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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016 

Third and Main lot pursued by buyers

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, to consider two requests to buy the borough-owned lot at the corner...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016 

Expired license cancels fireworks

This year’s Fourth of July celebration will be markedly less festive. Haines Borough manager Bill Seward canceled the annual fireworks show after...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016 

Police chief choice wavers, takes offer

Following a breakdown in negotiations last week over his request that the Haines Borough cover $27,000 in moving expenses, police chief candidate Heat...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016 

State: Remove crosswalk art

Department of Transportation spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow said he is bracing for complaints following the state’s order that the Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016 

Porcupine Road floods; borough repairs $40K

A recent $40,000 repair to the Porcupine Road won’t be standard operating procedure in the future, Haines Borough officials warned this week. Public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016 

Several causes for salty water

Haines Borough officials say a “perfect storm” of factors recently forced the municipality to supplement its regular water source with salty well...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016 

Seward seeks pay raise for clerk Cozzi

Haines Borough manager Bill Seward’s attempt to give clerk Julie Cozzi a raise was cut short this week when an assembly member advised it might not...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

Firewood company quits town

A timber company based in Haines Junction, Y.T., is ceasing sales in Haines following a dispute with the Haines Borough. Dimok Timber office manager...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

Borough sets Seward's contract terms

Haines Borough manager Bill Seward started on the job this week, though he got a taste of local politics sitting on last week’s assembly meeting....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

Off-trail hike leads to fall, rescue

Private businesses, government agencies and local volunteers participated in a joint rescue effort at Chilkoot Lake Saturday after a woman hiking up...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

Harbor project Q&A scheduled

Haines Borough public facilities director Brad Ryan will lead a presentation and field questions about the Small Boat Harbor expansion project at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

A vote for agencies to determine Tier 3

While its members can’t decide if they support designating the Chilkat River as an Outstanding National Resource Water, the Upper Lynn Canal Fish...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016

'Bully-proofing' workshops set

Bullying isn’t something that just happens in schools, or among middle-schoolers. And it doesn’t always look like a student being pushed into a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Effort aims to repeal sales tax for tourism

Should the Haines Borough repeal its 1 percent tourism and economic development tax? That’s the question one Haines resident wants put on the ballot...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Heliport OK'd for year-round use

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved unlimited, year-round use of a 35 Mile Haines Highway heliport, though the owners will not b...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Something's fishy about town's new crosswalks

When asked how he would respond to critics of the Haines Borough’s new decorated crosswalks, outgoing public works director Ralph Borders said,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Assembly approves budget

A day before a charter-mandated deadline, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday adopted its $12.3 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year on a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Cui resigns for planning job in Washington state

Haines Borough planning and zoning technician Tracy Cui resigned this week to take a planning job in Sammamish, Wash. Cui’s last day with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Court to close at noon Fridays

The Haines District Court has become another casualty of statewide budget cuts. Beginning July 1, all Alaska courts will close at noon Friday to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Police: Unmarked car not for stealthy patrol

Residents may have noticed a new Haines Borough Police Department vehicle cruising around town lately. Or maybe they haven’t, because the black...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Kito only candidate to file for legislative seat

Barring a write-in campaign, Haines voters won’t have a choice about who represents them in the Alaska House of Representatives when the next...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Mural artist paints town history freehand

When artist Clayton Conner starts working on his murals, onlookers sometimes mistake them for graffiti. For the first few days, the dots, blurs and li...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

New trailers get jump on committee

As the Haines Borough struggles to address the lingering issue of how to permit commercial trailers, more are setting up shop around town. Cheechako...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Jehovah's Witness clarifies policies

A Jehovah’s Witness representative clarified this week his group isn’t pushing literature or religious discussion on people passing by a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Brayton Long to stay on borough police force

After tendering his resignation in May, officer Brayton Long has decided to stay with the Haines Borough Police Department. Interim chief Josh Dryden...

 

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