(208) stories found containing 'bill thomas'

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 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Manager delays harbor job, for a moment

Less than seven hours after postponing the Small Boat Harbor expansion project, Haines Borough Manager Bill Seward retracted the directive and gave...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    July 7, 2016

Vote on tourism tax advances

After more than an hour of testimony from residents, the Haines Borough Finance Committee last week recommended to let voters in the fall municipal...

 
 Letters    June 30, 2016

Letter-writer omitted some facts

Regarding Karen Hess’ letter in last week’s paper in which she describes the facts behind the funding of the Port Chilkoot Dock complex: her...

 
 Letters    June 23, 2016

Dock was also paid by grants, head tax

In response to last week’s article, specifically to J.R. Churchill and the petition to repeal the 1 percent sales tax that funds the tourism...

 
 Letters    June 16, 2016

The bullies have taken over Haines

Don Turner III, while sitting at the Planning Commission table last week, wore a T-shirt that said, “I like the sound you make when you shut up.”...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    June 9, 2016

Kito only candidate to file for legislative seat

Barring a write-in campaign, Haines voters won’t have a choice about who represents them in the Alaska House of Representatives when the next...

 
 Letters    June 2, 2016

Borough should subsidize taxi service

It’s ironic that Haines has a beer festival and no taxi business. I think the borough should offer a $4,000 grant annually to a taxi company so we...

 
 Letters    June 2, 2016

Two observances honored fallen soldiers

I want to thank everyone who attended the memorial services Monday at Jones Point and Klukwan. A special thanks to our speaker Bill Thomas, Tom...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

Assembly defeats attempt to terminate lobbyist contract

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 26, 2016

End draws near for 'The Swamp'

A Haines Borough Assembly member on Tuesday made a move to terminate Bill Thomas’s lobbyist contract, but other members weren’t on board with the...

 
 News    May 19, 2016

Thomas says lobbyist pay was for work during session

Lobbyist Bill Thomas said in an interview last week his $45,000 pay covers only a 90-day session of the Alaska Legislature, although he may keep in...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    May 5, 2016

Thomas claims role in saving sewer funds

The Haines Borough Assembly received an update from lobbyist Bill Thomas last week, and interim manager Brad Ryan has included funding for the...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    May 5, 2016

Freeride's partner search will plumb deep pockets

Haines has a strong calling card for hosting extreme ski events like the Freeride World Tour, but gaining the level of sponsorship sought by the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    April 7, 2016

Draft budget balanced with $400K in savings

Haines Borough interim manager Brad Ryan last week released his $12.3 million draft budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which includes cutting the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    Duly Noted    April 7, 2016

Duy Noted

Silas Christopher Thomas was born to parents Gabe Thomas and Tracey Harmon at 1:55 p.m. on March 9 at Sitka’s Mount Edgecumbe Hospital. He weighed...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

State will answer questions on "Tier 3"

In an effort to put rumors to rest and increase understanding, a representative from the Department of Environmental Conservation will answer...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 18, 2016

Coliseum to reopen as 'bazaar'

In an effort to put rumors to rest and increase understanding, a representative from the Department of Environmental Conservation will answer...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 11, 2016

Constantine urges delay on 'Tier 3' river protection

Constantine Metal Resources is urging members of the Upper Lynn Canal Fish and Game Advisory Committee to delay any support toward designating the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016

Lobbyist Thomas reports activities

Haines Borough lobbyist Bill Thomas submitted his first progress report to the manager last week, offering a day-by-day chronicling of his work in Jun...

 
 Opinion    February 4, 2016

Editorial

To save us some potential embarrassment and money, the Haines Borough Assembly should advance to voters a $10 million bond for completion of the boat...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

Clerk pay raise idea triggers critique, flap

“Cruel.” “Vicious.” “Unprincipled.” Those are a few of the words Haines Borough Assembly members and one borough employee used to...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Lobbyist's reports at issue

Responding to residents concerned about confidentiality clauses in the Haines Borough’s agreement with lobbyist Bill Thomas, assembly member...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

Thomas will lobby Legislature for Haines Borough

The Haines Borough Assembly on Dec. 29 authorized acting manager Julie Cozzi to draw up a $45,000, one-year lobbying contract with former state Rep....

 
 News    December 17, 2015

Ski petitioner pushing case

Haines resident Erik Stevens said this week he has collected about 140 signatures in support of removing a section of Haines Borough code that...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Former legislator seeks lobbyist job

The Haines Borough received only two applications for its $45,000 lobbyist position, including one from former state Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Haines. The...

 

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