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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 Tom Morphet    News    January 19, 2017

Legislature looking to tighten alcohol regulations

An ongoing revision of the state’s alcohol-licensing laws could have effects on Haines eating establishments. Specifically, a working group formed...

 
 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...

 

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...

 
 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'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...

 

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...

 

Please consider hiring manager locally

Here we go again, four of our assembly decided to fire the borough manager. Democratic government is supposed to move slow and deliberate. We have so...

 

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...

 

Trooper director: Haines post next in line to be cut

Alaska Department of Public Safety Col. James Cockrell warned last week that if his agency suffered continued budget cuts, Haines will be the next...

 

Assembly delays action on heliski map expansion

In the face of two appeals citing conflicts of interest, the Haines Borough assembly Tuesday voted unanimously to delay the controversial process of...

 

Becky's Place: Nonprofit offers shelter to abused

Jackie Mazeikas remembers walking around Haines, questioning people about something nobody here wanted to talk about. Women were being assaulted and s...

 

Assembly members dig into how to fix budget

Amid another troubled season of state budget slashing, the Haines Borough Assembly held a sometimes-tense workshop Monday night to target its budget...

 

Weather closes borough offices

Slushy roads and driving rain Tuesday caused Haines to do something rare: roll up the slippery sidewalks, close borough offices, cancel all meetings a...

 

Award launched in former mayor's name

The estate of former Haines mayor, farmer and science teacher Robert “Bob” Henderson has donated $220,000 and about 30,500 shares of stock from...

 

Duly Noted

Deliah Kay Nash entered the world at Bartlett Hospital in Juneau at 4:18 a.m. on Nov. 1 to CaSandra Smith and Adrian Nash. Deliah weighed eight...

 

Vote reflected worry about harbor costs

The CVN reported that the reason I voted against awarding the harbor bid was concerns about its design and the process. That is partially true. But...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 10, 2016

Assembly approves first harbor contract

A slightly trimmed Portage Cove Harbor Expansion now enters its first phase. “I believe this is one of the biggest and best projects we’re going...

 

Assembly rejects letter on future of trooper job

The Haines Borough Assembly decided not to send a preemptive letter to the state government in response to a rumor that the borough might lose one of...

 

Duly Noted

Lauren D’Agostino and Danny Willard got hitched in Las Vegas on Sept. 22, the day of Equinox and a full moon. The wedding was at Red Rock Canyon...

 

No shelter from harbor perfect storm

What a perfect storm: a single-interest committee who commandeered the $30-something-million dollar harbor expansion project, combined with enough...

 
 By John Stang    News    November 3, 2016

Harbor project moves forward

The Haines Borough appears ready to greenlight a Portage Cove expansion contract next Tuesday to Pacific Pile & Marine for $13.2 million. Last...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    November 3, 2016

Dept. of Corrections shares ideas

State Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams was not the bearer of bad news in a meeting with the Haines Borough Tuesday, despite negative...

 

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