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 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019 

Six candidates vie for two seats in assembly race

Residents Diana Lapham, Sally McGuire, Zephyr Sincerny, Sean Gaffney and Gabe Thomas filed candidacy for two vacating seats on the Haines Borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019 

Policing ballot prop stalls

A charter change for areawide policing might not make it to the October ballot. The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to hold a third public hearing...

 

The future of valley mining looks good

Recent articles and comments in CVN as well as others I’ve heard prompt this letter. The good news is Constantine continues to move forward as a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS receives borough funding The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $20,000 allocation Thursday to KHNS in the wake of stripped state...

 

Parade and celebration a major success!

On behalf of the Haines Chamber of Commerce, I would like to thank all of the Ripinsky and Riley level sponsors (Alaska Arts Confluence, Alaska...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Borough Briefs

Quarterly sales tax collections down Sales tax collections submitted to the Haines Borough for the first quarter of 2019 are down 3.6 percent, or $17,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Police back to full strength

The Haines Borough Police Department returned to full strength when mayor Jan Hill swore in Michael...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019

Planning commission debates local ferry service

In the midst of deep state budget cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Haines Borough Planning Commission debated last week whether or not...

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly approves plastic bag ban On Tuesday, the Haines Borough joined the ranks of nine other Alaskan communities banning the distribution of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Piano teacher retires after 40 years

Approaching her 70th birthday, local musician Nancy Nash is retiring after more than four decades...

 
 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...

 

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