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This week in history

July 1971 Non-reserved vehicles have 3-day wait now for ferry Southbound vehicle traffic on the Alaska Ferry System has built up to a point where there is now a three-day wait for passage for vehicles without reservations, local ferry officials said Tuesday. They emphasized, however, that those vehicles with reservations will leave on the day […]

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This Week in History

November 2010 New start at heli-ski question Mayor appoints 9-member panel The Haines Borough’s new heli-skiing work group held its first meeting Tuesday, and members said they want to avoid the heated tone of previous discussions about the industry. “I think that this is a better way to resolve some of the issues than to try […]

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Our front line rocks

A big thank you to our cruise ship volunteers for all you do as our welcome committee. You are most appreciated; Carol Duis, Michael Marks, Alan Heinrich, Jan Hill, Jean Smith, Nelle Jurgeleit-Greene, Joanne Waterman, and Diana Lapham. If you would like to be down where the fun is, please contact the Visitor Center at 766-6418. Tammy […]

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Borough briefs

The Haines Borough will look into the possibility of hiring an executive assistant to the manager rather than an economic and community development director. The topic was discussed at a meeting of the assembly’s personnel committee Monday. Manager David Sosa said he was looking into the benefits of such a change and would report back to the […]

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Gregg beats out Lapp for assembly

It’s Tresham Gregg by a nose. Gregg beat out candidate Jerry Lapp for a Haines Borough Assembly seat by only 12 votes, according to Tuesday night’s election canvass results. The final results, which are set to be certified at the Oct. 27 assembly meeting, are Gregg, 430, and Lapp, 418. Prior to the counting of outstanding ballots at the […]

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Assembly OKs minor offense law, with delay

At a four-hour Haines Borough Assembly meeting this week that included the deputy Mayor threatening to eject members of the public, an assembly member refusing to vote and a resident calling the group “insane,” Mayor Jan Hill pushed the controversial minor offenses ordinance onto the books. Residents and assembly members commented on the palpable tension at the meeting, which was characterized by […]