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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016 

Assembly chooses Coast Guardsman as manager

The Haines Borough Assembly bucked the staff’s choice for manager on Saturday, voting 4-2 to offer the job to Coast Guard veteran William Seward...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016 

Transgender student sets own path

Nattaphon "Ice" Wangyot dressed like a girl long before she moved to Haines, Alaska. But when her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016 

Juneau man shot to death at Excursion Inlet

A 53-year-old man who allegedly murdered a hunting companion in Excursion Inlet Sunday is a former Arizona legislator with a history of violence....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016 

Sailboat capsizes near Skagway

The Skagway Volunteer Fire Department rescued a person from a capsized vessel about halfway between Haines and Skagway in Taiya Inlet Sunday night....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016 

Assembly rejects proposed changes to draft budget

After an hour of discussion and nearly a half-dozen failed motions, the Haines Borough Assembly voted to change only one budget item during the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016 

Police chief hire in the works

By Karen Garcia Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan has offered the police chief position to one of the three candidates who visited town last...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 19, 2016 

Police Report

Monday, May 16 A caller reported a hit and run accident in a Main Street business parking lot. An officer responded and initiated a case. Sunday, May...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016 

Duly Noted

Hugh James Rietze was born at 12:26 p.m. on May 14 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital to parents Genny and Harry Rietze. Hugh was 8 lbs., 4 oz....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

Assemblyman's absences at issue

The Haines Borough administration is grappling with how to deal with complaints about assembly member George Campbell’s continued physical absence...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

Meet police chief, manager candidates

It’s a big weekend for the Haines Borough, with candidates for two of the municipality’s top jobs coming to town for closed-door interviews with a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

Borough to help fund bear monitor

Following another rough season of tense human-bear interactions along the Chilkoot River corridor, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday voted to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

HARK workers mourn Morpheus, greeter kitty

After three years in residence, Morpheus the shelter cat has finally left the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel. The roughly 19-year-old shorthair with...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

Alten lays out play for museum worker bonuses

The Haines Sheldon Museum Board is investigating the legality of a proposed “staff bonus program” that would supplement museum employee salaries...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 12, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 9 A caller reported someone had removed a log blocking a temporary road. The construction company doing work on the road was contacted. A...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    May 12, 2016

Duly Noted

By Karen Garcia Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill recently honored water/sewer operator Scott Bradford for receiving the Small Wastewater System Operator...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Guns drawn: Cops give account of Small Tracts run-in

A Haines Borough police officer who allegedly drew his gun on a resident last week said he was responding to coming around a house and seeing a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Assembly keeps faith in search firm

Haines Borough Assembly members have mixed feelings on the performance of the headhunting firm they hired to find the municipality’s next manager...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Thomas claims role in saving sewer funds

The Haines Borough Assembly received an update from lobbyist Bill Thomas last week, and interim manager Brad Ryan has included funding for the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Assembly rejects manager's $50K spending cap

An ordinance that would have increased the Haines Borough manager’s emergency spending limit to $50,000 was dead on arrival last week when an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Few changes for draft borough budget

After several committee meetings and hours of discussion, it doesn’t seem like Haines Borough Assembly members will be proposing many changes to int...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Comment sought on Corps 408 permit

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comment on the Haines Borough’s application for a “408 permit” for the Small Boat Harbor ex...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

No report yet on bear mauling

More than two weeks after a brown bear attacked a University of Alaska Southeast professor near Mount Emmerich, details remain scant on the specifics...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Chamber study quantifies nonprofit contributions

The financial impact of local nonprofits has come to the fore of political discussions in recent years, as state and federal funds dwindle and the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 5, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 2 A caller reported a boulder in Lutak Road past the ferry terminal. State road crews removed the boulder. A person reported an abandoned...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    May 5, 2016

Duly Noted

Stories and slides from the life of former publisher, assembly member and community activist Ray Menaker were shared at a Chilkat Center memorial...

 

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