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 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020 

Application period opens for Haines household COVID-19 grants

The application period for the Haines Borough’s household CARES Act grants is open. The deadline is Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. As of Wednesday, the borough h...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020 

GAS Committee supports museum restructuring, begins car towing plan

A restructuring of the Haines Sheldon Museum is on the horizon if the board and the Haines Borough Assembly have their way. At present, the museum is...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020 

EOC recommends holding off on mask mandate, for now

The soonest the Haines Borough Assembly would consider a public mask mandate, if it follows Emergency Operations Center (EOC) recommendations, would...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 6, 2020 

Borough takes step toward new public safety building

Thirteen companies applied to design the new Haines Borough public safety building by the July 30 request for qualifications deadline. The borough...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 6, 2020 

HEDC hires new part-time director

The Haines Economic Development Corporation hired David Simmons, 30, as its new, part-time executive director on Aug. 1. Simmons will work on an...

 

Guest commentary by Burl Sheldon

About 21 years ago, the Haines Borough and the City of Haines convened its first solid waste working group and professional waste management consultan...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020

Assembly approves individual CARES Act grants, extends business grant deadline

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Haines Borough Assembly took additional steps to approve a spending plan for $2.1 million in CARES Act funding...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020

Assembly nixes CARES Act requests from food security groups

On July 23, the Haines Borough Assembly’s ad hoc CARES Act committee rejected proposals from two Chilkat Valley food security groups. Discussion at...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 30, 2020

COVID-19 case prompts masking policy and business closures

The Haines Borough imposed a mandatory masking policy in its facilities and several businesses voluntarily closed after a 20-something male resident...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020

2 measures will likely be on the Oct. 6 ballot

This fall, the Haines Borough ballot will likely ask voters to make decisions about two proposals: a plan to draw $450,000 from the borough’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020

Candidate filing period opens Aug. 1

The filing period for elected office in the Haines Borough opens Aug. 1, with an Aug. 20 deadline. This year, positions up for election include the ma...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 23, 2020

Taxpayer-funded garbage collection back on the table, again

Discussions about a taxpayer-funded garbage collection will be revived for the third time in as many years if the assembly approves the commerce...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Borough begins land sale talks

Haines Borough lands may be on the market in the not-too-distant future. The assembly and planning commission began initial talks last week about...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly to consider annual 'I Love Lucy (Harrell) Day' proclamation

Inspired by Lucy Harrell’s final act of giving to Haines institutions before she died last summer, which included more than $1 million to the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly declines to censure Rogers for manager firing

By Ceri Godinez At a meeting July 14, assembly member Zephyr Sincerny moved to censure Paul Rogers, another member of the assembly, for his...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Hazardous waste disposal discontinued

The Haines Borough’s annual household hazardous waste free disposal program will not take place this year, although the borough is looking for a...

 

41% of borough employees take furlough in July

Nearly half of the Haines Borough’s 51 full-time and part-time employees will be out of the office for a week at some point this month, the result...

 

Try governing responsibly for a change

First, it was Debra Schnabel, who was not only fired by Mayor Hill and assembly people Josephson, Rogers and Thomas. But—as if that were not...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    COVID-19    July 16, 2020

Clinic offers COVID-19 testing free on weekends

Free COVID-19 testing will be open to all in Haines, even those without symptoms, on weekends beginning Saturday. Earlier this month, the Southeast...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 16, 2020

Businesses, nonprofits apply for $388,000 in CARES Act grants

The Haines Borough received 137 applications from businesses and nonprofits for CARES Act grant funding before the July 10 deadline, totaling about...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Borough has no plans to consider face mask mandate

A growing number of Alaska communities in recent weeks have considered mandates that people wear...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

HEDC interviews interim director candidates

The Haines Economic Development Corp. (HEDC) this week interviewed two candidates for interim executive director — local David Simmons and an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

State and borough emphasize absentee voting in 2020 election

In Alaska, state and local governments are emphasizing absentee voting in this year’s elections to protect public health, starting with the Aug. 18...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Library begins closures due to budget cuts

The Haines Borough Public Library will be closed Fridays beginning July 17 through the end of June 2021, due to budget cuts. This is not the first tim...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Assembly drops biomass project

The Haines Borough’s biomass project has been officially disbanded after the assembly voted Tuesday to return a $900,000 Alaska Energy Authority...

 

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