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 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 11, 2021

Assembly narrows down manager applicants to four

Four Haines Borough manager candidates have advanced to the preliminary interview round after the Haines Borough Assembly met Monday in executive...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    March 4, 2021

12 applicants reviewed for manager job including Fullerton and Schnabel

The Haines Borough Assembly’s Personnel Committee reduced the list of manager applicants from 31 to 12 during a meeting held in executive session on...

 
 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...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    November 12, 2020

Assembly standing committee appointments finalized

New mayor Douglas Olerud finalized appointments to the Haines Borough Assembly’s standing committees. The assembly adopted these appointments at a...

 

This Week in History

November 2010 New start at heli-ski question Mayor appoints 9-member panel The Haines Borough’s new heli-skiing work group held its first meeting...

 
 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 15, 2020

Tuynman wins fourth assembly seat 11 votes ahead of Josephson

The results of this year’s nail-biter assembly race are in. Cheryl Stickler and Caitie Kirby, the top vote-getters, will serve three-year terms...

 
 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...

 
 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...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    October 1, 2020

Candidates talk mining during final forum

The Haines chapter of the Alaska Miners Association hosted the final forum of the election season this week where candidates answered questions relate...

 

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...

 

Candidates differ in COVID-19 response and new revenue ideas

Messages from mayoral and assembly candidates at the Haines Chamber of Commerce’s Sept. 9 forum were largely the same. The eight candidates—two...

 

5 moose harvested by 3rd day of season

Moose hunting season began Tuesday and hunters harvested three legal animals on opening day. Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) wildlife...

 

AMHS finalizes winter ferry schedule

The Alaska Marine Highway System began accepting bookings for its winter ferry schedule this month. Under the finalized winter schedule, Haines will...

 

Interim manager describes AIDEA conversation

News of a meeting between borough staff, Mayor Jan Hill and the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA) regarding Lutak Dock...

 

Assembly Briefs

Borough discusses AIDEA support for Lutak Dock Haines Borough department heads met Aug. 27 with representatives from the Alaska Industrial...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    August 27, 2020

Two candidates withdraw from local races

Less than a week after the Aug. 20 filing deadline, two candidates have withdrawn from the Haines Borough Assembly and school board races—Tresham...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    News    August 20, 2020

Six candidates running for four assembly seats with two days left to file

As of Wednesday morning, Cheryl D. Stickler, Jerry Lapp, Carol Tuynman, Helen Alten and Caitie Kirby are the latest candidates to confirm their...

 
 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...

 

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...

 

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