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Haines mayor retires from troopers

...The mayor of the city of Haines no longer will be the Chilkat Valley's highest-ranking law enforcer as of June 1. Don Otis, a 20-year Alaska State Trooper, is retiring. He told the Chilkat Valley News that working both jobs is pinching...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...The mayor of the city of Haines no longer will be the Chilkat Valley's highest-ranking law enforcer as of June 1. Don Otis, a 20-year Alaska State Trooper, is retiring. He told the Chilkat Valley News that working both jobs is pinching...

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Haines adopts new form of city government

...to a city manager. The 242-170 vote in last week's municipal election came as a surprise to many but not to mayor Don Otis, who told the Chilkat Valley News he bet councilor Gregg Richmond $1 it would pass. The change will become effective...

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Juneau Empire Story Archive

...1998, a borough-wide question of consolidating the two local governments failed by three votes. City of Haines mayor Don Otis was elected in October by a four-vote margin. Voters were much more certain about the bed and tour taxes in October...

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Juneau Access decision may be announced in December

...decide before the Dec. 15 roll-out of his budget proposal for the next fiscal year. Mielke said he and Haines Mayor Don Otis expressed serious concerns that the two communities would lose if a road is built between Juneau and Skagway. Haines...

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SE mayors oppose legislative move

...Many in Haines and Skagway fear a road to Juneau would take away local business and harm their economies. Haines Mayor Don Otis said a road would be far more devastating to his community than a capital move would be to Juneau. "I will fight that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092001/sta_semayors.shtml
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Cruise rep warns of Haines boycott

...of actions could certainly steer cruise companies away from Haines in the future. I think (City of Haines) Mayor (Don) Otis would be interested in the message that this group is conveying to cruise lines, as their patronage of the city dock...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032100/Biz_haines.html
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Tourist taxes pass in other Southeast towns

...second term as mayor of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough. Haines city Mayor Dave Berry lost in a close three-way race to Don Otis, a state trooper. Dave Olerud came in third, but the results could still change when about 200 absentee ballots are...

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Southeast city hopes to lure cruises

...Wednesday evenings. ``Basically what you need is more dock space in Haines and Skagway,'' Langset said. New Mayor Don Otis is endorsing the docking fee cut as a way to counter the perception that Haines doesn't want the cruise ship industry's...

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Haines loses a ship stop

...and the cap on cruise ships has sent the message to the cruise ship lines that they are not welcome in Haines,'' said Don Otis, elected mayor of the city of Haines at the same time the borough's tourism ballot initiatives passed. ``I think...

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