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Doug Olerud running for mayor

Business owner and former borough assembly member Doug Olerud is running for mayor in this October’s municipal election. Olerud owns and manages...

 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...


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 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    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 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    June 25, 2020

Assembly puts permanent fund question to voters

In October, Haines residents will vote on a proposed $450,000 draw from the borough’s permanent fund to offset unexpected costs associated with scho...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 18, 2020

CARES Act distribution still a work in progress

In the next six months, Alaska municipalities will need to figure out how to distribute a total of $569 million in federal CARES Act coronavirus relie...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 11, 2020

Volunteers rally for food security, Mosquito Lake Community Center

About 60 volunteers helped cultivate a new community garden Saturday at the Mosquito Lake Community...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Final hour budget cuts reduce funding for museum, police

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a $19.7 million operating and capital budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, including...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Assembly narrows down use of $2.1 million in federal funds

The Haines Borough is inching toward a finalized plan for how to spend roughly $2.1 million in federal CARES Act funds. In total, the borough is...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

Public facilities director proposes lottery to fund building

A land lottery could be the salvation of the Haines public safety building. The facility is nearing the end of its life, but at present, the borough...


Former Borough Manager Debra Schnabel's response to her termination

On May 22 the Borough’s attorney offered me the opportunity to respond to any statement made by the public or by members of the Assembly during the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 21, 2020

Assembly narrowly fires manager: mayor breaks tie

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday evening to fire borough manager Debra Schnabel without cause, with mayor Jan Hill breaking a 3-3 tie vote....

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020

Haines poised to receive $2 million in COVID-19 relief

At an ad hoc meeting on Monday, Haines Borough Assembly members identified five potential spending categories for the $4 million in CARES Act funding...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020

Assembly discusses $400K shortfall

There’s still a $400,000 hole in the proposed Haines Borough budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The deficit was created by the loss of state...

 By Kyle Clayton    Opinion    May 21, 2020

The Books of Lost Code

To those Chilkat Valley News readers who are depressed, dismayed and demoralized upon hearing the...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly suspends manager with pay

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 at its regular meeting Tuesday to suspend borough manager Debra Schnabel with pay. The assembly will hold an...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly cuts funding for HEDC, library and museum

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly amended the working draft of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year to reflect a 50% reduction in sales tax... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly Briefs

Haines welcomes Royal Caribbean On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting increased port calls from Royal Caribbean...


Assembly conspired to fire Schnabel

Ah! I now see the simplicity of the borough assembly’s recent appointment of Jerry Lapp! It’s so you have the numbers to oust our manager. I can...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 7, 2020

Assembly to consider suspending manager with aim to fire

On Monday, May 11 assembly member Paul Rogers asked borough manager Debra Schnabel to resign and... Full story

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

Assembly approves $3,000 chamber request

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved at its Tuesday meeting the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s request for $3,000 and declined to discuss...


Assembly considers stipend for mayor, EOC volunteers

On Tuesday, the assembly considered increasing mayor Jan Hill’s monthly stipend for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Members decided to... Full story


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