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 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...

 
 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...

 
 News    June 25, 2015

Borough committee members needed

Residents are needed to fill 11 vacant seats on five of the Haines Borough’s advisory committees. Three seats are open on the Parks and Recreation...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    June 18, 2015

Exchange will feature modern-day trade goods: 'Zamboni' and sockeye

In what’s being described as a locally flavored cultural exchange, Haines is set to receive a Zamboni-like ice-grooming machine from Haines...

 
 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

Fisheries, ferries would suffer from government shutdown

Threats of a government shutdown stemming from the Alaska Legislature’s failure to pass a state budget have provoked anxiety in Haines, where 49...

 
 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

Borough shouldn't sell Haines short

Focusing on a cruise ship waiver when marketing Haines sends the message that the only reason a ship would want to bring people here is for the dock...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Assembly members deride testimony

Members of a Haines Borough Assembly subcommittee tasked with hearing a citizen’s concerns about the formulation of meeting agendas called the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 5, 2015

Citizens scrutinize meeting procedures

Citizens are questioning Haines Borough policy and procedures, including how information to the assembly is screened at the borough office and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Borough helps eagle foundation project

The American Bald Eagle Foundation has big plans, and the Haines Borough’s community and economic development director is trying to help the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015

Harbor expansion plan falls 2 months behind

The harbor expansion project’s timeline has been delayed by two months. Haines Borough harbormaster Shawn Bell told the Port and Harbor Advisory...

 
 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 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

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

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 Karen Garcia    News    May 7, 2015

Fuel spill stains 16 yards of soil at Lutak Dock

On April 21, at about 10:30 a.m., 125 gallons of jet fuel spilled from a Delta Western truck rack onto the ground at Lutak Dock. The dock’s owner,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 30, 2015

Sosa hires interim police chief

A former Cordova police chief has conditionally accepted the position of interim police chief for the Haines Borough. Robert Griffiths of Scappoose,...

 
 News    April 30, 2015

Proposal to eliminate comment period dies

An ordinance that would have cut the second public comment period at Haines Borough Assembly meetings has died. Assembly member Mike Case proposed...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Opinion    April 30, 2015

Editorial

I am borrowing an idea from my friend Heather Lende by “finding the good” in the Alaska Legislature’s recent decision to eliminate funding for...

 
 News    April 23, 2015

Sosa: Borough likely to sell trailer

After buying a $12,500 trailer to house the Haines Borough’s public facilities director, it appears the director in the next fiscal year will be...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 23, 2015

Public participation plan released

The Haines Borough released its draft Public Participation Plan last week, a 12-step effort outlining how the borough can better engage the public in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    Obituaries    April 16, 2015

Henderson: Former mayor, author, farmer dies at 95

Bob Henderson, an energetic high school science teacher, farmer and Haines Borough mayor known as...

 

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