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 By Karen Garcia    News    February 4, 2016 

Ward: Hill's statement incorrect

Former Haines Borough interim manager Bob Ward said this week he never expressed the sentiment that the borough shouldn’t tax citizens and then...

 
 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 28, 2016

Assembly to decide fate of HARK's leftover $14K

If Haines Borough Mayor Jan Hill and assembly members Diana Lapham and Mike Case get their way, $14,000 slated for this year’s local nonprofit...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 28, 2016

'Big issues' in upcoming union talks

Negotiations between the Local 71 workers’ union and the Haines Borough are about to begin, and local union representative Tom Brice said members...

 
 Letters    January 28, 2016

Mayoral power decision questionable

As reported in last week’s CVN, “local government specialists” see no issue with our mayor attending assembly meetings by teleconference and...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Harbor design under scrutiny

An independent engineer reviewing the design of the Small Boat Harbor expansion says work done to date by PND Engineers is “thorough and well...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    January 21, 2016

Splitting of mayor's duties OK'd

Can the Haines Borough mayor vote in a meeting without presiding over it as chair? Mayor Jan Hill did that on Dec. 29, casting two important...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 14, 2016

Decision-making is forum focus

A community forum aimed at “Creating a Positive Future for Haines” attracted about 35 residents to the Chilkat Center Saturday, and zeroed in on...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

Saddened by mayor's comments

I was saddened by Mayor Jan Hill’s recent comments at the Dec. 15 assembly meeting describing our community as “hateful and vindictive.” It...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

Involvement is not compliance

At the Dec. 15 Haines Borough Assembly session, the always impeccably coiffed mayor Jan Hill redefined “bad hair day” with her invective against...

 
 Letters    January 14, 2016

Important to honor mentors

At the Haines Borough Assembly meeting on Jan. 12, mayor Jan Hill joined Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, the U.S. Congress and President Barack Obama in proc...

 
 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....

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    January 7, 2016

CVN's 1st edition published 50 years ago this week

Ray Menaker, a 43-year-old Haines High School French teacher, and Bill Hartmann, a 17-year-old student, launched the town’s newspaper 50 years ago...

 
 News    January 7, 2016

Assembly hires Ryan as manager at $96K

Following an hour-long executive session, the Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 on Dec. 29 to make facilities director Brad Ryan interim municipal...

 
 By Dan Lundberg    Duly Noted    January 7, 2016

Duly Noted

By Dan Lundberg Nancy DeCherney is one of eight recipients of Alaska State Council on the Arts and Alaska Humanities Forum’s 2016 Governor’s...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Hill says community is hateful, vindictive

Haines Borough Assembly members and residents this week responded to mayor Jan Hill’s statement describing the community as the most “hateful and...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    December 17, 2015

Year marked by citizen involvement

Heightened citizen participation marked 2015, a year in which residents challenged municipal leaders on a range of issues, and seemingly small...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 17, 2015

Planners seeking review of trailers

The Haines Borough Planning Commission is recommending mayor Jan Hill appoint a committee to dig into the issue of commercial trailers. “We really...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Executive sessions close door on public

In the past month, the Haines Borough Assembly and its committees have met four times in closed-door sessions. According to a public notice, the...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 10, 2015

Ryan among 7 manager hopefuls

Haines Borough public facilities director Brad Ryan is among seven candidates who submitted applications for the interim manager position by the Dec....

 
 News    December 10, 2015

Committee reshuffled

The Haines Borough Personnel Committee is playing musical chairs following a realization that the committee can only have three assembly members – n...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 3, 2015

Cozzi will serve as acting manager

After a half-hour of Haines Borough Assembly deliberation over whether to appoint mayor Jan Hill as acting manager, Hill called an abrupt recess,...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    December 3, 2015

assemblyman takes up museum name change

A tense exchange at Tuesday’s Haines Borough Assembly meeting revealed there may be more to the Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center’s name change...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 26, 2015

Hill to serve as manager?

After about 45 minutes behind closed doors, the Haines Borough Assembly’s Personnel Committee voted 3-2 to recommend Mayor Jan Hill serve as acting...

 
 By Karen Garcia    News    November 26, 2015

Leaders to consider procedure changes

The Haines Borough Assembly is slated to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would change the person responsible for preparation of the agenda from...

 

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