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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Revitalize this: Large, empty and downtown

This is the first in a series of articles about the emptying of the town’s core. Stories in coming weeks will include the role of government in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Assessor says accounts still a mess

The Haines Borough’s latest contract assessor says years of problems persist in the borough’s assessment system and resolving them may require...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Assembly: No to mayor's road letter

The Haines Borough Assembly April 8 rejected mayor Stephanie Scott’s request to send an opinion piece to the Juneau Empire criticizing funding of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Winter tour study gets OK

The fourth time was the charm for the Haines Borough tourism department. The Haines Borough Assembly last week approved the deparments’s request...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Lightering float fee increase proposed

Using the Port Chilkoot Dock lightering float may be getting more expensive. The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance last week that would...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Big Air: 13 compete in classic

Sixth-grader Marirose Evenden soared to victory Sunday as the only female competitor and winner of the beginner category at the 19th Annual Olen Nash...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Borough OKs $113K in sewer plant work

The Haines Borough is taking a step toward addressing its dilapidated wastewater treatment plant, beginning with designs for more than $4 million in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Assessments out; used 'market groups' method

Property owners should be receiving their 2014 assessments by now, as notices were sent out last week, contract assessor Marty McGee said. The total...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly mulls spending limit hike

Should the Haines Borough manager be allowed to spend $25,000 without assembly approval? The assembly discussed the question Tuesday of whether to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Fort firehall to reach new heights?

Fort Seward residents Joanne Waterman and Phyllis Sage are seeking a variance that would likely make theirs the town’s tallest building. Waterman...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly postpones helicopter noise plan

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday postponed directing the manager to craft a plan for monitoring the impact of helicopter operations near 26 Mile...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly balks at privately-funded sauna plan

The Haines Borough Assembly voted in January to deny a request for a publicly-funded community sauna, and Tuesday it also voted to deny a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Rogue at the harbor: Lock on crane cut 4 times

At least one person doesn’t want to shell out the $50 annual fee for use of the Small Boat Harbor crane, and instead has decided to repeatedly cut o...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Purpose vexes downtown group

The Haines Borough Downtown Revitalization Committee March 27 voted to adorn the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street with picnic tables and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

State triples bag limit for kings

Southeast fisheries biologists expect a strong return of king salmon this season, and bag and possession limits for Alaska residents are increasing...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Train line price tag in billions

A group of Haines and Whitehorse residents are confident building a railroad from Carmacks, Y.T., to Haines is possible – so much so that they...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Budget would shift jobs, add to office

Haines Borough interim manager Julie Cozzi released her draft $12 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year Tuesday, which includes a proposal to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Heli-ski safety under scrutiny

Following the deaths of three Haines heli-ski guides in as many years, the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health Section is investigating measures...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Corps OKs heliport fill at 10 Mile

The Army Corps of Engineers recently approved a Haines developer’s request to fill more than 1,400 cubic yards of wetlands to build three helipads n...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Assembly: No harbor dump trailer

The Haines Borough Assembly last week rejected purchase of a $12,500 dump trailer for the Small Boat Harbor, despite appropriating funding for the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Budget hearings set

Residents interested in how the Haines Borough spends its money can attend upcoming budget meetings, including an introductory presentation by chief...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 3, 2014

Arts Outlook

Classes will teach 'found art' Packrats, hoarders and anyone with an eye for the underappreciated can transform their old clocks, Barbie dolls and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

Assembly supports reciprocal licenses

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter to state House Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, D-Sitka, asking him to remove a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

'Ring of Fire' plan delayed for 2 years

A decision by the Bureau of Land Management on whether to open about 320,000 acres of mountain terrain near Haines currently off-limits to commercial...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 27, 2014

SEABA: No more heli-skiing for '14

Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures co-owner Scott Sundberg said the company has shut down its heli-ski operations for the remainder of the...

 

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