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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Assembly flip-flops on tour moratorium

A moratorium on Chilkoot River corridor tour permits ended Tuesday after the Haines Borough Assembly reversed its July 29 decision and issued a canoe...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Trailer-bicycle collision to bring felony charge

A Haines man faces a felony assault charge after the trailer he was towing broke loose, seriously injuring a bicyclist near 5.5 Mile Lutak Road....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Voters to decide oil tax in Tuesday's election

In Tuesday’s primary election, Alaskans will be asked whether the state should repeal a recently-passed bill granting tax breaks to oil companies....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Assembly ranks grant requests by non-profits

Members of a Haines Borough Assembly ad hoc committee will decide on 11 applications from local nonprofits requesting more than $127,000 in borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Public seeks rental of Chilkat State Park cabin

The Chilkat State Park cabin that houses the park’s host in the summer could soon become available for public use during the off-season. The Parks...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 14, 2014 

Watershed council won't review mine

The Takshanuk Watershed Council apparently won’t facilitate stakeholder meetings and community forums on the potential development of a mine near 40...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Pot or not: Borough takes up dope vote

Should the Haines Borough weigh in on a statewide initiative that, if passed, would legalize the recreational use and commercial sale of marijuana in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Seniors' tax break costing borough $300K

Discount days at local businesses aren’t the only perks older residents enjoy. More and more property owners age 65 and older are applying for senio...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Family sues heli-ski company for son's death

Two years after the death of heli-skier Nick Dodov, parents Natalia and Alex Dodov have filed suit against Alaska Heliskiing, which they claim...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Voters may cast ballots on school improvements

The Haines Borough Assembly is deliberating whether to put to voters more than $4.7 million in bonds for school capital improvements. Projects that...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 31, 2014

Assembly freezes Chilkoot tours

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-1 Tuesday to put a moratorium on commercial tour permits in the Chilkoot River corridor, following discussion of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Headlights required on Haines Highway

Drivers cruising the Haines Highway are now required to keep their headlights on at all times. In early July, the Alaska Department of Transportation...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Hawkweed on march, 'hell to pay'

Appearances can be deceiving when it comes to the sweet-smelling, colorful hawkweed spreading around Haines. The invasive flower is a pretty plant...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Borough brass to staff booth at fairgrounds

Haines Borough employees and elected officials will be manning a booth at the Southeast Alaska State Fair this year.   Manager David Sosa said staff...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Tourists injured after ATV rolls

Two Texan tourists rolled their ATV off the side of a mountain near 7 Mile Lutak Road Sunday after overshooting a turn on an established trail. Alask...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Police resurrecting reserves program after decade

The Haines Borough Police Department is resurrecting its volunteer reserve officer program after more than a decade of dormancy. The department is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 24, 2014

Third Ave. plan may also pave behind borough office

The Haines Borough’s Third Avenue improvements project could be getting some add-ons, including the potential paving of Oslund Drive and a small...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 17, 2014

Sales tax delinquents owe borough $229K

The Haines Borough is moving against three businesses that owe an estimated $229,000 in back sales taxes, interest and penalties. According to chief...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 17, 2014

Intruders at Mosquito Lake School

Trespassers apparently have been helping themselves to the recently vacated Mosquito Lake School. Jim Stanford, a Mosquito Lake resident charged with...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 17, 2014

Culbeck, 2 others vie for development job

The Haines Borough received three applications for the new community and economic development director position by Tuesday’s deadline, including one...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 17, 2014

Assembly to hear brewery deal

Haines Borough manager David Sosa and the Haines Brewing Company have reached a deal for purchase of 20,000 square feet of borough land on Main Street...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Packets available for office seekers

Haines Borough residents interested in running for mayor or assembly can now pick up candidate filing applications at the borough administration offic...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Deals with rogue cops questioned

Assembly member Debra Schnabel is questioning Haines Borough agreements with a former police chief and sergeant, who resigned in exchange for the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Shops cry foul over sign enforcement

Portage Street business owners are squaring off with the Haines Borough over recent enforcement of signage rules on Fort Seward’s primary business r...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 10, 2014

Permanent ice rink proposed

The Haines Hockey Board is proposing to construct a permanent, covered ice rink at the Southeast Alaska State Fairgrounds, with the first phase of...

 

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