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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Assembly wants alternatives to cutting HARK

Dog lovers, don’t despair yet. The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday passed a motion directing borough staff to investigate different ways the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Want to speak to Assembly? Sign-up required

Members of the public wishing to testify during a public hearing at a Haines Borough Assembly meeting will now have to sign up ahead of time. Mayor Ja...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Bridge would eat up funds for outdoors class

A popular after-school program may be a casualty of the Haines Borough’s budget this year, as funding for the environmental education class is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Junk car program yet to hit the streets

More than a year-and-a-half after the Haines Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance establishing a $22 biennial motor vehicle registration tax, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Harbor petition denied, but analysis planned

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday told concerned residents it would not slow plans for expansion of the Small Boat Harbor, but agreed to discuss...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Freeride ski tour to return for 2 years

All signs indicate the Freeride World Tour will be returning to Haines for at least the next two seasons to hold its competition. Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Mayor scratches early-bird meeting

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill intervened this week after assembly members scheduled a 6 a.m. committee meeting to discuss a proposal for a new cruise...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Film traces hat of 'long-ago person found'

Haines residents will not only get to see the new film “Tracing Roots” at an upcoming library event, they’ll also have an opportunity to speak w...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Conservatory plans to stage 'Noodle Rat Rotten Hat'

After last year’s rousing success with the Summer Youth Theater Conservatory’s production of “Puss in Boots,” director Stanley Coleman and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Police Report

Monday, May 11 Police served two protection order packets on a Haines resident. An out-of-state caller reported a person with a criminal background...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015 

Duly Noted

Lucy Madeline Bell was born to parents Sarah and Shawn Bell at 12:53 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Lucy weighed...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Borough studying more free dockings

With two cruise ship companies receiving docking fee waivers for the 2015 season, Haines Borough staff say additional waivers might boost the town’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Cold case unit cut could end work on Wafer killing

For the past 33 years, Lois Wafer has waited for a break in the case of her 14-year-old daughter, Eileen Wafer, who was found dead on a Portage Cove...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Fuel spill stains 16 yards of soil at Lutak Dock

On April 21, at about 10:30 a.m., 125 gallons of jet fuel spilled from a Delta Western truck rack onto the ground at Lutak Dock. The dock’s owner,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Manager withholding draft documents

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa this week refused to release a draft document on docking fee waivers for cruise ships that was circulated among...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Summer reading program starts May 22

It’s time for young bookworms to reclaim their summer reading nooks and return to favorite stories they put down during the school year. The Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 7, 2015

Police Report

Monday, May 4 A caller reported possible neglect of an animal at a household on FAA Road. The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel was advised. Police...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    May 7, 2015

Duly Noted

Archie Dunbar was born to parents Luck Dunbar and Jennifer Marschke at 12:21 p.m. on April 25 at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Archie...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Natives, landowners in dispute over Chilkoot land

A years-long property dispute near the Chilkoot River Bridge boiled over last week when individuals claiming to defend Native subsistence fishing...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Sosa hires interim police chief

A former Cordova police chief has conditionally accepted the position of interim police chief for the Haines Borough. Robert Griffiths of Scappoose,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Fiber optic cable to boost Internet service

Alaska Power and Telephone’s plans to install an 86-mile-long fiber optic submarine cable in the Upper Lynn Canal to boost Internet service are...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

State park ranger resigns after 8 months

After eight months on the job, Haines Park Ranger Tom Kain resigned his position last week. Mike Eberhardt, Southeast parks superintendent and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Lemcke returns to public facilities job

Brian Lemcke is returning to the Haines Borough’s public facilities director position on an interim basis, more than two years after he resigned...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Borough budget hearings set for May 12, May 26

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced the upcoming year’s budget Tuesday to little fanfare. The budget ordinance will have its first public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Police Report

Monday, April 27 A Mud Bay Road resident reported a $600 chainsaw had been stolen from the back of his vehicle sometime during the last few days....

 

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