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 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021 

Assembly to look at severance tax as source of revenue

The Haines Borough Assembly is considering a severance tax. Assembly member Carol Tuynman suggested the revenue-generating measure, a tax on natural...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 6, 2021 

Museum funding uncertain; CIA offers to take on building

Funding for the Haines Sheldon Museum in this year’s Haines Borough budget remains an open question after more than an hour of discussion at a...

 Letters    May 6, 2021 

Assembly doesn't understand manager's role

My offer to serve as manager or interim was made to the mayor following the 2020 election. The unfolding story of filling the manager vacancy has...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Second Amendment Sanctuary resolution delayed after public opposition

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday postponed a resolution to make the town a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.” The vote to delay came after 45...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 29, 2021

Rasmuson Foundation weighs in on museum NEH grant

In a 3-3 tie broken by mayor Douglas Olerud, the Haines Borough Assembly voted to postpone discussion about returning a $350,000 National Endowment...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 29, 2021

Debra Schnabel, Bill Seward offer services as interim manager

The Personnel Committee Tuesday discussed ways to improve the borough manager hiring process including turning over to the borough clerk...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 22, 2021

Borough asks public to stay out of Beach Road neighborhood

The Haines Borough has posted signs at the entrance to the newly reopened section of Beach Road...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 22, 2021

Borough and Alten reach settlement

The Haines Borough reached a settlement agreement on April 12 with former Haines Sheldon Museum director Helen Alten. The settlement involved a...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 22, 2021

Borough failed to effectively communicate end of Beach Road evacuation order

There is no mandatory evacuation zone in the Beach Road neighborhood, and there hasn’t been one for three and a half months, according to Haines...


It's past time to improve our ferry service

Did you know that for 47 years, twice daily jet service has been available throughout Southeast except in Haines? For 50 years, Juneau folks could...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021

Assembly opens Beach Road neighborhood

The Beach Road neighborhood will open to the public for the first time since Dec. 2 after the...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021

Deputy clerk to help shoulder Fullerton's burden

The Haines Borough will hire a deputy clerk to assist clerk Alekka Fullerton, who is currently also serving as borough manager. The Haines Borough...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 15, 2021

Assembly Briefs

Assembly supports Cascade Point ferry terminal The assembly voted 4-2 to write a letter in support of a ferry terminal at Cascade Point. Members...


We have a qualified manager in town

After all the time and money spent on a new manager hire, I humbly ask that our elected leaders take a fresh look at what to me seems obvious.  Of...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 8, 2021

Assembly to restart manager search

The Haines Borough Assembly is starting over with the search for a new manager after Tennessee real estate investor George Zoukee turned down the job...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Zoukee rejects manager job offer

Tennessee real estate investor George Zoukee may have set a new record for shortest Haines Borough manager tenure when he turned down the...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 1, 2021

Assembly to consider supporting improved Juneau access

The Haines Borough Assembly plans to take up a resolution in support of a ferry terminal at Cascade Point, 30 miles north of Juneau’s Auke Bay... Full story

 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 25, 2021

Assembly offers manager job to Zoukee

The Haines Borough Assembly voted this week 5-1 to offer George Zoukee the borough manager job. Zoukee and interim manager and borough clerk Alekka...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 25, 2021

Borough offers Alten grievance settlement

Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud has sent a settlement offer to Public Employees Local 71, the borough’s employees union, in an effort to...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Matanuska breaks down for second time in 2021

The Matanuska ferry, the only Alaska Marine Highway vessel currently serving Haines, is once again...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Misclassification threatens to deprive community of relief funds

The Haines Borough is slated to receive at least $490,000 through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the new pandemic economic recovery bill...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Borough reaches out to CIA to purchase museum building

One avenue the Haines Borough is exploring, as the Haines Sheldon Museum board of trustees works to restructure as a separate nonprofit, is the possib...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 18, 2021

Three manager candidates advance to second-round interviews

All three remaining Haines Borough manager candidates have advanced to the next interview round. On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly held...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 11, 2021

New bear attractant law on the books for 2021

A new bear attractant law will be in place in the Haines Borough this year. On Tuesday, the assembly adopted an ordinance clarifying the definition...

 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 11, 2021

Popely to lobby for Haines for remainder of 2021

Lobbyist Ted Popely will represent the Haines Borough through the end of the year for $48,000. In keeping with a Government Affairs and Services (GAS)...


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