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 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...

 

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...

 

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...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

State data on low wages in Haines skewed by seasonal workforce

Haines has low wages, according to an Alaska Economic Trends report from March. In it, Haines has the fourth lowest average annual wages in the...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Draft budget increases property taxes, no cuts

The Haines Borough manager’s 2020 proposed budget released this week amounts to nearly $18.7 million in total spending using $426,508 of borough...

 

Peratrovich Day events inspired

The Sisters of the ANS Camp 5 would like to thank all those involved in helping make the Annual Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Assembly an inspiring and...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 21, 2019

Josephson to propose borough hiring freeze

In the wake of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that would slash about $1.7 million in state funding to the borough, assembly member Brenda Jose...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 21, 2019

Klukwan school to lose teacher amid budget cuts

Chatham School District administrators won't replace a Klukwan teacher next year, leaving only two t...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 7, 2019

Officials to discuss tax increases in face of state budget cuts

Along with tax increases and spending cuts, the Haines Borough Assembly will consider raising the borough’s tax cap during budget discussions...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 7, 2019

School board considers jobs, programs as cuts loom

Last week a school board work group discussed best and worst case scenarios in response to Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget, including layoffs...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 21, 2019

Kiehl: Governor used 'meat ax' approach

State Sen. Jesse Kiehl’s visit to Haines was dominated by questions about Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that aims to reduce more than $1...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 14, 2019

Dunleavy's budget hits education hard

Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed budget that includes $1.6 billion in cuts would cost the Haines Borough School District hundreds of thousands of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Dunleavy's proposed cut could hurt school programs

Buying new equipment for the high school’s automotive vocational education classroom could be axed if Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposal to cut $20...

 

A wave of thanks from the Dolphins

Haines Dolphins Swim Team would like to thank everyone who participated in making our annual Winter Games such a positive success! Thanks so much for...

 

Haines lends a ride to Klukwan students

Much gratitude for the generosity of the Haines Borough School District for allowing Klukwan School (Chatham School District) to use a HBSD van....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 17, 2019

School board discusses new active shooter response plan

Some school board members wanted to learn more about the school district’s “Run. Hide. Fight.” active-shooter response plan proposal. At...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 20, 2018

2018 required residents to face difficult truths

The surfacing of what many residents described as a decades-long open secret shook the town this year: allegations from multiple men of sexual abuse...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 13, 2018

Is Haines prepared for a big shake?

A 7.0 magnitude earthquake that ruptured the earth in Anchorage on Nov. 30 begs the question: Is Haines prepared for a natural disaster? “We are...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 15, 2018

Community Education director launches 'Walk Fit' fitness challenge

In a nod to Diabetes Awareness Month, a new community program in Haines challenges residents to do one thing: walk. Beginning on Nov. 18, individuals...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 25, 2018

Parks and Rec considers mini-libraries

'Take a book, leave a book' is the premise behind the national nonprofit organization Little Free...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 16, 2018

Three new teachers join schools

Teachers at Haines and Klukwan Schools are gearing up for bustling classrooms as the new school year nears. Haines School hired two new teachers and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 9, 2018

School to offer alternate meals for unpaid school lunch accounts

The Haines Borough School District is implementing a new policy this school year to reduce the number of unpaid balances for student meals. Principal...

 

Summer camp schedule

Children in the Chilkat Valley shouldn’t be bored this summer with dozens of camps, classes and activities to join. Sports, culture, language,...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 17, 2018

Enrollment drop could hurt school budget

The Haines Borough School District is at risk of losing $154,895 if school enrollment decreases as expected this fall. Interim superintendent Rich...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    May 10, 2018

Homeschooling topic of joint meeting

The Haines Borough School District is taking strides to foster an inclusive relationship with roughly 50 homeschool students in the valley. As school...

 

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