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This week in history: Borough silence questioned, fireworks at the lumber mill, bus service to Anchorage

10 years ago, July 3, 2014 Deals with rogue cops questioned Assembly member Debra Schnabel is questioning Haines Borough agreements with a former police chief and sergeant, who resigned in exchange for the municipality’s agreement to not discuss complaints about their alleged abusive behavior. The borough negotiated such agreements with former sergeant Jason Joel and […]

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Haines public facilities director to step down at the end of February

Haines public facilities director Ed Coffland is stepping down from his position at the end of February after five years on the job.  Coffland did not respond to an email and multiple phone calls about his resignation, but borough manager Annette Kreitzer said he is stepping down for personal reasons.  “We will miss his professional […]

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After high-profile stumbles, manager scores low in assembly evaluations

Haines Borough manager Annette Kreitzer was given low marks on her communication to assembly members in evaluation that were distributed in early January.  Kreitzer received an average of 1.1 out of 5 for keeping “the assembly informed about important and/or changing situations,” 1.3 out of 5 in seeking “assembly approval/guidance on controversial issues,” and 1.33 […]

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‘They did this at their own risk’ Borough officials say Lutak Dock contractor spent $10M on steel without approval

The contractor tasked with rebuilding Lutak Dock spent nearly $10 million on steel without authorization from the federal government. Haines Borough officials say they didn’t authorize the purchase either. But, documents shared with CVN raise questions about what borough officials knew and when. They include a Nov. 17 email from Turnagain informing the borough that it had spent millions […]

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Duly Noted

Genny and Harry Rietze, with baby Hugh, were among the crowd of thousands who lined the streets in downtown Whitehorse to greet Prince William and Kate Middleton last Tuesday. Also there from Haines were Laura and Manuel Rogers with their children. The Duke and Duchess’ day in Whitehorse included a trip to the MacBride Museum for a First Nations language lesson, where […]

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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 National Conservation Area, which is outside of Las Vegas. Haines residents Nancy Coleman and Dorothy Willard were among guests. The newlyweds took a two-week trip to France for their honeymoon, visiting the cities of […]

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Duly Noted

Tom True, 67, died in Sitka on Tuesday of Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). True worked 30 years as an immigration inspector and customs agent at the U.S. border station. A full obituary will appear in next week’s CVN. Lucille Irene Rose Lloyd was born to Joshua and Krystal Lloyd at 7:16 a.m. on March 16 at Juneau’s Bartlett Memorial Hospital. […]

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Duly Noted

Former resident Suzie Scollon was here for four days visiting friends and staying with Kathleen Menke. Besides hiking local trails and lunching at the Senior Center, she visited Mary Manuell and Dick and Julie Folta, attended River Talk and the March for Science, and meditated at Beth MacCready’s. She sent photos of the visit to children Rachel and Tom. The Native Arts and Cultures Foundation in […]

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Duly Noted

Christina Baskaya is helping organize a Haines High School class of 1997 reunion. Events will include a Chilkoot Lake picnic, tour of the Haines School and catered salmon buffet dinner 6 p.m. Saturday at Fort Seward Lodge. All Haines High School graduates and teachers are invited. Reach Christina for more details. Reservations, required for dinner, can be made […]