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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Assembly to consider phone tax Tuesday

Residents could see their phone bills going up soon if the Haines Borough Assembly approves a recommendation recently advanced by staff. The assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Exotic ales, morsels on tap for 23rd beer festival

From horchata rice beer and wild mushroom cinnamon rolls to tug of war battles and bingo games, this weekend’s 23rd Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Testimony supports waiving cruise ship fees

Haines Borough staff and local tour operators turned out this week at an assembly Commerce Committee meeting to lobby for a proposed program that woul...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Assembly committee IDs money for HARK

The Haines Borough Finance Committee this week recommended the assembly fund the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel animal control contract at $45,250 using...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Coors visits, seeking ice for TV commercial

Haines recently played host to a 16-member production crew shooting a Coors Light commercial for a national television debut in mid-June. Members of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Deadlock on sign ordinance continues

A standoff continues between the Haines Borough Assembly and the Planning Commission regarding a controversial sign law. The commission voted last...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Assembly delegates harbor analysis to Ports and Harbors panel

After the Haines Borough Assembly last week charged the Finance Committee with conducting an economic analysis of the Small Boat Harbor expansion...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Sosa to host 'town hall' meeting Thursday

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa will unveil the municipality’s new Facebook page and hold a question-and-answer session at his “town hall” mee...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

BLM seeks comments on plans for 7 Mile

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for information on how Haines residents use a trailhead near 7 Mile Haines Highway and whether they would...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Police Report

Monday, May 18 A Young Road resident reported he had backed into a fire hydrant and wanted it checked for damage. The fire chief was advised. A...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015 

Duly Noted

Lani Hotch traveled to Juneau last week to attend the 2015 First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Awards ceremony. Hotch was one of six volunteers...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Assembly wants alternatives to cutting HARK

Dog lovers, don’t despair yet. The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday passed a motion directing borough staff to investigate different ways the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Want to speak to Assembly? Sign-up required

Members of the public wishing to testify during a public hearing at a Haines Borough Assembly meeting will now have to sign up ahead of time. Mayor Ja...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Bridge would eat up funds for outdoors class

A popular after-school program may be a casualty of the Haines Borough’s budget this year, as funding for the environmental education class is...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Junk car program yet to hit the streets

More than a year-and-a-half after the Haines Borough Assembly adopted an ordinance establishing a $22 biennial motor vehicle registration tax, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Harbor petition denied, but analysis planned

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday told concerned residents it would not slow plans for expansion of the Small Boat Harbor, but agreed to discuss...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Freeride ski tour to return for 2 years

All signs indicate the Freeride World Tour will be returning to Haines for at least the next two seasons to hold its competition. Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Mayor scratches early-bird meeting

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill intervened this week after assembly members scheduled a 6 a.m. committee meeting to discuss a proposal for a new cruise...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Film traces hat of 'long-ago person found'

Haines residents will not only get to see the new film “Tracing Roots” at an upcoming library event, they’ll also have an opportunity to speak w...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Conservatory plans to stage 'Noodle Rat Rotten Hat'

After last year’s rousing success with the Summer Youth Theater Conservatory’s production of “Puss in Boots,” director Stanley Coleman and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Police Report

Monday, May 11 Police served two protection order packets on a Haines resident. An out-of-state caller reported a person with a criminal background...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 14, 2015

Duly Noted

Lucy Madeline Bell was born to parents Sarah and Shawn Bell at 12:53 a.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau. Lucy weighed...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Borough studying more free dockings

With two cruise ship companies receiving docking fee waivers for the 2015 season, Haines Borough staff say additional waivers might boost the town’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Cold case unit cut could end work on Wafer killing

For the past 33 years, Lois Wafer has waited for a break in the case of her 14-year-old daughter, Eileen Wafer, who was found dead on a Portage Cove...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Fuel spill stains 16 yards of soil at Lutak Dock

On April 21, at about 10:30 a.m., 125 gallons of jet fuel spilled from a Delta Western truck rack onto the ground at Lutak Dock. The dock’s owner,...

 

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