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 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016 

Firewood company quits town

A timber company based in Haines Junction, Y.T., is ceasing sales in Haines following a dispute with the Haines Borough. Dimok Timber office manager...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016 

Borough sets Seward's contract terms

Haines Borough manager Bill Seward started on the job this week, though he got a taste of local politics sitting on last week’s assembly meeting....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016 

Off-trail hike leads to fall, rescue

Private businesses, government agencies and local volunteers participated in a joint rescue effort at Chilkoot Lake Saturday after a woman hiking up...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016 

Harbor project Q&A scheduled

Haines Borough public facilities director Brad Ryan will lead a presentation and field questions about the Small Boat Harbor expansion project at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016 

A vote for agencies to determine Tier 3

While its members can’t decide if they support designating the Chilkat River as an Outstanding National Resource Water, the Upper Lynn Canal Fish...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 23, 2016 

'Bully-proofing' workshops set

Bullying isn’t something that just happens in schools, or among middle-schoolers. And it doesn’t always look like a student being pushed into a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Effort aims to repeal sales tax for tourism

Should the Haines Borough repeal its 1 percent tourism and economic development tax? That’s the question one Haines resident wants put on the ballot...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Heliport OK'd for year-round use

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week approved unlimited, year-round use of a 35 Mile Haines Highway heliport, though the owners will not b...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Something's fishy about town's new crosswalks

When asked how he would respond to critics of the Haines Borough’s new decorated crosswalks, outgoing public works director Ralph Borders said,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Assembly approves budget

A day before a charter-mandated deadline, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday adopted its $12.3 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year on a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Cui resigns for planning job in Washington state

Haines Borough planning and zoning technician Tracy Cui resigned this week to take a planning job in Sammamish, Wash. Cui’s last day with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Court to close at noon Fridays

The Haines District Court has become another casualty of statewide budget cuts. Beginning July 1, all Alaska courts will close at noon Friday to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 16, 2016

Police: Unmarked car not for stealthy patrol

Residents may have noticed a new Haines Borough Police Department vehicle cruising around town lately. Or maybe they haven’t, because the black...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Kito only candidate to file for legislative seat

Barring a write-in campaign, Haines voters won’t have a choice about who represents them in the Alaska House of Representatives when the next...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Mural artist paints town history freehand

When artist Clayton Conner starts working on his murals, onlookers sometimes mistake them for graffiti. For the first few days, the dots, blurs and li...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

New trailers get jump on committee

As the Haines Borough struggles to address the lingering issue of how to permit commercial trailers, more are setting up shop around town. Cheechako...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Jehovah's Witness clarifies policies

A Jehovah’s Witness representative clarified this week his group isn’t pushing literature or religious discussion on people passing by a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Brayton Long to stay on borough police force

After tendering his resignation in May, officer Brayton Long has decided to stay with the Haines Borough Police Department. Interim chief Josh Dryden...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Mayor Hill reins in parks committee

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill is putting her foot down over what she sees as the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee’s overreach on the Small Bo...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Bike relay gear: For some teams, it's glitter

While some cyclists are stocking up on protein bars and extra water bottles for the upcoming 24th Annual Kluane-Chilkat International Bike Relay, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    June 9, 2016

Police Report

Monday, June 6 A person reported a brown bear in the woods near Cox Street. Dispatch forwarded the report to Fish and Game. A person reported a possib...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 2, 2016

Biomass plan shifts from pellets to chips

The Haines Borough’s plan to install wood-fired boilers in its public facilities took two big steps forward recently, conceptually and financially....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 2, 2016

Borough approves group's leafletting

A new religious sign-and-cart operation has been setting up along the Haines waterfront in recent weeks, stirring concerns for some residents. A...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 2, 2016

A better environment is in the bag

Being environmentally conscious just got a little bit easier. Lynn Canal Conservation and Tracy Wirak’s fourth-grade class recently teamed up to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 2, 2016

Funding sought for ferry plan

A regional economic development organization is asking the Haines Borough and other communities for money toward crafting a 25-year plan for a...

 

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