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 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Publicly funded garbage program back on the table

On Tuesday, the borough’s commerce committee revived a 2018 proposal for a publicly funded solid waste program paid for by up-to-a-1 percent sales t...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Boat launch bids exceed funding

Bidders for the Portage Cove boat-launch project exceeded the engineer’s cost estimate by roughly $1 million, causing an executive session last...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Commission to review private roads after ethics complaint

By Jenna Kunze The Haines Borough Planning Commission will take up a review of private roads maintained with borough funds, following a suggestion...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Library to screen Presidential debates

The Haines Borough Public Library will live-stream all presidential primary debates, beginning with the Democratic party events set for June 26 and...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Planning commission debates local ferry service

In the midst of deep state budget cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Haines Borough Planning Commission debated last week whether or not...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019 

Ryan applies for Skagway Manager job

Haines Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan is among five short-listed applicants being considered for borough manager in Skagway. Ryan, who is set...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Borough receives 14K in first quarter online taxes

The Haines Borough collected $14,731 in online sales tax revenue from January through March 31 this year, from online vendors Amazon, Netflix,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Assembly approves budget, slight hike to property taxes

The Haines Borough Assembly set its 2020 operating budget on Tuesday, adopting a significantly lower property tax mill rate than the manager’s...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Haines spared from Southeast drought

Haines is experiencing one of its warmest, driest springs on record. Conditions in northern Southeast have not yet reached drought level, but low...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

Site development permits excluded from general use

The Haines Borough Assembly passed an ordinance on Tuesday that requires land use permits for site development in the townsite, Mud Bay, and Lutak...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 13, 2019

HEDC recommends wood chipper purchase

The Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) recommended that the borough purchase a wood chipper this year, even if long term plans for a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Aqueous storage stays in committee

On Tuesday, discussion by the Government Affairs and Services (GAS) committee of an ordinance that would ban storage of hazardous liquids within a mil...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

Committee reconsiders seasonal sales, alcohol tax

A 3 percent sales tax on Alcohol and Marijuana, a five-cent fuel tax, and a seasonal sales tax were discussed at a special finance committee meeting...

 

It's past time to pass a responsible budget

*The following letter written by Brenda Josephson was printed last week without her name due to an error during layout. We’re reprinting it this...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

Josephson proposes cuts to library, museum

The Haines Borough Assembly will hold a third public hearing on June 11 to address assembly member Brenda Josephson’s proposed budget amendments, in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

Bradford retires after 30 some years

Candi Bradford is uniquely familiar with the water and sewer plant in Haines since her first date...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

UA timber sale contract remains unsigned

The University of Alaska timber sale remains stalled due to tariffs and a lack of log transfer infrastructure, a university spokesperson said last wee...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 30, 2019

Three locals apply for open police officer job

Three local applicants and a former Skagway policeman have applied for the police officer position left vacant by Brayton Long’s retirement. Dayton...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 30, 2019

Domestic violence safe house nearly closed this winter

Becky’s Place Haven of Hope, the local safe house for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, almost closed this year due to lack of...

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly approves plastic bag ban On Tuesday, the Haines Borough joined the ranks of nine other Alaskan communities banning the distribution of...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 30, 2019

HVFD to resurrect search and rescue team

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department is adding a search and rescue unit to its ranks, with bylaws set for adoption at their June 10 meeting....

 

It's past time to pass a responsible budget

For almost a decade we have known that the State of Alaska’s revenues have been in decline.  Former Governor Bill Walker referred to the current...

 

Duly Noted

Darcie Cairn Reeves was born to Hannah Blilie and Ray Reeves on May 17 at 10:56 a.m. in Juneau. Darcie weighed 6 lbs and was 18 and three-quarter...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 23, 2019

New York architects present PC trail plans

Two represenetatives from a New York-based landscape architecture firm visited Haines from May 18 to May 23 to meet with residents, present plans for...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 23, 2019

DNR extends comment period, but not because of borough request

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) permitting office announced Monday that it is extending the comment period for two state permits soug...

 

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