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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015 

Water, sewer rate increase looming

An ordinance increasing water and sewer rates 5 percent annually for the next three years is set for adoption at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly m...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015 

Should workers get to assess manager?

With Haines Borough Manager David Sosa’s one-year anniversary approaching, so too is his first performance evaluation. On Wednesday, assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015 

Harbor plan would add 3 acres of parking to waterfront

Plans for expansion of the Small Boat Harbor would nearly double the footprint of existing parking lots. That’s a concern for at least one member...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015 

Borough office scouted for 'spatial modifications'

The Haines Borough is looking into how it can maximize office space in the administration building without having to add on to the structure. Public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015 

Borough OKs deal to maintain new bridge

By Karen Garcia The Haines Borough Assembly last week voted to enter into an agreement with the state for replacement of the Klehini River bridge...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Sosa seeks $22K to study town police

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa and Police Chief Bill Musser are asking the assembly to authorize a $22,000 review of the police department by an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Chamber talks pot economics

As a draft marijuana bill works its way through the Alaska Legislature, the Haines Borough and Chamber of Commerce are trying to hash out how...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Dodovs say they're ending heli-ski suit

Parents of an Alaska Heliskiing client who died in a 2012 avalanche said this week they are dropping their civil suit against the company. Natalia...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Sosa: Reduce school support, Manager recommends $74K cut to district

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released details of his forthcoming budget this week, including a recommendation to cut $74,000 of school district...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

After nine rounds, Alten-Huber takes spelling bee title

Facing more than a modicum of competition, seventh-grader Aurora Alten-Huber won the 2015 Spelling Bee championship after several rounds of intense...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 12, 2015

Police schedule draws questions

Concerned with the recent spate of break-ins and thefts around town, residents are wondering: Where are the police? Haines Borough Manager David Sosa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 5, 2015

Art to beautify burnt-out barracks

This fall, something beautiful will rise from the rubble in Fort Seward. The Alaska Arts Confluence has commissioned work from nearly a dozen local...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 5, 2015

Spelling bee goes on but without sponsors

The Haines School Spelling Bee has survived another round. The competition will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the elementary gym. How the winner...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 5, 2015

Committee: Pare down dock spending

The Haines Borough’s Lutak Dock Working Group is recommending manager David Sosa’s discretionary budget for the dock planning project be cut from...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 5, 2015

Districts that hold bees pay for state travel

The Haines School’s decision to hold a spelling bee but not fund the winner’s travel to state appears to be an anomaly in Southeast, where...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Benner to leave harbor; calls for PC Dock fee hike

Haines Borough harbormaster Phil Benner has submitted his resignation to manager David Sosa, citing personal reasons and a need to be closer to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Assemble: No to proposal to protect harbor workers

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted down a resolution that would have supported extra protections for the harbormaster and harbor employees....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Borough's median age: 48.5

The Haines Borough’s population grew by 10 people last year, and recently-released state statistics indicate the municipality also retained its titl...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Residents celebrate, fret decision to halt Juneau road

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker’s recent decision to halt the Juneau Access project has some residents hopeful the new administration will pull the plug...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Sonar fish camera slated for cut

A $100,000 sonar camera installed at the Chilkat Lake weir since 2008 will likely be mothballed this year by the Department of Fish and Game due to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

What's the buzz? Scooter rentals planned

A Texas businessman is looking to provide a new mode of transportation for Haines tourists who aren’t interested in cycling and don’t want to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Last call: state to close bars on ferries

It’s closing time for the bars on the state’s ferries. The Department of Transportation this week said it will begin the process of closing all...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 22, 2015

Break-ins at library and thrift store

The Haines Borough Public Library and Salvation Army both took a hit last week when someone broke into the buildings and stole several hundred...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 22, 2015

Cost of helicopter noise study soars

The cost of a noise study to monitor the impacts of a heliport near 26 Mile Haines Highway has ballooned from a Haines Borough staff estimate of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 22, 2015

Dispatch still can't trace phone calls

The Haines Borough Police Department’s $500,000 Enhanced-911 and dispatch services project has hit “a significant roadblock for completion,” acc...

 

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