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 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 20, 2019 

Publicly funded garbage program back on the table

On Tuesday, the borough’s commerce committee revived a 2018 proposal for a publicly funded solid waste program paid for by up-to-a-1 percent sales t...

 
 By Lexie DeWitt    Duly Noted    June 20, 2019 

Duly Noted

Haines graduate Jolene Lemieux married Ryan Bargelski in Wasilla last weekend at the home of Ryan’s parents, Ruthanne and Kelly Cross’s. The...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 13, 2019

Assembly approves budget, slight hike to property taxes

The Haines Borough Assembly set its 2020 operating budget on Tuesday, adopting a significantly lower property tax mill rate than the manager’s...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    June 6, 2019

Committee reconsiders seasonal sales, alcohol tax

A 3 percent sales tax on Alcohol and Marijuana, a five-cent fuel tax, and a seasonal sales tax were discussed at a special finance committee meeting...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    June 6, 2019

Residents petition site development ordinance

Several variations of a petition to remove all areas outside of the townsite from land-use permitting requirements for site development are being...

 

Borough Briefs

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

 

Borough Briefs

Employee housing rejected In a 3-2 vote last week, the Haines Borough assembly rejected an ordinance that aimed to define approval criteria and...

 
 By Sarah Chatta    News    May 9, 2019

Assembly to consider permit requirement for site development on private property

The borough’s Government Affairs and Services Committee was divided, but ultimately advanced an ordinance proposed by the planning commission that...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    April 4, 2019

Friends of Recycling to propose plastic bag ban

In a tribute to Earth Day, Haines Friends of Recycling in partnership with three sixth-grade students will bring a draft ordinance banning single-use...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 14, 2019

Assembly discusses budget priorities

Haines Borough Manager Debra Schnabel will prepare next year’s budget without incorporating Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s proposed spending plan that...

 

Duly Noted

Donna Catotti’s drawing class, “Finding the Light and Shadow” was held at the Sheldon Museum Saturday. It was the second installment in the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    March 7, 2019

Officials to discuss tax increases in face of state budget cuts

Along with tax increases and spending cuts, the Haines Borough Assembly will consider raising the borough’s tax cap during budget discussions...

 
 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...

 

This Week in History

Feb. 24, 1969 Television in the Haines area has become a matter of controversy. A group of some...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    February 14, 2019

Should cottage businesses pay sales tax?

What is the appropriate profit margin for a lemonade stand to begin collecting sales tax? This was a question the Haines Borough Finance Committee...

 

Thanks for the midnight repairs

The SEARHC Haines Health Center would like to thank Brad Ryan, Scott Bradford, Will Hickman and their crew for the immediate and thorough response...

 
 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...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 24, 2019

Sewer plant, harbor among assembly project priorities

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Tuesday approving capital project and state funding priorities. Completing...

 

Duly Noted

Raven Sirius Wishstar was born on Nov. 29 in Boulder, Colo. at 6:54 p.m. to Vanessa and Steve Wishstar. She weighed in at 8 pounds 7 ounces and joins...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Attorney to troopers: borough declines to violate its own charter

The borough assembly voted unanimously to send an at times biting letter penned by its attorney to the acting director of the Alaska State Troopers...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    January 10, 2019

Residents petition borough for drug-sniffing police dog

The Haines Borough Assembly will be asked to revisit its spring decision not to seek funding or research the efficacy of a drug-sniffing dog for the...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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