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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Hill says community is hateful, vindictive

Haines Borough Assembly members and residents this week responded to mayor Jan Hill’s statement describing the community as the most “hateful and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Ryan chosen as interim manager

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to hire public facilities director Brad Ryan as interim manager, though details of the offer have yet to be...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 17, 2015

Year marked by citizen involvement

Heightened citizen participation marked 2015, a year in which residents challenged municipal leaders on a range of issues, and seemingly small...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 17, 2015

Museum reverses name change action

The board of the Sheldon Museum voted unanimously Wednesday to rescind an October motion to change the facility’s name. Instead, the board agreed...

 

Ski petitioner pushing case

Haines resident Erik Stevens said this week he has collected about 140 signatures in support of removing a section of Haines Borough code that...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Closed areas opened for freeride

Despite letters of opposition from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Chilkat Indian Village and numerous residents, the Haines Borough...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 17, 2015

State test results put math program in spotlight

School district officials said this week the preliminary statewide test results showing Haines students just above the state average for meeting...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 17, 2015

School enrollment highest since 2012

Enrollment at the Haines School increased 11 students this year to 277, based partly on increased numbers of students enrolled through the local...

 

Combs, Jobbins win top awards for holiday sweets

The Haines Visitor’s Center was stocked with 600 cookies and candies for photos with Santa Saturday, due to a jump in participation in the annual...

 

Carlson on job until July

The Haines Borough School District last week unanimously approved a contract addendum with interim superintendent Rich Carlson that will pay him...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Former legislator seeks lobbyist job

The Haines Borough received only two applications for its $45,000 lobbyist position, including one from former state Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines. The...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Applicant claims right to heliport

A property owner at 35 Mile Old Haines Highway says he doesn’t need a permit to site a heliport there because the property has been used to land...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Heli-ski firms reject shared heliport idea

Haines Borough Planning Commission chair Rob Goldberg said he is dropping efforts to create a public heliport out Chilkat Lake Road because two out...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Planners seeking review of trailers

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is recommending mayor Jan Hill appoint a committee to dig into the issue of commercial trailers. “We really...

 

Five Bear matmen qualify for state

Five Haines High School wrestlers qualified for this weekend’s state tournament in Anchorage, a record-setting total for coach Dennis Durr. “This...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Preschool proposal gets conceptual OK

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday approved the concept of expanding the borough-owned Senior Center to accommodate the Chilkat Valley Preschool,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Walker pencils in $1 million for plant

After years of rejected applications and failed attempts at funding, the Haines Borough’s wastewater treatment plant has made it onto Gov. Bill Walk...

 

Timber sale going ahead

The controversial Baby Brown timber sale is moving forward. Under plans by the state, up to 20 million board feet of timber on 1,000 acres of forest n...

 

Consultant pay insulting to workers?

I wonder what the people who actually work at the Haines Borough office think about consultant Darsie Culbeck being paid three times their wage for...

 

Sunberg an asset to community

Let’s give the free enterprise system a chance to work in Haines. Why has the borough government continued to control our lives in Haines? Scott...

 

Thanks to businesses for contest prizes

While everyone was enjoying the tasty cookie and candy entries, Santa stopped by to visit and to check his list. Thank you, Howsers IGA, Mountain...

 

Sign up for Studio Incamminati sessions

The drawing and painting group at the Haines School on Monday nights takes a holiday break, resuming 5:30 - 8:45 p.m. Jan. 11 in the art room. All sk...

 

Museum grateful for new shelves

The Sheldon Museum staff would like to thank everyone involved with the Archives Expansion Project. The lower level, thanks to our new compactor...

 

Duly Noted

The Chilkat Thunder beat the Haines Packing Co. at the Men’s City League basketball championship Sunday night. The score was 107-75. Two other...

 

Zehe remembered for kindness

Larry Zehe, a retiree who drove the senior services bus part-time, died Dec. 11 in Tacoma, Wash. of...

 

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