Day: March 6, 2017

Haines manager applicants include Seward, who was fired from job three months ago

The person who was fired from the Haines borough manager position about three months ago has applied for the job again. The assembly fired Bill Seward for cause in a 4-2 vote in December. Assembly members raised concerns about Seward’s competence and behavior during his six months as manager. Seward had a long career in the Coast Guard but no municipal experience when he was hired in 2016. He has remained in Haines since he was terminated and has stated that he is exploring a wrongful termination lawsuit against the borough. He has also demanded severance pay. There are...

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Haines Packing, Juneau Monstarz win Dick Hotch tourney

For the first in more than 30 years, Haines’ city league basketball tournament included an official women’s division. The Dick Hotch Memorial Tournament took place over the weekend, with six men’s teams and three women’s teams. Marvin Willard was one of the starting five on a winning Chilkat Valley city league team coached by Dick Hotch. “I played for him for 11 years,” Willard said. “We were the first team in Haines and Klukwan to bring a trophy home.” That was in 1963. The influential coach has been celebrated for 36 years with this tournament. And now, it’s entering...

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Skagway solid waste, recycling facility cost estimates reviewed

A new facility that could expand waste and recycling disposal options is in the works in Skagway. The total cost of construction for a solid waste, recycling, public works facility and RV park is estimated to be about $22.5 million. The cost estimates were broken down at a public meeting last month. The solid waste advisory committee has been working with the Juneau-based Corvus Design and PND Engineers to come up with the plans. A lot of support for the facility has come from residents who want to improve recycling in town. Right now, aluminum cans, glass and...

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