Articles written by Karen Garcia

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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Gap between barriers another harbor hurdle

The Haines Borough’s Small Boat Harbor expansion project just can’t catch a break. Another obstacle has surfaced in the form of the 20-foot gap...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

'House' a portrait of 1930's Spain

Director Tod Sebens insists that he didn’t choose the material for his latest production as much as it chose him. Sebens stumbled across “The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Ward: Hill's statement incorrect

Former Haines Borough interim manager Bob Ward said this week he never expressed the sentiment that the borough shouldn’t tax citizens and then...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Chilkoot Road transferred to Parks

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources this week officially assumed control of the mile-long Chilkoot River Road, paving the way for construction...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Borough pursues Lutak Dock fix

Nearly six months after the Haines Borough rescinded its Request for Qualifications for Lutak Dock improvements, a new draft document has emerged,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Permit sought for hydro plant

A local developer has applied for a conditional use permit to build a $4-$7 million hydroelectric plant at Walker Lake, about 30 miles northwest of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Lobbyist Thomas reports activities

Haines Borough lobbyist Bill Thomas submitted his first progress report to the manager last week, offering a day-by-day chronicling of his work in Jun...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Wildlife trooper hired

Haines will be getting a new Alaska Wildlife Trooper no later than May 1, Major Bernard Chastain said this week. Wildlife trooper Trent Chwialkowski...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Manager, police chief ideas?

The headhunting firm hired by the Haines Borough to search for the town’s next manager and police chief is looking for input on what residents want...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Heliport issue delayed 4 times

Since appearing on the Haines Borough Planning Commission’s agenda in October, the issue of siting a heliport at 35 Mile Old Haines Highway has...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    February 4, 2016 

Duly Noted

Dave Canipe, 62, said he’s “alive and kicking” after suffering his third heart attack while driving outside Fort Collins, Colo., on Jan. 21....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Police: No explanation of shooting

Haines Borough police officer Brayton Long can’t or won’t say how he shot himself during a firearms training session on Jan. 5. In interviews...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Clerk pay raise idea triggers critique, flap

“Cruel.” “Vicious.” “Unprincipled.” Those are a few of the words Haines Borough Assembly members and one borough employee used to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Restaurant will offer Alaska foods. flavors

Cambria Goodwin and partner Eric Forster are moving their restaurant and bakery operation from Dalton City to Fort Seward, and transforming what used...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Assembly to decide fate of HARK's leftover $14K

If Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill and assembly members Diana Lapham and Mike Case get their way, $14,000 slated for this year’s local nonprofit...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

'Big issues' in upcoming union talks

Negotiations between the Local 71 workers’ union and the Haines Borough are about to begin, and local union representative Tom Brice said members...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Assembly hires out-of-town consultant for planning

Members of the Haines Borough Assembly squabbled Tuesday about whether to hire an out-of-town consultant to lead a strategic planning session or use l...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Preschool wins lease extension

Advocates for the Chilkat Valley Preschool packed the Haines Borough Assembly chambers Tuesday to demonstrate the extent of community support for its...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    January 28, 2016

Duly Noted

Micah Charlton McMahan was born to parents Emily and Adam McMahan of Haines at 3:48 a.m. on Jan. 7. He was born at a birth center in Nashville, Tenn....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Case: Hike clerk's pay to $85,000

Haines Borough Assembly member Mike Case is proposing clerk Julie Cozzi receive a $15,000 salary bump, from her present $70,000 to $85,000. Case said...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Harbor design under scrutiny

An independent engineer reviewing the design of the Small Boat Harbor expansion says work done to date by PND Engineers is “thorough and well...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Assembly weighs ways to grow economy

The Haines Borough Assembly is returning to the idea of establishing a property tax waiver program to spur local economic development. The assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Preschool: Extend lease

The Chilkat Valley Preschool is asking the Haines Borough Assembly to once again extend its lease for the Human Resources Building until it can move i...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Lobbyist's reports at issue

Responding to residents concerned about confidentiality clauses in the Haines Borough’s agreement with lobbyist Bill Thomas, assembly member...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Tourism director wants $64K for marketing, trade shows

Tourism director Leslie Ross is proposing that $64,000 from the Haines Borough’s community and economic development director position be...

 

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