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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Assembly awards Sosa high scores

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa scored high on his one-year performance evaluation, with assembly members agreeing Sosa generally exceeded expectati...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Settlement reached at Viking Cove

A three-year-old dispute over access to Viking Cove ended last week with a settlement stating property owners Michael Wald and Sally Andersen may...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Case: End 2nd comment period

Opposition to an ordinance that would eliminate the public comment period at the end of Haines Borough Assembly meetings pushed the legislation into...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Distillery wins double gold in competition

The Port Chilkoot Distillery’s 50 Fathoms Gin has earned another major award, snagging a Double Gold Medal at the 15th annual San Francisco World...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Pilot Light to offer breakfast at Dalton City

Breakfast is coming to Dalton City. Baker Cambria Goodwin will be operating The Pilot Light out of The Klondike building starting in May. Goodwin...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Sisters open clothing firm using designs

Sisters Melissa Ganey and Kaitlin Combs launched their new business 907 Clothing Co. in February, and so far feedback on their ornate, nautical design...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Worry: Trooper's trip may hurt enforcement

Haines’ sole wildlife trooper could be vacating town this summer, a possibility that has the Public Safety Commission concerned about enforcement of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Public safety panel wants voice

The Haines Borough’s Public Safety Commission is seeking more involvement in the municipality’s hiring of its next police chief after being...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015 

Study: Heli-skiing best bet for winter tourism expansion

The Haines Borough released its Haines Winter Visitor Industry study this week, which identifies heli-skiing as the sector with the most potential...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Legislature cutting local jobs, services

The Haines Division of Forestry office was apparently eliminated and the future of public radio funding and the ferry schedule hanged in the balance...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Details cut from borough budget

The devil is usually in the details when it comes to the Haines Borough’s budget. But the devil may be harder to find as manager David Sosa’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Sosa: Hire state lobbyist for $45K

One year after the Haines Borough Assembly cut from its budget a $43,200 federal lobbyist position, manager David Sosa is proposing to spend $45,000...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Watershed council gets 50 acres, office, river frontage

With help from a national conservation nonprofit, the Takshanuk Watershed Council has acquired 50 ac...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

State to begin work on ferry dock rebuild

The state last week began work on the new $15 million ferry dock, a project that will make the facility look like its Auke Bay counterpart in Juneau....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

HARK garners most support from 'givers'

Nearly 400 Alaskans gave more than $20,000 to 10 Haines nonprofits this year through the state’s Pick.Click.Give program, which allows people to don...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Borough may cut ad spending

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa is proposing to drastically reduce the municipality’s spending on advertisement of public meetings, borough jobs...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Sosa's budget: Cut HARK, leave 1 police job unfilled

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released his draft $12 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday. It includes a mill rate increase,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Police chief, facilities director quit borough

Two top-tier Haines Borough employees resigned last week, vacating the police chief and public facilities director positions. Police chief Bill...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Party for Lende's 3rd book

Haines author Heather Lende will hold a launch party for her new book, “Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer,”...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Metales M5 'a whole big mix of stuff'

Mexico’s premiere brass ensemble Metales M5 is headed north of the border – way north – to perform at the Chilkat Center Monday. The show...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Film, music to highlight library week celebration

The Haines Borough Public Library is celebrating National Library Week April 12-18 with daily events including poetry readings, musical performances...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Legislator: Repeal program that funds artworks

The Alaska Legislature is considering eliminating a program that paid for much of the public art around Haines and provided work for local artists...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Mining experts to speak in valley

Four speakers with mining-related expertise will visit Haines and Klukwan next week for presentations and panel discussions on mining in Alaska. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Waiting on weather: Skiers need 1 clear day for event

Organizers of the Freeride World Tour international ski and snowboard competition this week pinned their hopes for staging the event on a forecast...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Chilkats seek top protection for river

The Chilkat Indian Village is pursuing protections for the Chilkat River that would prohibit activities affecting the river’s water quality. The...

 

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