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 By Max Graham    News    July 22, 2021 

Borough manager candidate to visit town

Annette Kreitzer, the last Haines Borough manager candidate still in the running, will visit town Monday through Wednesday to meet borough staff and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 22, 2021 

Assembly to introduce seasonal sales tax ordinance

Should the Haines Borough have a seasonal sales tax? The assembly’s Commerce Committee considered the idea at a meeting Tuesday before unanimously...

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

Battery Point trail open but access remains restricted

Alaska State Parks officials are asking the public to refrain from using the Battery Point trail until the Haines Borough reopens Beach Road, which...

 

COVID-19 case counts continue to rise across the state

As visitor travel to Alaska picks up strength, as residents participate in summer events, and as the pace of vaccinations slows down, the state’s... Full story

 
 News    July 22, 2021 

This week in history

July 1971 Non-reserved vehicles have 3-day wait now for ferry Southbound vehicle traffic on the...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 15, 2021

Assembly schedules public interviews tonight of 2 finalists for borough manager

The borough assembly is scheduled to interview its two finalists for the manager job in a public meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. this evening. The...

 

Learn about the safety of radio frequencies

“The Invisible Rainbow, A History of Electricity and Life,” by Arthur Firstenberg, is a book I am interested in reading and it’s coming soon to...

 

Better ways to spend public money

After dispensing “The First Big Fish Award” — when someone recommended landing the Malaspina — it occurred to me: “I wonder if it’s...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 8, 2021

Borough manager attracts 10 applicants

The borough has been without a permanent manager since last May, and the mayor is hoping the latest round of applications will produce a successful...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 1, 2021

Mosquito Lake Community Center to host free art camp for children

The Mosquito Lake Community Center will host a free art camp for children starting July 5 and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 1, 2021

Trailer on Main St. raises affordable housing questions

A fifth-wheel trailer at the corner of 6th Avenue and Main Street drew criticism earlier this year...

 

Should the borough allow more Haines heliski operators?

The Haines Borough’s denial of an Idaho-based heliski company’s permit application is sparking a discussion about increasing the limit on how...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 24, 2021

Assembly sends yurt-ban ordinance to Government Affairs and Services

An ordinance banning yurts as permanent residences within the townsite has been referred to the Haines Borough Assembly’s Government Affairs and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 24, 2021

Inflation bolsters sales tax in Haines

April sales tax numbers are up not only compared to this time last year. They’re also higher than April 2019. The borough collected $241,011 in...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 24, 2021

Assembly approves first two phases of Lutak Dock renovations

The Haines Borough Assembly gave the go-ahead to pursue funding for the first two phases of Lutak Dock renovations. The Lutak Dock face has reached...

 

Freight ramp sinks temporarily

The Alaska Marine Lines (AML) freight ramp is back in operation after being temporarily out of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 24, 2021

Chilkoot Lake Corridor project nears completion

Southeast Roadbuilders finished paving Chilkoot Lake Road last week and the $1.6 million improvement project, more than 10 years in the making, is nea...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 24, 2021

Tlingit Park pavilion construction begins

Construction of the new, longhouse-inspired Tlingit Park pavilion began June 19. Design and construction of the project, which comes to roughly...

 

Southeast Roadbuilders bids on Beach Road excavation

The contract for Beach Road excavation will go to Southeast Roadbuilders, the only company to bid on the project by Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Request...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 24, 2021

Public meeting gets 'Zoom bombed'

The Haines Borough public safety commission was targeted by bad actors last week when random voices disrupted the meeting shouting racist epithets...

 

This Week in History

June 1971 Kayaks, canoes and rafts will careen down Chilkoot in annual 'Mad Raft Race' This year's...

 

Why is the Chamber leading a town hall?

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday night supporting phases 1-2 of the new, phased plan for the Lutak dock. This was two days before the Lutak...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 17, 2021

Primary residence yurt ban forwarded to assembly

Ending use of yurts as permanent residences in the townsite is once again a topic of discussion at the Haines Borough. At a June 10 meeting, the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 17, 2021

Planning commission approves Halsingland solar project

Solar power is coming to Hotel Halsingland. On June 10, the Haines Borough Planning Commission approved installation of solar panels on a portion of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 10, 2021

Assembly finalizes amended budget with additional funding

Last minute amendments to the Haines Borough’s $13 million operating and capital budget for next fiscal year (FY22) included funding for the Haines...

 

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