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 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015 

Insurance costs rise as fire rating drops

Insurance rates are rising for homeowners in the upper valley, the result of a diminished rating of the Klehini Valley Fire Department by the Insuranc...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015 

Interim police chief winning supporters

The Haines Borough Public Safety Commission met Wednesday to hear what the community wants of its next police chief, and apparently it’s interim...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015 

Gardeners coming around to domed greenhouses

Two igloo-shaped structures have popped up around Haines in recent months, but the domes aren’t for people. They’re for plants. Haines residents...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015 

Committee selects Ryan for facilities director

Pending approval by the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday, Brad Ryan will be the municipality’s new public facilities director. Manager David Sosa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015 

Planners to review harbor design

The Haines Borough Planning Commission has already received a handful of written comments regarding its discussion next week of the 95-percent design...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015 

Brewery to harness power of the sun

The Haines Brewing Company will soon be turning sun into beer with help from a federal program designed to promote alternative energy use among small...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015 

Minor offense issue goes to assembly Tuesday

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Government Affairs and Services Committee and the municipality’s Public Safety Commission have both recommended...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    September 3, 2015 

Borough considering $7,000 website upgrade

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa said the municipality is considering a $7,000 facelift for its website. The upgrade would be through the same...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    September 3, 2015 

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 31 A person reported an abandoned vehicle on New Hart Road. An apartment manager reported a woman was trespassing. Police contacted the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    September 3, 2015 

Duly Noted

Sue Libenson this week attended the State Department-sponsored Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Six years boarded up, Coliseum building is sold

A Haines businessman this week added the former Coliseum Theater building to his growing list of local real estate purchases. Chiropractor Chris...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Haislers to close store they operated 47 years

A business that has anchored Main Street for more than 45 years is closing its doors at the end of September. Jeff Haisler, owner of Haisler...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

'Mystery room' full of evidence discovered at police station

The Haines Borough Police Department last week discovered a “secret” room at the station that turned out to be an evidence storage repository....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Library expansion plan grows new wing

Following a June visit by the Rasmuson Foundation, Haines Borough Public Library Board members have decided to think big when it comes to a planned...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Lemcke leaves facilities job, sees Ryan as replacement

Haines Borough interim public facilities director Brian Lemcke is recommending the municipality hire Haines resident Brad Ryan as his successor.  ...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Borough withdraws Lutak Dock RFQ

The Haines Borough this week took a step backward on the Lutak Dock project, rescinding the Request for Qualifications it issued on Aug. 11. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 27, 2015

Bank finds 'funny money' in night-drop box

Haines’ local bank manager wasn’t laughing last week when a teller discovered someone had deposited funny money into the night drop box. Haines...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    August 27, 2015

Police Report

Monday, Aug. 24 A caller reported a horse running loose on Small Tracts Road. The owner secured the horse. A person reported a brown bear floating on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    August 27, 2015

Duly Noted

    Sockeye Cycle had a celebrity guest on one of its Skagway bicycle tours last week. Academy Award-winning actor Gene Hackman and wife Betsy...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Study: Police below standards in many areas

Following last week’s release of a damning study of the Haines Borough Police Department, the Public Safety Commission this week decided to hold a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Sales of lots, houses on the rise, agents say

A tight year-round rental market and technological barriers preventing some would-be residents from moving here are two recent trends in the local...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Plan for Lutak Dock fix slogs ahead

The process of developing a plan for the Haines Borough’s deteriorating Lutak Dock is slowly moving forward, with the municipality last week asking...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Assembly to hear Mud Bay Road speed issue

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week voted 5-2 to recommend the assembly ask the Department of Transportation to perform a speed study on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

Tresham Gregg seeks assembly seat

A third Haines resident has filed for Haines Borough Assembly. Tresham Gregg turned in his papers minutes before the borough offices closed Wednesday...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    August 20, 2015

New manager to take over Zumba studio

Yoga instructor Ericka Johnson will take over management of Main Street’s Zumba Studio this fall when Jackie Ruggirello migrates south to run her...

 

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