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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015 

E. coli in water; state orders boil order

Don’t drink the water, unless you’re getting it from somewhere other than the Haines Borough’s distribution system. The public water system...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015 

Deadline for harbor job not set in stone

A July 2017 deadline for construction of a planned expansion of the Small Boat Harbor isn’t as hard and fast as some supporters have suggested,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015 

Rasmuson group to visit next week

Haines is rolling out the red carpet in its small-town way for 24 board and staff members of the Rasmuson Foundation next week. The statewide...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015 

Cruise ships get half-price fees

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday agreed to waive 50 percent of docking fees for every new and existing cruise ship that visits the Port...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015 

Blaze levels Chilkat Lake home

Jon and Mary Cummins could only watch as their Chilkat Lake home burned down Sunday night. The couple tried to put out the growing fire with a garden...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Helicopter noise study out for public comment until June 26

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released the results of a draft helicopter noise study late last week, but he said he doesn’t want to share his...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Man charged in sting of online predators

Troopers arrested a 62-year-old Haines man Saturday on nine felony warrants stemming from a Virginia-based online sting operation intended to catch...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Assembly approves 911 phone surcharge

The Haines Borough Assembly last week passed an ordinance adding a monthly surcharge of $1.51 to every land line and cell phone in the borough. The as...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Neighbors' comments sink plan for Lutak dog kennel

The Haines Borough Planning Commission rejected plans for a commercial dog-boarding kennel on Lutak Road last week after receiving more than a dozen...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Residents testify for saving Port Chilkoot waterfront

The aesthetics of the Haines Borough’s harbor expansion and other development projects along the town’s waterfront have residents wondering about...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Energy experts tour area businesses

Four organizations teamed up last week to teach local businesses and nonprofits how they can save money by making energy-efficient modifications to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    June 18, 2015

Police Report

Monday, June 15 A Main Street resident reported an intoxicated person loitering and drinking beer in their apartment building’s stairwell, even...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Pair convicted in car break-ins

The state has secured two convictions in connection with the ransacking of 30 cars downtown two years ago, but some victims this week said that’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Minor offense ticket holiday coming to an end

Fines for minor offenses are on their way back. The Haines Borough Assembly recently introduced an ordinance that will empower police and some borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Live portrait painting at museum

If you aren’t signed up for the Studio Incamminati workshop next week, you can still get a taste of what students will be learning by attending...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Assembly members revisit remarks

Following a Haines Borough committee meeting last week during which two assembly members publicly derided a resident’s concerns, two other assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Fisheries, ferries would suffer from government shutdown

Threats of a government shutdown stemming from the Alaska Legislature’s failure to pass a state budget have provoked anxiety in Haines, where 49...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Borough nets sewer plant loan

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance recently that would accept a $1.7 million loan from the state to improve the municipality’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

BLM: Heli-ski permits trump borough map rules

The Bureau of Land Management’s recent decision to permit commercial helicopter landings on a block of the agency’s land south of town has raised...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Economic director quits, cites conflict

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa issued a statement Wednesday that community and economic development director Bill Mandeville had resigned, but...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Assembly members deride testimony

Members of a Haines Borough Assembly subcommittee tasked with hearing a citizen’s concerns about the formulation of meeting agendas called the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Citizens scrutinize meeting procedures

Citizens are questioning Haines Borough policy and procedures, including how information to the assembly is screened at the borough office and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Gaping holes open on Second Ave.

Motorists beware: That’s no ordinary pothole that has opened up on Second Avenue just north of Main Street. A gaping hole about two feet long and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Sosa: Outreach via Facebook, 'bimbling'

If you see Haines Borough Manager David Sosa wandering the streets of town, feel free to approach him and tell him what’s on your mind. Sosa said at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Sosa to decide sign questions

The great signage debate of 2011-2015 is over for now, with the authority for decisions about off-premises signs moving to the borough manager. The...

 

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