Tier 3 nomination process raised concerns from some assembly members and the public this week about how...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Exposed trash puts landfill in DEC's sights

A resident’s written complaint on landfill management in the Haines Borough has caused the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Police to form volunteer squad

Beginning in July, the Haines Borough Police Department will initiate a program to put three trained volunteer officers into service with staff...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Borough denied grant for ADA upgrades, plans to appeal

The state fund grant proposal that would have allocated more than $500,000 for a public safety building upgrade was rejected this month for the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Assembly Briefs

Assembly enacts hiring freeze The Haines Sheldon Museum’s two advertised jobs positions will not be filled until the 2020 budget is finalized, an...

 

Thanks for "Rock, Paper, Fish" success

The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council would like to thank our partners and volunteers and the communities of Klukwan and Haines for the...

 

Peratrovich Day events inspired

The Sisters of the ANS Camp 5 would like to thank all those involved in helping make the Annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Assembly an inspiring and...

 
 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...

 

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