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 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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 9, 2014

Borough voters like Hill, Jackson, Case

Haines Borough voters on Tuesday elected residents Ron Jackson and Mike Case to the assembly and chose Jan Hill for the mayor’s seat, according to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 9, 2014

Borough plans downtown ice rink

The basketball court at the former elementary school site will be transformed into a downtown ice skating rink this winter. Haines Borough Public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 9, 2014

Gallery to replace Buckshot on Main

At the same time a Main Street shop owner is packing up to move to Skagway, a Skagway shop is coming to Haines to fill the empty spot. Joanie Wagner a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 9, 2014

Dental clinic to add two chairs

Haines’ SEARHC dental clinic is expanding – and likely moving downtown – to accommodate residents left without a private practice to go to for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 9, 2014

Brewery construction pending

The Haines Brewing Company has signed a contract with the Haines Borough for purchase of 20,000 square feet of Main Street property. The assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 9, 2014

Local social worker earns spot on statewide ballot

Haines social worker and Alaska gubernatorial candidate J.R. Myers will appear on the ballot this November, the first time an Alaska Constitution...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 2, 2014

Vote Tuesday on leadership, school bonds

Haines Borough voters will elect a mayor and two new assembly members and decide four ballot propositions in Tuesday’s municipal election....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 2, 2014

Thefts reported at airport, boat harbor

Thefts of cash and property are continuing around town. The Alaska Seaplanes office and boat owners at the Small Boat Harbor are the latest victims....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 2, 2014

DOT: Road will boost economy

After crunching numbers, updating studies and considering an additional alternative, the Alaska Department of Transportation is still convinced buildi...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 2, 2014

Ballot questions on school upgrades, 40 percent

Four ballot questions will be considered by voters Tuesday, the first involving an election policy and the subsequent three on whether to bond for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 2, 2014

Candidates sound off at forums

Haines Borough Assembly and mayor candidates faced questions ranging from solid waste management to heli-skiing at recent forums. Assembly candidates...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 2, 2014

Arts Outlook

Authors to celebrate Alaska Book Week The Haines Borough Public Library is celebrating Alaska Book Week by gathering local authors for a roundtable...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 25, 2014

Assembly hopefuls sound alike at 1st forum

Four candidates for Haines Borough Assembly sounded more alike than different at Monday’s forum sponsored by We the People’s Haines chapter....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 25, 2014

Culbeck passes up development position

Haines Borough manager David Sosa’s top choice for the new community and economic development director has turned down the job offer. Sosa emailed...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 25, 2014

Home rifle range owner wins appeal

The Haines Borough Assembly decided Tuesday a Beach Road man can keep the personal shooting range he’s maintained at his residence for 28 years.  ...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 25, 2014

Townsite ATV park heads to committee

Haines Borough Assembly member George Campbell’s dream of creating a motorized recreation area near town is still alive, and now is going to the...

 

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