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Planners sign off on harbor expansion plan

The location of Lookout Park and the size of the parking lot again dominated committee and commission discussions of the Small Boat Harbor expansion...

 

Is it high time to address marijuana?

Ketchikan has the Marijuana Advisory Committee. Petersburg has a 19-person Local Marijuana Regulation Advisory Committee. Juneau has the CBJ Marijuana...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 17, 2015

Minor offense ordinance on Tuesday's agenda

Members of a citizens group opposing a minor offense ordinance have developed a battery of arguments against its passage, including that it would...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 17, 2015

Sea lion tally reach new peak: 1,895

Biologists last spring counted 1,895 Steller sea lions at Sea Lion Rock, the highest number since systematic counts started there in 2004. That...

 

Noise study meeting available online

Anyone wanting to tune in to next week’s presentation on the Haines Borough’s $41,300 noise study will be able to do so from the comfort of their...

 

Wildlife trooper position may stay unfilled

Haines has been without a wildlife trooper for three months, and it doesn’t look like it will get a new one any time soon. Wildlife trooper Ken...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 17, 2015

Eagle foundation gifted land worth $48K

A man who lived in Haines 30 years ago left land in his will to the American Bald Eagle Foundation, a gift that’s worth about $48,000. Creighton...

 

Assembly candidates describe plans, traits at forum

Three candidates vying for two seats on the Haines Borough Assembly fielded questions at last week’s Haines Chamber of Commerce forum, sharing their...

 

Complaints about water taste traced to lake algae

Has your town water tasted funky lately? Haines Borough water and sewer operator Scott Bradford thinks he has discovered the reason. The borough...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    September 17, 2015

Brewery opens at expanded Main Street location

Owners of Haines Brewing Co. planned a “soft opening” at their new Main Street location at noon Monday with just a few friends, as they weren’t...

 

Glacier Bear runners finish 8th, 10th in Wrangell

Top runners for the Haines High School cross-country teams had some familiar company at their Wrangell meet last weekend. “We’ve been working on...

 

Police Report

Monday, Sept. 14 A caller reported a person driving without a license. Officers were advised. A Deishu Drive resident reported a person trespassing on...

 

Duly Noted

Adze Scott Hart was born to parents Ted Hart and Meghan Elliott on Sept. 10 at Juneau’s Bartlett Regional Hospital. He weighed seven pounds and meas...

 

Editorial

A dozen or more citizens of widely divergent political opinions met for several hours Saturday, working to slow down 250 minor offense laws that the...

 

Ordinance an assault on the rule of law

I attended the Haines Borough Assembly meeting on Sept. 8 in which borough manager David Sosa gave a presentation of the proposed minor offense...

 

No deadline for passage of ordinance

The Haines Borough Assembly is scheduled to vote on the minor offenses ordinance at its Sept. 22 meeting. The borough manager is recommending...

 

Lapham should reexamine her priorities

I was extremely distressed to hear assembly member Diana Lapham say that the harbor expansion “is not for you, not for me, not for the folks up the...

 

Law argues for delaying ordinance vote

On Sept. 22, the assembly is scheduled to vote to adopt the minor offenses ordinance. Information from recent committee meetings has not been...

 

Thanks volunteers who helped at Chilkoot

A big thank-you goes out to all the Alaska Chilkoot Bear Foundation bear monitor volunteers who have helped out this summer and fall. You have...

 

Ordinance would violate U.S., state constitutions

I am very disappointed in the Haines Borough government because of the actions they have taken to rush through and pass the minor offense...

 

Georgiana Hotch led all raffle ticket sellers

Three winning tickets were drawn in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska raffle for Alaska Airlines miles. The first ticket drawn, winning 100,000...

 

Snowburners cleaned up mess at 25 Mile

I would just like to give a big thank you to Jack Smith Jr. and Chris Brooks for organizing the cleanup out at 25 Mile Haines Highway and to all the...

 

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