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 News    August 6, 2020 

Doug Olerud running for mayor

Business owner and former borough assembly member Doug Olerud is running for mayor in this October’s municipal election. Olerud owns and manages...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020

2 measures will likely be on the Oct. 6 ballot

This fall, the Haines Borough ballot will likely ask voters to make decisions about two proposals: a plan to draw $450,000 from the borough’s...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    July 30, 2020

Candidate filing period opens Aug. 1

The filing period for elected office in the Haines Borough opens Aug. 1, with an Aug. 20 deadline. This year, positions up for election include the ma...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    July 23, 2020

Taxpayer-funded garbage collection back on the table, again

Discussions about a taxpayer-funded garbage collection will be revived for the third time in as many years if the assembly approves the commerce...

 
 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...

 

Draw your own conclusions

I’ve noticed a lot of letters from people I never heard of (and I’ve lived here for more than 50 years), protesting the firing of the most recent...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    June 11, 2020

Volunteers rally for food security, Mosquito Lake Community Center

About 60 volunteers helped cultivate a new community garden Saturday at the Mosquito Lake Community...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 11, 2020

Final hour budget cuts reduce funding for museum, police

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly passed a $19.7 million operating and capital budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, including...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    June 4, 2020

Assembly begins work on ballot measure

On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly’s finance committee gave chair Brenda Josephson the authority to work with staff to draft language for a...

 

Schnabel, citizens deserve better

Debra deserved better. So did the people of Haines. I look forward to the day when petty people who misuse their political power are no longer elected...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 28, 2020

Manager addresses assembly, mayor after her termination

Former Haines Borough manager Debra Schnabel on Tuesday night addressed the assembly members and mayor who fired her last week, and placed final...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 28, 2020

CARES Act and capital funds buoy budget

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Haines Borough Assembly voted to use a mixture of capital funds and CARES Act coronavirus relief to address the boroug...

 

Fix borough by electing managers

Well, this is really cute. In the middle of a world- class pandemic and a major budget crisis, the mayor and assembly decide to fire our manager?...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 21, 2020

Assembly narrowly fires manager: mayor breaks tie

The Haines Borough Assembly voted Tuesday evening to fire borough manager Debra Schnabel without cause, with mayor Jan Hill breaking a 3-3 tie vote....

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 21, 2020

Haines poised to receive $2 million in COVID-19 relief

At an ad hoc meeting on Monday, Haines Borough Assembly members identified five potential spending categories for the $4 million in CARES Act funding...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly suspends manager with pay

The Haines Borough Assembly voted 4-2 at its regular meeting Tuesday to suspend borough manager Debra Schnabel with pay. The assembly will hold an...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 7, 2020

Tourism board: Bring more RCCL ships

The Tourism Advisory Board is unanimously recommending that the Haines Borough Assembly pass a resolution in favor of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd....

 

Volunteering is its own reward

Thank you, mayor Jan Hill, for your hard work and long hours during these trying times. Thank you to all of the volunteers for your hard work and...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    May 7, 2020

Assembly to consider suspending manager with aim to fire

On Monday, May 11 assembly member Paul Rogers asked borough manager Debra Schnabel to resign and...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

Assembly approves $3,000 chamber request

The Haines Borough Assembly unanimously approved at its Tuesday meeting the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s request for $3,000 and declined to discuss...

 

Assembly considers stipend for mayor, EOC volunteers

On Tuesday, the assembly considered increasing mayor Jan Hill’s monthly stipend for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency. Members decided to...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 30, 2020

RCCL courts Haines as Holland America, Princess cancel for 2020

While hopes for a bustling 2020 cruise ship season continue to dwindle, prospects for future summers may be looking up. At an assembly meeting...

 

Mayor Hill recommended for a temporary raise

Haines Borough assembly member Jerry Lapp suggested during Tuesday’s regular meeting that Mayor Jan Hill be given a $500 per month raise. Lapp said...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    April 2, 2020

Police tell residents to stay home as state mandates 'social distancing'

Governor Mike Dunleavy's self-quarantine mandate hit home for Bob Lix, 89, this week after the Haine...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    April 2, 2020

Residents question quarantine enforcement at town hall meeting

At a virtual town hall meeting Tuesday night, Emergency Operations Center members and medical and emergency services staff fielded questions from Hain...

 

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