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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 26, 2015 

Noise, cop studies get assembly's OK

The Haines Borough Assembly approved a major spending package Tuesday, including $41,300 to study helicopter noise, $22,000 to study the police...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 19, 2015

Should workers get to assess manager?

With Haines Borough Manager David Sosa’s one-year anniversary approaching, so too is his first performance evaluation. On Wednesday, assembly...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 12, 2015

DOT: Cut ferry day boat sailings -- Agency proposes $9 million in reductions

Reduced ferry funding scenarios proposed by transportation officials include eliminating dayboat service in Lynn Canal between July and September,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 29, 2015

Assemble: No to proposal to protect harbor workers

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday voted down a resolution that would have supported extra protections for the harbormaster and harbor employees....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 15, 2015

Borough signs economic development director

On a unanimous vote, the Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved the hire of Bill Mandeville, the...

 
 By Christian Woodard    Duly Noted    January 15, 2015

Duly Noted

Southeast Alaska State Fair director Jessica Edwards spent three days at the International Association of Amusement Park Attractions trade show in Flo...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 15, 2015

School Board: Keep Mosquito Lake School

Following testimony by a half-dozen upper highway residents, the Haines Borough School Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to oppose putting up for sale Mosquito...

 
 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

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 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 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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 4, 2014

Borough to seek water,sewer rate increases

After eight weeks of consultation with senior Haines Borough staffers, manager David Sosa is recommending the assembly raise water and sewer rates....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 27, 2014

Leaders explain support, opposition of power rate increase

Haines Borough officials said this week that information that can’t be disclosed led them to vote in favor of a settlement with the Alaska Power...

 
 News    November 20, 2014

Mayor sets office hours

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill has set office hours from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hill said residents and assembly members can find...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 13, 2014

Assembly opposes Juneau road plan

The Haines Borough Assembly is remaining firm in its opposition to the proposed East Side Lynn Canal Highway. The assembly voted 5-0 at its Oct. 28 me...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 13, 2014

Assembly OKs 11 percent rate hike

After most than an hour of discussion behind closed doors, the Haines Borough Assembly on Wednesday voted to accept a settlement with the Alaska Power...

 
 Letters    November 13, 2014

Marijuana supporters stood alone

I am not only very pleased with the passing of Measure 2 but also a bit overwhelmed by all the rhetoric around town. It seems everybody and their...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 6, 2014

THREA drops Walker Lake; Floreske still interested

After squabbling with a local developer for more than two years, the Tlingit and Haida Regional Electric Authority board has decided to relinquish...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

'Emergency' hire for economic job

The Haines Borough has moved tourism director Leslie Ross into the interim community and economic development director position as part of an “emerg...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    October 30, 2014

Sen. Begich, Sullivan hear residents' concerns

U.S. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich, a one-term incumbent, faces a challenge from former Alaska attorney general and natural resources commissioner Repub...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 30, 2014

Egan, Williams vie to represent Haines in Senate

Incumbent Sen. Dennis Egan, D-Juneau, and Tom Williams, R-Juneau, are squaring off to represent Senate District Q in the Alaska Legislature, but Willi...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Vets' tax break stirs assembly debate

Soboleff-McRae Veterans Village officials don’t think property tax should be levied on the second floor of their building. The Haines Borough...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    October 23, 2014

Heli-ski event seeking extra area

A worldwide ski and snowboard competition affiliated with Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures has applied to hold an event in Haines, and is...

 
 Opinion    October 16, 2014

Editorial

The Haines Borough should scrap hiring an economic development director and hire a grant writer instead. There’s been no public outcry for another d...

 

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