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 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...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 16, 2015

Case: End 2nd comment period

Opposition to an ordinance that would eliminate the public comment period at the end of Haines Borough Assembly meetings pushed the legislation into...

 
 News    April 16, 2015

Move Lookout Park to lot corner?

Members of the Haines Borough’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee last week expressed support for moving Lookout Park to a location in the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 9, 2015

Sosa: Hire state lobbyist for $45K

One year after the Haines Borough Assembly cut from its budget a $43,200 federal lobbyist position, manager David Sosa is proposing to spend $45,000...

 
 Opinion    April 9, 2015

Editorial

Hiring a lobbyist to work the Alaska Legislature would amount to adding yet another high-level position at the Haines Borough at a time when the...

 
 By Cynthia Allen    Duly Noted    April 9, 2015

Duly Noted

The Haines School Community Education program is looking for feedback. Coordinator John Hagen is hoping to hear from former Glacier Bears, but the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 9, 2015

Chamber questions scope, cost of harbor expansion

The Haines Chamber of Commerce says that a financial plan for improvements to the Small Boat Harbor should be in place before construction starts....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 9, 2015

Mining forum digs into questions of regulation

Government mining agencies defended their regulation of the industry while watchdog and conservation group representatives said additional...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 2, 2015

Red Cross to honor 3 fishermen

Blake Ward said he doesn’t consider himself a hero “but I felt like one that night” on Sept. 21 when a raging storm sank the commercial gillnet...

 
 Letters    April 2, 2015

Volunteers helped break the silence

I would like to thank everyone who braved the rain and joined us in our 5th annual Choose Respect March this year! Your participation meant so much...

 
 Opinion    April 2, 2015

Editorial

Concerns about the Small Boat Harbor expansion project reflect serious flaws in the Haines Borough’s public review process. This project has been...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 2, 2015

Mining experts to speak in valley

Four speakers with mining-related expertise will visit Haines and Klukwan next week for presentations and panel discussions on mining in Alaska. The...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015

Assembly pushes harbor project past questions, critics

Haines Borough Assembly members and mayor Jan Hill this week turned back efforts to extend public comment time on the Small Boat Harbor expansion proj...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    March 26, 2015

Freeride at last: Skies open for skiers

A 10-day wait for clear skies paid off for organizers of the Freeride World Tour, who held their international, big-mountain skiing and snowboard comp...

 
 News    March 26, 2015

Dolphins aim to raise $17K in Swim-a-thon

Members of the Haines Dolphins swim team are aiming to raise $17,000 at their annual Swim-a-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, April 4. Swim-a-Thon is the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 19, 2015

Heli-ski area open for 1 year

By Karen Garcia The Bureau of Land Management is opening more than 66,000 acres of land south of Hai...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 12, 2015

Assembly: More work needed on tax-exempt rule

Nearly a dozen residents turned out at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting to roundly criticize an ordinance that would change how nonprofits...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Legislators: Close state forestry office

The state Division of Forestry office in Haines would close under a proposal being considered by the Alaska Legislature’s House Finance Committee....

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    March 5, 2015

Mayor: Juneau trip netted many connections

Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill recently returned from a trip to Juneau for the Alaska Municipal League Winter Legislative conference, where she...

 

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