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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015 

New restaurant, bar in planning for waterfront

A Haines corporation has applied for an Army Corps of Engineers permit to discharge 27,000 cubic yards of fill into Portage Cove for construction of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015 

Assembly rejects last-minute bid to slow harbor project

An attempt by a Haines Borough Assembly member to hit “pause” on the Small Boat Harbor expansion project until several financial questions are...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    April 23, 2015 

Duly Noted

Haines Borough fireman Al Badgley received a standing ovation when he accepted the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st Annual Southeast Emergency...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015 

Tlingit dance group revived

Former members of a Native dance group that disbanded in the 1990s have resurrected the group and are teaching traditional songs and dances weekly at...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015 

Borough outlines float fix schedule

Haines Borough public facilities director Carlos Jimenez said this week he hopes the municipality can repair a broken mooring float at Letnikof Harbor...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015 

Assembly discusses options for animal control

Haines Borough Assembly members floated several ideas for dealing with animal control following manager David Sosa’s proposed cuts to the Haines Ani...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015 

Scythian to perform on May 5

Audience members at the Scythian show on May 5 are likely to find themselves engaged in a “rock n’ roll barn dance” of sorts, complete with...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015 

Public participation plan released

The Haines Borough released its draft Public Participation Plan last week, a 12-step effort outlining how the borough can better engage the public in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Assembly awards Sosa high scores

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa scored high on his one-year performance evaluation, with assembly members agreeing Sosa generally exceeded expectati...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Settlement reached at Viking Cove

A three-year-old dispute over access to Viking Cove ended last week with a settlement stating property owners Michael Wald and Sally Andersen may...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Case: End 2nd comment period

Opposition to an ordinance that would eliminate the public comment period at the end of Haines Borough Assembly meetings pushed the legislation into...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Distillery wins double gold in competition

The Port Chilkoot Distillery’s 50 Fathoms Gin has earned another major award, snagging a Double Gold Medal at the 15th annual San Francisco World...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Pilot Light to offer breakfast at Dalton City

Breakfast is coming to Dalton City. Baker Cambria Goodwin will be operating The Pilot Light out of The Klondike building starting in May. Goodwin...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Sisters open clothing firm using designs

Sisters Melissa Ganey and Kaitlin Combs launched their new business 907 Clothing Co. in February, and so far feedback on their ornate, nautical design...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Worry: Trooper's trip may hurt enforcement

Haines’ sole wildlife trooper could be vacating town this summer, a possibility that has the Public Safety Commission concerned about enforcement of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Public safety panel wants voice

The Haines Borough’s Public Safety Commission is seeking more involvement in the municipality’s hiring of its next police chief after being...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Study: Heli-skiing best bet for winter tourism expansion

The Haines Borough released its Haines Winter Visitor Industry study this week, which identifies heli-skiing as the sector with the most potential...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Legislature cutting local jobs, services

The Haines Division of Forestry office was apparently eliminated and the future of public radio funding and the ferry schedule hanged in the balance...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Details cut from borough budget

The devil is usually in the details when it comes to the Haines Borough’s budget. But the devil may be harder to find as manager David Sosa’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Sosa: Hire state lobbyist for $45K

One year after the Haines Borough Assembly cut from its budget a $43,200 federal lobbyist position, manager David Sosa is proposing to spend $45,000...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Watershed council gets 50 acres, office, river frontage

With help from a national conservation nonprofit, the Takshanuk Watershed Council has acquired 50 ac...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

State to begin work on ferry dock rebuild

The state last week began work on the new $15 million ferry dock, a project that will make the facility look like its Auke Bay counterpart in Juneau....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

HARK garners most support from 'givers'

Nearly 400 Alaskans gave more than $20,000 to 10 Haines nonprofits this year through the state’s Pick.Click.Give program, which allows people to don...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Borough may cut ad spending

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa is proposing to drastically reduce the municipality’s spending on advertisement of public meetings, borough jobs...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Sosa's budget: Cut HARK, leave 1 police job unfilled

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released his draft $12 million budget for the upcoming fiscal year Wednesday. It includes a mill rate increase,...

 

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