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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 Kyle Clayton    News    July 30, 2020

Committee to discuss childcare vouchers

The Cares Act ad hoc committee will discuss providing vouchers for childcare to individuals and families at its next meeting. Assembly member Brenda...

 
 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...

 

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 has no plans to consider face mask mandate

A growing number of Alaska communities in recent weeks have considered mandates that people wear...

 
 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...

 
 By Larry Persily    News    July 9, 2020

Skagway residents line up for first $1,000 CARES Act checks

Alaska cities and boroughs are still figuring out how to spend the $569 million in federal CARES Act funding coming their way from the state — with...

 
 By Kathleen McCoy    News    July 9, 2020

Lende's latest book reflects on small-town political stress

Oh, the toxic political vitriol, the alternative facts, the intimidating personalities, the...

 
 By Kyle Clayton    COVID-19    June 25, 2020

COVID-19 count rises to five

This week four new COVID-19 cases were reported, one asymptomatic female and three Excursion Inlet cannery workers. About 50 people attended an...

 

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...

 

Public officials should put their egos aside

I was very disappointed when Mr. Rogers, Assembly members Thomas, Josephson and Mayor Hill fired the borough manager without cause. The decision,...

 
 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...

 

Assembly will begin manager hiring process

The Haines Borough Assembly plans to discuss hire of a new borough manager at the end of this month. At Tuesday’s assembly meeting, members added...

 

I know who I'm not voting for

It is shameful that Debra Schnabel would be terminated. She stands head and shoulders above the three Assembly members and the mayor. She has worked...

 
 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...

 

Duly Noted

Mike Case, a former Haines Borough assembly member and mayor, has moved with dog Fox to the Palmer Pioneer Home. Case said that although it is quite...

 
 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

Haines averages new manager every 1.8 years

Does Haines have an inability to retain borough managers or is the community’s turnover rate par for the course? While all communities experience...

 
 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...

 

Former Borough Manager Debra Schnabel's response to her termination

On May 22 the Borough’s attorney offered me the opportunity to respond to any statement made by the public or by members of the Assembly during the...

 

Assembly should seek Schnabel's return

I want to express my disappointment in the assembly and mayor for their recent actions in the surprise firing of manager Debra Schnabel. This hasty...

 

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