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 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...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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