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 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...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 15, 2019

Assembly to consider cutting staff positions

The Haines Borough Assembly will meet as a committee of the whole with manager Debra Schnabel on Aug. 20 at 5:30 p.m. to discuss personnel...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    August 8, 2019

Borough Briefs

KHNS receives borough funding The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved a $20,000 allocation Thursday to KHNS in the wake of stripped state...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Hamilton awarded $4.7 million bid

The Haines Borough assembly unanimously voted to award the $4.7 million Portage Cover boat launch project to Skagway-based company Hamilton...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 25, 2019

Should the assembly be in charge of police chief?

The assembly voted 5-1 on July 18 to elevate the Haines Borough chief of police position to a borough officer. That would put the chief directly...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 11, 2019

July 4th draws crowd

Hot, sunny weather drew crowds to Haines' Independence Day festivities. The day started with a hotly...

 

Thank you to Rubber Ducky Race supporters!

We’d like to thank all those that supported this year’s 4th of July Rubber Ducky Race! It’s always a fun event. A special Thank You to those...

 
 By Jenna Kunze    News    July 5, 2019

High bidder for harbor project complains to assembly

On June 27, borough staff recommended the assembly proceed with awarding a harbor project to low-bidder Hamilton Construction. But the assembly took...

 

4th of July - Uglys grand marshals of "Olde Fashioned Fourth" parade

Visitors should prepare for a blast from the past this Fourth of July. This year, the theme of the Haines Independence Day celebrations is “Back to...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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