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Assembly to consider residency requirement to on empowered boards

The borough’s GASC committee recommended the assembly require one year of residency before serving on empowered government boards, such as the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    December 22, 2022

Resident appeals heli permit vote

A resident who lives near a proposed heliport at 24 Mile Haines Highway is appealing the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s Dec. 8 approval of a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 22, 2022

2022: Big year for post-pandemic firsts, Lutak Dock and late rogue crime wave

In 2022, some iteration of the phrase "back after pandemic hiatus" was scattered throughout CVN headlines and stories like crumpled surgical masks...

 

Planning commissioners should be elected

In the coming weeks, volunteers will be circulating a petition with this question, “Shall Haines Borough voters elect members of the Haines Borough...

 
 By CVN Staff    News    December 15, 2022

Planning commission decisions sparks calls for election of members

A controversial Dec. 8 planning commission meeting motivated a citizen and borough assembly member to seek turning the commission into an elected...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 23, 2022

DOT road transfer plan rooted in state policy

A proposal to improve Lutak Road in exchange for transferring three roads to the Haines Borough has shed light on a state program that favors...

 

Housing Working Group reviews HEDC survey

The Haines Economic Development Center (HEDC) is surveying residents' experiences and feedback on Haines’ current housing environment. The survey,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

Hearing delayed for proposed heliport

A public hearing over a proposed heliport at 24 Mile Haines Highway was postponed last week for the second time in two months. The hearing — now sch...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 17, 2022

Borough to negotiate easement between school, proposed RV park

Planning commissioners have asked the Haines Borough Assembly to negotiate — and possibly purchase — an easement between Haines School and a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    November 10, 2022

Talks with state include taking over DOT roads

A proposal to widen Lutak Road to accommodate increased tourist traffic could involve transferring three state-owned roads to the borough, according...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    November 10, 2022

Manager to renegotiate MOU with Mosquito Lake center

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously to renegotiate an agreement with the Mosquito Lake Community Center following a request from the volunte...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 20, 2022

Mosquito Lake volunteers question lack of borough funds for snowplowing

Mosquito Lake volunteers told the CVN this week they don’t have enough money to cover the cost of snowplowing at the neighborhood’s borough-owned...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 13, 2022

Are the borough's advisory boards serving their purpose?

It’s a challenging time for the Haines Borough’s advisory boards and commissions. The Solid Waste Working Group disbanded this summer after...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 13, 2022

Dock contractor fields questions at town hall

A contractor tasked with renovating the Lutak Dock told residents last week his company’s goal is to restore the dock’s prior use as a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 6, 2022

Resident urges TAB to look into bear monitors at Chilkoot

Concerned about increased vehicle and pedestrian traffic and human-bear encounters in the Chilkoot Corridor, Lutak Spur Road resident Richard Buck...

 

Assembly approves contract with Turnagain Marine Construction

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a contract of up to $310,000 with Turnagain Marine Construction—the contractor who will begin a...

 

Examining claims about the Lutak Dock project

Many claims have been made in recent months that have led to confusion about the Lutak Dock renovation project. The CVN evaluated several of those cla...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022

Canada to lift covid restrictions at border

Canadian officials announced Monday they will lift remaining covid restrictions at the border for non-essential travelers. Starting Oct. 1, visitors...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 29, 2022

Resident named Alaska's museum volunteer of the year

Museums Alaska last week named Haines resident Michael Marks the state's "volunteer of the year."...

 

Assembly joins AML in concern over convention

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a resolution joining the Alaska Municipal League (AML) in expressing concern over the impact of a state Constitut...

 

Six Candidates Running for Assembly

The following is a condensed version of CVN interviews with candidates for Haines Borough Assembly:...

 

I support balance and compromise

I urge everyone to vote in the upcoming election for borough assembly seats. I am going to vote for Jerry Lapp, Gabe Thomas and Ben Aultman-Moore....

 

Vote to contract Turnagain for dock project delayed

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to schedule a special meeting to discuss the approval of a contract with Turnagain Marine after...

 

Haines only Alaska town to receive EPA planning grant

Haines was selected as one of 25 towns to receive a Recreation Economies for Rural Communities (RERC) grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Age...

 

Lapp fills one-month assembly vacancy

The Haines Borough Assembly at its Aug. 24 meeting unanimously appointed Jerry Lapp to fill the vacancy created by Caitie Rothbart’s resignation....

 

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