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 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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Heli-ski area open for 1 year

By Karen Garcia The Bureau of Land Management is opening more than 66,000 acres of land south of Hai...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Chamber seeks $3 million grant

The Haines Chamber of Commerce last week submitted a grant application that, if awarded, could inject up to $3 million in the local economy. Chamber...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Second, '65-percent' harbor plan out for review on Friday

The Haines Borough Assembly is looking into the cost of moving Lookout Park to keep it from being engulfed by a parking lot in the Small Boat Harbor...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Progress on back taxes

The Haines Borough has made progress on collecting back sales tax from three delinquent business owners it reported owed an estimated $229,000 in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Avalanche buries skier on event eve

Despite a Wednesday morning avalanche that partially buried the event’s co-coordinator and an insurance snafu delaying the Haines Borough’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

State seeks to resume filling river at 19 Mile

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its public comment period on a state plan to push...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Chamber members support talk of pot

The Haines Chamber of Commerce released results of its marijuana survey this week, with 82 percent of respondents agreeing the chamber should be a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly: More work needed on tax-exempt rule

Nearly a dozen residents turned out at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting to roundly criticize an ordinance that would change how nonprofits...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly labors on Nelson appeal

After nearly 90 minutes of testimony and deliberation, the Haines Borough Assembly agreed to refund $600 of a $1,200 fine levied against a Skyline...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Legislators: Close state forestry office

The state Division of Forestry office in Haines would close under a proposal being considered by the Alaska Legislature’s House Finance Committee....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Town rolls out welcome mat for skiers

Up to 100 skiers, snowboarders, media representatives, sponsors and event organizers arrive in Haines next week for the Freeride World Tour, and the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Again, preschool seeking new home

The Chilkat Valley Preschool’s plans to buy part of a building on Willard Street have fallen through due to zoning issues, preschool administrator...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Nominees for Oscars will screen Sunday

If you missed the Haines Arts Council’s screenings of Oscar-nominated animated and live-action shorts, you can still catch the Oscar-nominated...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Sculpture garden: 7 new proposals

The Alaska Arts Confluence has accepted seven additional artist proposals for the Fort Seward Historic District Sculpture Garden. The confluence...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Mayor: Juneau trip netted many connections

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill recently returned from a trip to Juneau for the Alaska Municipal League Winter Legislative conference, where she...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Nelson appeals $1,200 fine for glass fill on lot

The Haines Borough and resident Paul Nelson are once again locked in a dispute stemming from Nelson’s use of glass for fill on his Skyline Estates...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Water, sewer rate increase effective May 1

The Haines Borough Assembly last week passed an ordinance increasing water and sewer rates by 5 percent annually for the next three years, despite...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Noise, cop studies get assembly's OK

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a major spending package Tuesday, including $41,300 to study helicopter noise, $22,000 to study the police...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Nonprofits: Tax change a squeeze

Leaders of local nonprofits say proposed changes to how their organizations apply and qualify for property tax exemptions would put financial and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Sosa: Pay to keep planner on job

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa said last week he believes it is in the municipality’s best interest to help planning and zoning technician Tracy...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Fair entertainment acts signed

The Southeast Alaska State Fair has locked in its major headliners for the 47th annual event, including the Denver-based eight-piece The Motet, known...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015

Borough shelves idea for pit

The idea for a Haines Borough-owned gravel pit died almost as quickly as it surfaced. Planning and zoning technician Tracy Cui wrote in her Feb. 12 re...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Water, sewer rate increase looming

An ordinance increasing water and sewer rates 5 percent annually for the next three years is set for adoption at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly m...

 

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