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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014 

Headlights required on Haines Highway

Drivers cruising the Haines Highway are now required to keep their headlights on at all times. In early July, the Alaska Department of Transportation...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014 

Hawkweed on march, 'hell to pay'

Appearances can be deceiving when it comes to the sweet-smelling, colorful hawkweed spreading around Haines. The invasive flower is a pretty plant...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014 

Borough brass to staff booth at fairgrounds

Haines Borough employees and elected officials will be manning a booth at the Southeast Alaska State Fair this year.   Manager David Sosa said staff...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014 

Tourists injured after ATV rolls

Two Texan tourists rolled their ATV off the side of a mountain near 7 Mile Lutak Road Sunday after overshooting a turn on an established trail. Alask...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014 

Police resurrecting reserves program after decade

The Haines Borough Police Department is resurrecting its volunteer reserve officer program after more than a decade of dormancy. The department is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014 

Third Ave. plan may also pave behind borough office

The Haines Borough’s Third Avenue improvements project could be getting some add-ons, including the potential paving of Oslund Drive and a small...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 17, 2014

Sales tax delinquents owe borough $229K

The Haines Borough is moving against three businesses that owe an estimated $229,000 in back sales taxes, interest and penalties. According to chief...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 17, 2014

Intruders at Mosquito Lake School

Trespassers apparently have been helping themselves to the recently vacated Mosquito Lake School. Jim Stanford, a Mosquito Lake resident charged with...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 17, 2014

Culbeck, 2 others vie for development job

The Haines Borough received three applications for the new community and economic development director position by Tuesday’s deadline, including one...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 17, 2014

Assembly to hear brewery deal

Haines Borough manager David Sosa and the Haines Brewing Company have reached a deal for purchase of 20,000 square feet of borough land on Main Street...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Packets available for office seekers

Haines Borough residents interested in running for mayor or assembly can now pick up candidate filing applications at the borough administration offic...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Deals with rogue cops questioned

Assembly member Debra Schnabel is questioning Haines Borough agreements with a former police chief and sergeant, who resigned in exchange for the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Shops cry foul over sign enforcement

Portage Street business owners are squaring off with the Haines Borough over recent enforcement of signage rules on Fort Seward’s primary business r...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Permanent ice rink proposed

The Haines Hockey Board is proposing to construct a permanent, covered ice rink at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds, with the first phase of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Heli-ski firm fined

Five random spot checks on Alaska Heliskiing during this year’s heli-ski season found one out-of-bounds infraction. The GPS spot checks, conducted...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Sosa gives 80-day view of job

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa assessed his first 80 days on the job at a town hall meeting last week, telling about 50 residents that his goals...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Arts Outlook

Cohen painting exhibit opens at museum July 18 The Sheldon Museum’s second installment of its summer Six-Week Spotlight Series opens at 5 p.m....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 3, 2014

Camera captures late-night dumpers

Since it was installed three months ago, a motion-activated camera at the Small Boat Harbor has caught 11 people dumping household trash in the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 3, 2014

Foundations plan bear festival

Two local nonprofits are pairing up to launch a Haines festival dedicated to celebrating the town’s bears. The Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation and t...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 3, 2014

Chilkat Center lands $86K for upgrades

The Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts last week secured an $86,000 grant from the Rasmuson Foundation to go toward the foundation’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 3, 2014

Borough legal bill $70K last year

The Haines Borough spent about $70,000 on legal services in the past year, including $11,500 on the 2013 election investigation and $7,000 on the appe...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 26, 2014

Group wins $217K grant for signs, art

New signs and window displays will be going up around Haines in the next 18 months, funded by a $217,000 grant awarded this week to the Haines-based...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 26, 2014

One year later, no charges in car break-ins

One year after 30 or more vehicles were ransacked downtown, the Haines Borough Police Department has yet to secure charges or convictions in the case....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 26, 2014

Assembly OKs idea of selling land to brewery

The Haines Brewing Company has cleared another hurdle toward securing 20,000 square feet of borough-owned Main Street property. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 26, 2014

Fireworks use OK in two areas of townsite

Although there won’t be an official fireworks show this year, residents can organize their own private displays in the townsite, provided they use...

 

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