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 By Max Graham    News    October 21, 2021

Potential FEMA funding delayed

The Haines Borough won’t be eligible to apply this year for millions of federal disaster mitigation dollars that could help compensate Beach Road...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 21, 2021

Commerce committee considers break from grocery sales tax

The Haines Borough Commerce Committee is considering a temporary tax exemption on groceries in Haines. While the committee still needs to iron out...

 
 By Max Graham    News    October 14, 2021

Assembly creates commercial fisheries advisory board

The Haines Borough Assembly created an advisory board to guide the borough’s response to state and federal regulations that affect Haines...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Assembly inches toward removing heliski limit

Haines Borough mayor Douglas Olerud cast a tie-breaking vote Tuesday to draft an ordinance to change borough code and eliminate the current limit on...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 30, 2021

Assembly approves shop local effort, public participation program

The Haines Borough assembly voted unanimously on Tuesday to adopt a new Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) that aims to increase public involvement in...

 

Vote Josephson for important issues

After I was elected to the Haines Borough Assembly, the mayor of Bethel, Alaska, told me, “When you run for office, you have all kinds of plans to...

 

Duly Noted

Greg Schlachter and Chris Hill married Sept. 18 at Calleva Farm in Dickerson, Md. Chris’ sisters Robin and Angie officiated Saturday’s nuptials....

 

Harrell sent out with a bang, donates final $1 million

In accordance with her last will and testament, the late Lucy Harrell was sent "out with a bang" Sat...

 

The conspiracy has been revealed

Thank you for pointing out the Illuminati symbolism around Haines. I too am concerned about the proliferation of these symbols. Cruise ship lines,...

 

Science over fiction

It is unfortunate that Mayor Bronson of Anchorage does not know what more can be done to stem the spread of Covid in his town. One wonders if he...

 

Duly Noted

Dr. Kirk Mosley is the new dentist at SEARHC dental clinic. Kirk retired from a private practice in Tucson, Ariz. after 25 years there. Since 2012,...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 9, 2021

$1.4 million in health funds eludes Haines

In December the state promised to divert $1.4 million in federal coronavirus aid to help Haines respond to the pandemic and aftermath of the...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 2, 2021

Juneau hospital answers Haines' call for mental health help

Haines’ mental health care needs aren’t being met, wrote Haines Borough mayor Doug Olerud in an Aug. 18 letter to Juneau’s Bartlett Regional...

 
 By Max Graham    News    September 2, 2021

Chilkoot Indian Association seats two new members after tribal elections

The Chilkoot Indian Association’s council chair and vice chair, Les Katzeek and James Hart, were unseated at last week’s election. The three...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 26, 2021

Assembly scraps seasonal sales tax

The assembly voted unanimously to scrap a proposed seasonal sales tax ordinance. The sales tax issue will go back to the finance committee for further...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 19, 2021

Four candidates file for assembly

Debra Schnabel, 69, and Tyler Huling, 29, announced their candidacies for borough assembly this week. Brenda Josephson and Richard Clement filed...

 

Haines suffers largest COVID outbreak yet

As of Thursday evening, 57 people tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in Haines since Aug. 6, inc... Full story

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 12, 2021

Assembly to reconsider seasonal sales tax

The Haines Borough Assembly will likely make changes to the proposed seasonal sales tax ordinance that could go before voters this October, with most...

 

Assembly to tweak museum code

At the Haines Borough assembly meeting on Tuesday, the assembly made plans to rehash the proposed museum separation ordinance and introduce a...

 
 By Max Graham    News    August 5, 2021

Power restored but Beach Road remains closed to public

Last week electricity was restored to the last of the Beach Road houses that had been cut off from...

 

Kreitzer, borough reach job agreement

Although a contract has yet to be signed, mayor Douglas Olerud and assembly member Paul Rogers reached an agreement over employment terms with...

 

Cell phones (redux)

At the risk of sounding like a nag, I feel compelled, once again, to raise the specter of the dangers Haines faces by not having a working...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 29, 2021

Attractants, garbage continue to draw bears

Bear attractants remain an issue in Haines, according to a CVN review of more than 140 police reports, and are associated with property damage...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 22, 2021

Canada border opens, with restrictions

News that Canada would open its borders to U.S. citizens making non-essential trips starting Aug. 9 this week energized residents and business owners,...

 

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