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 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Final hour budget cuts reduce funding for museum, police

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a $19.7 million operating and capital budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Borough's virus blocker screens emails from residents

In March, responding to a rise in coronavirus-related cyberattacks, the Haines Borough put in place a filtering system to screen emails containing...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Assembly narrows down use of $2.1 million in federal funds

The Haines Borough is inching toward a finalized plan for how to spend roughly $2.1 million in federal CARES Act funds. In total, the borough is...

 

Assembly will begin manager hiring process

The Haines Borough Assembly plans to discuss hire of a new borough manager at the end of this month. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, members added...

 

GAS committee advances charter amendment

The Government Affairs and Services (GAS) committee unanimously approved a draft ordinance placing a proposition on October’s ballot that would...

 

Duly Noted

Liam Cassidy and Tracy Wirak were married on Saturday, June 6th, just past Kelgaya Point. The bride’s sister, Lizi Wirak, served as marriage...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Governor removes major obstacle for cruise ships coming to Southeast

Beginning June 6, travelers entering Alaska can opt out of the state's 14-day quarantine if they...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

More stores, borough facilities reopen

The Bookstore opened its doors Wednesday for the first time since March 15. Owner Amy Kane, who recently purchased the business, was only open for a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

Friedenauer resigns from HEDC with plans to move from Haines

Haines Economic Development Corporation executive director Margaret Friedenauer is resigning from her position this month and is leaving Haines for a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Assembly begins work on ballot measure

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly’s finance committee gave chair Brenda Josephson the authority to work with staff to draft language for a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Gold Rush crew returns to Haines

Raw TV’s crew has returned to Haines to film another season of “Gold Rush,” a reality show about miners in Alaska and the Yukon aired on the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 4, 2020

Arts Outlook

Artists assist borough with COVID-19 outreach Seven Haines artists painted signs posted throughout...

 

Duly Noted

Mike Case, a former Haines Borough assembly member and mayor, has moved with dog Fox to the Palmer Pioneer Home. Case said that although it is quite...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

April sets new record of unemployment in Haines

In April, Haines Borough unemployment rose to 27.3%, an all-time high for the Chilkat Valley. Haines’ seasonal economy typically means unemployment...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

Small cruise ships could return to Haines sooner than expected

At least one cruise line is taking steps to resume sailings in Lynn Canal as early as next month. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, tourism director...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 28, 2020

District works on plans for next school year amid pandemic

As students enter summer vacation amid decreasing COVID-19 restrictions, administrators are busy preparing for what the next school year might look...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 28, 2020

Manager addresses assembly, mayor after her termination

Former Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel on Tuesday night addressed the assembly members and mayor who fired her last week, and placed final...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

Haines averages new manager every 1.8 years

Does Haines have an inability to retain borough managers or is the community’s turnover rate par for the course? While all communities experience...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

CARES Act and capital funds buoy budget

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Haines Borough Assembly voted to use a mixture of capital funds and CARES Act coronavirus relief to address the boroug...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

Public facilities director proposes lottery to fund building

A land lottery could be the salvation of the Haines public safety building. The facility is nearing the end of its life, but at present, the borough...

 

Former Borough Manager Debra Schnabel's response to her termination

On May 22 the Borough’s attorney offered me the opportunity to respond to any statement made by the public or by members of the Assembly during the...

 

Town lost committed, passionate leader

I hold the Haines Borough assembly in contempt. Debra Schnabel has managed borough affairs admirably for three years. If she is at fault for anything...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 21, 2020

Assembly narrowly fires manager: mayor breaks tie

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday evening to fire borough manager Debra Schnabel without cause, with mayor Jan Hill breaking a 3-3 tie vote....

 

2020 grads parade down Main Street

Haines High School 2020 graduating seniors participated in an unprecedented graduation ceremony due...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020

CARES Act could buy Chilkat Center another year

The Chilkat Center for the Arts is on the chopping block for the fiscal year beginning July 1. CARES Act coronavirus relief funding may offer the...

 

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