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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015 

Chief Musser, where are you?

The District Attorney’s office is postponing a Haines trial because one of the state’s key witnesses, former Haines Borough police chief Bill...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015 

Leaders will unravel minor violations law

After widespread public criticism, the Haines Borough’s Government Affairs and Services Committee agreed this week to dissect a draft ordinance...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015 

Filing period opens Aug. 1 for local offices

Residents who have clamored at recent Haines Borough Assembly meetings for more public involvement can step up Aug. 1 and declare their candidacy for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015 

Membership qualifications cause Chamber rift

A decision at last week’s Haines Chamber of Commerce board meeting that prompted a prominent member to quit the group has resurrected questions of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015 

Garbage violations unearth bigger concerns

The Haines Borough Assembly last week took a mid-meeting field trip to a west side trailer park in an attempt to settle a dispute between borough staf...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Future unsure for borough's economic job

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa is remaining tight-lipped on the future of the municipality’s community and economic development director...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Officials review harbor option history

Concerns about the Small Boat Harbor project this week prompted Haines Borough staff to look into how the current design was chosen. Manager David...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

VanSpronsen's dropped cases showed similarities

Following Ken VanSpronsen’s recent move from wildlife trooper to Haines Borough police officer, another Haines man has come forward alleging...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Residents want lower speeds on Mud Bay Road

Haines Borough Planning Commission members clashed last week over whether the body should entertain a request by residents to lower the speed limit...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Fair climbing tower on the way up

The Southeast Alaska State Fair is adding a 44-foot climbing tower to its repertoire of attractions at this year’s 47th annual event. The climbing w...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Rasmuson: $750K for Klukwan heritage center

The Chilkat Indian Village’s Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center took a major step toward completion this month after the Rasmuson Foundation voted to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Picture Point work runs thin on funds

The Picture Point Wayside Project is costing more than the Haines Borough projected, with new bathrooms at $25,000 over budget and paving of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

History puts heat on police chief hire

Following a 2013 scandal surrounding former Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe and the subsequent hire of Bill Musser, who lasted only a year on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Trooper now an officer; agencies mum on switch

Former Alaska Wildlife Trooper Ken VanSpronsen is now a member of the Haines Borough Police Department, but no one will say what brought about the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

For local man, bears are quadruple trouble

A Haines man facing charges for recently shooting three brown bears near his Beach Road home complained that police didn’t shoot another bear that...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Borough adopts worker technology policy

The Haines Borough is instituting a new technology policy applying to Internet and email use, mobile devices and personal social media accounts. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Two ships OK'd to dump treated sewage at dock

Of the six cruise ships currently permitted to discharge treated wastewater while anchored in Alaskan ports, two are making a total of 14 dockings in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

What's in the water?

The Haines Borough weathered an E. coli scare last week, but there are other contaminants of concern in the town’s water. Like many rural Alaskan...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

State seeks hunting at Chilkat park

The state Department of Natural Resources is proposing to open all of Chilkat State Park to lawful hunting and trapping, when formerly only the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

Public scrutinizes minor offense law

An ordinance establishing a minor offenses fee schedule has residents asking why many of the laws are even on the books, and why Haines Borough employ...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

Senior Center cut to four-day schedule

The Haines Senior Center is cutting back from five to four days of service per week due to funding issues, said Mary Ann Mills, director of Southeast...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

E. coli in water; state orders boil order

Don’t drink the water, unless you’re getting it from somewhere other than the Haines Borough’s distribution system. The public water system...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Deadline for harbor job not set in stone

A July 2017 deadline for construction of a planned expansion of the Small Boat Harbor isn’t as hard and fast as some supporters have suggested,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Rasmuson group to visit next week

Haines is rolling out the red carpet in its small-town way for 24 board and staff members of the Rasmuson Foundation next week. The statewide...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Cruise ships get half-price fees

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday agreed to waive 50 percent of docking fees for every new and existing cruise ship that visits the Port...

 

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