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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

State approves electric rate hike

On a 2-1 vote, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska last week approved an 11.18 percent electric rate increase for more than 7,000 Alaska Power...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Two charges in 2013 car break-ins

Eighteen months after more than 30 cars were ransacked downtown, the assistant district attorney has brought charges against two Haines men, though...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Sosa seeks $100K for dock plan

Haines Borough manager David Sosa is asking the assembly to appropriate $100,000 from the Lutak Dock enterprise fund for continued planning and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Shop offers trapping gear

Local trappers need no longer buy their gear online and wait weeks for supplies to arrive. Resident Ryan Cook this year launched Cookie’s General...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Sarah J's moving into downtown

After four seasons in her “pigeon coop” location on Portage Street, Sarah Jaymot is moving her cafe and coffee shop downtown.   Jaymot recently...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Yeti's makes specialties of bread, rolls

Yeti’s Yummies officially opened last week, just in time to order a batch of fresh-baked banana muffins or loaf of “Christmas in Vermont” bread...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Mackowiak, Olerud top Jobbins in cookie showdown

That’s the way the Christmas cookie crumbles. Tammy Jobbins, reigning champion of the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Cookie and Candy Contest, was...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Candidate offered development job

After two rounds of interviews, Haines Borough manager David Sosa last week offered the community and economic development director job to Bill...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Cozzi, Stuart get pay increases

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved new contracts for clerk Julie Cozzi and chief fiscal officer Jila Stuart, increasing wages for both borou...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Ski event gets room to roam

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow an international ski and snowboard competition to use area outside the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Lutak Dock repair quote may drop from $33 million

An early estimate of $33 million for replacement of the Lutak Dock might be shaved down considerably with further work by PND Engineers. Dick...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

State's new rules govern 'handymen'

Starting Jan. 1, Haines handymen will be required to get a state contractor’s license and secure a bond for all their jobs, however small. The chang...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Assailant Jackson sues borough

A Haines man found guilty of three charges stemming from a July 2012 fight with three Haines Borough police officers has filed a civil suit against...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Former mayor continues fight in rate case

After being stonewalled by the Haines Borough Assembly, former mayor Stephanie Scott is asking the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to explain how an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

New members elected to advisory committee

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee met last week for its annual elections, voting in Ryan Cook and re-electing Randy Jackson to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Borough to await state's lead on pot

The Haines Borough is waiting for the state to take the lead on how marijuana dispensaries and grow operations will be regulated following the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Pair implicated in break-in on Comstock

Haines Borough Police charged a 23-year-old man last week with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft for allegedly breaking into a woman’s Comstock...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

AP&T's lost $6K in cash found behind drawer

It’s an early Christmas miracle. An Alaska Power and Telephone employee found $6,000 in missing cash behind a desk drawer on the afternoon of Nov....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Corps permit sought for Juneau Road

The Alaska Department of Transportation this week applied for a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to fill or dredge about 100 acres of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Interviews start for ecnomic development job

A four-person hiring committee interviewed candidates this week for the Haines Borough’s community and economic development director position. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Borough to seek water,sewer rate increases

After eight weeks of consultation with senior Haines Borough staffers, manager David Sosa is recommending the assembly raise water and sewer rates....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Contest will decide valley's best cookie

A major contender is bowing out of the Chamber of Commerce’s annual Cookie and Candy Contest this year, opening the field for challengers to fight...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

'Dude' will track upkeep of facilities

The Haines Borough’s Public Facilities Department is investing in a new program to more efficiently track and schedule maintenance of municipal faci...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Fish agency approves new highway plan

After panning the Haines Highway expansion project last year, the federal National Marine Fisheries Service has determined the state has made enough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Invitations to Lutak Dock meeting cause rift

A private development group in Haines is holding its own meeting on the Lutak Dock after discovering participation in a Haines Borough-sponsored event...

 

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