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 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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Should workers get to assess manager?

With Haines Borough Manager David Sosa’s one-year anniversary approaching, so too is his first performance evaluation. On Wednesday, assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Harbor plan would add 3 acres of parking to waterfront

Plans for expansion of the Small Boat Harbor would nearly double the footprint of existing parking lots. That’s a concern for at least one member...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Borough office scouted for 'spatial modifications'

The Haines Borough is looking into how it can maximize office space in the administration building without having to add on to the structure. Public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Borough OKs deal to maintain new bridge

By Karen Garcia The Haines Borough Assembly last week voted to enter into an agreement with the state for replacement of the Klehini River bridge...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Sosa seeks $22K to study town police

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa and Police Chief Bill Musser are asking the assembly to authorize a $22,000 review of the police department by an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Chamber talks pot economics

As a draft marijuana bill works its way through the Alaska Legislature, the Haines Borough and Chamber of Commerce are trying to hash out how...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Dodovs say they're ending heli-ski suit

Parents of an Alaska Heliskiing client who died in a 2012 avalanche said this week they are dropping their civil suit against the company. Natalia...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Sosa: Reduce school support, Manager recommends $74K cut to district

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released details of his forthcoming budget this week, including a recommendation to cut $74,000 of school district...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

After nine rounds, Alten-Huber takes spelling bee title

Facing more than a modicum of competition, seventh-grader Aurora Alten-Huber won the 2015 Spelling Bee championship after several rounds of intense...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Police schedule draws questions

Concerned with the recent spate of break-ins and thefts around town, residents are wondering: Where are the police? Haines Borough Manager David Sosa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 5, 2015

Art to beautify burnt-out barracks

This fall, something beautiful will rise from the rubble in Fort Seward. The Alaska Arts Confluence has commissioned work from nearly a dozen local...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 5, 2015

Spelling bee goes on but without sponsors

The Haines School Spelling Bee has survived another round. The competition will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the elementary gym. How the winner...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 5, 2015

Committee: Pare down dock spending

The Haines Borough’s Lutak Dock Working Group is recommending manager David Sosa’s discretionary budget for the dock planning project be cut from...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 5, 2015

Districts that hold bees pay for state travel

The Haines School’s decision to hold a spelling bee but not fund the winner’s travel to state appears to be an anomaly in Southeast, where...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Benner to leave harbor; calls for PC Dock fee hike

Haines Borough harbormaster Phil Benner has submitted his resignation to manager David Sosa, citing personal reasons and a need to be closer to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Assemble: No to proposal to protect harbor workers

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted down a resolution that would have supported extra protections for the harbormaster and harbor employees....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Borough's median age: 48.5

The Haines Borough’s population grew by 10 people last year, and recently-released state statistics indicate the municipality also retained its titl...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Residents celebrate, fret decision to halt Juneau road

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s recent decision to halt the Juneau Access project has some residents hopeful the new administration will pull the plug...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Sonar fish camera slated for cut

A $100,000 sonar camera installed at the Chilkat Lake weir since 2008 will likely be mothballed this year by the Department of Fish and Game due to...

 

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