Articles written by Karen Garcia

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 By Karen Garcia    News    August 18, 2016

Last stand for forestry office set

Alaska’s top Division of Forestry officials are coming to town next week to discuss with residents and Haines Borough officials the future of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 18, 2016

Leaders sign secrecy forms

Haines Borough Police Chief Heath Scott’s first meeting with the Public Safety Commission this week included a two-hour closed door session during w...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 18, 2016

Highway widening on track for next summer

The Haines Highway reconstruction project, a $100 million job about 12 years in the making, this week received the green light to move forward. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 18, 2016

Harbor project likely to seek deadline extension

The Haines Borough is advancing its Small Boat Harbor expansion project, but public facilities director Brad Ryan said the municipality will likely ne...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 18, 2016

Hickman to lead public works crew

Promotions and retirements at the Haines Borough mean residents will be seeing new faces at the office and around town. Administrative assistant...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 18, 2016

Only 1 in 10 cast votes in primary

Only about one in every 10 registered Haines voters turned out to cast their ballots in Tuesday’s statewide primary election, but those who did...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

For sale: Town's businesses in flux

When Scott Haston, a 1980 Haines High School graduate, returned to town this May after 35 years away, his first reaction was, “Everywhere you look,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

New planner worked on comprehensive plan

The Haines Borough's new planner is a fourth-generation Southeast Alaska resident and already has ex...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

Assembly comment time mulled

Audience members who ask questions and voice concerns during the public comment period at the beginning of Haines Borough Assembly meetings could...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

Assembly OKs preschool lease

The Chilkat Valley Preschool has passed the halfway mark in its effort to raise $420,000 for the construction of its new home, a 1,400-square-foot...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 11, 2016

Turner wins award for supporting town

The Haines Borough Assembly meeting on Tuesday kicked off with an exceptional amount of back-patting, including the presentation of a new award...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

Legal fees mount in heliport lawsuit

The Haines Borough has spent more than $13,000 to date defending itself in a lawsuit filed by a sister company of Southeast Alaska Backcountry...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

Magistrate retiring after 13 years lauded for work ethic

John Hutchins came to the law later in life. Before taking the job as Haines Court magistrate in March 2003, Hutchins built parts for the Apollo...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

Intestine artist brings creations to museum

For months, the Haines Sheldon Museum has been working to get Whitehorse artist Lyn Fabio’s artwork into the country. Fabio’s pieces are primarily...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

New police chief adjusting to town's 'uniqueness'

Haines is a long way from Washington, D.C., and Haines Borough Police Chief Heath Scott has spent the last three weeks “getting used to the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

DOT: Mud Bay parking issue not fixed yet

A state employee jumped the gun last week when she told the Haines Borough a solution had been reached in the ongoing issue of residents parallel...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 4, 2016

AMG seeks permit for Flower Mountain tour

Alaska Mountain Guides is looking to add a commercial ATV tour to its operations that would take clients around the Flower Mountain and lower Klehini...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 28, 2016

Few turn out for assembly training day

A new program aimed at training residents contemplating a run for Haines Borough Assembly drew little interest this week, with three members of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 28, 2016

Summer camp gets girls a-rockin'

The Chilkat Center’s walls reverberated with bold beats and rocking rhythms this week as 19 up-and-coming musicians put the finishing touches on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 28, 2016

Veteran tally slipping?

Local officials often proclaim Haines as boasting the highest number of veterans per capita in Alaska, but a report released last month by Alaska...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 28, 2016

State receives borough workplace violence complaint

A Haines Borough employee’s confidential complaint of workplace violence to the state’s Occupational Safety and Health department has prompted...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 28, 2016

Borough to seek Lutak Dock options

The Haines Borough is continuing to inch forward in its effort to get moving on fixing the Lutak Dock. The borough is looking for qualified design fir...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016

State easing off prosecuting cases

Some Haines residents have been getting lucky lately as a convergence of circumstances has led to an uptick in the number of criminal cases being...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016

Town's drinking water turns brown

A brown, frothy liquid poured from the taps of the Haines Borough’s water customers last weekend, following a drop in pressure at the borough’s wa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016

Permit sale rekindles talk of waste

Sale of a waste-handling business has resurrected discussion of consolidating service in Haines. Acme Transfer owner Paul Nelson has agreed to sell...

 

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