Articles written by Karen Garcia

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

State easing off prosecuting cases

Some Haines residents have been getting lucky lately as a convergence of circumstances has led to an uptick in the number of criminal cases being...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

Town's drinking water turns brown

A brown, frothy liquid poured from the taps of the Haines Borough’s water customers last weekend, following a drop in pressure at the borough’s wa...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

Permit sale rekindles talk of waste

Sale of a waste-handling business has resurrected discussion of consolidating service in Haines. Acme Transfer owner Paul Nelson has agreed to sell...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

New cruise lines sign on for 2017

The Haines Borough’s tourism department has been receiving waves of good news recently, with new cruise lines committing to visit Haines in 2017...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 21, 2016 

Plane's gear collapses during airport landing

A local pilot crash-landed his private plane at the Haines Airport Monday afternoon, temporarily closing the airport and freezing flights. Resident...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Buzz-in entry at borough defeated

On a 4-2 vote, the Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday rejected Bill Seward’s proposal to install a buzz-in security door at the administration...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Borough worker raises OK'd: $351K

The Haines Borough will spend an additional $351,600 on its employees over the course of the next three years following the assembly’s ratification...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Lapham, Lende say they'll run

Though the candidate filing period doesn’t open until Aug. 1, Haines is abuzz with chatter about who will vie for two borough assembly seats up for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Borough's attorney backs Dimok decision

The Haines Borough administration is standing its ground on a decision to hold Canada-based company Dimok Timber to the same sales tax requirements...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Assembly dumps tour tax vote

Going against the recommendation of its own committee, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday decided not to ask voters about repealing the town’s 1...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Planners: No to land sale request

The Haines Borough’s coveted lot at the corner of Third Avenue and Main Street will remain in public hands, for now. The Planning Commission last we...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Seward: Deputize Brad Ryan

Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward is hoping to promote public facilities director Brad Ryan to deputy borough manager, a new position which would...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Training offered to assembly hopefuls

Interested in running for local office? The Haines Borough wants to make sure you know what you’re in for. For the first time, the clerk’s office...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 14, 2016

Seward grilled on harbor action

Assembly member Margaret Friedenauer this week confronted manager Bill Seward for Seward’s recent attempt to postpone the Small Boat Harbor...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Seward: Beef up security at office

Following a confrontation between two residents and a Haines Borough employee last week, manager Bill Seward is looking to implement a new security...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Manager delays harbor job, for a moment

Less than seven hours after postponing the Small Boat Harbor expansion project, Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward retracted the directive and gave...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Vote on tourism tax advances

After more than an hour of testimony from residents, the Haines Borough Finance Committee last week recommended to let voters in the fall municipal...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Borough attorney reviewing Dimok Timber decision

Haines Borough manager Bill Seward is asking the municipality’s attorney to weigh in on Dimok Timber’s claim that the Canada-based company...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Meeting on parking at Mud Bay

Following complaints from residents and property owners, the Department of Transportation and Haines Borough will hold a joint town hall meeting...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Borough OKs $10K for ferry plan

The Haines Borough Assembly last week unanimously agreed to contribute $10,000 to a joint effort between the state and a regional economic...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Third and Main lot pursued by buyers

The Haines Borough Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, to consider two requests to buy the borough-owned lot at the corner...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Expired license cancels fireworks

This year’s Fourth of July celebration will be markedly less festive. Haines Borough manager Bill Seward canceled the annual fireworks show after...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Police chief choice wavers, takes offer

Following a breakdown in negotiations last week over his request that the Haines Borough cover $27,000 in moving expenses, police chief candidate Heat...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

State: Remove crosswalk art

Department of Transportation spokesperson Jeremy Woodrow said he is bracing for complaints following the state’s order that the Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 30, 2016

Porcupine Road floods; borough repairs $40K

A recent $40,000 repair to the Porcupine Road won’t be standard operating procedure in the future, Haines Borough officials warned this week. Public...

 

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