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 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 30, 2020 

School board to decide on early school schedule, mask requirements

The Haines Borough School District Board will decide Tuesday, Aug. 4 what the beginning of the school year’s schedule and operations will look like...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Assembly approves individual CARES Act grants, extends business grant deadline

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Haines Borough Assembly took additional steps to approve a spending plan for $2.1 million in CARES Act funding...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Assembly nixes CARES Act requests from food security groups

On July 23, the Haines Borough Assembly’s ad hoc CARES Act committee rejected proposals from two Chilkat Valley food security groups. Discussion at...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 30, 2020 

Resident arrested for intent to distribute heroin, meth

The U.S Postal Inspection Service, the Alaska State Troopers drug unit Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs (SEACAD) and Haines Police arrested a 43-...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 30, 2020 

Fishing remains slow, chum returns 'extremely poor'

Poor chum salmon returns combined with an uncertain sockeye run have gillnetters concerned. "It's di...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

2 measures will likely be on the Oct. 6 ballot

This fall, the Haines Borough ballot will likely ask voters to make decisions about two proposals: a plan to draw $450,000 from the borough’s...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 30, 2020 

Committee to discuss childcare vouchers

The Cares Act ad hoc committee will discuss providing vouchers for childcare to individuals and families at its next meeting. Assembly member Brenda...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Haines unemployment rate remains high

The Haines unemployment rate remained one of the highest in the state in June, according to statistics released by the Alaska Department of Labor and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Fruit harvesting effort forms to curb bear activity

The Haines Borough Public Library and Great Bear Foundation, a Haines and Montana-based nonprofit dedicated to bear conservation, are partnering with...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020 

Candidate filing period opens Aug. 1

The filing period for elected office in the Haines Borough opens Aug. 1, with an Aug. 20 deadline. This year, positions up for election include the ma...

 
 News    July 30, 2020 

Business Briefs

E-bike delivery service begins in Haines After COVID-19 eliminated her primary sources of...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

CIA receives $900,000 in federal COVID-19 relief

On July 17, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) had received $900,000 through...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 23, 2020

Taxpayer-funded garbage collection back on the table, again

Discussions about a taxpayer-funded garbage collection will be revived for the third time in as many years if the assembly approves the commerce...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Borough begins land sale talks

Haines Borough lands may be on the market in the not-too-distant future. The assembly and planning commission began initial talks last week about...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 23, 2020

Resident taking borough to court over traffic ticket

Paul Nelson, 68, who won first place in the Haines Chamber of Commerce's reverse Fourth of July...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly to consider annual 'I Love Lucy (Harrell) Day' proclamation

Inspired by Lucy Harrell’s final act of giving to Haines institutions before she died last summer, which included more than $1 million to the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 23, 2020

Bear task force recommends borough chip in for landfill fence

The borough’s bear task force is recommending that the assembly help fund the completion of an electric fence around Community Waste Solutions...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

20-year soil remediation nears completion

A 20-year-long soil remediation project at Jones Point is finally nearing completion. This past...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly declines to censure Rogers for manager firing

By Ceri Godinez At a meeting July 14, assembly member Zephyr Sincerny moved to censure Paul Rogers, another member of the assembly, for his...

 

New trail in the works near Fairgrounds

Chilkoot Indian Association (CIA) is adding a trail spanning East and West Fair Drive to offer an alternative to biking or walking along the highway....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Library to leave statewide system

The Haines Borough Public Library is changing its online catalog system in 2021, but patrons are unlikely to notice much of a difference, director...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Hazardous waste disposal discontinued

The Haines Borough’s annual household hazardous waste free disposal program will not take place this year, although the borough is looking for a...

 

41% of borough employees take furlough in July

Nearly half of the Haines Borough’s 51 full-time and part-time employees will be out of the office for a week at some point this month, the result...

 

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