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 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 Tom Morphet    News    April 16, 2015

Computer initiative stirs school board discussion

At a Tuesday budget workshop, Haines Borough School Board members questioned a technology initiative supported by the district’s administration...

 

Henderson: Former mayor, author, farmer dies at 95

Bob Henderson, an energetic high school science teacher, farmer and Haines Borough mayor known as...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 16, 2015

Editorial

Working on the Haines Visitor’s Guide this week made us think of using the town’s marketing slogan, “Adventure Capital of Alaska.” Including...

 

'Hired gun' lobbyist not a wise expense

Spending $45,000 for lobbyist services is not the wisest use of our tax dollars, especially in times of tightened budgets. Our capable borough...

 

Citizens, not consultants, for cop review

Our Haines community will benefit more from a citizen stakeholder review of the police department than from an ill-timed, expensive, out-of-town...

 

Mine presentation a success

Thanks to all those that came out to last week’s mining information presentations in Haines and Klukwan. Both events were well-attended and we...

 

Thanks to Woman's Club

Many thanks to the Haines Woman’s Club for its continuing support of early childhood education in our community! With its financial donation, plus...

 

Library is teacher, sanctuary

I’m sitting in the rocking chair at the public library, marveling at all that the facility is. It’s a teacher, creative space, classroom,...

 

Thanks for quick 911 response

We are grateful for the quick 911 response and medical expertise given our daughter Ellen Rasmussen on March 27 by the Haines fire department and the...

 

Three heroes deserve award

We will be forever grateful to Blake Ward, Chris Olsen and Brad Badger for their extreme bravery and heroic actions saving Woody’s life when his...

 

Duly Noted

Keltie Chambers was born to parents Fred Chambers-Piper and Dayna Lennie on Saturday, April 11 in Whitehorse, Y.T. Great-grandmother Barbara...

 

Fair's annual member party set for April 24

The Southeast Alaska State Fair hosts the 10th annual Spring Fling barbecue and dance Friday, April 24, to mark its annual membership drive. Doors...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 16, 2015

Landing craft sold, will be ferry at Prince of Wales

A private, landing-craft ferry built for service in Lynn Canal is being repurposed as a ferry that will operate out of Prince of Wales Island. The...

 

Forum on marijuana will be held April 23

It won’t be held on 4/20, but the Chamber of Commerce is organizing a community forum next week that will focus on the economic and legal aspects...

 
 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 Tom Morphet    News    April 16, 2015

Supporters: Keep highway school open 2 days weekly

Friends of Mosquito Lake School and Community Center is asking the Haines Borough to spend an additional $9,400 per year to keep the facility open...

 

After hung jury, state sets 2nd trail for Hart

A Haines jury last week failed to come to consensus on two felony charges against resident Ted Hart, but assistant district attorney Amy Williams...

 
 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...

 

Move Lookout Park to lot corner?

Members of the Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee last week expressed support for moving Lookout Park to a location in the...

 

Police force reduced to 2 officers

And then there were two. As of this week, Haines Borough police officers Joshua Dryden and Jeremy Groves are the only two members of the police staff...

 

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