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 By Ceri Godinez    News    February 13, 2020

Borough-subsidized ferry untenable, assembly says

The Haines Borough Assembly voted to send a letter requesting the legislature allocate funds to cover service gaps after the breakdown of the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    February 6, 2020

Assembly members propose library, museum consolidation

While Government Affairs and Services Committee members were disinclined to include an assembly chamber in the public library’s expansion project,...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 30, 2020

Assembly appoints Lapp to fill vacancy

Haines Borough Assembly members appointed Jerry Lapp to fill the assembly’s vacant seat by a vote of 3-2 at a meeting Tuesday night. The seat had be...

 

Assembly rejects taxes, leans toward cuts to close expected budget gap

Funding priorities in the upcoming budget cycle for the Haines Borough Assembly include education and public safety. For everything else, funding...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    January 16, 2020

Flat budget still hurts, leaders say

Gov. Mike Dunleavy released his flat-funded 2021 budget last month, with the biggest threats to Haines being a prolonged hit to ferry service, a...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 19, 2019

Assembly approves harbor fee increase

Harbor fees and port tariffs will be increasing, beginning Jan. 1. On Tuesday, the borough assembly unanimously adopted an ordinance increasing...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 12, 2019

Maidy resigns over charter interpretation

Haines Borough Assembly member Sean Maidy resigned Tuesday, following the assembly’s 4-2 approval of a resolution interpreting charter to...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    December 5, 2019

Maidy hangs up on GAS committee

At a borough government affairs and services committee meeting Nov. 28, member Sean Maidy, who attended by phone, hung up on the two other committee...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 21, 2019

Museum up for grant improving handicapped access

The Haines Sheldon Museum is in the running for a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grant that, if awarded, will improve accessibility...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Pool opening dependent on contractor sign off

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to prioritize getting swimmers into the pool—so long as the contractor on the job accepts a change order...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    November 14, 2019

Scott, Maidy push to fund safe home

Last month, the Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted to grant Becky’s Place—a local safe house for victims of abuse—$8,000 for rent....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 24, 2019

New assembly weighs sauna location, bears

The Haines Borough Assembly met Tuesday for the first time with newly elected members Gabe Thomas, Paul Rogers and Zephyr Sincerny. The assembly...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

Bear mauls local hunter

Around 7 p.m. on Oct. 3, Casey Bradford, 21, and his father Scott Bradford, 55, were moose hunting near Wells Bridge at 25 Mile when a brown bear...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    October 10, 2019

Assembly Briefs

Election Canvass The Haines Borough Assembly canvassed the municipal election on Tuesday, tallying an additional 63 outstanding absentee votes....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 3, 2019

New assembly chambers put on hold

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously voted last month to postpone a decision on whether or not to include assembly chambers in the library...

 
 By Jenna Kunz    News    September 12, 2019

Polls to decide who sits in vacated seat

The Haines Borough will appoint the assembly candidate who receives the third-highest vote count in Oct. 1 municipal elections to a third seat left...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 12, 2019

Assembly postpones facilities director hire, mayor silences Morphet

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday unanimously delayed approving new public facilities director, Ed Coffland, until December 10 when a new...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 12, 2019

Area wide policing dies at assembly

The institution of areawide policing hangs in limbo once again after the assembly Tuesday declined to draft an ordinance that would have interpreted...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    September 5, 2019

How will the assembly appoint a third seat?

Despite municipal elections one month away, the Haines Borough Assembly will be tasked with appointing a person to fill resigning member Will...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    September 5, 2019

Manager hires new facilities director

Borough manager Debra Schnabel hired new employees to fill the director of public facilities, and contracts and grants administration positions. Ed...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 29, 2019

Area-wide policing fails, assembly misses deadline

The proposition to allow police services boroughwide will not appear on the October ballot, after the assembly failed to vote on the ordinance in...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Six candidates vie for two seats in assembly race

Residents Diana Lapham, Sally McGuire, Zephyr Sincerny, Sean Gaffney and Gabe Thomas filed candidacy for two vacating seats on the Haines Borough...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Policing ballot prop stalls

A charter change for areawide policing might not make it to the October ballot. The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 to hold a third public hearing...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 22, 2019

Assembly reaches impasse on staff attrition

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly met to discuss the merits of eliminating or consolidating vacating staff positions in response to statewide...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019

Rogers only filer for two assembly seats

With less than one week before the filing deadline, Paul Rogers is the only candidate registered to run for one of two open seats on the Haines...

 

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