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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...

 

Ballot question guest editorials

I support ‘On-Call’ police service By Chuck Mitman What I would like to invite you to realize, as I have is this: that without it, someone,...

 

Assembly members to consider revoking Alaska X tour permit

The Haines Borough Assembly's commerce committee will discuss next week the borough's option to...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 6, 2018

State Troopers report details death at Alaska Excursions glacier tour

Launching a canoe in high water too close to rapids and a corresponding engine malfunction contribut...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 30, 2018

DOT to curb blind corner on Third and Main Street

The Alaska Department of Transportation will soon extend by nine feet the no-parking zone on Main Street in front of Talia’s Treasures. In an...

 

Trash police service area, push for trooper

RE: police service areas I ask that we cancel the police service areas considered to come to a vote process and replace that effort with an all-out...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 23, 2018

Tie vote stops waste ordinance from making ballot

A ballot question to create a publicly funded solid waste program stalled Tuesday after the Haines Borough Assembly’s split vote. The proposed...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 16, 2018

Question to elect boards,commissions heads to ballot

The question of whether or not voters want to elect members of the planning commission, port and harbor advisory committee, public safety commission a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 9, 2018

Assembly advances publicly funded solid waste program: Mayor breaks tie vote

The Haines Borough Assembly narrowly advanced a ballot measure during its first public hearing Tuesday that would give voters the option to approve a...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 9, 2018

Voters one step closer to deciding on police service outside townsite

The Haines Borough Assembly advanced an amended ballot question that would allow Lutak, Mud Bay and Haines Highway residents to vote to create their...

 

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