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 By Karen Garcia    News    November 13, 2014 

Summit to explore fix of Lutak Dock

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa is bringing a facilitator from the University of Alaska Anchorage to Haines Dec. 4-5 to help “facilitate the conve...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 13, 2014 

Candidate volunteers for top job

A Haines retiree has volunteered to perform the duties of a community and economic development director for free. Joe Poor, a former state and tribal...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 13, 2014 

Assembly opposes Juneau road plan

The Haines Borough Assembly is remaining firm in its opposition to the proposed East Side Lynn Canal Highway. The assembly voted 5-0 at its Oct. 28 me...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 13, 2014 

Chief gives report: Backpedals on using 'S-word'

Haines Borough Police Chief Bill Musser backtracked on previous statements about suicide at the Nov. 3 Public Safety Commission meeting, saying it is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 13, 2014 

Assembly OKs 11 percent rate hike

After most than an hour of discussion behind closed doors, the Haines Borough Assembly on Wednesday voted to accept a settlement with the Alaska Power...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Synthetic drugs a concern for police

The Haines Borough Police Department is warning local business owners to be aware of what is on their shelves following the passage of a state law ban...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Valley voters: Pot, Begich, wage hike

Haines and Klukwan residents voted with the rest of Alaska on three ballot measures in Tuesday’s general election, but diverged on who should assume...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

THREA drops Walker Lake; Floreske still interested

After squabbling with a local developer for more than two years, the Tlingit and Haida Regional Electric Authority board has decided to relinquish...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Two firsts for bards at DDF tourney

Haines High’s Drama, Debate and Forensics team earned two first-place finishes at its home competition Oct. 24-25 when seven schools and more than...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

Arts Outlook

River Talk returns to center Nov. 20 The “Chilkat Chit Chat Cafe” is reopening for this season’s River Talk program 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

'Emergency' hire for economic job

The Haines Borough has moved tourism director Leslie Ross into the interim community and economic development director position as part of an “emerg...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Kito, Dukowitz square off in contest for House

House District 33 candidates Rep. Sam S. Kito III, D-Juneau, and Republican challenger Peter Dukowitz differ plenty on policies, projects and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Assembly holds ground on vet village tax exemption vote

Despite appeals from audience members and the Haines Assisted Living community manager, Haines Borough Assembly members declined to reconsider votes...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

No local agreement on pot's dangers

The Haines Borough Assembly in August passed a resolution opposing Ballot Measure 2. On Tuesday, residents will have the opportunity to decide for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Egan, Williams vie to represent Haines in Senate

Incumbent Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Tom Williams, R-Juneau, are squaring off to represent Senate District Q in the Alaska Legislature, but Willi...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Charter rule blocks Schnabel from job

Former Haines Borough Assembly member Debra Schnabel applied for the municipality’s community and economic development director position this week,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Vets' tax break stirs assembly debate

Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village officials don’t think property tax should be levied on the second floor of their building. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Heli-ski event seeking extra area

A worldwide ski and snowboard competition affiliated with Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures has applied to hold an event in Haines, and is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Foes dominate Juneau Road hearing

Opponents of the East Side Lynn Canal Highway, also known as the Juneau Road, outnumbered the project’s advocates five to one at last week’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Unlocked cars rifled on Comstock Road

If a rash of car break-ins during the summer of 2013 didn’t convince residents to start locking their car doors, recent incidents on Comstock Drive...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Halloween Outlook

Harvest Party offers cake walk, hay rides The Haines Harvest Party has been resurrected by a group of volunteers dedicated to providing family-friendl...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 16, 2014

Lutak Dock repair urgent, report says

The Haines Borough’s Lutak Dock is “near the edge” and living on “borrowed time,” according to a recently released draft report. The report,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 16, 2014

Hunters take 22 bulls, 2 sublegal

The Department of Fish and Game counted 22 moose taken during the Haines area’s Tier II subsistence hunt this year, two of which were sublegal. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 16, 2014

Chief Musser responds to information concerns

Haines Borough Police Chief Bill Musser explained some of his policies on release of information at last week’s Public Safety Commission meeting...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 16, 2014

HARK board removes director Swensgard

The Haines Animal Rescue Kennel is back to looking for a new executive director and animal control officer. The nonprofit recently fired executive...

 

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