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 By Karen Garcia    News    September 18, 2014 

Planners approve 3 helipads at 10 Mile

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved a conditional use permit for the installation of three helipads at 10 Mile Haines Highway,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 18, 2014 

Assembly to hear plea for backyard rifle range

A neighborhood dispute over a personal shooting range is raising questions about how the Haines Borough should deal with “grandfathering” in uses...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 18, 2014 

With sales low, 'Buckshot' to close Jan. 1

Four years after opening her boutique gift shop on Main Street, Kristine Harder has decided to pull up stakes and move her business to Skagway....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 18, 2014 

All-night drilling at harbor irks residents, raises questions

Noise complaints about around-the-clock drilling at the Small Boat Harbor expansion project have prompted the Haines Borough to consider whether it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 18, 2014 

'Summit' on mining returns Thursday

Two years after government officials and mining industry representatives from Alaska and Canada convened in Haines, a local group is organizing a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 18, 2014 

DOT plan for region under fire

More than 50 people turned out at a public meeting last week to hear the Department of Transportation’s explanation for pursuing the Juneau Access...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 18, 2014 

Numbers of feral cats on rise

The number of feral cats in downtown Haines is growing, but dealing with the problem is trickier than just taking the animals to the Haines Animal...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014

Assembly OKs Culbeck for new job

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday accepted the manager’s recommendation to hire Darsie Culbeck as the new community and economic development direc...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014

Assembly moves toward creating motorized-use area

After rejection by the Haines Borough Planning Commission in February, plans for a motorized recreation area in the townsite have resurfaced at the ur...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014

Apparent theft at recycling site

Someone looking for quick cash cut the locks on a nonprofit’s donation boxes last week. Haines Friends of Recycling board president Melissa Aronson...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014

Borough targets impound lot

Haines Borough staffers are looking into developing an impound lot for securing junked, abandoned and illegal vehicles.   Manager David Sosa said...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014

Sosa to attend manager event

In addition to attending informational sessions on budgeting and economic development, Haines Borough Manager David Sosa can golf and groove at the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Grants to nonprofits $94K, lowest since '09

The Haines Borough Assembly last week authorized $94,300 in funding for local nonprofits, nearly $33,000 less than the amount requested and the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Report honestly on ex-employees?

Haines Borough Assembly member Debra Schnabel last week submitted for the assembly’s consideration a policy statement that would discourage the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Proposal would change waste management

The Haines Borough is looking at getting into the waste management business. Assembly member Debra Schnabel recently submitted a draft solid waste man...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Break-in at second- hand store

A local business owner is beefing up security following a break-in and theft of more than $500 in merchandise last week. Helen Mooney, owner of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Towns may seek repeal of senior tax exemption

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott attended the Alaska Conference of Mayors and Alaska Municipal League meetings in Nome last month, where the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Voters to decide '40-percent rule' to elect

Residents will vote on four ballot measures this fall, including whether to remove a section of the Haines Borough Charter that mandates election...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Arts center reaches $200K goal for theater upgrades

After receiving an $85,800 grant two weeks ago, the Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts has reached its $200,000 fundraising goal for its...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Group wants rest room, sign, paving at Picture Point

Development of Picture Point is moving forward, with a topographical survey completed in July and grading of the parking area set for fall. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Floreske to seek heliport permit Sept.11

A local developer last week submitted a conditional use permit application to build three helipads at 10 Mile Haines Highway. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Mayor's vote sends message against pot

With a tie-breaking vote cast by Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott, the assembly passed a resolution Tuesday opposing a statewide proposition to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Five brown bears killed this month

  Two weeks after the Celebration of Bears festival promoted safe coexistence with the animals, wildlife troopers report five brown bears were shot...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Hiring panel gives nod to Culbeck

A five-person hiring committee has recommended the Haines Borough hire Darsie Culbeck as the new Community and Economic Development Director. Mayor St...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

'Vote No on 2' presentation draws residents on both sides

About a dozen residents turned out Monday to hear a presentation opposing a ballot measure that would legalize and commercialize marijuana in Alaska....

 

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