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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 12, 2022 

Future of Fort in spotlight after Port Chilkoot Co. change

Infighting within the company that controls much of Fort Seward reached a high point Friday when a majority of board members–who have pushed for...

 
 News    May 5, 2022

Park service to assist HEDC in trails plan

The Haines Economic Development Corporation will develop a master trail plan for the Chilkat Valley with help from a grant from the National Park...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Duly Noted    May 5, 2022

Duly Noted

Whitney Morgan O’Brien was born 6:39 p.m. April 9 to Lucinda Boyce and Billy O’Brien at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. She weighed 8 lbs., 11 oz. an... Full story

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 28, 2022

Assembly votes to give ad hoc committees clearer direction

The Haines Borough Assembly decided unanimously Tuesday to give ad hoc advisory committees clearer direction by formalizing them through resolutions....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 28, 2022

Borough to ask state to conduct vehicle speed studies

The borough assembly voted unanimously to ask the Alaska Department of Transportation and Alaska State Troopers to initiate speed studies on two secti...

 

Listen to the majority

l listened to the audio of the March 24 PHAC meeting. I believed the mayor that the borough was not involved. Because of what was said like “No one...

 

Code review commission recommends changing authority to suspend officers

The Code Review Commission on April 14 recommended to the Haines Borough Assembly a code change that would shift the power to suspend borough...

 

We can't afford to close the pool

There are many good reasons to keep the pool open this summer, the least of which is that we can afford to, and I would argue that we can’t afford...

 

Need nonprofits to assist refugees

Two of the nine US Volunteer Agencies involved with resettling people from war-torn parts of the world have responded thus far with a desire to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 14, 2022

Assembly approves phase 3 concept for Lutak Dock

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 5-1 to approve conceptual plans for Phases 1, 2 and 3 of the Lutak Dock—a controversial vote for many residents wh...

 

Keep Haines swimming

As the borough drafts our community’s budget for the coming year, I urge them to sustain support for the swimming pool. The facility serves young...

 
 By Max Graham    News    April 7, 2022

Firm holds second town hall about landslide findings

Further monitoring is needed to predict when future slides are most likely to occur in the December 2020 Beach Road landslide, representatives of...

 

Seasonality hinders leadership potential

Skagway’s former Mayor, Stan Selmer, once opined on the record: “The more that happens here in summer the less that happens here in winter....

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 31, 2022

Yukon industry reps say Lutak Dock could be used to ship ore

A renovated Lutak Dock could serve as an export facility for minerals from the Yukon Territory, Yukon industry representatives told the Haines...

 

Constantine needs a reality check

Constantine Metals was recently required by the BC Securities Commission to revise its Preliminary Economic Analysis from 2019. This is the second...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 24, 2022

Assembly directs planners to act on Mud Bay zoning questions

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to send the question of commercial events in Mud Bay back to the planning commission, which discussed th...

 

Palmer Project details need clarity

There’s a lot of contradictory and confusing information surrounding the issue of ore transport for the Palmer project. It is important for us to...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 17, 2022

Constantine files amended technical report

Constantine Metal Resources last week released an amended technical report for its 2019 preliminary economic assessment (PEA) following a review by...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 17, 2022

Temporary sales tax increases subject of commerce meeting

Instituting temporary sales tax increases to pay for capital projects, raising the bed tax and exempting food and heating fuel were subjects of the...

 

Can we help Ukrainian refugees?

The dire plight of displaced people from around the world has led several of us in Haines to wonder about the possibility of sponsoring refugees in...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 10, 2022

Borough plans to appeal 2020 census results

Haines Borough officials are planning to appeal 2020 U.S. Census results, which likely were inaccurate in Haines, state researchers said last week....

 

State to implement paid parking at Southeast airports

Sitka will switch from free to paid airport parking next month under a state program that later could come to other Southeast communities, although...

 
 By Max Graham    News    March 3, 2022

Committee considers reforming nonprofit funding structure

The Haines Borough Government Affairs and Services (GAS) Committee is again considering a reform to the borough’s nonprofit funding process followin... Full story

 

Compassion It

At our last meeting I made a brief mention about the Compassion It program. This was brought to my attention by Marnie Hartman and we are looking...

 

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