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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 16, 2019 

Committee rejects seasonal sales tax

As borough officials, staff and residents prepare for less state revenue, assembly members rejected a seasonal sales tax proposal, an idea at least...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    May 16, 2019 

Business Briefs

Body IQ moves up the hill After almost five years in the firehall in Fort Seward, owner and therapist Marnie Harman has moved Body IQ out of the rente...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 9, 2019

Women's choir rallies for ferries

Eight members of the Haines A Cappella Women's Choir donned sailors' caps and belted out "Ferryboat...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Scammer posing as Mayor Hill steals from residents

It starts with a generic question. A one-liner email appears in your inbox from what appears to be Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill. “Are you...

 

Our mayor was in the right

I was disgusted but not surprised by the attacks by liberal members of the Borough Assembly against Mayor Jan Hill. She owes no one an apology or...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Who serves who?

Mayor Jan Hill’s recent testimony on the Tier 3 nomination process raised concerns from some assembly members and the public this week about how...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Assembly Briefs

Assembly enacts hiring freeze The Haines Sheldon Museum’s two advertised jobs positions will not be filled until the 2020 budget is finalized, an...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 28, 2019

State considers status of wildlife Trooper position

State wildlife trooper Trent Chwialkowski will leave Haines before summer for a post in Cantwell, Alaska. “No decision or change has been made in...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 28, 2019

Two mining forums tell different tales

Two entities organized two mining forums this week that focused on community impacts and solutions from industrial mining—a split that largely...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 21, 2019

Students reflect on Elizabeth Peratrovich's legacy

Haines students from kindergarten to 12th grade described Tlingit civil rights leader Elizabeth...

 

Duly Noted

Joseph Rossman was named Technology Student of the Year at the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE) conference in Anchorage, which was...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 7, 2019

Amazon collecting borough sales tax

Observant Haines shoppers have seen a 5.5 percent price increase to certain Amazon purchases after the company started charging borough sales tax on...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 24, 2019

Assembly approves Alaska Excursions ATV permit

In a 4-1 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly approved the renewal of Alaska Excursions’ Glacier Point ATV permit that prompted questions about how...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Assembly approves $30,000 design for chamber in library

In its final public hearing, Mayor Jan Hill broke a tie vote during Tuesday’s assembly meeting in favor of spending $30,000 for a design that would...

 
 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...

 

Duly Noted

Mira Tazlina Lynn Johnson Kraft was born to Lindsey Johnson and Graham Kraft on Nov. 30 in Sitka at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Mira...

 

Jones brought British charm to Haines

Maisie Jones, 95, died peacefully at Haines Assisted Living early Sunday morning. The English born W...

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly cancels Dec. 18 meeting The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted on Tuesday to cancel their Dec. 18 meeting, in a suggestion brought...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2018

Timber group aims to broaden understanding of industry

On Nov. 15, 12 community members went on a field trip into the woods, trailing state forester Greg...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2018

Scott raises concern about Maidy representing borough on KINY radio

“One of the members of our assembly is now a person who communicates with a Juneau radio station and it may not be the right thing to do,...

 

Borough Briefs

School enrollment higher than projected Haines school enrollment is more than projected, which will result in an increase in the school’s budget....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 25, 2018

Assembly advances 30K design for new chambers in library; Mayor breaks 3-3 vote

Should the Haines Borough spend $30,000 on a library addition design for assembly chambers that would ultimately cost upwards of $430,000 to build?...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 11, 2018

Maidy wins assembly seat by two votes

Final count of the outstanding 41 election ballots Tuesday evening placed Sean Maidy as the second assembly seat victor, just two votes ahead of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

Marine Highway System proposes changes to Upper Lynn Canal service

The plan to run two Alaska Class Ferry day boats, the M/V Tazlina and M/V Hubbard, in the Upper Lynn Canal might get scrapped as the Alaska Marine Hig...

 

Tourism volunteers rock

A big thank you to our tourism volunteers. You guys rock! Our 2018 volunteers were: Tom Jenkins, Carol Duis, Michael Marks, Jan Hill, Deborah Gravel,...

 

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