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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014 

Mayor's vote sends message against pot

With a tie-breaking vote cast by Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott, the assembly passed a resolution Tuesday opposing a statewide proposition to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014 

Five brown bears killed this month

  Two weeks after the Celebration of Bears festival promoted safe coexistence with the animals, wildlife troopers report five brown bears were shot...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014 

Hiring panel gives nod to Culbeck

A five-person hiring committee has recommended the Haines Borough hire Darsie Culbeck as the new Community and Economic Development Director. Mayor St...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014 

'Vote No on 2' presentation draws residents on both sides

About a dozen residents turned out Monday to hear a presentation opposing a ballot measure that would legalize and commercialize marijuana in Alaska....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Five candidates seek 2 seats on assembly

As of Wednesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, five candidates had filed for two open seats on the Haines Borough Assembly. Residents Jerry Erny, Ron Jackson,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Locals buck state trend on oil vote

In Tuesday’s primary election, Chilkat Valley voters overwhelmingly supported repealing the state’s oil tax structure, diverging from voters state...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Festival is Klukwan's blueberry celebration

Klukwan’s second annual Blueberry Festival kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, with new games and workshops designed to celebrate the berries....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Pool, locker rooms removed from bonding effort

Voters likely won’t get to decide this year whether they want to bond for $784,000 in repairs to the Haines High School locker rooms. The Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Assembly flip-flops on tour moratorium

A moratorium on Chilkoot River corridor tour permits ended Tuesday after the Haines Borough Assembly reversed its July 29 decision and issued a canoe...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Trailer-bicycle collision to bring felony charge

A Haines man faces a felony assault charge after the trailer he was towing broke loose, seriously injuring a bicyclist near 5.5 Mile Lutak Road....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Voters to decide oil tax in Tuesday's election

In Tuesday’s primary election, Alaskans will be asked whether the state should repeal a recently-passed bill granting tax breaks to oil companies....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Assembly ranks grant requests by non-profits

Members of a Haines Borough Assembly ad hoc committee will decide on 11 applications from local nonprofits requesting more than $127,000 in borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Public seeks rental of Chilkat State Park cabin

The Chilkat State Park cabin that houses the park’s host in the summer could soon become available for public use during the off-season. The Parks...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014

Watershed council won't review mine

The Takshanuk Watershed Council apparently won’t facilitate stakeholder meetings and community forums on the potential development of a mine near 40...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Pot or not: Borough takes up dope vote

Should the Haines Borough weigh in on a statewide initiative that, if passed, would legalize the recreational use and commercial sale of marijuana in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Seniors' tax break costing borough $300K

Discount days at local businesses aren’t the only perks older residents enjoy. More and more property owners age 65 and older are applying for senio...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Family sues heli-ski company for son's death

Two years after the death of heli-skier Nick Dodov, parents Natalia and Alex Dodov have filed suit against Alaska Heliskiing, which they claim...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Voters may cast ballots on school improvements

The Haines Borough Assembly is deliberating whether to put to voters more than $4.7 million in bonds for school capital improvements. Projects that...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Assembly freezes Chilkoot tours

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-1 Tuesday to put a moratorium on commercial tour permits in the Chilkoot River corridor, following discussion of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Headlights required on Haines Highway

Drivers cruising the Haines Highway are now required to keep their headlights on at all times. In early July, the Alaska Department of Transportation...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Hawkweed on march, 'hell to pay'

Appearances can be deceiving when it comes to the sweet-smelling, colorful hawkweed spreading around Haines. The invasive flower is a pretty plant...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Borough brass to staff booth at fairgrounds

Haines Borough employees and elected officials will be manning a booth at the Southeast Alaska State Fair this year.   Manager David Sosa said staff...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Tourists injured after ATV rolls

Two Texan tourists rolled their ATV off the side of a mountain near 7 Mile Lutak Road Sunday after overshooting a turn on an established trail. Alask...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Police resurrecting reserves program after decade

The Haines Borough Police Department is resurrecting its volunteer reserve officer program after more than a decade of dormancy. The department is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Third Ave. plan may also pave behind borough office

The Haines Borough’s Third Avenue improvements project could be getting some add-ons, including the potential paving of Oslund Drive and a small...

 

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