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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 30, 2015 

Facebook photos out alleged thieves

A Haines woman fed up with thefts from her local business recently decided to hold the thieves accountable by setting up security cameras, snapping...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 30, 2015 

Borough to censor police study

The Haines Borough has received a draft of the $22,000 study of its police department, but the document won’t be released to the public until it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 30, 2015 

Advocate's concern is gaining ground

In the wake of concerns brought forward by a citizen advocate, Haines Borough officials are moving forward with changes to borough committee...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 30, 2015 

Borough office trailer for sale

In need of a used office trailer? Contact the Haines Borough. The borough is selling the mobile office trailer that took up residence behind the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 30, 2015 

Assembly may not dissect violation law after all

Despite last week’s recommendation from a Haines Borough Assembly committee to comb through a minor offense ordinance that has caused public...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 30, 2015 

Culbeck returns for pellet project

Former Haines Borough executive assistant to the manager Darsie Culbeck is handling the municipality’s $1.2 million biomass grant from the Alaska...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Chief Musser, where are you?

The District Attorney’s office is postponing a Haines trial because one of the state’s key witnesses, former Haines Borough police chief Bill...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Leaders will unravel minor violations law

After widespread public criticism, the Haines Borough’s Government Affairs and Services Committee agreed this week to dissect a draft ordinance...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Filing period opens Aug. 1 for local offices

Residents who have clamored at recent Haines Borough Assembly meetings for more public involvement can step up Aug. 1 and declare their candidacy for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Membership qualifications cause Chamber rift

A decision at last week’s Haines Chamber of Commerce board meeting that prompted a prominent member to quit the group has resurrected questions of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015

Garbage violations unearth bigger concerns

The Haines Borough Assembly last week took a mid-meeting field trip to a west side trailer park in an attempt to settle a dispute between borough staf...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Future unsure for borough's economic job

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa is remaining tight-lipped on the future of the municipality’s community and economic development director...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Officials review harbor option history

Concerns about the Small Boat Harbor project this week prompted Haines Borough staff to look into how the current design was chosen. Manager David...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

VanSpronsen's dropped cases showed similarities

Following Ken VanSpronsen’s recent move from wildlife trooper to Haines Borough police officer, another Haines man has come forward alleging...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Residents want lower speeds on Mud Bay Road

Haines Borough Planning Commission members clashed last week over whether the body should entertain a request by residents to lower the speed limit...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Fair climbing tower on the way up

The Southeast Alaska State Fair is adding a 44-foot climbing tower to its repertoire of attractions at this year’s 47th annual event. The climbing w...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Rasmuson: $750K for Klukwan heritage center

The Chilkat Indian Village’s Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center took a major step toward completion this month after the Rasmuson Foundation voted to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Picture Point work runs thin on funds

The Picture Point Wayside Project is costing more than the Haines Borough projected, with new bathrooms at $25,000 over budget and paving of the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

History puts heat on police chief hire

Following a 2013 scandal surrounding former Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe and the subsequent hire of Bill Musser, who lasted only a year on...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Trooper now an officer; agencies mum on switch

Former Alaska Wildlife Trooper Ken VanSpronsen is now a member of the Haines Borough Police Department, but no one will say what brought about the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

For local man, bears are quadruple trouble

A Haines man facing charges for recently shooting three brown bears near his Beach Road home complained that police didn’t shoot another bear that...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Borough adopts worker technology policy

The Haines Borough is instituting a new technology policy applying to Internet and email use, mobile devices and personal social media accounts. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

Two ships OK'd to dump treated sewage at dock

Of the six cruise ships currently permitted to discharge treated wastewater while anchored in Alaskan ports, two are making a total of 14 dockings in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

What's in the water?

The Haines Borough weathered an E. coli scare last week, but there are other contaminants of concern in the town’s water. Like many rural Alaskan...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

State seeks hunting at Chilkat park

The state Department of Natural Resources is proposing to open all of Chilkat State Park to lawful hunting and trapping, when formerly only the...

 

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