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Articles from the January 12, 2017 edition

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 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

Facilities chief Ryan is interim manager

Haines Borough Facilities Director Brad Ryan is once again interim manager. Mayor Jan Hill broke a 3-3 assembly deadlock Tuesday, giving Ryan the...

 

Seward led meeting to its conclusion

I have the audio of the borough manager’s evaluation on a thumb drive. You can call to borrow it. I’ve listened three times, a really tough...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

Cheaper internet in the works

Alaska Power and Telephone customers will soon get faster Internet speeds and be able to transfer more data, thanks to the fiber optic line that runs...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

Assembly OKs sewer plant upgrade

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday to approve a $1.9 million contract with Wolverine Supply of Wasilla for upgrade of the sewer treatment...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 12, 2017

Ex-workers put spotlight on landfill operation, standards

In 2013, Community Waste Solutions was making strides to improve its FAA Road landfill after years of difficulties meeting state environmental...

 
 By Suzanne Ashe    News    January 12, 2017

2016 warmest year in town

The past year came in like a lamb, and mostly stayed that way. The average temperature in Haines in 2016 was 44.2 degrees F., making it apparently...

 

Chamber elects 5 to board

An election by the membership of the Haines Chamber of Commerce in December will seat five directors on the group’s nine-member board of directors....

 
 By Ryan Harms    News    January 12, 2017

Glacier Bears endure tough series against Vikings

The Haines boys’ and girls’ basketball teams furthered their educations in sets of losses to Petersburg this week. Each squad saw their league...

 

Museum offers prize for new logo design

One year after getting a new name, the Haines Sheldon Museum is on the hunt for a new logo. A month-long contest offers $300 for a new design. Anyone...

 

VA health chief visits

Dr. Tim Ballard, director of Veterans Administration health care in Alaska, visited town last week, meeting with veterans and hearing their concerns....

 

Smith, longtime nurse, dies in Virginia at 102

Vera Smith, who worked as a Haines public health nurse for the state and federal governments, died...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 12, 2017

Harrell's donation buys life-saving devices

A $10,000 donation by Lucy Harrell will buy three automatic external defibrillators, renew batteries in existing AEDs and provide for uniform signage...

 

Duly Noted

Gloria Jill Armstrong-Kosinski was born Jan. 4 to Sophia Armstrong and Reilly Kosinski at Anchorage’s Providence Hospital. She weighed 6 lbs., 14...

 

Manager System broken;time for change

I have the audio of the borough manager’s evaluation on a thumb drive. You can call to borrow it. I’ve listened three times, a really tough...

 

Seward's dismissal was warranted

I believe that the incident in which manager Bill Seward advised a company to fire an individual (Gershon Cohen) or risk not receiving a borough...

 

Grant will help senior center buy van

On behalf of the Haines Senior Center and the special people we serve, I would like to thank the Chilkat Valley Community Foundation for its grant of...

 

Manager should be non-partisan, neutral

The borough manager works for the entire community of Haines. His actions should be non-partisan and neutral. His act of threatening an employer of...

 

Manager position is worth getting right

I feel very sorry for the new borough manager. Moving across the country to serve Haines is admirable. Serving our country is admirable. However, his...

 

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