(2217) stories found containing 'haines borough'

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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 Tom Morphet    News    May 21, 2015 

Brain issues among concerns at tech 'open house'

“Engaging the Future,” an initiative that would expand availability of computers at the Haines School, including lower grades, came under the...

 
 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 Tom Morphet    News    May 21, 2015 

Preschool to discuss fate of donations

Chilkat Valley Preschool board members will meet during a finance committee meeting May 28 and discuss what will come of about $100,000 the group...

 
 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...

 
 News    May 21, 2015 

Jones Pont Cemetery Cleanup Saturday

A year’s time takes a toll on the Jones Point Cemetery. Weeds grow up, limbs fall off trees, trash blows in off the adjacent road. An effort to...

 
 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 Tom Morphet    News    May 14, 2015

School board OKs plan to house preschool

What a difference a year can make. In spring 2014, Chilkat Valley Preschool officials were so discouraged by the Haines Borough School District’s...

 
 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 Tom Morphet    News    May 14, 2015

Pellet boiler project to test 'Alaska' burn tube

In the wake of an unresolved problem with wood pellet boilers in Haines, the Alaska Energy Authority has indefinitely extended a deadline for spending...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    May 14, 2015

Editorial

It was a fitting coincidence that the Haines School Board approved pursuing an agreement for housing the Chilkat Valley Preschool on the same day...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Use cruise ship dock fees to build events

Here’s another option to consider as an alternative to waiving fees for cruise ships. Instead of the Haines Borough giving up around $10,000 in...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Town, harbor have great potential

We the residents of Haines often lose sight of what we have and can have. Often people or groups come up with an idea to make Haines a better place....

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Volunteers boosted Girl Scouts

The Junior Girl Scouts of Haines have had a great year of scouting over the 2014-15 school year. I would like to thank those who helped make it...

 
 Letters    May 14, 2015

Foundation donated 316 books

We need to say a special thanks to the Reading Foundation for the 316 new children’s books they have donated to the Summer Reading Program this...

 

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