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 By Tom Morphet    News    January 19, 2017

Work to start on waterfront park, trail

A Juneau design firm that has built interpretive trails throughout the region will come to Haines early next week for two community meetings about...

 

Manager vote violated borough charter

At the Jan. 10 meeting, the mayor broke a 3 to 3 assembly tie to select an interim manager from two available applicants. This decision violated the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 19, 2017

School board appoints Kitayama to fill vacant seat

Longtime teacher Jeanne Kitayama was unanimously appointed to fill an open seat on the Haines School Board Jan. 10. “Joining the school board for...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 19, 2017

Code review commission may start with minor offenses

The Haines Borough’s new Code Review Commission will look for guidance from the assembly and the public on what area of code it should tackle...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    January 19, 2017

Waste group puzzles over roles in developing plan

The Haines Borough’s Solid Waste Working Group on Monday brainstormed topics to be addressed in a municipal management plan, and pondered a working...

 

Senior Facility seeks loan

The Haines Borough Assembly last week referred to its Finance Committee a request from the Haines Senior Village for a $350,000, low-interest loan...

 

Appointment of Lapham rejected

The Haines Borough Assembly last week rejected appointment of former assembly member Diana Lapham to the borough’s Ports and Harbor Advisory...

 

Commission: Give police more money

The Public Safety Commission voted 3-0 Wednesday to recommend the Haines Borough Assembly pay an additional $63,000 in the current year budget to the...

 
 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 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Seward weighs lawsuit; recall effort in works

Bill Seward, who was fired as Haines Borough manager in an emotional assembly 4-2 vote last week, is pursuing legal action against the borough for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 22, 2016

Year in Review: Art, public projects dominated Haines news

Advances in the arts and public projects marked much of the news in 2016, and combined, for some novel exchanges. At a Sept. 8 Haines Borough...

 

Assembly sets priorities at retreat

The Haines Borough Assembly met on Dec. 11 for a four-hour retreat at the public library to outline what members believed were their biggest prioritie...

 

Group decides goals for solid waste plan

At its first meeting Monday, the Solid Waste Working Group agreed the Haines Borough has no backup plan for waste management. What happens if Communit...

 

Homeless in Haines: Help sparse for indigents

By John M. Glionna Nobody really knows how Ken McDowell ended up in Haines, or precisely when he got here. His pup tent was spotted following the...

 

Firefighters elect Clay to lead department

The Haines Volunteer Fire Department this month elected Brian Clay as its new chief in a close vote between two veteran finalists. Clay defeated...

 

Preferred alternative near for Lutak Dock

An engineering consultant hired by the Haines Borough last week offered cost estimates on possible plans-of-action to overhaul the badly corroding...

 

Offer our police department your support

I would like to state appreciation and support for the current Haines Borough police presence. Haines has a host of volunteers who give a piece of the...

 

Manager Seward fired with 4-2 vote

After only six months on the job, Manager Bill Seward was terminated Wednesday night by the borough assembly following an emotionally-wracked evening...

 

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