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 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 29, 2022 

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... Full story

 
 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....

 

Assembly hires state and federal lobbyists

After state lobbyists secured 3.2 million in funding for Lutak Dock, the Haines Borough assembly voted both to renew that contract and sign on a new...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 25, 2022

Six candidates file for three assembly seats

It's that time of year again: the bears are out at Chilkoot, and your neighbors are vying for your...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 25, 2022

Covid-positive cruise passengers unlikely to get foisted on Haines

A recent Skagway covid scandal — in which covid-positive cruise passengers were shipped home on a full ferry from Skagway to Juneau, and then... Full story

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 18, 2022

Lapp, Thomas file for assembly

Two former members of the Haines Borough Assembly, Jerry Lapp and George Campbell, have submitted letters of interest for the vacant seat left by...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

Lapp indicates interest in filling assembly vacancy

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday accepted Caitlin Kirby’s resignation and moved to solicit letters from community members interested in fillin...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

Skagway slides divert more cruise ship traffic to town

Eight additional cruise ship visits have been added to Haines’s schedule this season after Skagway’s Railroad Dock was damaged by two more rocksli...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 11, 2022

Mayor welcomes new SEARHC mental health clinicians at ANB hall

Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud and manager Annette Krietzer welcomed two new Haines mental...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 11, 2022

Assembly voices opposition to Schnabel's sales tax proposal

Assembly member Debra Schnabel’s proposed ballot questions – which would ask voters to consider sales tax reallocation and an increased lodging...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022

Kirby resignation opens third assembly seat in local election

Haines Borough assembly member Caitie Kirby resigned on July 29, opening a third seat on the assembly for the October municipal election. In a letter...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    August 4, 2022

GAS discusses solid waste prices, approves nonprofit grant form

The Haines Borough’s Government and Services Committee at its Aug. 2 meeting discussed possible borough actions to reduce illegal dumping and...

 

Thanks for rezoning efforts

Dear Friends of Chilkat Inlet Retreat, borough assembly, planning commission, planner Dave Long and mayor Olerud, Thank you for your efforts...

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 28, 2022

Moratorium on new Chilkoot tours lifted

By Lucy Silbaugh The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to rescind a four-year-old moratorium on new commercial tours in the Chilkoot Corridor....

 
 By Lucy Silbaugh    News    July 28, 2022

Assembly to weigh sales tax reallocation for ballot

The Haines Borough Assembly will discuss on Aug. 9 whether Oct. 4 election ballots should include questions about sales tax reallocation, including...

 
 By Max Graham    News    July 28, 2022

Borough manager scores highly in assembly's nine-month evaluation

The Haines Borough Assembly gave borough manager Annette Kreitzer “above average” marks in an evaluation nine months into her job. The evaluation...

 

Duly Noted

Erik Stevens and Kayla Shutes were married on July 21 at the Chilkat Inlet Retreat. The couple had dated for three years and were engaged for seven...

 

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