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 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015 

Assembly OKs $12 million budget including lobbyist, tax increase

Although two of its six members were absent Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed the municipality’s roughly $12 million spending plan for...

 
 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 

Chilkoot tribe tracks environment's oddities

Have you seen any unusual plants or animals in Haines lately? What about weird algae blooms, or excessive erosion, or fish die-offs? If so, the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 28, 2015 

Long road to diploma ends at Chilkat village

Kimberley Strong’s college degree was a long time coming – nearly 35 years. Since she started attending colleges in California in the early 1980s,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015 

State DOT plans 26 miles of chip seal this summer

The Alaska Department of Transportation will resurface 26 miles of roads in the Haines Borough over the course of two months this summer. The $2.3...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

Borough puts limited ban on burning

Haines Borough fireman Al Badgley said Monday that due to high fire danger, the municipality is prohibiting open burning outside of screened burn...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 28, 2015 

Haines teachers reject negotiated contract offer

By an 80 percent margin, Haines Borough teachers last week voted to reject a compensation proposal negotiated between union representatives and 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 Tom Morphet    News    May 28, 2015 

New school schedule: Start earlier, end later

A new school schedule that starts earlier in the day and ends later – except on Thursdays – is aimed at allowing staff more time for professional...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    May 28, 2015 

Four track athletes qualify for state meet

Four Haines High School athletes will compete at the state track and field championship this weekend at Dimond High School in Anchorage. Glacier Bear...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 28, 2015 

Meeting Tuesday will decide school computer issue

The Haines Borough School Board is scheduled to make a decision on its “Engaging the Future” computer initiative Tuesday, June 2. The meeting...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015 

Police report

Sunday, May 24 A Mathias Avenue resident reported a suspicious vehicle parked near her home. An officer was advised and said the vehicle had already...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 28, 2015 

Duly Noted

A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 6 at the Presbyterian Church for former town librarian and longtime resident Marge...

 
 News    May 28, 2015 

Editorial

Public radio station KHNS recently started offering written-word versions of its stories on its website on a free, daily basis. That’s a good deal...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Assembly to consider phone tax Tuesday

Residents could see their phone bills going up soon if the Haines Borough Assembly approves a recommendation recently advanced by staff. The assembly...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Exotic ales, morsels on tap for 23rd beer festival

From horchata rice beer and wild mushroom cinnamon rolls to tug of war battles and bingo games, this weekend’s 23rd Annual Great Alaska Craft Beer a...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Testimony supports waiving cruise ship fees

Haines Borough staff and local tour operators turned out this week at an assembly Commerce Committee meeting to lobby for a proposed program that woul...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Assembly committee IDs money for HARK

The Haines Borough Finance Committee this week recommended the assembly fund the Haines Animal Rescue Kennel animal control contract at $45,250 using...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 21, 2015

Coors visits, seeking ice for TV commercial

Haines recently played host to a 16-member production crew shooting a Coors Light commercial for a national television debut in mid-June. Members of...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 21, 2015

Brain issues among concerns at tech 'open house'

“Engaging the Future,” an initiative that would expand availability of computers at the Haines School, including lower grades, came under the...

 

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