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 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

Two charges in 2013 car break-ins

Eighteen months after more than 30 cars were ransacked downtown, the assistant district attorney has brought charges against two Haines men, though...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014

Day camp to teach adult dance, music

Haines Music and Dance Camp, a one-day series of workshops for adults and teens of all skill levels, will be held Sunday, Jan. 18, at the Chilkat Cent...

 
 By Christian Woodard    News    December 18, 2014

Audubon bird count will be held on December 27

With recent warm temperatures, the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Dec. 27 could turn up some unexpected species. “We’re seeing more...

 
 News    December 18, 2014

Straps prohibited for long tow jobs

Using tow straps is still permitted in the Haines Borough, but Alaska State Troopers are cracking down on their use for longer trips. Trooper Drew...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 18, 2014

Record pink return pushes raw fish tax to $438K

Haines Borough income from the state’s raw fish tax has hit a 25-year high – $438,390. That’s about twice last year’s fish tax income of...

 
 News    December 18, 2014

Chamber reorganizes; hires Schnabel

The Haines Chamber of Commerce is reorganizing its office functions. Barbara Mulford, president of the business group, said property manager and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Sosa seeks $100K for dock plan

Haines Borough manager David Sosa is asking the assembly to appropriate $100,000 from the Lutak Dock enterprise fund for continued planning and...

 
 News    December 18, 2014

Mosquito Lake School reopen may cost $160K

Reopening the Mosquito Lake School building may involve more than unlocking the door and turning up the heat. Haines Borough public facilities...

 
 News    December 18, 2014

Consignment shop is now 'Treasures'

A little more than a year after Helen Mooney assumed ownership of the consignment store at 1 Mile Haines Highway, the business is again changing...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Shop offers trapping gear

Local trappers need no longer buy their gear online and wait weeks for supplies to arrive. Resident Ryan Cook this year launched Cookie’s General...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Sarah J's moving into downtown

After four seasons in her “pigeon coop” location on Portage Street, Sarah Jaymot is moving her cafe and coffee shop downtown.   Jaymot recently...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Yeti's makes specialties of bread, rolls

Yeti’s Yummies officially opened last week, just in time to order a batch of fresh-baked banana muffins or loaf of “Christmas in Vermont” bread...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Mackowiak, Olerud top Jobbins in cookie showdown

That’s the way the Christmas cookie crumbles. Tammy Jobbins, reigning champion of the Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Cookie and Candy Contest, was...

 
 News    December 18, 2014

Sebens to lead play; auditions in January

Auditions will be held in January for “Dancing at Lughnasa,” a play by Lynn Canal Community Players that director Tod Sebens hopes to stage by...

 
 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 Krista Kielsmeier    News    December 18, 2014

Bears hoop season takes flight

The holidays won’t be much of a break for Haines High School’s basketball teams, with out-of-town tournaments leading into the Jan. 2 opening of...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Cozzi, Stuart get pay increases

The Haines Borough Assembly Tuesday approved new contracts for clerk Julie Cozzi and chief fiscal officer Jila Stuart, increasing wages for both borou...

 
 By Krista Kielsmeier    News    December 18, 2014

Dolphins make finals at 'Champs'

Eight members of the Haines Dolphins swim team competed at the Dec. 5-7 Southeast Champs meet in Juneau, an elite event that required athletes to...

 
 News    December 18, 2014

Grappler Durr climbs to 6th at state final

When Haines High School junior Zane Durr entered the Region V wrestling tournament as a fifth seed, he looked like a longshot to qualify for state. Du...

 
 News    December 18, 2014

Truck stolen, retrieved

A car stolen from in front of a Main Street bar at 3:30 a.m. Saturday was found five hours later at the end of Major Road. The two-tone Ford F250 had...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 18, 2014

Ski event gets room to roam

The Haines Borough Assembly voted unanimously Tuesday to allow an international ski and snowboard competition to use area outside the...

 
 News    December 18, 2014

Alight

From left, Taylor Ganey, Sadie Anderson, Lucia Chapell and Melissa Ganey march in Saturday’s holiday parade, marking the Swedish observance of...

 

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