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 By John Stang    News    November 23, 2016

Assembly to take up budget Monday

The Haines Borough Assembly will start discussing its budget priorities for next fiscal year at a workshop Monday. Subjects will likely include staffi...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 23, 2016

First-person still life: Reporter tries modeling for artists

For three long hours, I stood frozen in the middle of the room, all eyes upon me. My body didn’t move, but my mind drifted into limbo. Time slipped...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 23, 2016

Trust seeks nominations for protecting lands

The Southeast Alaska Land Trust is seeking suggestions from Haines residents on potential sites for it to buy or on which to obtain easements to...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Sewer plant upgrade could cost $6 million

A couple really nasty storms could wreck Haines’ sewer plant building. Part of the ceiling would fall in if not for the steel pole propping it up...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Groups seek delay in heli-skiing decisions

Hold off until mountain goat and bear preliminary studies are finished next spring. Tighter conflict-of-interest rules. That’s what two local adviso...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Man gets 2 years in prison for sex with minor

A 24-year-old Haines man has been sentenced to two years in prison for third-degree sexual abuse of a minor. Superior court judge Philip Pallenberg...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Highway closures, blasting during next 2 years

The Haines Highway might briefly shut down a few times for blasting in the next two years. The possible closed-to-traffic times could stretch up to...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 17, 2016

Nelson appeals harbor land-use decision to assembly

Haines resident Paul Nelson filed an appeal Wednesday of a planning commission decision on the Portage Cove Harbor expansion’s land use permit....

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Assembly approves first harbor contract

A slightly trimmed Portage Cove Harbor Expansion now enters its first phase. “I believe this is one of the biggest and best projects we’re going...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Sewer plant overhaul could cost $6 million

A couple really nasty storms could wreck Haines’ sewer plant building. Part of the ceiling would fall in if not for the steel pole propping it up...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Police limit information in report

You’ll notice that this issue’s police blotter is very small. Last week’s police blotter was just as tiny. The Chilkat Valley News and Haines...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Evidence issue behind reduced charges

This is a story about a crush on a woman. About an alleged drug deal that no one wants to publicly discuss in detail. About a marijuana advocate and...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Heliski committee hits halfway point

A review committee recommended opening seven areas to heliskiing Monday following a protest of the make-up of that group. A five-person committee has...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

'Haines' car dinged in case of mistaken identity

Where was Dorothy and Don Poling’s car at 2:58 p.m. Sept. 30, 2016? The Washington Department of Transportation’s cameras and computers said it...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Public safety workers train for shooter incident

A cursing gunman sprinted up the stairs to a second-story meeting. As he burst into the room, one person ran. The rest threw stuff at him, shoved a...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Consultants discuss three concepts for Lutak Dock

Some basic design ideas for overhauling the corroding Lutak Dock are scheduled to be ready by Jan. 25, 2017. But lots of questions will remain for...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Harbor project moves forward

The Haines Borough appears ready to greenlight a Portage Cove expansion contract next Tuesday to Pacific Pile & Marine for $13.2 million. Last...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Hot Shots to shoot in Juneau shootout

There is a bit of Zen to trap shooting. Focus. But don’t overthink. Make sure your body is in the correct posture, but don’t obsess. Hope your...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Family hit with huge legal bill

Three Native Alaskan organizations are seeking $240,985 in court costs from a Haines family in the aftermath of the litigation over access to a...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Questions remain for Heliski committee

Scott Sundberg should not vote on his own seven proposals to expand his company’s heliskiing area, according to a Haines Borough attorney’s...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Public ballot sought for harbor project

The clock is ticking on expanding the Portage Cove harbor. Actually, two clocks. Clock No. 1: The Haines Borough opened six bids Tuesday, starting a...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Two charges dropped in local drug case

The Juneau-based district attorney’s office dropped two of four drug-related charges last week against a well-known Haines marijuana advocate. Dean...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Borough to tackle glitch in heliskiing ordinance

Proposed legislation to cut back on conflicts of interest on the Haines Borough’s heliski review committee was sent to the Tourism Advisory Board. T...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Will road work hurt river access?

Questions have been raised about how Chilkat River users – such as rafting companies – will co-exist with several years of work on the Haines...

 
 By John Stang    News    October 27, 2016

Chamber adopts new bylaws

Twenty-three to 24 people will be needed to hold a Haines Chamber of Commerce meeting, compared to a recently dropped 14-person threshold. The...

 

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