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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Six years boarded up, Coliseum building is sold

A Haines businessman this week added the former Coliseum Theater building to his growing list of local real estate purchases. Chiropractor Chris...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Haislers to close store they operated 47 years

A business that has anchored Main Street for more than 45 years is closing its doors at the end of September. Jeff Haisler, owner of Haisler...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

'Mystery room' full of evidence discovered at police station

The Haines Borough Police Department last week discovered a “secret” room at the station that turned out to be an evidence storage repository....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Library expansion plan grows new wing

Following a June visit by the Rasmuson Foundation, Haines Borough Public Library Board members have decided to think big when it comes to a planned...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Lemcke leaves facilities job, sees Ryan as replacement

Haines Borough interim public facilities director Brian Lemcke is recommending the municipality hire Haines resident Brad Ryan as his successor.  ...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Borough withdraws Lutak Dock RFQ

The Haines Borough this week took a step backward on the Lutak Dock project, rescinding the Request for Qualifications it issued on Aug. 11. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015 

Bank finds 'funny money' in night-drop box

Haines’ local bank manager wasn’t laughing last week when a teller discovered someone had deposited funny money into the night drop box. Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    August 27, 2015 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 24 A caller reported a horse running loose on Small Tracts Road. The owner secured the horse. A person reported a brown bear floating on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    August 27, 2015 

Duly Noted

    Sockeye Cycle had a celebrity guest on one of its Skagway bicycle tours last week. Academy Award-winning actor Gene Hackman and wife Betsy...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Study: Police below standards in many areas

Following last week’s release of a damning study of the Haines Borough Police Department, the Public Safety Commission this week decided to hold a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Sales of lots, houses on the rise, agents say

A tight year-round rental market and technological barriers preventing some would-be residents from moving here are two recent trends in the local...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Plan for Lutak Dock fix slogs ahead

The process of developing a plan for the Haines Borough’s deteriorating Lutak Dock is slowly moving forward, with the municipality last week asking...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Assembly to hear Mud Bay Road speed issue

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week voted 5-2 to recommend the assembly ask the Department of Transportation to perform a speed study on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Tresham Gregg seeks assembly seat

A third Haines resident has filed for Haines Borough Assembly. Tresham Gregg turned in his papers minutes before the borough offices closed Wednesday...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

New manager to take over Zumba studio

Yoga instructor Ericka Johnson will take over management of Main Street’s Zumba Studio this fall when Jackie Ruggirello migrates south to run her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Cottage Arts offers local creations

Last fall, when Nelle Jurgeleit-Greene drove past the empty Portage Street building vacated by Sarah J’s cafe, she thought to herself, “There’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Four Winds Farm honors WIC, senior coupons

Many people don’t equate Alaska with fresh vegetables like beets, cauliflower, chard and radishes, but Four Winds Farm has been bringing these...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Public Safety Commission to take up minor offense ordinance

The Public Safety Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21 in assembly chambers to discuss the portions of the controversial minor offense ordin...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Public survey of police escaped notice of many

The recently-released Haines Borough Police Department study from Russell Consulting claims a public survey about the police was “heavily promoted w...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    August 20, 2015

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 17 A caller reported a bear spread trash from a nearby trailer park all across her property. She asked the responsible party be notified...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Sosa discloses some contents of police report

In anticipation of the release of a $22,000 police department study, Haines Borough officials this week circulated a letter alluding to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Only 2 assembly candidates; filing deadline Thursday

A familiar face and a familiar voice will vie for seats on the Haines Borough Assembly this October, but if no one else files for candidacy soon, it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Library, borough office parking lots now one-way

Motorists, take note of the new signs flanking the Haines Borough administration building and library parking areas. The borough has turned the area...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Harbor expansion critics: Aesthetics study not enough

A Monday meeting of the Waterfront Aesthetics Committee once again veered toward more fundamental aspects of the Small Boat Harbor expansion project,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 13, 2015

Foundation offers environmental grant

A local community foundation is offering a new $500 award this year for a project to protect, manage, sustain or create awareness of a healthy...

 

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