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 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 26, 2020 

Haines assembly issues 'shelter in place' order

At a meeting on Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a series of resolutions and ordinances to mitigate the threat COVID-19 poses for public...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 19, 2020

Haines Borough issues disaster declaration

Haines Borough mayor Jan Hill issued a declaration of emergency Tuesday as the state and nation...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 19, 2020

Chief proposes flat-funded police budget

Haines Borough police chief Heath Scott submitted a flat-funded budget proposal for a five-officer force for the coming fiscal year. The proposal come...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 12, 2020

Residents build case for community center

Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center board members are building a case for keeping the facility open for the coming fiscal year. At a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 12, 2020

Assembly: Put Ocean Rangers under DEC

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to send a letter to the Alaska Municipal League in support of a bill that would eliminate the state’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 12, 2020

Haines Assembly misses Army Corps public comment deadline

The Haines Borough is asking the federal government to halt interim plans for in-place remediation for contaminated soil at 15 Mile on the Haines...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 12, 2020

Assembly Briefs

Two new tours approved This week, the Haines Borough Assembly approved two new tour permits—one for Chilkat River Adventures and one for Alaska...

 

Library books and information should be free

I understand the need for cutbacks and I accept that our library should not physically expand in these dire economic times. But, I am completely...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    March 5, 2020

Aqueous storage draft ordinance recommended for official withdrawal

The Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services Committee recommended the assembly withdraw from consideration six pending ordinances introduced...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 5, 2020

Tourism code sunsets without new one in place

On Sunday, March 1, changes to Haines tourism code reached their sunset date without replacement provisions in place. Last year, the Haines Borough...

 
 By Sylvia Heinz    News    March 5, 2020

Shops seek new date for tax-free promotion

Participating local businesses experienced a boost in sales Monday during the second sales tax holiday of the fiscal year. The sales tax holiday...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 27, 2020

Budget can't support 24-hour service, chief says

Haines police chief Heath Scott said the department lacks funding to provide adequate 24-hour police service. This comment was part of a presentation...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 27, 2020

New Ocean Ranger program considered

The Alaska Legislature is considering a revised version of a bill that would eliminate the state’s Ocean Ranger program and give the Department of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 27, 2020

PRAC recommends assembly fund avalanche forecasting

The Haines Borough Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee voted unanimously to recommend that the borough assembly fund the Haines Avalanche...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 27, 2020

TAB keeps public hearings for tour permits

Tourism Advisory Board members upheld the status quo during a meeting last week to finalize recommendations about two contentious issues in tourism co...

 

Quality of life keeps people in town

The Haines Borough Assembly is talking about contraction, user fees, and shuttering quality of life components. In 1730 when a young New England...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020

Assembly discusses swath of budget cuts

From divesting from the Chilkat Center and Mosquito Lake Community Center to closing the visitor center seasonally and rejecting the library...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 20, 2020

Allen Marine to offer ferry two days this month

Residents looking for ferry service to and from Juneau have an opportunity twice this month after the Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020

Bear task force tackles trash disposal

Garbage wrangling was the topic of the day at the Bear Task Force meeting on Feb. 19. Discussion covered the cost and feasibility of bearproofing...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 20, 2020

Revised tour code could eliminate public hearings

A new version of the Haines tourism code could remove public hearings from the commercial tour permitting process. The change, proposed by borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 13, 2020

Town hall to chip away at biomass project

In a recent borough memo, public facilities director Ed Coffland said the Haines biomass boiler project isn’t economical, that the cost of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Borough-subsidized ferry untenable, assembly says

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to send a letter requesting the legislature allocate funds to cover service gaps after the breakdown of the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 6, 2020

Capital budget requests deemed futile

There was a palpable lack of enthusiasm at the Haines Borough Assembly’s meeting to discuss project priorities for the state’s capital budget....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Foul weather highlights need for ferries

After ferry mechanical issues and record-breaking snowfall over the weekend, stranded residents had to come up with a creative solution to get home....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Should the borough have a role in child care?

Affordability and availability of child care is a big issue for some Chilkat Valley residents. Haines Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) has...

 

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