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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015 

Leaders will unravel minor violations law

After widespread public criticism, the Haines Borough’s Government Affairs and Services Committee agreed this week to dissect a draft ordinance...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015 

Filing period opens Aug. 1 for local offices

Residents who have clamored at recent Haines Borough Assembly meetings for more public involvement can step up Aug. 1 and declare their candidacy for...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 23, 2015 

Garbage violations unearth bigger concerns

The Haines Borough Assembly last week took a mid-meeting field trip to a west side trailer park in an attempt to settle a dispute between borough staf...

 
 Opinion    July 23, 2015 

Editorial

Credit Southeast Alaska State Fair board chairman Eric Forster and resident Chris Miller for the new climbing tower and zip line project at the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Future unsure for borough's economic job

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa is remaining tight-lipped on the future of the municipality’s community and economic development director...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 16, 2015

Officials review harbor option history

Concerns about the Small Boat Harbor project this week prompted Haines Borough staff to look into how the current design was chosen. Manager David...

 
 News    July 16, 2015

Chamber won't push borough to cover loss from water

The Haines Chamber of Commerce has rescinded its request that the Haines Borough waive June’s water and sewer fees for local businesses affected by...

 
 News    July 16, 2015

Nonprofit deadline for grants Aug. 24

Local nonprofits can submit their applications for grant funding to the Haines Borough by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. The annual process involves...

 
 News    July 16, 2015

Mayor creates new harbor group

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill created a joint committee this week charged with “monitoring” the aesthetic design of the waterfront and Small Boat...

 
 Opinion    July 16, 2015

Editorial

Haines Borough leaders – or citizens – would be wise to put this advisory question on the ballot for the October municipal election: “Do you...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 9, 2015

History puts heat on police chief hire

Following a 2013 scandal surrounding former Haines Borough Police Chief Gary Lowe and the subsequent hire of Bill Musser, who lasted only a year on...

 
 Letters    July 9, 2015

Cosmic clouds surround police here

The Haines Borough Assembly continues to flow with indecision regarding establishing a purposeful, inclusive, orderly process for selecting a new...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 2, 2015

Public scrutinizes minor offense law

An ordinance establishing a minor offenses fee schedule has residents asking why many of the laws are even on the books, and why Haines Borough employ...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 25, 2015

Progress, setbacks for downtown effort

A little more than a year after a series of Chilkat Valley News articles put a spotlight on downtown decay, two shuttered buildings have re-opened, a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 25, 2015

Cruise ships get half-price fees

The Haines Borough Assembly on Tuesday agreed to waive 50 percent of docking fees for every new and existing cruise ship that visits the Port...

 
 News    June 25, 2015

Staff will align code, policy on agenda

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to have manager David Sosa and clerk Julie Cozzi ensure code and policy are aligned when it comes to how ite...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Helicopter noise study out for public comment until June 26

Haines Borough Manager David Sosa released the results of a draft helicopter noise study late last week, but he said he doesn’t want to share his...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Assembly approves 911 phone surcharge

The Haines Borough Assembly last week passed an ordinance adding a monthly surcharge of $1.51 to every land line and cell phone in the borough. The as...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Neighbors' comments sink plan for Lutak dog kennel

The Haines Borough Planning Commission rejected plans for a commercial dog-boarding kennel on Lutak Road last week after receiving more than a dozen...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 18, 2015

Residents testify for saving Port Chilkoot waterfront

The aesthetics of the Haines Borough’s harbor expansion and other development projects along the town’s waterfront have residents wondering about...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Minor offense ticket holiday coming to an end

Fines for minor offenses are on their way back. The Haines Borough Assembly recently introduced an ordinance that will empower police and some borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Assembly members revisit remarks

Following a Haines Borough committee meeting last week during which two assembly members publicly derided a resident’s concerns, two other assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 11, 2015

Borough nets sewer plant loan

The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance recently that would accept a $1.7 million loan from the state to improve the municipality’s...

 
 Opinion    June 11, 2015

Editorial

Citizens have raised legitimate questions about how matters sent to the Haines Borough Assembly sometimes don’t get placed on meeting agendas. Borou...

 
 Letters    June 11, 2015

Lutak, harbor projects linked by cost

The harbors situation is serious business, folks. Haines Borough owns the north end of Lutak Dock, just past the ferry terminal. The engineer’s...

 

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