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 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Drug task force finds alcohol major contributor to crime

While the Haines Borough’s drug enforcement task force has worked since June 2017 to find solutions to drug-related issues, recent data analyzing...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 14, 2019

Longtime PC chair passes the torch

Earlier this year, Rob Goldberg stepped down as longtime chair of Haines Borough Planning Commission to allow for new leadership in 2019. Past and...

 

This Week in History

March 3, 1969 Industrial expansion will hit Haines by September. John Schnabel announced this...

 
 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 Jenna Kunze    News    February 28, 2019

Resource extraction debate surfaces conflict-of-interest issues for officials

For the second time in three months, planning commission members examined if their voting powers were compromised by a commissioner’s potential...

 
 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...

 

Mining is a roll of the dice

We’ve been told over and over the Palmer Project will greatly benefit the local economy. There will be winners and losers, but either way, the risk...

 
 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...

 

Duly Noted

The wedding party wore billowing Thai silks and rode atop elephants in a procession at the wedding of Kee Streater Heywood and Nuchjarin “Belle...

 
 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...

 

Duly Noted

Mira Tazlina Lynn Johnson Kraft was born to Lindsey Johnson and Graham Kraft on Nov. 30 in Sitka at Mount Edgecumbe Hospital at 10:30 a.m. Mira...

 

Jones brought British charm to Haines

Maisie Jones, 95, died peacefully at Haines Assisted Living early Sunday morning. The English born W... Full story

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly cancels Dec. 18 meeting The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted on Tuesday to cancel their Dec. 18 meeting, in a suggestion brought...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2018

Timber group aims to broaden understanding of industry

On Nov. 15, 12 community members went on a field trip into the woods, trailing state forester Greg...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2018

Scott raises concern about Maidy representing borough on KINY radio

“One of the members of our assembly is now a person who communicates with a Juneau radio station and it may not be the right thing to do,...

 

Borough Briefs

School enrollment higher than projected Haines school enrollment is more than projected, which will result in an increase in the school’s budget....

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 25, 2018

Assembly advances 30K design for new chambers in library; Mayor breaks 3-3 vote

Should the Haines Borough spend $30,000 on a library addition design for assembly chambers that would ultimately cost upwards of $430,000 to build?...

 

Hoag was lifelong educator with interest in history and travel

Retired teacher Kate Saunders said her mother, Eleanor Mathilda Hoag, 95, died Sunday, Sept. 30,... Full story

 

Duly Noted

Carpenter and Haines landowner David Walker took third place in the open division of the 2018 World of Wearable Art competition in Wellington, New...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 11, 2018

Maidy wins assembly seat by two votes

Final count of the outstanding 41 election ballots Tuesday evening placed Sean Maidy as the second assembly seat victor, just two votes ahead of...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 4, 2018

Marine Highway System proposes changes to Upper Lynn Canal service

The plan to run two Alaska Class Ferry day boats, the M/V Tazlina and M/V Hubbard, in the Upper Lynn Canal might get scrapped as the Alaska Marine Hig...

 

Borough to seek legal advice about revoking Alaska Excursions' permit

In an effort to shield the borough from legal liability, borough staff last week halted public...

 

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