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 By Natalie Helms    News    August 18, 2016 

Senior Village finds $185K hole

The Haines Senior Village must raise an unexpected $185,000 in the next 10 years to pay off a second mortgage on the 20-year-old housing project due...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 18, 2016 

Yukon: Lots of firewood still available

A competitor of a Canadian firewood supplier involved in a tax dispute with the Haines Borough this week said he wouldn’t rule out bringing logs to...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 18, 2016 

College talk centers on 2 models

A discussion of establishing a college in Haines Tuesday centered on two different models: one that would offer courses here through colleges or...

 
 By CVN Staff    Calendar    August 18, 2016 

Events Calendar

Save the Date Calendar for community events. To add and event, email us at cvn@chilkatvalleynews.com.... Full story

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

Local woman wins Fulbright award

When Tlingit Native and former Haines resident Crystalyn Lemieux decided to apply for the Fulbright Scholar program only two weeks before the...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

Museum purchases $25,000 war helmet

The Haines Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center recently finalized purchase of a Tlingit war helmet created by local artist Wayne Price. The $25,000 car...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 11, 2016

U.S. Senate candidate targets parties, money's influence

An independent U.S. Senate candidate with a $475,000 war chest and an impressive resume campaigned...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

College group meets Tuesday

Greg Podsiki is leading the charge to rally community support for a college in Haines. Podsiki, a 37-year resident, believes a small college or...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 11, 2016

Record surge for Chilkoot sockeye

One of the largest surges of sockeye into Chilkoot Lake kept commercial fishermen busy and swamped subsistence nets in the past week. About 40,000...

 

McCarter, ferry worker, KHNS volunteer, dies at 67

Mick McCarter, a former KHNS volunteer and board member died Saturday, Aug.  6, of apparent heart...

 

Charlie Jimmie was image of Alaska to outside world

Haines cultural and dance leader Charlie Jimmie, 84, died Friday in the Alaska Native Medical...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 4, 2016

'Harvest camp' offered for youths

Haines’ first Harvest Camp will make its debut Aug. 13-16 for Southeast Alaska youth, inspired by a popular and successful Chilkoot Culture Camp...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    August 4, 2016

Harbor project opposition unwavering as bid nears

A June meeting called to address harbor project aesthetics was dominated by citizen concerns about the size of a planned parking lot and a project...

 
 By Natalie Helms    News    August 4, 2016

Attendance, beer sales up at fair

The 48th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair saw an increase in attendance this year and ran pretty smoothly, according to executive director Jessica...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 28, 2016

Airport job won't address crowding

A plan to increase parking spots at the Haines airport by one-third or more won’t be included in a $12 million improvement project set to begin...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 28, 2016

Fair salutes 'Spirit of Southeast'

Spinach bread, beach wrestling, Jamberry nail art and an expanded disc golf course will debut at the 48th Southeast Alaska State Fair, which continues...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 28, 2016

New school chief shares views, outlook on job

New Haines Borough School Superintendent Anthony Habra said disagreement with a board that kept “Redskins” as its school mascot factored into leav...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016

Cleanup at 7 Mile at $800K

The cost of cleanup at an unsanctioned rifle range at 7 Mile has reached $800,000 and will likely continue into next year, a U.S. Bureau of Land...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016

State fair fashion show will celebrate diversity

Tiffany DeWitt said a racist comment directed toward her 9-year-old African-American daughter Brooklyn inspired an “American Girls of All...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 21, 2016

Young actors stage beanstalk musical this weekend

On Friday morning, a club-wielding giant chased a slight boy dressed in green on the Chilkat Center stage. As he swung his club back and forth, the...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 21, 2016

Parking gridlock at the airport

Officials are trying to find a solution to an overflow of cars parked at the Haines airport, some of which are double- and triple-parked and left for...

 
 By Tom Morphet    News    July 21, 2016

Young, old impress at revived triathlon

Standout performances by youngest and oldest competitors marked Saturday’s AKtive Triathlon, the first communitywide triathlon held here in about 20...

 

Former mayor, clerk Van Winkle dies at 68

Former Haines Borough mayor, assembly member and borough clerk Sharan Van Winkle died of...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 14, 2016

Ferry roster dings 'Golden Circle'

Cuts in Alaska Marine Highway System ferry service to and from Skagway have driven RV and car travelers away from Haines, causing anxiety for local...

 
 By Peter D Auria    News    July 14, 2016

Spiritual quest at core of shamanic practice

Growing up in the tiny town of Florissant, Colo., Krystal Gauley had a heightened sense of the...

 

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