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 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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 22, 2015 

Leaders question dock-seeing plan

The Haines Borough Finance Committee at its Monday meeting scrutinized manager David Sosa’s request for $100,000 in Lutak Dock funds, with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Snowplow savings a possibility

A dearth of snow this winter could lead to a blizzard of savings for the Haines Borough. As of Tuesday, only 8.2 inches of snow had fallen downtown...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Borough signs economic development director

On a unanimous vote, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved the hire of Bill Mandeville, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Former Representative Thomas will advise borough

The Haines Borough has hired former state house Rep. Bill Thomas as a consultant. Manager David Sosa this month hired Thomas for one month for a fee...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Sosa proposes new survey to gauge citizens' priorities

Three years after the Haines Borough conducted a survey to steer its Comprehensive Plan, manager David Sosa is seeking to conduct a new survey to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

State approves electric rate hike

On a 2-1 vote, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska last week approved an 11.18 percent electric rate increase for more than 7,000 Alaska Power...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Two charges in 2013 car break-ins

Eighteen months after more than 30 cars were ransacked downtown, the assistant district attorney has brought charges against two Haines men, though...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Sosa seeks $100K for dock plan

Haines Borough manager David Sosa is asking the assembly to appropriate $100,000 from the Lutak Dock enterprise fund for continued planning and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Shop offers trapping gear

Local trappers need no longer buy their gear online and wait weeks for supplies to arrive. Resident Ryan Cook this year launched Cookie’s General...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Sarah J's moving into downtown

After four seasons in her “pigeon coop” location on Portage Street, Sarah Jaymot is moving her cafe and coffee shop downtown.   Jaymot recently...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Yeti's makes specialties of bread, rolls

Yeti’s Yummies officially opened last week, just in time to order a batch of fresh-baked banana muffins or loaf of “Christmas in Vermont” bread...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Mackowiak, Olerud top Jobbins in cookie showdown

That’s the way the Christmas cookie crumbles. Tammy Jobbins, reigning champion of the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Cookie and Candy Contest, was...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Candidate offered development job

After two rounds of interviews, Haines Borough manager David Sosa last week offered the community and economic development director job to Bill...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Cozzi, Stuart get pay increases

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved new contracts for clerk Julie Cozzi and chief fiscal officer Jila Stuart, increasing wages for both borou...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Ski event gets room to roam

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow an international ski and snowboard competition to use area outside the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Lutak Dock repair quote may drop from $33 million

An early estimate of $33 million for replacement of the Lutak Dock might be shaved down considerably with further work by PND Engineers. Dick...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

State's new rules govern 'handymen'

Starting Jan. 1, Haines handymen will be required to get a state contractor’s license and secure a bond for all their jobs, however small. The chang...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Assailant Jackson sues borough

A Haines man found guilty of three charges stemming from a July 2012 fight with three Haines Borough police officers has filed a civil suit against...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Former mayor continues fight in rate case

After being stonewalled by the Haines Borough Assembly, former mayor Stephanie Scott is asking the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to explain how an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

New members elected to advisory committee

The Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee met last week for its annual elections, voting in Ryan Cook and re-electing Randy Jackson to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Borough to await state's lead on pot

The Haines Borough is waiting for the state to take the lead on how marijuana dispensaries and grow operations will be regulated following the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Pair implicated in break-in on Comstock

Haines Borough Police charged a 23-year-old man last week with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft for allegedly breaking into a woman’s Comstock...

 

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