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 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

State approves electric rate hike

On a 2-1 vote, the Regulatory Commission of Alaska last week approved an 11.18 percent electric rate increase for more than 7,000 Alaska Power...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014 

Crime, weather left mark on 2014

The Haines Borough, its school and police department, came under new management in 2014, a year marked by lopsided weather patterns, infrastructure...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Two charges in 2013 car break-ins

Eighteen months after more than 30 cars were ransacked downtown, the assistant district attorney has brought charges against two Haines men, though...

 
 News    December 18, 2014 

Straps prohibited for long tow jobs

Using tow straps is still permitted in the Haines Borough, but Alaska State Troopers are cracking down on their use for longer trips. Trooper Drew...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014 

Record pink return pushes raw fish tax to $438K

Haines Borough income from the state’s raw fish tax has hit a 25-year high – $438,390. That’s about twice last year’s fish tax income of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Sosa seeks $100K for dock plan

Haines Borough manager David Sosa is asking the assembly to appropriate $100,000 from the Lutak Dock enterprise fund for continued planning and...

 
 News    December 18, 2014 

Mosquito Lake School reopen may cost $160K

Reopening the Mosquito Lake School building may involve more than unlocking the door and turning up the heat. Haines Borough public facilities...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Candidate offered development job

After two rounds of interviews, Haines Borough manager David Sosa last week offered the community and economic development director job to Bill...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Cozzi, Stuart get pay increases

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved new contracts for clerk Julie Cozzi and chief fiscal officer Jila Stuart, increasing wages for both borou...

 
 Blotter    December 18, 2014 

Police report

Sunday, Dec. 14 A Fort Seward area resident reported seeing a vehicle with a door open and the dome light on. He asked an officer to respond and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014 

Ski event gets room to roam

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow an international ski and snowboard competition to use area outside the...

 
 By Barb Mulford    Letters    December 18, 2014 

Thanks for making the parade happen

On behalf of the Haines Chamber of Commerce board of directors, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make the Christmas...

 
 By Carol Waldo    Letters    December 18, 2014 

What does wooden animal sign mean?

All that money in the bank and the town looks like we can’t or won’t celebrate Christmas. You know that holiday the borough workers get paid...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Lutak Dock repair quote may drop from $33 million

An early estimate of $33 million for replacement of the Lutak Dock might be shaved down considerably with further work by PND Engineers. Dick...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014

Borough holds $15 million in savings

As a percentage of spending, the Haines Borough’s $15 million in savings is exponentially more than what many other municipalities hold onto, but...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014

Residents rally to keep school building

Saying they were shocked to recently learn that the Haines Borough might sell Mosquito Lake School, upper valley residents – including young parents...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

State's new rules govern 'handymen'

Starting Jan. 1, Haines handymen will be required to get a state contractor’s license and secure a bond for all their jobs, however small. The chang...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Assailant Jackson sues borough

A Haines man found guilty of three charges stemming from a July 2012 fight with three Haines Borough police officers has filed a civil suit against...

 
 News    December 11, 2014

Treatment plant not in budget

Gov. Bill Walker last week released former Gov. Sean Parnell’s “work-in-progress” budget for the upcoming fiscal year, including a capital...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 11, 2014

Former mayor continues fight in rate case

After being stonewalled by the Haines Borough Assembly, former mayor Stephanie Scott is asking the Regulatory Commission of Alaska to explain how an...

 
 News    December 11, 2014

Pool closed for light work

The Haines Borough pool is tentatively closed until Dec. 22 for replacement of the facility’s lights, though facilities maintenance technician...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 11, 2014

Preschool will pursue Willard site

The Chilkat Valley Preschool board last week voted to pursue a Willard Street commercial building as the school’s new site. Also, at January’s Hai...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    December 11, 2014

Editorial

Haines Borough taxpayers should think twice before accepting the notion that they’re on the hook for rebuilding the Lutak Dock. What public service...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Borough to await state's lead on pot

The Haines Borough is waiting for the state to take the lead on how marijuana dispensaries and grow operations will be regulated following the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Pair implicated in break-in on Comstock

Haines Borough Police charged a 23-year-old man last week with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft for allegedly breaking into a woman’s Comstock...

 

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