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 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

Appeal filed against hauling Skyline rock

The Haines Borough Planning Commission granted Southeast Roadbuilders a conditional use permit Feb. 9 to excavate 7,500 cubic yards of rock near the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Store's towel promotion runs dry

Got new towels? Someone apparently has quite a few. So many, in fact, that others have none at all. That’s the upshot of a promotion at Howsers, whi...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

Borough looks at shipping its trash

An idea to cut the municipality’s solid waste bill in half is going to the Haines Borough’s Solid Waste Working Group. Interim Borough Manager...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Wet snow shuts off power

Lutak residents fired up woodstoves, melted snow and hunkered down Saturday when a hard-to-reach break in a main transmission line left their...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Assembly to mull state tax issues

Should the Haines Borough take a position on a statewide sales tax or a state income tax? The borough assembly will meet as a committee 4 p.m....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Borough, DA won't pursue Turner claim

Neither the state district attorney nor the Haines Borough will investigate a complaint that the assembly acted improperly when it voted against...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

Assembly hears idea to move visitor center

The Haines Borough Assembly this week heard a proposal to move the Visitor Information Center from the aging log structure at Second Avenue near...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

District pens policy on absences

The Haines Borough School District recently put its planned absence practices in writing, adding a section to policy to formalize procedures enforced...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Leaders respond to Facebook page

A private Facebook page came under fire at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting. Two assembly members were critical of “Haines Rant and...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

Planners shoot down raising height rules

The Haines Borough Planning Commission last week backed off a plan to raise a 30-foot height restriction after hearing from firefighters that they...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 16, 2017 

Planners question, OK Lutak option

Two engineers on the Haines Borough Planning Commission were skeptical about construction elements of a $37.4 million design to refurbish Lutak Dock,...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 16, 2017 

Heavy snow sinks cabin cruiser

A cabin cruiser that sank early Sunday morning in the Haines Harbor was raised Tuesday by a Juneau-based marine salvage company. The 32-foot...

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    February 16, 2017 

Squads struggle; season half over

Haines boys’ and girls’ basketball teams dropped games to visiting Metlakatla last weekend. The boys’ losses, 56-49 and 80-45, bring the...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Crowd Rallies against recreation map plan

The future of mapping winter recreation sites in the Haines Borough was uncertain after more than 100 residents turned out Tuesday to criticize the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 9, 2017

Blaze claims home on hillside

A fire of undetermined origin gutted a classic home at 234 W. Oslund Drive on the evening of Feb. 2. No one was hurt in the blaze that claimed most...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 9, 2017

Juneau's violent speech ban leads to DDF meet here

The Haines School Drama, Debate and Forensics team will host a second home meet Saturday after a rule at a Juneau competition in January barred...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 9, 2017

Raptor handler tops in bird training

The American Bald Eagle Foundation’s raptor curator is the first in Alaska and one of only 68 people in the world to become a certified professional...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    February 9, 2017

Harbor group likes $37 million option

The Haines Borough’s Port and Harbor Advisory Committee on Feb. 2 endorsed a $37.3 million Lutak Dock rebuild option. It’s a variation of a $32...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    February 9, 2017

Too many school absences?

Are planned absences taking too big a bite out of learning at the Haines School? At Tuesday’s school board meeting, two veteran teachers expressed...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    February 9, 2017

Waste group seeks handle on mission

At its third meeting, the Haines Borough’s Solid Waste Working Group Monday continued to wrestle with identifying the issues it is tasked to solve,...

 

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