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 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 Sylvia Heinz    Duly Noted    June 4, 2020 

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...

 

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?...

 

Mayor finishes the job

The gist of last week’s lead news story was straight forward enough: assembly fires manager. Yes, several assembly members are on record for...

 
 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...

 

Where is the recall petition now?

Has Don Turner Jr., dusted off his recall hat? The last time he so beautifully showed us the sheer wrongness of assembly members talking in a group...

 

Assembly used crisis to push agenda

I’ve owned land and paid taxes here for 35 years. Haines can be fractious, but it’s shocking that in the midst of a global pandemic and an...

 
 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 14, 2020

Local lender reopens PPP application, EIDL remains elusive

Paycheck Protection Program loans are once again available to local businesses through First National Bank of Alaska, which began accepting new applic...

 
 By Ceri Godinez    News    May 14, 2020

Assembly Briefs

Haines welcomes Royal Caribbean On Tuesday, the Haines Borough Assembly adopted a resolution supporting increased port calls from Royal Caribbean...

 

Borough should make cuts across the board

Honorable Mayor, Assembly Members and Staff, I thank you all for your time spent to represent the people that live here. I applaud your effort to...

 

Mayor isn't holding community together

Resigning our borough manager, for grievances from another assembly member—not convictions—speaks to the lack of ability for our mayor to hold...

 
 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, assembly member Paul Rogers asked borough manager Debra Schnabel to resign and said that...

 
 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...

 

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