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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Washington, D.C. cop offered job as chief

The Haines Borough Assembly emerged Tuesday from a 45-minute closed-door session to confirm interim manager Brad Ryan’s decision to negotiate a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

VanSpronsen forfeits police badge

Former Alaska Wildlife Trooper and Haines Borough Police Department officer Ken VanSpronsen has become the fifth Haines law enforcement officer in fiv...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Plainclothes officer to walk grounds during Beer Fest

Haines Borough interim police chief Josh Dryden said he has been getting flack for his decision to station an officer in street clothes at this...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Puppeteers make debut on big stage

After years of performing in makeshift tents, basements and other small venues around town, the Haines puppetry troupe Geppetto’s Junkyard is ready...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Assembly defeats attempt to terminate lobbyist contract

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

End draws near for 'The Swamp'

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Court Report

Michael R. McGregor, 32, pleaded guilty on April 28 to committing fourth-degree assault on Dec. 28. An officer responded to Union Street after a man...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Borough receives key Corps permit

The Small Boat Harbor expansion project cleared a major hurdle this week, with the Haines Borough receiving the Army Corps of Engineers 408 permit it...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016 

Police Report

Monday, May 23 A caller asked for help relaying a message to a relative. Police didn’t have any contact information for the relative. A caller...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    May 26, 2016 

Duly Noted

About 70 out-of-town friends and family members from Alaska, the Lower 48 and even Guatemala converged in Haines for the wedding of Alisa Beske and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Assembly chooses Coast Guardsman as manager

The Haines Borough Assembly bucked the staff’s choice for manager on Saturday, voting 4-2 to offer the job to Coast Guard veteran William Seward...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Transgender student sets own path

Nattaphon "Ice" Wangyot dressed like a girl long before she moved to Haines, Alaska. But when her...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Juneau man shot to death at Excursion Inlet

A 53-year-old man who allegedly murdered a hunting companion in Excursion Inlet Sunday is a former Arizona legislator with a history of violence....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Sailboat capsizes near Skagway

The Skagway Volunteer Fire Department rescued a person from a capsized vessel about halfway between Haines and Skagway in Taiya Inlet Sunday night....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Assembly rejects proposed changes to draft budget

After an hour of discussion and nearly a half-dozen failed motions, the Haines Borough Assembly voted to change only one budget item during the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Police chief hire in the works

By Karen Garcia Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan has offered the police chief position to one of the three candidates who visited town last...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 19, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 16 A caller reported a hit and run accident in a Main Street business parking lot. An officer responded and initiated a case. Sunday, May...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 19, 2016

Duly Noted

Hugh James Rietze was born at 12:26 p.m. on May 14 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital to parents Genny and Harry Rietze. Hugh was 8 lbs., 4 oz....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

Assemblyman's absences at issue

The Haines Borough administration is grappling with how to deal with complaints about assembly member George Campbell’s continued physical absence...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

Meet police chief, manager candidates

It’s a big weekend for the Haines Borough, with candidates for two of the municipality’s top jobs coming to town for closed-door interviews with a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

Borough to help fund bear monitor

Following another rough season of tense human-bear interactions along the Chilkoot River corridor, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday voted to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

HARK workers mourn Morpheus, greeter kitty

After three years in residence, Morpheus the shelter cat has finally left the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel. The roughly 19-year-old shorthair with...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 12, 2016

Alten lays out play for museum worker bonuses

The Haines Sheldon Museum Board is investigating the legality of a proposed “staff bonus program” that would supplement museum employee salaries...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Blotter    May 12, 2016

Police Report

Monday, May 9 A caller reported someone had removed a log blocking a temporary road. The construction company doing work on the road was contacted. A...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    May 12, 2016

Duly Noted

By Karen Garcia Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill recently honored water/sewer operator Scott Bradford for receiving the Small Wastewater System Operator...

 

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