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 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014 

Assembly OKs Culbeck for new job

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday accepted the manager’s recommendation to hire Darsie Culbeck as the new community and economic development direc...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014 

Assembly moves toward creating motorized-use area

After rejection by the Haines Borough Planning Commission in February, plans for a motorized recreation area in the townsite have resurfaced at the ur...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014 

Apparent theft at recycling site

Someone looking for quick cash cut the locks on a nonprofit’s donation boxes last week. Haines Friends of Recycling board president Melissa Aronson...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014 

Borough targets impound lot

Haines Borough staffers are looking into developing an impound lot for securing junked, abandoned and illegal vehicles.   Manager David Sosa said...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 11, 2014 

Sosa to attend manager event

In addition to attending informational sessions on budgeting and economic development, Haines Borough Manager David Sosa can golf and groove at the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Grants to nonprofits $94K, lowest since '09

The Haines Borough Assembly last week authorized $94,300 in funding for local nonprofits, nearly $33,000 less than the amount requested and the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Report honestly on ex-employees?

Haines Borough Assembly member Debra Schnabel last week submitted for the assembly’s consideration a policy statement that would discourage the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Proposal would change waste management

The Haines Borough is looking at getting into the waste management business. Assembly member Debra Schnabel recently submitted a draft solid waste man...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Break-in at second- hand store

A local business owner is beefing up security following a break-in and theft of more than $500 in merchandise last week. Helen Mooney, owner of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Towns may seek repeal of senior tax exemption

Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott attended the Alaska Conference of Mayors and Alaska Municipal League meetings in Nome last month, where the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Voters to decide '40-percent rule' to elect

Residents will vote on four ballot measures this fall, including whether to remove a section of the Haines Borough Charter that mandates election...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Arts center reaches $200K goal for theater upgrades

After receiving an $85,800 grant two weeks ago, the Foundation for the Chilkat Center for the Arts has reached its $200,000 fundraising goal for its...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Group wants rest room, sign, paving at Picture Point

Development of Picture Point is moving forward, with a topographical survey completed in July and grading of the parking area set for fall. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 4, 2014

Floreske to seek heliport permit Sept.11

A local developer last week submitted a conditional use permit application to build three helipads at 10 Mile Haines Highway. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Mayor's vote sends message against pot

With a tie-breaking vote cast by Haines Borough Mayor Stephanie Scott, the assembly passed a resolution Tuesday opposing a statewide proposition to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Five brown bears killed this month

  Two weeks after the Celebration of Bears festival promoted safe coexistence with the animals, wildlife troopers report five brown bears were shot...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

Hiring panel gives nod to Culbeck

A five-person hiring committee has recommended the Haines Borough hire Darsie Culbeck as the new Community and Economic Development Director. Mayor St...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 28, 2014

'Vote No on 2' presentation draws residents on both sides

About a dozen residents turned out Monday to hear a presentation opposing a ballot measure that would legalize and commercialize marijuana in Alaska....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Five candidates seek 2 seats on assembly

As of Wednesday’s 5 p.m. deadline, five candidates had filed for two open seats on the Haines Borough Assembly. Residents Jerry Erny, Ron Jackson,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Locals buck state trend on oil vote

In Tuesday’s primary election, Chilkat Valley voters overwhelmingly supported repealing the state’s oil tax structure, diverging from voters state...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Festival is Klukwan's blueberry celebration

Klukwan’s second annual Blueberry Festival kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, with new games and workshops designed to celebrate the berries....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 21, 2014

Pool, locker rooms removed from bonding effort

Voters likely won’t get to decide this year whether they want to bond for $784,000 in repairs to the Haines High School locker rooms. The Haines...

 
 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....

 

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