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.
The question has been looming since December: will Haines lose its only Alaska State Trooper? The final answer is yes. The division chief said amid a shrinking budget, Haines’ level of crime isn’t great enough to maintain the local trooper post.
A mechanical problem wasn’t at fault for forcing down one of Grant Aviation’s planes, causing it to belly flop at the Unalaska Airport last month, the regional airline said. Beyond that, airline officials are keeping quiet about the accident’s cause — at least for now.
Ocean acidification has been big news lately. Experts have spoken about the possible consequences for shellfish and the critters that eat them but, its actual impact in Southeast Alaska is not known. Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research, a network of 15 Southeast tribes, hopes to answer that question.