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 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Revitalize this: Large, empty and downtown

This is the first in a series of articles about the emptying of the town’s core. Stories in coming weeks will include the role of government in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 17, 2014 

Sales tax revenues up a hair

Preliminary sales tax figures for calendar year 2103 compiled by the Haines Borough show local sales up about 1 percent from 2012, at $49.8 million....

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    April 17, 2014 

If Heimlich doesn't work, try, try again

It took about 10 thrusts using the Heimlich maneuver for truck driver Aaron Hietala of Haines to save co-worker Mike Denker from choking during an...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Assessor says accounts still a mess

The Haines Borough’s latest contract assessor says years of problems persist in the borough’s assessment system and resolving them may require...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Assembly: No to mayor's road letter

The Haines Borough Assembly April 8 rejected mayor Stephanie Scott’s request to send an opinion piece to the Juneau Empire criticizing funding of...

 
 News    April 17, 2014 

Ode to salmon planned on Main

A local conservation group recently secured funding to install an 8-by-24-foot chalkboard on Main Street where residents can express their...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Winter tour study gets OK

The fourth time was the charm for the Haines Borough tourism department. The Haines Borough Assembly last week approved the deparments’s request...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Lightering float fee increase proposed

Using the Port Chilkoot Dock lightering float may be getting more expensive. The Haines Borough Assembly introduced an ordinance last week that would...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    April 17, 2014 

Cameras in town for new reality TV show

A representative of a new reality TV show to be filmed partially in Haines was approaching residents in the townsite last week, asking if they had...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Big Air: 13 compete in classic

Sixth-grader Marirose Evenden soared to victory Sunday as the only female competitor and winner of the beginner category at the 19th Annual Olen Nash...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Borough OKs $113K in sewer plant work

The Haines Borough is taking a step toward addressing its dilapidated wastewater treatment plant, beginning with designs for more than $4 million in...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    April 17, 2014 

School to hire 'dean of students'

Under a staffing plan that responds to the departure of vice-principal Michelle Byer, the Haines Borough School Board Monday approved hire of a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 17, 2014 

Assessments out; used 'market groups' method

Property owners should be receiving their 2014 assessments by now, as notices were sent out last week, contract assessor Marty McGee said. The total...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly mulls spending limit hike

Should the Haines Borough manager be allowed to spend $25,000 without assembly approval? The assembly discussed the question Tuesday of whether to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Fort firehall to reach new heights?

Fort Seward residents Joanne Waterman and Phyllis Sage are seeking a variance that would likely make theirs the town’s tallest building. Waterman...

 
 By Eileen McIver    News    April 10, 2014

Residents recount varied tourist experiences in Cuba

Residents who traveled in Cuba during the winter describe the Communist nation as a place of crumbling infrastructure and pollution, but also of rich...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly postpones helicopter noise plan

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday postponed directing the manager to craft a plan for monitoring the impact of helicopter operations near 26 Mile...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Assembly balks at privately-funded sauna plan

The Haines Borough Assembly voted in January to deny a request for a publicly-funded community sauna, and Tuesday it also voted to deny a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 10, 2014

Rogue at the harbor: Lock on crane cut 4 times

At least one person doesn’t want to shell out the $50 annual fee for use of the Small Boat Harbor crane, and instead has decided to repeatedly cut o...

 

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