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 By Ceri Godinez    News    January 14, 2021 

Assembly votes to advertise new manager hire

Eight months after the firing of then-manager Debra Schnabel, the Haines Borough is advertising for a new, permanent manager. On Tuesday, assembly...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    December 24, 2020

2020: Pandemic, natural disaster and upheaval

As I sat down to write the 2020 Year in Review, I thought: "I don't want to relive this year, nor sh... Full story

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 24, 2020

Assembly plans to finalize manager advertisement by next regular meeting

The Haines Borough Assembly is picking up the pace of the manager hiring process. Over the course of two committee of the whole meetings held on Monda...

 

Look local for borough manager candidates

CVN article by Ceri Godinez, Thursday December 3, 2020, titled: “Personnel Committee asks assembly to finalize borough manager hiring plan” CVN...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    December 3, 2020

Personnel Committee asks assembly to finalize borough manager hiring plan

The Haines Borough could begin accepting applications for a new, permanent manager as soon as this month if the assembly acts on a Personnel...

 

An outsider's perspective is refreshing

I appreciate the CVN story about how the Japanese community of Takikawa approached a solution to a bear “problem” similar to ours.  It’s not...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

New assembly tackles manager hiring question

The Haines Borough Assembly’s on-again, off-again manager hiring process is on again, again. At a meeting Tuesday, members restarted the discussion...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 5, 2020

Plan for hiring new borough manager remains up in the air

The Haines Borough has once again postponed a communitywide discussion of the role of the manager. Haines has been without a permanent borough...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 29, 2020

Assembly ends heliski map committee work

The assembly voted down the heliski map committee’s request to continue work for another year. At a meeting earlier this month, the map committee vo...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 22, 2020

Bettisworth North will do conceptual design for new public safety building

The Haines Borough has selected Alaska-based architecture firm Bettisworth North, the same firm that worked on Skagway’s public safety building and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 8, 2020

Stickler, Lapp, Kirby secure assembly seats

This year’s Haines Borough election was marked by high voter turnout, increased early and absentee voting, an above-average number of write-in...

 

Personnel committee recommends more manager-assembly communication

The next Haines Borough manager will work more closely with and report more frequently to the assembly if members adopt changes approved by the...

 

Finger pointing and another discredited rumor

I’ve heard accusations and rumors during the past several weeks that Debra Schnabel is now editing the newspaper, scrubbing out the names of her...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    October 1, 2020

Mayoral candidates contrast leadership styles at final forum

Haines’ two mayoral candidates—incumbent Jan Hill and challenger Doug Olerud—spent much of the Sept. 25 KHNS-CVN forum highlighting their...

 

Assembly restarts manager hiring process

After four months of inactivity, the Haines Borough Assembly took a step toward hiring a new, permanent manager, setting meeting dates for the...

 

Candidates discuss firing, budget and cultural institutions

Questions about an ore terminal, the firing of manager Debra Schnabel and the best way to keep cultural institutions open during economically challeng...

 

Two Candidates Running for Mayor

The following includes edited excerpts of CVN interviews with this year's mayoral candidates. Jan...

 

Dignity requires decency

Buildings don’t provide dignity. People do. Assembly woman Brenda Josephson wants to build a $200,000 morgue with Covid money to allow the deceased...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 20, 2020

Town hall cancellation delays manager hire

Three months after the firing of manager Debra Schnabel, Haines Borough officials have yet to begin the process of hiring a permanent replacement. In...

 

Decaying corpse of summer finally pronounced dead, police suspect foul play

SEARHC doctor Adam Fibula finally pronounced Summer 2020 deceased as laughing ravens flew over its rain-drenched body. “Realistically, summer probab...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 23, 2020

Assembly declines to censure Rogers for manager firing

By Ceri Godinez At a meeting July 14, assembly member Zephyr Sincerny moved to censure Paul Rogers, another member of the assembly, for his...

 

Try governing responsibly for a change

First, it was Debra Schnabel, who was not only fired by Mayor Hill and assembly people Josephson, Rogers and Thomas. But—as if that were not...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 16, 2020

Borough delays review of permit for RV park at school board request

The RV park located behind Thor’s Gym may soon be resurrected. Between 2001 and 2011, the Elks Lodge operated an RV park at the location for...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 9, 2020

Assembly may hold town hall on role of borough manager

The public may have an opportunity to weigh in on the Haines Borough’s next manager. After a meeting July 1, the assembly’s personnel committee...

 

People should speak up on manager firing

Many people, including myself, were taken aback by the firing of Debra Schnabel as borough manager. We (I) thought she was doing a great job. I would...

 

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