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 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 21, 2020 

Assembly narrowly fires manager: mayor breaks tie

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday evening to fire borough manager Debra Schnabel without cause, with mayor Jan Hill breaking a 3-3 tie vote....

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

2020 grads parade down Main Street

Haines High School 2020 graduating seniors participated in an unprecedented graduation ceremony due...

 
 News    May 21, 2020 

2020 grads continued

Kyle Strong, Gabel Sage and Cade Clay are not pictured....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020 

CARES Act could buy Chilkat Center another year

The Chilkat Center for the Arts is on the chopping block for the fiscal year beginning July 1. CARES Act coronavirus relief funding may offer the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020 

Haines poised to receive $2 million in COVID-19 relief

At an ad hoc meeting on Monday, Haines Borough Assembly members identified five potential spending categories for the $4 million in CARES Act funding...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020 

Municipal clerks prepare for elections during pandemic

Haines, along with municipalities across the state, is considering alternative options for holding local elections this year given COVID-19 concerns....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020 

HEDC will continue without the support of the borough

Haines Economic Development Corporation board members are trying to figure out what the organization will look like without financial support from the...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020 

Assembly discusses $400K shortfall

There’s still a $400,000 hole in the proposed Haines Borough budget for the upcoming fiscal year. The deficit was created by the loss of state...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 21, 2020 

Landfill to collect garbage at upper valley location

On June 6 Community Waste Solutions will begin collecting household waste at the Mosquito Lake Community Center every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon....

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly suspends manager with pay

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 at its regular meeting Tuesday to suspend borough manager Debra Schnabel with pay. The assembly will hold an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly cuts funding for HEDC, library and museum

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly amended the working draft of the budget for the upcoming fiscal year to reflect a 50% reduction in sales tax...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

CIA begins planning for cultural center

A cultural center for the Chilkoot Indian Association is in the early stages of development. This winter, CIA was selected as one of nine communities...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

More businesses open their doors as others limit customers

More businesses have opened their doors as phase two of the state’s Reopen Alaska Responsibly plan took effect last Friday, but others are still clo...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Local lender reopens PPP application, EIDL remains elusive

Paycheck Protection Program loans are once again available to local businesses through First National Bank of Alaska, which began accepting new applic...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Charter amendment needs work, GAS committee says

After reviewing a draft charter amendment requiring police to respond to emergencies outside the townsite, members of the Haines Borough Assembly’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Eulachon study abandons old techniques due to COVID-19

For the first time, this year’s eulachon run estimate will be calculated without using the “mark-and-recapture” technique. The change in the est...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly Briefs

Haines welcomes Royal Caribbean On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting increased port calls from Royal Caribbean...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Assembly considers year-long museum closure

A new budget draft discussed at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting proposes cuts including a one-month closure of the library and a...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Harbor seal pupping season has begun

Two abandoned harbor seal pups were found on beaches near Haines last week. One pup, a male, was...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Census resumes field operations in Alaska

The bad news is that, as of Tuesday, Haines’ census response rate was 12.5%, roughly 20% below the state average and 40% below the national...

 

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