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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 29, 2018

Committee narrows attorney candidate list

A shortlist of applicants for the Haines Borough attorney position will be interviewed at the end of March, the assembly’s personnel committee...

 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?...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 25, 2018

Police restricted to town; manager wants 'borough' decal off police vehicles

The assembly voted 4-2 Tuesday to direct the Haines police to serve only the townsite, unless the... Full story


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

 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 18, 2018

Borough to consider public art allocation

The Alaska Arts Confluence has requested the borough adopt an ordinance allocating one percent of all local public construction contracts to public...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 11, 2018

Exempt seniors may be asked to donate

Senior citizens who receive mandatory property tax exemptions may be presented the option to “pick, click, give” back to Haines this fiscal year,...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 11, 2018

Committee votes to zero out marijuana excise tax

The borough’s finance committee voted to amend the ordinance on an excise tax of marijuana cultivated in the Haines Borough before it is imposed on...


Community grant delayed by stalemate

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to postpone the selection of the Community Development Block Grant Fund application on Tuesday to the Oct. 23...

 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...

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 27, 2018

Assembly adopts conservation resolution amid controversy

The Haines Borough Assembly adopted 4-2 a contentious resolution in support of the Stand for Salmon citizen’s initiative on Tuesday evening....


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... Full story

 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 13, 2018

Sales tax now exempt for renters

The assembly voted on Thursday to adopt an ordinance exempting sales tax for long term residential renters. The new ordinance defines long term as...

 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

If voters reject paying for police, the assembly has a choice to make

Mud Bay, Lutak and Upper Valley residents are preparing to choose whether or not they want to create an on-call police service area in their...

 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...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 23, 2018

Voters to decide on police service areas

Voters in Mud Bay, Lutak and Haines Highway who live outside the townsite will have the option to create on-call police service areas in their...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 16, 2018

Assembly delays rental tax exemption decision

The Haines Borough Assembly last week postponed taking action on an ordinance aimed at reducing expenses for long-term housing renters. This spring,...

 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...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 9, 2018

Communication a theme in assembly's manager evaluation

Presenting a range of alternative plans, being more objective and formulating processes for vetting ordinances and a feeling of mistrust between...

 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 26, 2018

Ballot measure would change charter to allow areawide policing

The Haines Borough Assembly narrowly approved introducing two ordinances for public hearings that, if advanced, would allow voters to decide whether...


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