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 By Jenna Kunz    News    September 12, 2019 

Gov. Dunleavy visits Palmer Project

Gov. Mike Dunleavy, along with Chief of Staff Ben Stevens and Department of Conservation Commissioner Jason Brune, visited Haines for a private tour...

 

Philanthropist and adventurer Lucy Harrell leaves lasting legacy

Lucy Harrell died peacefully at Haines Assisted Living Saturday evening Sept. 7 following a brief...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 12, 2019 

Assembly postpones facilities director hire, mayor silences Morphet

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday unanimously delayed approving new public facilities director, Ed Coffland, until December 10 when a new...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 29, 2019

Prisciandaro resigns; but only two assembly seats up for election

This week, Diana Lapham revoked her candidacy for a seat on the Haines Borough Assembly, and assembly member Will Prisciandaro resigned, opening up a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Six candidates vie for two seats in assembly race

Residents Diana Lapham, Sally McGuire, Zephyr Sincerny, Sean Gaffney and Gabe Thomas filed candidacy for two vacating seats on the Haines Borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Policing ballot prop stalls

A charter change for areawide policing might not make it to the October ballot. The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to hold a third public hearing...

 
 By Rob Miller    Letters    August 22, 2019

We need to fix cruise impacts to communications

Am I the only person in Haines that feels resentment about the huge increase in cruise ship visits without a corresponding increase in...

 

The future of valley mining looks good

Recent articles and comments in CVN as well as others I’ve heard prompt this letter. The good news is Constantine continues to move forward as a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS receives borough funding The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $20,000 allocation Thursday to KHNS in the wake of stripped state...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Brad Ryan offered Skagway borough manager position

Brad Ryan offered Skagway position On July 18, the Skagway Borough Assembly unanimously voted to offer its vacant manager position to Haines public...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Should the assembly be in charge of police chief?

The assembly voted 5-1 on July 18 to elevate the Haines Borough chief of police position to a borough officer. That would put the chief directly...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

High bidder for harbor project complains to assembly

On June 27, borough staff recommended the assembly proceed with awarding a harbor project to low-bidder Hamilton Construction. But the assembly took...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Borough Briefs

Quarterly sales tax collections down Sales tax collections submitted to the Haines Borough for the first quarter of 2019 are down 3.6 percent, or $17,...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

Police back to full strength

The Haines Borough Police Department returned to full strength when mayor Jan Hill swore in Michael...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019

Planning commission debates local ferry service

In the midst of deep state budget cuts to the Alaska Marine Highway System, the Haines Borough Planning Commission debated last week whether or not...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 20, 2019

Ryan applies for Skagway Manager job

Haines Public Facilities Director Brad Ryan is among five short-listed applicants being considered for borough manager in Skagway. Ryan, who is set...

 

Borough Briefs

Assembly approves plastic bag ban On Tuesday, the Haines Borough joined the ranks of nine other Alaskan communities banning the distribution of...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 23, 2019

Piano teacher retires after 40 years

Approaching her 70th birthday, local musician Nancy Nash is retiring after more than four decades...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 16, 2019

Committee rejects seasonal sales tax

As borough officials, staff and residents prepare for less state revenue, assembly members rejected a seasonal sales tax proposal, an idea at least...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 9, 2019

Women's choir rallies for ferries

Eight members of the Haines A Cappella Women's Choir donned sailors' caps and belted out "Ferryboat...

 

Turner's resignation highlights policy issue

The resignation of Don Turner III from the borough planning commission is unfortunate but not surprising. Turner joins the ranks of a dozen or more...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 11, 2019

Scammer posing as Mayor Hill steals from residents

It starts with a generic question. A one-liner email appears in your inbox from what appears to be Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill. “Are you...

 

Your government will be responsive

To the people of Haines:  The borough empathizes with the authors of the paid commentary (April 4, p. 4) attempting to document drug issues in our...

 

Our mayor was in the right

I was disgusted but not surprised by the attacks by liberal members of the Borough Assembly against Mayor Jan Hill. She owes no one an apology or...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    March 28, 2019

Who serves who?

Mayor Jan Hill’s recent testimony on the Tier 3 nomination process raised concerns from some assembly members and the public this week about how...

 

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